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Chard in Coconut Milk (Laing)

Chard Laing
This is not the first time I’ve cooked vegetables in coconut milk. I just love this combination, especially with greens that can withstand a slightly longer cooking time. That’s because for this dish to taste ‘just right’, it has to be cooked until most of the liquids have evaporated and only the flavors remain. This is my second entry for this month’s Lasang Pinoy, Coco Loco by Kai.

INGREDIENTS:
2 lbs of Swiss Chard, washed & chopped in 1 inch lengths
Several hot chili peppers (depending on how spicy you’d like it)
1 tablespoon oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2 cups coconut milk
Salt & Pepper to tasteIn a pot, heat the oil and saute’ the garlic and onions until fragrant. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer until it looks like the photo below. The coconut and other liquids should almost be cooked away but not dried out.

Chard Laing
Here’s a couple more veggies cooked in coconuts:
Gising-Gising (green beans in coconut)
Collards & Beet Greens in Coconut Milk

and here’s more dishes cooked with coconut.

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I am a terrible housekeeper but I do love to cook so it all evens out in the end. I like to try new recipes that I think my family will like. However, I am not one to follow all recipes to the letter. I tend to tweak and change the recipes based on what I have on hand and how I am feeling at the time. Feel free to share your versions, I just might try it out next time I make the dish again.

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16 Responses to "Chard in Coconut Milk (Laing)"

  1. Rico says:

    Beng Ruiz …just say you have a similar recipe on your site lol…is ok…but similar is not the same I love this recipe and I also like the one you supplied the link…thx for sharing ..saw you on foodbuzz ..check my blog if ya guys want to…have fun never stop cooking

  2. Beng Ruiz says:

    Hi I saw a variation of this recipe on Filipino.ca. See below:

    Laing Recipe

    Estimated cooking time: 30 minutes.

    Laing Ingredients:

    * 25 pieces gabi (taro) leaves, dried and shredded
    * 1/2 kilo pork, diced
    * 1/4 cup shrimp bagoong
    * 5 cloves garlic, minced
    * 2 red onions, chopped
    * 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
    * 5 jalapeno pepper, sliced
    * 1 cup coconut cream (katang gata)
    * 2 cups coconut milk (gata)
    * 1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (MSG)
    * 2 tablespoons of oil
    * 1 teaspoon salt

    Laing Cooking Instructions:

    * In a casserole, sauté garlic, ginger and onions then add the pork.
    * mix in the gabi leaves.
    * Pour in the coconut milk (gata) and bring to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes.
    * Add jalapeno, bagoong, salt and MSG and simmer for another 5 minutes.
    * Add the coconut cream and continue to simmer until oil comes out of the cream.
    * Serve hot with plain white rice.

    Source: http://www.filipino.ca/orca/topic/Biko-Recipe.htm

  3. bursky says:

    have this topped on rice and it’ll be gone before you could sa “da coconut nut”! hahaha… looks a bit like what my mom would cook with sigarilyas. :)

  4. This looks great – we both really like things cooked in coconut milk, and it’s a great way for us to get more green leafy things into our diet. I’ll definitely be making this sometime next week!

  5. JMom says:

    hi JO and Joey! I love laing especially when it’s really spicy.

    I haven’t visited the LP entries yet. I’ll have to check out your version, Joey.

  6. JMom says:

    hi Wats0n, try this recipe for chili beans: http://www.kitchen.amoores.com/2004/12/20/winter-chili-con-carne/
    It’s a very flexible recipe. You can change up the type of beans, omit the meat, make it spicier or less. You can make it anyway you like it.

  7. joey says:

    Oh yum! We made the same thing for this Lasang Pinoy! :) Except this was my first time ever to make laing! I love it… :)

  8. watson says:

    ah ok. JMom, meron ka ba recipe ng chili beans? A friend’s sister once cooked it for special occasions back in high school… the photo of the beans in one of your recipes reminded me of it.

  9. JO says:

    LAING! My momma’s favorite! =) Great to see good Filipino recipes up.

  10. JMom says:

    Hi Sheila, I’ve also used other types of greens for this recipe if you can’t find Swiss Chard. See: http://www.kitchen.amoores.com/2006/06/09/collard-beet-greens-in-coconut-milk/

    Hi Watson, at least meron kayong dahon ng gabi diyan, you don’t need swiss chard :)

    Hi Andrea, that’s right, we all have to start somewhere, one step at a time. Your one order will soon be lots of orders, you’ll see. You do great work.

  11. Andrea says:

    Thanks jMom!! Please do check out my shop. I am having trouble getting started with sales because when people come into my shop and only see 1 sale and 1 feedback it tends to drive them away. But everyone has to start from somewhere! I think I am going to use your recipes next week! (lets see if I can impress the boy…)

  12. watson says:

    uh oh… hindi ako familiar sa chard… hehe

  13. Shelia says:

    I would LOVE to try this recipe, I love greens of all kinds, but I never seem to be able to find Swiss Chard. I look into every food store that I go into, but no luck.

    However, I have printed the recipe and if ever I find some Swiss Chard, I’m trying this!

  14. JMom says:

    hi munchkin mommy, I was having the same problem with slow loading on this site over the weekend. For some reason it binds up in Internet Explorer but not on Firefox. *sigh* unfortunately, I don’t know what the problem is. Hopefull I can figure it our soon.

    Thanks for visiting!

  15. hi jmom! i’m a big laing fan…specially spicy laing. ;) i haven’t ever tried to make one but it looks like i will be doing so soon. :D

    i’ll come back for the other food like the puto and kutsinta. i’m having problems with my internet connection. it takes too long for webpages to upload. :(

    enjoy what’s left of the weekend! :D

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