Thursday, October 04, 2012


1 cup munggo (split mung beans)
100 grams pork, boiled, cut into strips
150 grams shrimp, shelled, deveined
1 bunch baby spinach
1/2 head garlic, chopped
3-5 pieces green long chili
1 medium size onion, chopped
1 medium size tomato, chopped
1 thumb size ginger, cut into strips
1/2 cup fish sauce
fried bacon squares
pork chicharon
cooking oil
Wash mung beans, check and remove stones that might have mixed with the beans. Put in a medium size pot and add water to cover, bring to a boil for 2 to 3 minutes drain and discard first boiled liquid. Add fresh water up to half full and bring to a boil. Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes or until beans disintegrate, scoop out empty bean skins that rises, add more water as necessary. In another sauce pan sauté garlic, ginger onion and tomato. Add in the pork and fish sauce, stir cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add in the shrimp and continue to stir cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Add the sautéed ingredients to the boiling pot of mung beans and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Add in the green long chili, continue to simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt if required. Add in the baby spinach and continue cooking for another minute. Serve hot with pork chicharon and bacon garnish.
bacon recipe courtesy of: Overseas Pinoy Cooking, December 1, 2011

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