Pinakbet Tagalog Style, Vegetarian


3              garlic cloves, peeled, crushed, chopped

2              shallots, medium, sliced

2              Roma tomatoes, chunks

2 Tb.              Olive oil

3 C.              String beans, cut 2 in. long

1 ½ C.       Okra, frozen and defrosted, or fresh

2 C.              Butternut squash, steamed till fork-tender, 1 inchchunks

              Salt to taste

2 Tb.              Coconut flakes (Optional)

              Water or vegetable stock, as needed



1.   Heat oil over medium high heat. Sauté garlic and shallots till fragrant.

2.   Add tomatoes and cook, stirring, 1 minute or until tomatoes are soft.

3.   Add string beans, cover, lower heat and cook 2 to 3 minutes until tender.

4.   Mix in squash gently. Add stock or water if desired for a little sauce. Correct salt.

5.   Serve hot over Basmati rice, topped with coconut shavings.



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