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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tinolang Halaan

Tinolang Halaan is a Filipino style soup made out of clams cooked with green papaya and miswa. 

1 kilo halaan, clams
1 pack miswa (optional)
1 bundle sili leaves
1 small green papaya, peeled and sliced
1 thumb size ginger, sliced into strips
1/2 head garlic, chopped
1 medium size onion, sliced
2 tbsp. fish sauce
salt to taste
cooking oil

Wash clams, drain and place in a bowl. Cover with water and let sit for several hours to allow the clams to vomit sand. Rinse thoroughly. In a pot sauté garlic, ginger and onion until fragrant. Add in fish sauce, papaya and clams. Cook until shells starts to open. Add enough water and bring to a boil add in miswa and sili leaves. Simmer. Serve immediately.

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