Here are some recipes I've never really heard of and were never promoted... Wanna know why? Read on...
Just to emphasize these are true-to-life stories of newbie wives who prepared and cooked these recipes for their poor husbands. True identities will not be disclosed to protect the ownership of the recipes... hehehe...
1. Sauteed Mongo (Ginisang munggo)
1-1/2 cups dried mungo beans; 1 cup pork, sliced thinkly; 5 cups water; 1 medium tomato, sliced; 1 garlic clove, crushed; 1 small onion, sliced; 2-1/2 teaspoons salt;1/2 bunch amplaya leaves or substitute watercress; 1 tablespoon oil
1. In a pan, heat oil. Cook pork until it turns slightly brown
2. Add garlic, onions and tomatoes. Saute for few seconds until tomatoes wilted
3. Pour in water or broth and add mungo beans
4. Season with patis and salt to taste. Bring to boil and let it simmer until thick.
5. Add amplaya leaves or substitute. Cover and remove from heat. Serve hot.
What so special about this recipe? well the mungo beans were NOT boiled in water until soft...
Tips: be sure you contact your dentist after eating...
2. Nilagang Baboy and Isda
1 Kilo Pork (cut into chunk cubes); 1/2 Kilo Bangus(cut into servings); 12 pcs Tamarind (Sampaloc) or sampaloc mixed; 1 big Onion (diced); 6 big tomatoes (quartered); 2 pcs Radish (sliced); 1 bundle Sitaw Stringbeans (cut into 2" long); 1 bundle Kangkong (cut into 2" long); Salt and Patis to taste; 6 cups water
1. Boil Tamarind to soften or boil the mixed sampaloc. Pound and strain all juicesand set aside.
2. In a casserole, bring pork and fish to a boil, lower fire and simmer until pork is tender.
3. Add onions, tomatoes and Tamarind juice.
4. Add in all the vegetables.
5. Season with salt and Patis to taste.
6. Serve hot.
Tuddah.. Sinigang na baboy at isda "ALL-IN", just imagine... according to the owner of this recipe... Since there is a sinigang na isda and sinigang na baboy naman, why not mixed it... makes sense?!
Welcome to married life .... :D