How To Cook/Make Ginataang Puso Ng Saging

So What's Ginataang Puso Ng Saging?

Ginataang Puso ng Saging are banana blossoms cooked in coconut milk (or coconut cream). “Ginataan” is a Filipino term which means to cook in coconut milk or coconut cream. “Puso ng Saging”, on the otherhand, literally means Banana heart. We all know that the banana tree has no heart but it's called that way because of the shape and color of the banana bud very reminiscent of that of a heart. The banana heart are banana blossoms. These is a bud or flower that will become banana (fruits) later on.
Cooking Ginataang Puso ng Saging using fresh banana blossoms is quite a tedious process .
The preparation involves chopping the blossoms and soaking them in salt for several minutes. This is done to release the sap inside the banana blossoms. Once this has been completed, the banana blossoms are washed with water and placed inside a cloth. The cloth is squeezed later on to fully release all the sap (similar to making atchara) from the banana blossoms – only then can you start cooking.

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How To Cook/Make Ginataang Puso Ng Saging

Ingredients we need:

  • 2 cans (15 ounce each) banana blossoms (puso ng saging)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pieces long green chili/ siling haba(or banana pepper)
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

Simple Cooking Video:

Step by Step Cooking Procedures:

1.)Heat a pan and pour-in cooking oil.
2.)Saute garlic and onion.
3.)When the onion becomes soft, add the banana blossoms. Cook for 2 minutes.
4.)Add vinegar and long green chili. Let boil.
5.)Pour in the coconut milk. Let boil, and then simmer until the liquid reduces.
6.)Add salt and pepper to taste.
7.)Turn the heat off, and then transfer the cooked banana blossoms on a serving plate.
8.)Video You are finished! Serve and enjoy.

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