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How to cook Laswa
Laswa Recipe is a favorite Ilonggo vegetable soup. It is the equivalent of Bulanglang from Batangas and Dinengdeng from the Ilocos region. What makes Laswa unique from other related vegetable dishes is the addition of shrimp in the recipe. This vegetable soup is effortless to prepare, but make sure that the vegetable ingredients are fresh.
The flavors of the fresh mixed vegetables go together with the shrimp. That’s why this soup is flavorful and delicious. Alugbati or Kulitis, Okra, Kalabasa, and Saluyot are must ingredients for this soup and whatever vegetables that are in season.
Laswa Recipe vegetable soup is a healthy dish and very rich in fiber which is very important in proper digestion. It is best served while it’s hot and the vegetables are still firm.
Laswa Ingredients and Cooking Procedure:
Laswa Recipe vegetable soup is a healthy dish and very rich in fiber, which is very important in proper digestion. It is best served while it’s hot and the vegetables are still firm.
- 1/8 kilo diced Kalabasa Squash
- 1/4 kilo Alugbati Malabar Spinach or Kulitis ( Native Spinach )
- 5 pcs Sitaw or Balatong String Beans cut into 2 inches
- 3 pcs Okra cut into wedges
- 1/4 kilo fresh Shrimp shell intact
- 1 pc Talong Eggplant , sliced
- Salt to taste or Fish Sauce Patis
- 2 cloves garlic pound
- 1 Magic Sarap sachet optional
- 6 cups of water
- Bring the water to a boil
- Add the fresh Shrimp
- Once the fresh Shrimp turns pinkish, add the Okra then after two minutes add the Squash.
- When the Squash start to slightly fork tender, add the String beans and Eggplant
- Add half sachet of Magic Sarap ( optional ) then add salt to taste or Patis
- Turn off the heat then add your leafy vegetables, they will get cooked by the residual heat so it won't get overcooked.
- Serve Laswa immediately with Fried fish
Laswa is a famous Ilonggo vegetable soup, and it is an excellent viand, perfect with anything fried, especially fried fish. Best served while hot, and the vegetables are still firm.
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