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Dinengdeng

Ingredients
  Water 1 Quart
  Onion 1 Large, sliced 1/8 inch thick
  Chopped ginger 2 Tablespoon
  Tomato 6 Large
  Canola oil 2 Tablespoon
  Shrimp base/Knorr cubes 1 Tablespoon (sysco)
  Jalapeno pepper/Siling labuyo (filipino red hot pepper) 1 Large, seeded and diced into 1/4 inch pieces
  Milkfish 1 Pound, scaled and cut into 6 pieces (blackened over grill)
  Bitter gourd 4 Small, cut lengthwise into 1 1/2 inch slices
  Baby eggplant 4 Small, halved
  Kabocha 1 Pound, skin on and diced into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  Okra 6 Medium, trimmed
  Jute leaves 4 Ounce (saluyut)
  Fish sauce 1 Tablespoon (bagoong)
Directions

MAKING
1.Heat a wok and pour in the canola oil.
2.Add the ginger, garlic and onions.
3.When the onions get translucent, add the chopped tomatoes.
4.Pour in the water.
5.Add the fish sauce or the bagoong. Gently toss the wok to mix everything in.
6.Add the shrimp base and mix it in.
7.Empty the kabocha or the squash pieces in the wok.
8.Drop the egg plant halves.
9.Next goes in the okra and the bitter gourd.
10.Finally, drop the jute leaves or the saluyut.
11.Cover and let it steam for 10 minutes.
12.Top with the pieces of the grilled milk fish. Cover and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
13.Remove the cover, and gently flip the contents of the wok to incorporate everything. Do not stir.
14.Remove from heat.

SERVING
15. Ladle into bowls or deep dish plates and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Filipino
Course: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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