Recipe: Ginataang Laing

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Ginataang Laing

Ginataang laing is made usually from taro leaves cooked in coconut milk. “Ginataan” means cooked with coconut milk. Taro in Tagalog/Filipino is gabi leaves. But we can also use sweet potato leaves as another variant.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp cooking oil

1 tbsp garlic, minced

1 med. sized onion, minced

ginger, minced

½ kilo sliced pork loin (You may also use Spanish sardines)

1 kilo dried gabi (or fresh sweet potato leaves)

4-5 cups coconut milk

shrimp paste (bagoong)

salt to taste

3-4 pcs siling labuyo (red chili pepper)

Instructions:

  1. In a casserole, cook meat.
  2. Sauté garlic, ginger and onions together with the meat.
  3. Add the gabi leaves.
  4. Pour in the coconut milk (gata). Bring to a boil then simmer  for 15 minutes.
  5. Add the red chili pepper, shrimp paste and salt. Simmer for another 10 minutes.

This is best served with fried fish like galunggong, tilapia or tulingan. Enjoy!

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