Ginisang Sayote (Chayote)
Ginisang Sayote (chayote) is a simple Filipino vegetable recipe. It is easy to cook, healthy, and makes an utterly delicious lunch or dinner. It is one of many variations of ginisang gulay in the Philippines. Locals refer to this dish as food for the masses. Chayote is a very common vegetable in the country and is always available in local markets. Rich or poor alike can benefit from chayote as it is a good source of vitamin C. This dish can be soupy or dry depending on your preferences. Many locals prefer it soupy so they can pour it over their rice. If you are a vegan, you can discard the pork and use only shrimp.
- 2 medium sayote peeled and cut into serving pieces
- 1/2 cup frozen or fresh shrimp (optional)
- 1/4 kilo ground pork
- 1 small onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 medium tomato chopped
- 1 cup water
- fish sauce and pepper to taste
- cooking oil
- Servings: 3-4
- Time: 40 minutes
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: Filipino
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- Heat cooking oil in a pot, saute onion, garlic and tomatoes until soft and fragrant.
- Place in pork and shrimp. Saute until pork outer parts turn light brown and shrimp changes its color to pink.
- Place in chayote. Season with fish sauce and pepper. Stir until well blended.
- Pour in water. Cover and simmer over medium heat for about 10-12 minutes or until chayote is tender. Turn off heat.
- Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!
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