Nilagang Saging at Kamatis Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 ripe bananas (saba variety)
- 4 medium-sized tomatoes, quartered
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups water

Special equipment needed:
- Large pot

Step-by-step instructions:
a. Peel the bananas and cut them into 1-inch thick rounds.
b. In a large pot, sauté the garlic and onion until fragrant.
c. Add the tomatoes and cook until they start to soften.
d. Pour in the water and bring it to a boil.
e. Add the bananas, fish sauce, and salt.
f. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the bananas are tender.
g. Serve hot.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
5. Temperature:
Simmer on low heat.
Serving size:
This recipe serves 4.

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 125
Fat: 0.6g
Carbohydrates: 31.4g
Protein: 1.6g
Sodium: 640mg
Fiber: 3.6g

Substitutions for ingredients:
a. You can use vegetable broth instead of water for a richer flavor.
b. If you don't have fish sauce, you can use soy sauce instead.

a. You can add other vegetables like green beans, cabbage, or bok choy.
b. You can also add meat like pork or chicken for a heartier meal.

Tips and tricks:
a. Make sure to use ripe bananas for a sweeter taste.
b. Adjust the amount of salt and fish sauce according to your taste preference.

Storage instructions:
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
Reheat in a pot over low heat until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve in a bowl with the broth and vegetables.

You can garnish with chopped scallions or cilantro.

This dish pairs well with steamed rice.

Suggested side dishes:
Serve with a side of steamed vegetables or a salad.

Troubleshooting advice:
a. If the broth is too salty, add more water to dilute it.
b. If the bananas are too mushy, reduce the cooking time.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to wash all vegetables thoroughly before using them.

Food history:
Nilagang Saging at Kamatis is a traditional Filipino dish that is often served as a snack or light meal.

Flavor profiles:
This dish has a sweet and savory flavor with a slightly tangy taste from the tomatoes.

Serving suggestions:
Serve hot as a light meal or snack.

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Region: Philippine

Taste: Savory, Tangy, Spicy, Salty