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Laswa Ilonggo

A simple yet very nutritious and tasty Ilonggo dish. 

  • 1/2 lb medium size shrimp
  • 1 large tomato, cubed
  • 1 lb kalabasa, cubed
  • 2 medium size eggplant, julienne
  • 8 pieces okra, cut in half
  • 1/2 lb sitaw, cut into 2 inches
  • 1 cup malunggay leaves
  • 1 cup saluyot leaves (jute)
  • salt and ground pepper (optional) to taste
  • 4 cups of water

Cooking Direction:
  1. Boil water in a deep pot. 
  2. Once the water starts to boil add the tomatoes and the shrimp. 
  3. Season with salt (to taste) and a dash of ground pepper. 
  4. Reduce heat to medium to avoid from over flowing. 
  5. Now start adding the vegetables starting with green beans, okra, eggplant and kalabasa. 
  6. You don't need to cover the pot. 
  7. After few minutes add the malunggay and saluyot leaves. 
  8. Simmer for few more minutes. 
  9. Remove from heat and serve with fried or broiled fish over steam rice.

*You could also add or replace any vegetable desired*

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