Semana Santa Soup

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Because Papa is having his radiation therapy and he was advised by the doctor to eat lots of green leafy vegetables, all the dishes I cook should always have “grasses” in it. Malunggay is ever present, so is dahon ng sili, kangkong shows up once in a while, celery when needed and camote tops when he feels like it. So far, I haven’t let him try Popeye’s powerful spinach. Thus, today’s menu included such.

It’s holy week and Catholics are encouraged to either fast or abstain from eating meat. Because I am  a Catholic school girl, I abide by my church’s teachings. Hihi. So what’s in the fridge? There’s Dory (the ever reliable cream dory), which can be cooked practically anyway you want. Good thing there’s stuff being sold in the palengke and I was able to get hold of white corn (which I think is better to use than the yellow one) and spinach.

Now meet, Semana Santa soup aka Corn and Spinach soup with Fish Fillet.Image

Just like the previous post, you will be needing hugas bigas for this one. I didn’t have a chicken stock so I was forced to use fish bouillion (tsk..tsk..). But if you have chicken stock, that would be better.

Ingredients:

hugas bigas (water you get from washing rice grains)

2 cobs white corn, grated (blender can be used to sort of cream it)

garlic, smashed

ginger, peeled then smashed

spinach

dash of salt and pepper

1 piece cream dory, cut into cubes

2 fish bouillions

spinach (depends on how many you want)

toasted garlic and french fried onions (oui!, used the french’s brand)

When the hugas bigas is boiling put the garlic and ginger (yes, no need to saute it), fish bouillion comes next, then the creamed corn, then the fish fillet and spinach, last. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let it boil. Check if the fish fillet is cooked already then you may turn off the gas stove now.

Put in a soup bowl, garnish with toasted garlic and fried french onion. Ready to serve! Bon Appetit!

(Yes, I am writing in English this time because the weather made me do so.)

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About rapsa

ako'y isang payat na pinay na libangan ay lumafang galore hangga't may pera sa wallet. dito nauubos ang kaperahang kinikita ko sa mga raket ko bilang titser, singer, development worker, story teller at iba pa. minsan nga pagkain lang ang binabayad sa serbisyo ko solb na! hindi ako maarte sa pagkain. wala naman akong pinipili, kakainin ko ang anumang ihain sa harap ko maliban sa baka. bawal kasi sa ming mga hindu yun. charing. kung hindi ako kumakain, nagbabasa ako ng food blogs o di kaya ay tumitingin sa mga recipe. kung wala ng pera pang pig-out pati yung mga libreng tikim sa supermarket pinapatos ko. mahilig rin akong magbasa ng mga nobela na may kinalaman sa pagkain kagaya ng "like water for chocolate" o kaya ay manuod ng mga pelikulang may pagkain pa rin kagaya ng "tortilla soup" o "chocolat". pangarap ko ang makapag-handa kagaya ng handa ni babette sa "babette's feast" at maimbitahan ang batang nagbebenta ng sampagita sa kalye, yung bulag na tumutugtog sa overpass, yung manang na nagtitinda ng tinapa sa may bangketa at yung lola na namamalimos sa kanto.

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