Alugbati or malabar spinach in english is one of my favorite leafy vegetables and one of the first 5 vegetables that I ate when I was a kid. We used to have this vegetable in our backyard garden before my father concreted our whole yard.
Below is my favorite way to cook this vegetable.
8 pcs. medium shrimps, trimmed
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, sliced thinly
1 thumb-sized ginger, crushed
1 ripe tomato, thinly sliced
1.5 to 2 cups water
1 tbsp. light soy sauce
1 tbsp. dark soy sauce
1 tsp. sugar
1 bunch of alugbati, cut into desired length
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp. cooking oil
1. Saute garlic in hot oil for 30 seconds, add onion, ginger and tomato. Saute until tender.
2. Add shrimps, stir to mix well. Cook for 30 seconds or until color turns orange or pink.
3. Add water, sugar, light and dark sou sauce. Let it boil. Cook until shrimps are done.
4. Add alugbati, season with salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute or until vegetable are done.