Kinilaw or kilawing puso ng saging si one of the many Filipino dishes that I love. Best paired with any fried fish. It very easy to cook.... just the part of preparing the banana blossoms in removing the bitter sap is a process to make sure nothing is left or else the dish will taste bitter.
To prepare, trim the banana blossoms, peel and discard the outer fibrous skin layers until you reach a lighter, softer core. It is important to soak the sliced banana blossoms in cold water with salt then rinse and squeeze to remove bitter sap. Repeat as necessary until bitter sap is no longer visible. Make sure to rinse well and drain before cooking.
Cooking is easy, just saute garlic and onion. Add the pork and cook until pork turns light brown. Add fish sauce or salt to taste. Add the banana blossoms and make sure to cook it well or until it softens and releases liquid. Then add water and vinegar. Do not stir after vinegar is added. Let it cook first. Simple and delicious!
how to cook kinilaw na puso ng saging
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