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Filipino Superfood Recipes Good for your Body and Soul

March 8, 2024 1:05 pm

Superfoods are packed with health benefits that help fight cancer and heart diseases while nourishing your body with antioxidants, fiber, and phytochemicals.

In Philippines, we have our own version of local superfoods that are bountiful in supply and easy to find.  Some of these are malunggay, guava or bayabas, calamansi, sitaw, pomelo or suha among others.

In observance of Lenten season, as some would abstain from meat, here are some superfood recipe ideas for a hearty and healthy meal.

Orange Tofu

Tofu is a perfect meat substitute.  Cooked with SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce, and you can serve a rich savory tasting dish like this Orange Tofu recipe!

Coat tofu cubes with cornstarch, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Doing this on a flat plate will make sure our tofu is coated evenly.

Then on a saucepan, heat cooking oil and sauté garlic. Add orange juice and our SARSAYA® OYSTER SAUCE then whisk until well incorporated. Add cornstarch and water mixture to thicken sauce and set aside.

Now we make our tofu crispy! On a deep pan, heat oil and deep fry coated tofu cubes until crunchy.

Finally, we mix cooked tofu onto the orange saucepan. Garnish with sesame seeds and spring onions. Then transfer this perfect meat alternative dish onto a serving plate and enjoy!

Cheese and Malunggay Fish Fillet Rolls

Fish recipes are popular dish to abstain from meat. Try something new and exciting with this Cheese and Malunggay Fish Fillet Rolls!

Step 1: season cream dory with garlic, ginger, AJI-GINISA®, parsley, and lemon. Let it marinate for at least 10 minutes. Our cream dory fish fillets will absorb the meaty-gisa taste from our AJI-GINISA®.

Step 2: roll. Place mozzarella and malunggay leaves in the middle of the fish fillets and roll.

Step 3: coat fish fillet rolls with flour, egg then breadcrumbs.

Last step: deep-fry and serve the dish. In a deep pan heat oil, then place all the rolls onto the pan until golden brown. Lastly, transfer onto a serving plate and enjoy. Best served with ketchup!

Sinigang na Bangus sa Bayabas

Tamarind is the usual souring agent for sinigang dish, but why not try ripe guava or hinog na bayabas, for different level of tanginess for your sinigang dish. Then level up its deliciousness with AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning!

Start by boiling water in a pot. Place ripe guava, tomato, and whole peppercorn and cook until you can mush it with fork.

Add the bangus to the pot and cook for 10 minutes. Add fish sauce then boil for another 5 minutes.

Drop the okra, green chillies, and kangkong leaves to the pot. Season with AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning.

Finally, close the lid and let it rest for 5 minutes before transferring onto a serving bowl for everyone to savor!

Incorporating superfoods in your daily diet easy and can be made delicious with Ajinomoto® products para panatag kang malinamnam at masustanya ang iyong lutuin. Have a soulful Holyweek break, Ka-Cookmunity!

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