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What Is Talbos Ng Kamote Salad With Kamatis and Bagoong Isda?
Let's break it down:
- Kamote (or camote): Sweet potato
- Talbos ng kamote: Also called camote tops, this refers to the young edible shoot or leaf of the camote plant. This leafy vegetable is a common side dish in Filipino cuisine.
- Kamatis: Tomato
- Bagoong isda: Famous Filipino condiment made with fermented fish
Talbos ng kamote salad with kamatis and bagoong isda, therefore, is a salad made with sweet potato shoots, tomatoes, and the condiment bagoong isda.
Let me show you a simple recipe for this salad that pairs perfectly with your favorite fried or grilled foods.
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- 2 medium bowls
- 1 small bowl
- 200 grams talbos ng kamote (camote tops)
- 4 small kamatis (tomato), chopped
- 2 to 3 tablespoons bagoong isda (fermented fish sauce)
- Wash and clean talbos ng kamote. Set aside.
- Pour water in a pot. Allow it to come to a boil.
- While waiting, prepare a bowl of water with ice. Set aside.
- Once the boiling water is ready, blanch the talbos ng kamote (camote tops).
- Once cooked, remove the talbos ng kamote from the water. Immediately submerge it in an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
- After cooling it down, remove kamote tops from the ice batch. Drain the excess water.
- Transfer the talbos ng kamote to a bowl. Add the kamatis (tomato) and bagoong isda.
- Serve as a side dish or main vegetable dish.
Tips and Techniques
- Prepare an ice bath to prevent overcooking the blanched vegetables.
- For best results, bring the water to a boil before adding the vegetables. This will prevent overcooking or undercooking the vegetables.
- Replace bagoong isda (fermented fish condiment) with bagoong hipon (fermented shrimp condiment).
- Serve this salad with your favorite fried or grilled dish.
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