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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sinampalukang Manok

Today I am sharing the recipe of one of my all time fave chicken dish.

Sinampalukang Manok is one of the oldest traditional Filipino recipe. It is sour soup made with chicken and flavored with young tamarind leaves The young tamarind leaves aside from the juice of unripe tamarind fruits gives it a unique distinct sour taste.

1/2 kilo chicken, cut into serving pieces
2 tbsp. cooking oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, sliced
1 cup sliced baguio beans
2 medium-size tomatoes, sliced
fish sauce to taste
3 cups water
3 tbsp tamarind soup base
1 cup tamarind leaves

Saute garlic in cooking oil until golden brown, add the onion and tomatoes.
Add the chicken, stir fry and season with fish sauce.
Add water and bring to a boil.
Simmer for almost 20 minutes until chicken is tender.
Add baguio beans. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
Add tamarind leaves and tamarind soup base, bring to a boil then turn off the heat. Serve hot with rice.

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