A delectable, sour fusion of carrots, pork, shrimp, and of course, white radish, this Ginisang Labanos recipe is filled with all the fun of its varied, colorful ingredients. Because of the abundance of labanos or white radish, it has rich notes of acerbity that make it stand out as a Filipino viand.
It is also more well-known as a dish in the Pampanga area. But because of its one of a kind flavor and versatility as a dish, the recipe soon found itself in households all over the Philippines. You can try this on its own as a side dish, but it also fits incredibly well when paired with some rice for a filling and healthy ulam dish.
How to Cook Ginisang Labanos
Whip out your pan, and heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in it. Then take 3 cloves of garlic that you’ve crushed, as well as 1 medium onion that’s been sliced. Start sautéing these together in your pan, and wait for your onion to soften. Once this happens, you can add 1 medium tomato that you’ve cubed. Let this cook for 3 minutes.
After your 3 minutes have passed, feel free to integrate your share of protein– ¾ cup of thinkly sliced pork. Cook for this 5 minutes more, then place ½ cup of water in your pan. Wait for this to boil, then put a cover on top. We’ll be letting our dish simmer for 10 minutes.
Now add the hero of the dish, which is 1 lb of white radish or daikon sliced up into thick strips. Also put 1 medium carrot– also sliced into thick strips– in your pan. Then stir these together, and cover so we can cook this for 5 minutes.
Gather ¾ cup of small shrimps, 2 teaspoons of fish sauce, and ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper. Place these into the pan, and stir thoroughly. After, you can cook these for 10 minutes. Then at last, you can put your dish into a serving plate of choice.
Once you’re ready to dine on this with the family, as it is good for 4, make sure to have it with a side of freshly cooked rice!
How did your skills in the kitchen fare with this recipe? If you liked making this dish, I have a couple more recipes for you. They’ve got simple steps that lead towards a flavorful dish with a wide array of textures. These meals are also chock full of vegetables and nutrients for your body!
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Putting together a good noodle dish can feel like a very familial ordeal. This is perhaps because of its reputation as a go-to recipe of great comfort, while usually being enough for a gathering among many. But other than that, it also involves mixing in ingredients that simply feel like they belong together.
These Fried Noodles with Chicken and Shrimp make a terrific meal of its ingredients that blend together seamlessly. With a touch of oyster sauce, sesame oil, and Shaoxing cooking wine, it has all of the flavors necessary to glue various vegetables together. It is also much like Ginisang Labanos in its appeal of an inviting, crisp texture. But for this dish, it comes from our Hong Kong Style Pan Fried Noodles.
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There is always something so lovable about stir-fried vegetables, as they often enrich the taste of our mix of carrots, squash and many other components. But this recipe takes it a step further by mixing it in with some delicious tender and flavorful baked chicken breasts.
And while it might sound like too much work to stir-fry and bake, this actually only takes 30 minutes to prepare. Once you’ve coated your chicken with the right seasonings, you can just toss it in the oven so you can start stir-frying.
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Ginisang Labanos Recipe
- Heat oil in a pan
- Sauté garlic and onion
- Once the onion becomes soft, put-in the tomato. Cook for 3 minutes.
- Add the pork. Cook for 5 minutes.
- Pour-in water and let boil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add-in the daikon and carrot. Stir. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
- Put-in the shrimp, fish sauce, and ground black pepper. Stir and cook for 10 minutes more.
- Transfer to a serving plate.
- Serve with hot rice. Share and enjoy!
Judging from this recipe it is easy to understand why most Filipinos are not healthy.
A nice vegetable like white radish belongs in a healthy dish without meat, fish or oil.
Richard you must be a liberal. Filipinos are indeed healthy. And judging by your comment, you’re probably not even Filipino or denounce it.
You mean a protein -- free, fat-free salad? Doesn’t Sound very healthy to me….
i was so excted to try this..
I will surely try this!!!!!