Thursday, 22 March 2012

Adobong Sitaw


One of my waterloo in cooking is vegetarian dishes.  I don’t know how to make a purely vegetarian dish delicious or acceptable to the taste buds.  I like vegetables when I make a smoothie out of them.  In fact I can blend anything that’s available in the kitchen like  bitter gourd, cabbage, cucumber, pechay, spinach, onions, garlic, etc.  At least I can get them down to my stomach with ease with just one gulp; my nose has to be shut so I won’t be able to smell anything.  Or I mix them with meats or fishes or seafood to enhance the taste of the vegetable/s. That’s how I get to eat veggies.

Last Sunday, I cooked a vegetarian long bean dish – adobong sitaw.  I use to cook the same dish with pork and I always enjoy it.  So when I cooked adobong sitaw, I  used the same recipe as is but without the pork.  And the taste is different L Or maybe I’m just adjusting to the taste of vegan dishes L I don’t know but right now I’m not liking it.

Anyway, here’s my recipe for the adobong sitaw.

     ADOBONG SITAW
Ingredients:

Long beans (sitaw) – 15 strings
Garlic, crushed and chopped- 4 cloves
Onion, diced – 1 medium
Light Soy Sauce – 2 tbsp
Vinegar – 2 tbsp
Sugar – ½ tsp
Ground black pepper
Canola Oil – 1tsp
Water – ¼ c

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan then sauté the garlic until it turns brown, then add the onions.
  2. Add the long beans and sauté it for 2 minutes.  Add the water and the rest of the ingredients except for the vinegar.
  3. When the long beans are half cooked, add the vinegar and bring the dish to a simmer.

Serve with rice or eat it as is.
Makes 3 servings.  Below is the estimated nutritional values per serving based on the ingredients used. 


Calories          :  81 kcal
Total Fat             :  4.73 g
Cholesterol     :  0 mg
Saturated Fat      :  0.67 g
Protein            :  2.91 g
Trans Fat            :  0 g
Sodium           :  682.89 mg
Dietary Fiber       :  0.13 g
Carbohydrate  :  7.54 g
Sugar                  :  0 g




 © Fresha-licious (22March2012)

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