My Tinolang Manok sa Luyang Dilaw (Chicken Ginger Stew), a comfort food on a rainy day.
Rainy season allows us to cozily stay indoors and relax for a bit. You can also satisfy your cravings by preparing a delicious meal that will favor the cold weather. You should know foods that are very simple and easy to serve like a classic macaroni and cheese that will truly comfort you. Soup is famous in this season as it brings warmth and delight like tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwich and French onion soup. You can also rely on stews and casserole like tuna noodle casserole and hearty stew. Pasta is also one of the easiest meals to prepare so consider them in your lists of rainy days meals.
My sister in law gave me a handful of their Luyang Dilaw (turmeric ginger) harvest last year. I thought of using it to cook my family’s favorite Tinolang Manok.
Verdict? This is tastier and smells good than the ones cooked with ordinary ginger. Luyang Dilaw eliminates the lansa taste or aftertaste of the chicken.
1 kilo chicken cut in serving pieces
chicken gizzard and liver
1 medium size papaya
1 clove of garlic (crushed)
1 piece onion (sliced)
chili (sili) leaves
Saute garlic, onion, turmeric in a small amount of vegetable oil. Add chicken, gizzard and liver, papaya. Drop some salt or a teaspoonful of fish sauce (patis). Add water to boil. Add salt or fish sauce to taste. Add chili leaves in the latter part of cooking. Best served when hot.
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