How to Cook Laing Easily Recipe & Tutorial

So What's Laing?

 Laing is a classic Filipino dish composed of dried taro leaves and coconut milk. Originally introduced in the Bicol province. This leafy dish has been very famous as it spread thoughout the whole Philippine islands and even internationally.

Preparing/Cooking Laing is simple as it gets no need to sauté or use any cooking oil, just simply combine the initial ingredients with the coconut milk and boil until the meat gets tender. and viola! When you add the dried taro leaves, make sure that you not stir right away. Let the leaves absorb the liquid. you will know that enough liquid is absorbed because the leaves will slowly sink and the color will be a bit darker.

We are not using any fancy seasonings in the recipe just bagoong to add in extra flavor. Aside from the taro leaves, which is the most important ingredient along with the coconut milk, I used pork for this recipe. So let's head in and cook the Laing.

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How to Cook Laing Easily Recipe & Tutorial

Ingredients we need:

  • 1 pack (3.5 oz or 100g) dried taro leaves
  • 6 cups (3 cans) coconut milk(you can use fresh coconut milk as well)
  • 2 cups (1 can) coconut cream
  • ½ cup shrimp paste (bagoong)
  • ½ lb. pork shoulder, thinly sliced
  • 5 to 7 pieces red chilies
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • ½ cup sliced ginger
  • 8 cloves garlic, crushed

Step by Step Cooking Procedures:

1.)Combine the coconut milk, pork, ginger, shrimp paste, ginger, onion, and garlic in a cooking pot. Heat the pot and let it boil.
2.)Once the mixture starts to boil, gently stir to mix the ingredients. Cover the pot and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Make sure to stir once in a while to prevent the ingredients from sticking at the bottom of the cooking pot.
3.)Add the dried taro leaves. Do not stir. Let it stay until the leaves absorb the coconut milk. This takes about 20 to 30 minutes. you can gently push the leaves down so that it can absorb more coconut milk.
4.)Once the leaves absorb the coconut milk, stir the leaves and then continue to cook for to 10 minutes.
5.)Pour the coconut cream in the cooking pot. Add the red chilies. Stir. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes more.
6.)Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
7.) Viola! You're finished! Serve and Enjoy.

Simple Cooking Video:

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