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Ginataang Gabi

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€œLaing€ (or Natong) is a spicy dish that is Coconut milk (or cream) based with dried taro leaves. This originated from the Philippine€™s Bicol region (south most part of Luzon island). Because of its really great taste and budget friendly cost, this dish became well known. Famous individuals are often imitated. This statement is also true for this dish. Different Laing versions sprung across the Philippines. While some added more ingredients, others used alternative ingredients. Even though several versions are around, the three key basic ingredients for the dish remain: Coconut milk, dried, Taro leaves, and Thai chili (siling Labuyo). What I€™m about to show you is not the original Bicol recipe. This is the recipe that I grew-up eating. I must admit that the original recipe really tasted great (especially when dried fish is present). I should have showed the original recipe but that is something that I€™m not used to prepare. Since all my audience deserves the best, I decided to show this tried and tested variation. Enjoy!
Ingredients
  Pork 1⁄2 Pound, cut into thin strips
  Dried taro leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pork 1⁄2 Pound, cut into strips
  Shrimp 1⁄2 Pound (With Head)
  Shrimp paste 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Thai chili 6
  Ginger 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), cut into strips
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, minced
  Coconut milk 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Fish sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

1. In a large pan, pour-in the Coconut milk and bring to a boil
2. Add the garlic, onion, and ginger. Simmer for 10 minutes
3. Add the pork meat and shrimp paste and stir continuously
4. Put in the Thai chili and simmer for another 10 minutes
5. Add the fish sauce and dried Taro leaves and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes
6. Put the shrimps in and simmer for 5 minutes
7. Serve hot. Enjoy
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Taro, Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Subtitle: 
Filipino Dried Taro Leaves in Thick Coconut Milk
In this video you are going to see a delicious Filipino recipe, Ginataang Gabi. Here, the chef is using shrimp and pork to prepare a scrumptious dish by cooking them in coconut milk, taro leaves and green Thai chillies to produce a creamy dish. It’s fairly simple to make and one can replace the shrimp with any other favorite ingredient and the dish would be great.

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