How to Make Mongo Guisado or Mung Bean Stew

Mongo Guisado or Mung Bean Stew Recipe
Philippine Cuisine
Ingredients: serve 4 to 6
4 cloves 20g garlic
1 80g onion
100g fresh shrimps
6 150g small freshly smoked fish (tinapa)
1 bunch 100g spinach or young bitter gourd(ampalaya) leaves
3 pc 240g tomatoes
250g green mung beans (mongo)
4 cups 1 liter water
3tbsp 25g shrimp paste (bagoong alamang)
Salt and pepper to taste
100g pork cracking (chicharron) for topping (optional)

Crush, peel and mince garlic.

Peel and chop onion.

Chop tomatoes

Peel and devein shrimp. Reserve the head and shell trimmings to make shrimp stock to add flavor .

Debone and flake smoke fish to make ½ cup.

Remove stems of spinach or young bitter gourd leaves. Discard stems.

Place mung beans and water in a pot and boil until tender. Add more water if needed. As the mung beans are cooking the outer coverings will shed and float. Discard these if desired. Set mung beans in its liquid aside.

In a preheated deep pan, add oil. Sauté onion and garlic until translucent, then add tomatoes. Add the shrimp paste and fresh shrimps.

Pour in the cooked mung beans, its liquid and the shrimp stock. Simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the smoke fish flakes and mix just before serving. End.

How to Make Mongo Guisado or Mung Bean Stew

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