Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sauteed Malunggay with Ground Chicken

I haven't posted here for a while now... I have a couple of posts I've been meaning to write but then i'm thinking about the pictures I have on my mobile phone. For a change, I'm trying to develop my topic through the pictures I currently have. Yes, unlike on my other blog which I am migrating to a new one, I am posting more pictures here--a must have for a FOOD and HAPPY blog. One thing that caused such delay is because my sister temporarily lost her memory card adapter that's why we couldn't transfer the pictures from my memory card to the computer. As I type this, my sister has already found her adapter but it's not the way I transfered my pictures for this and the succeeding posts--the genius of my cousin allowed me to have internet access through my mobile phone, thanks to you cousin!

Enough for such introductions, I would like to share to you my husband's experimental cooking :)

With the ingredients we have at home, he was able to whip up a healthy dish which at the same time is easy on the pocket. Oops, this is my first attempt to post a recipe on this blog so please excuse me for not having the exact measurements of the ingredients and before and after pictures--I only have here the finished product.

My cellphone camera didn't do any justice on the photo up top which is actually Sauteed Malunggay with Ground Chicken.

The Ingredients:

3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, chopped
25-50 grams ginger, thinly sliced
200 grams ground chicken
1 cup malunggay leaves, rinsed
1/2 tablespoon cooking oil
1/4 cup water
salt and pepper
a pinch of sugar*

How to cook:

In a medium sized pan, saute ginger, garlic and onion in cooking oil. Add the ground chicken, salt and pepper to taste. Add the water and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add the malunggay leaves and a pinch of sugar and cook it for another 30 seconds.

Easy to cook, budget friendly and most of all healthy recipe. A cup of malunggay leaves only costs 10-15 pesos ($ 0.23-0.35). You can also use canned tuna in place of the ground chicken.

* My husband and I use sugar instead of MSG (monosodium glutamate), I read/heard somewhere that it's a healthier alternative...

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