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Laing Taro

Laing


  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 400ml (1 can) coconut milk
  • 100g (3 oz) dried taro leaves
  • 4 red chillies, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 90g (3oz) ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 5ml (1 tsp) shrimp paste
  • 1 leek, white part thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Place the taro leaves in a pot of boiling water.
  2. Cook the taro until it has softened, which would take about 35 minutes.
  3. Once cooked drain the taro leaves, squeeze out the excess water and set aside.
  4. Pour the coconut milk into a pan with the chillies, garlic and ginger.
  5. Simmer for 25 minutes.
  6. Once the coconut milk has been infused, remove from the heat and remove the spices using a strainer.
  7. Sauté the shrimp paste in a pan then add the taro leaves and infused coconut milk.
  8. Cook until the leaves have wilted and the sauce has reduced.
  9. For garnish, deep fry the leeks in hot oil until golden.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Braise
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Nutrition

  • Calories: 219
  • Sugar: Sugars
  • Sodium: 187 mg
  • Fat: 24.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.9 g
  • Fiber: Dietary Fiber
  • Protein: 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 4 mg