Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sinabawang Gulay

Eat healthy! Having been born in the Visayas, I got use to eat plenty of fish and vegetables. I mean, more frequent than meat, that is. Being so near the sea and the farm, seafood and agricultural products are just easily available.
I so like almost everything with 'sabaw', so I'm gonna feature the healthiest recipe I consider so. Just before the famous song hit the airwaves, we have already prepared it in our dining table. With this recipe, you can remove okra(if you don't like), and if you can't get malunggay leaves, you can use kangkong(water spinach) instead. So here it is, my version of the 'sinabawang gulay'.

250 gm. squash, cubed
5 pcs. okra, sliced diagonally in 2 (optional)

5 pcs. string beans, cut 2" long
2 pcs. medium eggplants, sliced horizontally, 2" long
2 pcs. small gabi, cubed (optional)
3/4 cup malunggay leaves
1 medium onion, sliced
3 pcs. medium tomato, sliced
1-2 pcs. green chili (pang-sigang)
1-inch ginger, sliced thinly
1-2 pcs. medium fried/grilled fish, shredded(optional)
1 tbsp. fish sauce (patis)
3 cups water (more if desired)
salt to taste

1. In a deep pan, add in all vegetables except for malunggay leaves, together with onions and tomatoes, place it on low fire and let it simmer for 3-5 minutes .
2. Add water as soup base and add in fish sauce, let it boil for 5 minutes.
3. Add more water if desired, add salt and simmer for another minute or two and lastly add in malunggay leaves just before serving.