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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Linaga nga Baka nga may Langka (Beef Soup with Jackfruit)


Linaga nga Baka with Langka...
Weekends are best as we have time to slow-cook like this linaga. Beef soup are best with slow cook so that one can get the real beef stock. It is always a treat! Once in a while, it is great to have meat protein for this vegetable girl.

1 kilo Beef (Cuts with bones)
3 liter water
batuan (sour fruit popular in Visayas)
3 thumbs of ginger
1 knot of lemongrass leaves
Jalapeno Chili
1 T of Chinese Five Spice (optional)
Slices of unripe jackfruit

Wash the beef cuts and place in a cauldron with water.
Bring to boil until meat is tender. At least 2 hours in charcoal fire. But this must be shorter in pressure cookers.
Add crushed batuan, crushed ginger, and lemongrass. Bring to boil until the spices are in the soup. Add salt.
Add jalapeno, more salt if needed, Chinese five spice and the unripe jackfruit. Let boil until jackfruit is cooked.

Where we cooked it...

Whole fresh batuan, crushed.

Sliced unripe jackfruit.