A bird, the langache, the Pacific Hornero, just flew in my house, and landed on my telephone! Does he want me to call someone? Or am I getting an important call. In that first pic he’s looking right down at my phone. I think he may have hit the button and it lit up,
Sambal Goreng Labu Siam (Labu Siam meaning “chayote” in Indonesia) is a dish made from chayote squash, simmered in coconut milk.
1 medium Chayote squash
100 g tofu, cut into cubes or as desired, then fried
1 c. thick coconut milk
1/2″ ginger, minced finely
2 bay leaves
Spice Paste. You can buy your own, or make it!
2 – 3 big red chillies, seeded
2 green onions
2 cloves of garlic
1. Peel the Chayote squash and cut it into thin strips. Sprinkle with salt and set aside for 15 minutes.
2. Grind or blend the spice paste.
3. Saute the spice paste until fragrant, add the ginger and bay leaves and saute for a few minutes, then pour in the water and bring to boil.
4. When it’s boiling add coconut milk and Chayote. Continue cooking for about 15 minutes then add fried tofu. Cook for another 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
5. Serve with zucchini noodles or steamed rice.
options: Add vegetables of choice: broccoli, tomatoes, carrots….
Word of the Day – pajarito – small bird, langache – Pacific Hornero
Tip of the Day – You can add sliced small chillies to make it spicier, chicken or fish for a traditional soup.
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