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Laswa Ilonggo Recipe

Laswa  is a simple Ilonggo Vegetables Soup recipe made with shrimp and a variety of vegetables. A healthy dish that is easy to make and very healthy.

  • 1/2 lb. shrimp (any size) divined
  • 1 lb. kalabasa, cubed
  • 8 pieces okra, cut in half
  • 2 cups saluyot leaves (jute)
  • 1 large tomato, quartered
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 6 cups water

  1. Boil water using a deep pot. Once water starts to boil add shrimp, tomato and onion. Season with salt and ground pepper to taste.
  2. Add kalabasa and okra. Simmer for few minutes. Add malunggay and saluyot. Allow to cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove pot from heat so vegetables won't get overcooked.
  4. Serve hot and enjoy.

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