Laswa  is a simple Ilonggo vegetables soup made with shrimp and a variety of vegetables. A healthy dish I truly miss being away from the Philippines.

  • 1/2 lb. shrimp (any size) divined
  • 1 lb. kalabasa, cubed
  • 1 large eggplant, cut into bite size
  • 8 pieces okra, cut in half
  • 1/2 lb. sitaw, cut into 3 inches
  • 2 cups saluyot leaves (jute)
  • 1 large tomato, quartered
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 6-8 cups water
  1. Boil water using a deep pot. Once water starts to boil add shrimp, tomato and onion. Season with salt and ground pepper to taste.
  2. Add kalabasa, okra, sitaw and eggplant. Simmer for few minutes. Add malunggay and saluyot.
  3. Remove pot from heat so vegetables won't get overcooked.
  4. Serve hot and enjoy.

Sweet Cassava

I love Cassava so I always think of something different to make. This one reminds me of back home were you make whatever is available. Try it and let me know. Really simple and it does taste good.

  • 2 lbs. cassava, peeled and cut into 1 1/2 cubes
  • 1 cup brown sugar (or more if you want it sweeter)
  • 5 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups water
  1. Place water in a pot. Add water and cassava. Bring to a boil in medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Add brown sugar and continue boiling for another 5 minutes.
  3. Add honey and vanilla. Simmer in low heat till sauce thickens while stirring every few minutes.
  4. Check to see if cassava is fully cooked. You can add more water and simmer longer if needed.
  5. Remove from heat and serve.
Great with vanilla ice cream too.

Honey Baked Chicken in Soy Sauce

Honey Baked Chicken in Soy Sauce is a must try recipe. Not only it is a tasty dish but so easy to make. Check out complete recipe below.

  • 2 lbs. boneless chicken thighs or any preferred cut
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 thumb size ginger, minced fine
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil (or any kind of cooking oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • salt to taste
  1. Mix soy sauce, honey, olive oil, garlic, ginger and ground pepper. Add chicken and salt to taste. Turn chicken to coat each piece then refrigerate to marinate for at least 2 hours or till ready to cook.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Place chicken and the remaining marinade in a baking pan in a single layer. Bake chicken in 425 degrees with skin side up for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Flip the chicken and cook skin side down for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Turn chicken again to skin side up and continue baking for another 10 minutes to crisp the skin.
  6. Remove from heat and serve hot.
Tip: Make sure chicken is fully cooked before turning or else add another 5-10 minutes baking time.

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