Ginataang Dahon ng Gabi or Laing Recipe is a vegetable recipe. Ginataang dahon ng gabi or known as laing is a a popular Filipino spicy vegetable dish cooked with coconut milk based with sun dried taro leaves (don’t let it dried too much, just enough to see the leaves wrinkled). Ginataang dahon ng gabi or laing recipe was originated from the Bicol region, the south most part of Luzon in the Philippines.
Laing is really a great dish when it comes to taste, health and cost. And because of this, ginataang dahon ng gabi or laing recipe became a well known recipe. There are a lot of variant recipes you can see regarding ginataang dahon ng gabi or laing. As for me, I grew up loving this ginataang dahon ng gabi or laing recipe that my mother used to cook, because of its creamy flavor from the coconut milk (well, I love dishes with coconut milk as their ingredient). There were a lot of times when I was still living with my parents that I will ask my mom to cook this for us.
Like I said earlier, there are different versions of ginataang dahon ng gabi or laing recipe but here in The Urban Recipes, we would like to share a simple recipe that your kids will surely love too. Our ginataang dahon ng gabi or laing recipe has a bit of a twist because instead of adding the thinly sliced pork ingredients into the dish, we made meatballs to give a tastier flavor for the Laing. However, if you’re going to cook this ginataang dahon ng gabi or laing recipe, consider your kids if they eat spicy food. If they don’t, adjust the amount of Chilies or might as well not add. If you want this dish for the adults only and want it spicier, adjust the amount of chilies according to your taste bud.
Try our Ginataang Dahon ng Gabi or Laing Recipe for you and your family.
GINATAANG DAHON NG GABI OR LAING RECIPE
Preparation Time: 20 MINS.
Cooking Time: 30-45 MINS.
- 200g ground pork
- 20g Ginger (julienne)
- 20g Garlic (minced)
- 30g Onion (minced)
- Siling Haba (Green Chili) (you can slice it diagonally if you want your dish to be spicier)
- Siling Labuyo (Wild Chili)
- 1/4 cup Pork stock
- 1 tbsp Bagoong Alamang (Shrimp paste)
- 1/2 cup Coconut milk
- pinch of Salt
- pinch of Pepper
- Laing leaves (Taro Leaves) (Remember not to buy dried taro leaves because it has bitter taste when cooked)
- In a bowl, combine the ground pork, half of the garlic and onion. mix well.
- Form the mixed ground pork into bite size balls and wrap it with the Laing leaves. You can use a toothpick to secure the leaves.
- Heat the pan, saute the ginger until golden brown.
- Add the garlic, onion, chili and shrimp paste.
- Add stock and let it boil.
- Add the meat balls. Do not stir.
- When the meat balls are cooked, add coconut milk.
- Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Taste for adjustments.
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