Nilaga is a traditional Filipino soup, very nourishing and hearty. In fact, most Filipinos eat this not as a side dish but as main entree with rice.
1 cup cubed cabbage
1 cup quartered green beans
2 large quartered potatoes (or sweet potato)
1 finely chopped onion
2 blocks fried and quartered firm tofu (optional)
2 quartered saba (plantain) (optional)
1 quartered corn on the cob
2 bay leaves
3 Tbsp ground black peppercorns
1 vegetable broth cube
3 Tbsp oil
Salt to taste
- Boil a pot of water.
- Put in the onions, vegetable broth and potatoes. Wait until the potatoes soften.
- Add the oil and let it simmer for 3-5 minutes.
- Add the corn and plantain, simmer for 2 minutes and then add the cabbage, tofu and green beans. Season with salt and ground black peppercorns. Let it boil for a few more minutes.
- Garnish with ground black pepper and bay leaves.
Serves 2 people
Recipe supplied by Marjorie Marino, Bulacan, Philippines
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