Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Lola Lita's Homemade Bagoong & Indian Mangoes From Our Backyard


Our merienda. The mangoes are harvested from our own tree, in our backyard. It's brimming once again with fruits. Eating mangoes wouldn't be complete without "Bagoong" (Fermented Shrimp Paste). It is made by Lola Lita, whom I considered my second mom, specially for us. It's the only bagoong that my husband would eat beside my homemade bagoong.

Here's the recipe...

It is made from fresh tiny shrimps, wash and drained well.You should remove also the shells and tiny fishes in it. This is important, if you skip this step, your tiny shrimps would render a foul smell after sometime. Mix with a generous amount of salt. Leave it for 4-5 days in a container, should be properly covered to avoid the pesty flies diving into the mixture. Then, cooked in vinegar until all liquid has evaporated. Now, you should saute it, in tons of garlic and onion. Also with finger chilis and some brown sugar, for that extra sweet flavor and aroma.

4 comments:

Kaje said...

wow, i super love indian mangoes. kami, antay pa namin mahinog pa konti yung mga bunga namin. yumyum! agree that it's perfect with bagoong too :)


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Pinay WAHM said...

Naglalaway ako mother...ano ba. Ang mangga dito sa kinaroroonan ko eh puro galing Mexico. Walang sinabi sa mangga dyan sa atin...

salamat sa tag ha...I'll put it up sa bravejournal ko. Btw, pwede ba i add yung bravejournal ko dito? Pretty please.....:D

Juliana

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C.A. aka "t'que" said...

@ kaje, maagang namumunga ang puno nmin. dami n nga hinog eh nasayang lang kc nahulog n. until may next yr ang bunga, ganun lagi ang cycle ng bunga nya. ang nkktuwa s puno nmin ung isang side n mlpit sa bubong ngaun un maraming bunga. tpos ung sa kabilang mga march o april p. kaloka db?

C.A. aka "t'que" said...

@juliana, oo nman u can add ur other blogs kht gano p kadami, para mas masaya! :)

iba talaga ang mangga dto sa pinas. mas masarap lalo n ung variety ng pico. sobrang creamy kala mo may milk. tpos ang color nya e rich yellow orange. ay pamatay tlga! wahhh, ang sugar ko, soaring high n nman, hehehe