How to Cook Sinampalukang Manok

Sinampalukang Manok Recipe
Ingredients: 6 to 8 servings
1 whole chicken, cut into serving pieces
Water to cover the chicken in the casserole
½ cup sliced tomatoes
¼ cup sliced onions
¼ cup thinly sliced ginger
2 cloves garlic, eeled and pounded
4 cups sampalok (tamarind) young leaves and flowers, plus additional for garnish
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup quartered radish
1 cup string beans, stringed and cut to 2 inch pieces
2 cups young camote (sweet potato) tops
Patis (fish sauce) to taste

  • Arrange chicken pieces in a deep casserole and fill with enough water to cover the chicken. Add tomatoes, onions, ginger and garlic.
  • Wrap sampalok leaves and flowers in a cheesecloth or bouquet garni net bag; tie ends together. Add to chicken mixture in the casserole. Bring to a boil and simmer until chicken is almost tender, around 30 minutes. Season with salt.
  • Add radish and string beans. When these are half cooked, add the camote tops. Season with patis to taste. Continue simmering until chicken and vegetables are tender.
  • Squeeze the cheesecloth bag or bouquet garni bag to release the sour flavor into the soup.
  • Before serving, garnish top with fresh young sampalok leaves and flowers. End.
How to Cook Sinampalukang Manok

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