Among the four different sinigang variants that I've learned from the #LutongNanay event, Sinigang with Pakwan is my favorite. It's a combination of sweetness from the watermelon and sourness of Knorr Sinigang Mix.
How to cook it?
Here's the recipe:
Sinigang with Pakwan
5 500 grams Pork Belly 3 inches x 1 inch slices
3 tbsp Knorr Liquid Seasoning
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 liter water
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 onion, cut into 2 wedges
3 pcs tomatoes, sliced into quarters
1 inch fresh ginger, cut into fine matchsticks
1 lemongrass stalk, white part only
2 pcs fresh kaffir leaves (optional)
200 grams gabi, sliced into cubes
500 grams seedless watermelon, peeled & cut into 1inch cubes (divided into 2 parts)
1 22-gram pack Knorr Sinigang sa Gabi mix
1 cube from Knorr Beef Cubes
2 long green chillies, sliced
150 grams sitaw, cut into 7 cm lengths
1 tbsp fish sauce, plus extra to taste
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
100 grams okra
1 bunch water kangkong
1 tbsp soy sauce
Steamed rice, to serve
fish sauce to serve
1. Marinate the pork belly in Knorr Liquid Seasoning for at least 30 mins.
2. Place a large casserole over medium-high heat. Add the oil and, working in batches, cook the pork until evenly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
3. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the garlic and onions to the casserole. Add the tomatoes, ginger, l lemongrass, gabi and watermelon and cook for 2 minutes before returning the pork to the casserole.
5. When the pork is tender. Remove the pork from the casserole and set aside. Strain the liquid and add the fish sauce, soy sauce and pepper to taste.
6. Add the remaining watermelon, beans, and okra and cook for 20 minutes, before adding the water spinach and cooking for a further minute until all the vegetables are tender.
Ang sarap, promise! Kaya try nyo na mga Mommies!