Do you eat radish or labanos in tagalog? For a long time I only use radish as one of the ingredients to my daughter’s favorite sinigang. I never thought that I can make delicious dish using radish. Well, I did search online on what to do with radish and surprisingly, there are many recipes that you could make out of radish. I’m not really good in cooking so I chose simple recipe which is ginisang labanos. In the recipe I saw online, he used pork and radish but he mentioned that shrimp can be used as well. Good thing we have shrimps, so I decided to follow the recipe and come up to have a delicious dish.
You only need garlic, onion, tomato, shrimps, radish, chili and seasoning for this delightful dish. I thought it is not delicious but it is good and for sure I will make this again. My tomatoes are not completely ripen be sure to use ripe tomatoes and cook it thoroughly before adding shrimps. Chili is an optional ingredient, if you like spicy food then add as much as you want.
For our dinner I cooked sinigang na manok (sinigang is very popular Filipino soup). I think I already cooked this dish but for sure with the help of my mother. Earlier, I made all by myself. For me it’s a big accomplishment, hahah! I do bake but not professional and sometimes cook dishes but always have this negative thinking that whoever eats won’t like it. Anyway, back to sinigang, I’m happy because my daughter was the one to taste it and she liked it. We all know that sinigang has sour taste; my daughter likes it and even singing asim kilig, commercial of knorr sinigang. Sorry I don’t have the photo of my sinigang na manok but indeed tasted good.
Here’s what I used: onion, tomatoes, chicken, salt (I like to put fish sauce but not available), pepper, water, string beans, radish, kangkong (river spinach), siling haba (long chili) and knorr sinigang mix.
First sauté onion and when translucent add tomatoes until cooked. Add chicken and let it cook for awhile until it changed color to slightly brown. Add water and season with salt and pepper. Put knorr sinigang mix as well and let it simmer. When the chicken is cooked, its time to add the vegetables; string beans, radish, siling haba and put kangkong last maybe a minute before you turn off the fire.
For sure this is not the last time I will be cooking sinigang since my daughter likes it. And the next time I will make sure to take photo of my sinigang.