Thursday, July 5, 2012

Laing with Labahita


Our neighbor brought over some fresh gabi (taro) from the province, and they're perfect for laing.  Laing is a popular Filipino dish made of gabi leaves, stems and corm stewed in coconut milk, ginger, garlic, onion, chili peppers; pork, shrimps or dried fish can be added.  A palate shocker, its spiciness is determined by how much chili you can stand without breaking into a cold sweat.  Remember that it's better to sun-dry gabi leaves and stems for a day or two before cooking.  Raw taro leaves contain some poisonous compounds or irritants and should not be eaten raw.

My mother added dried labahita (surgeonfish) and some pork fat.  I don't eat gabi leaves and stems so my mom includes lots of corm when she makes laing.  The starchy corm makes the sauce thicker.  This was smokin' hot---perfect with steamed rice and Pork Adobo.:p

 


 Linking to Food Friday and Food Trip Friday


13 comments:

imriz said...

i do not particularly like eating gabi, but, when it's laing (esp. if sun dried kasi nawawala ung "dulas" nia^_^)ay! sureness walang atrasan yan.

i missed the labahita...wala dito samin nyan e:)

My Picnic Basket said...

This looks so yummy, my mom used to do this every Friday,, This post reminds me about my mom, I missed her so much. Visiting here hope you can visit back, see you.

the food dude said...

Just love laing, nice!

Dennis C. Glorioso said...

Sarap naman nito. Ako mahilig ako sa pagkaing may gata at medyo maanghang.

Visiting from FTF

Heres mine: http://mgalutonidennis.blogspot.com/2012/07/pok-pok-fried-chicken.html

Oggi said...

I never thought of adding fresh fish to laing. I will now.:)

Kim, USA said...

AT nagutom ako sa kakatingin nang laing. The last time I eat laing was in early 90's at ang sarap pala. We do not have this kind of dish in my province. ^_^ Thanks for the visit.

Kim,USA

Iska said...

Oh wow! Sarap nyan! I love laing, never tried cooking it myself. Happy to just enjoy it cooked by somebody else :-)

Shilpa said...

Beautiful and isolated! Pretty nice and natural.

Leah H. said...

That looks so yummy!

Visiting for FTF- hope you can stop by..

http://myrecipecollection.info/2012/07/garlic-mashed-potatoes.html

Tetcha said...

I love fish and anything with coconut milk! I'm sure this is delicious!

real lady said...

Wow this is my favorite dish without the labahita. I miss this alot, can you send me some please :)
Luto ni Nanay: Creamed Mushrooms

real lady said...

Oh by the way, i'm trying to follow you in GFC but seems not working at the moment, be back soon.

maiylah said...

yumm!!! our laing is so plain (just the gabi leaves, gata and spices. lol)...would love to try yours!
had to check out what corm is...lol

thanks much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, LM
sensya na sa uber late visit...