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Monday, January 11, 2010

Banana blossoms in coco-milk Filipino style

I haven't seen banana blossoms in Farmville. Perhaps the developers don't know it makes a good dish. Well, as I mentioned we look back into the traditional Filipino or Southeast Asian food and banana blossom specialties are among those.

Let's go cooking. All you need are the following:

2 banana blossoms
1 cup thick coconut milk
2 T vinegar
1/4 cup sliced tomatoes
1/4 cup sliced onion
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 T cooking oil

Remove the tough covering of the blossoms. Cut into thin slices crosswise. Add 2 tablespoons coarse salt and squeeze off bitter juice. Rinse in water and squeeze dry. Set aside.

Heat oil in skillet and saute the garlic until light brown. Add onion and then the tomatoes. Cook about 3 minutes. Add banana blossoms and vinegar and bring to a boil without stirring. Simmer for another 3 minutes. Add salt and peeper to taste and stir. Continue cooking until banana blossoms is tender. Add thick coconut milk and turn off heat.

Serve hot.

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