Knorr once again launched a #LutongNanay campaign! The last one I attended was a program to help fight malnutrition in children. This time, though with the same ideology in mind, it is to bring back our love of eating home-cooked meals. What better way to present an example of home-cooked meals? Well, most of you will agree and even your kids will nod their heads that one of the faves is SINIGANG!
I cooked this Sinigang na Baboy a few days ago because my 2 boys were sick and they requested it. I’m a lucky mom because they love sinigang and eat the veggies too! Actually, they only eat these veggies when cooked with this version, hahaha.. Though they also love Sinigang na Salmon Belly and Sinigang na Hipon. Since both had asthma just recently, seafood is prohibited, thus the pork version won.
But during the recent Knorr #LutongNanay event last August 12, 2016 at The Cookery Place in BGC, Taguig, I got the chance to cook a new version and found out that Sinigang has other versions I’m not aware of lol!
This occasion was a follow-up event to further promote Knorr’s #LutongNanay campaign. Now on its 3rd year, Knorr Lutong Nanay continues to champion delicious, home cooked meals for the Filipino family, especially in this day and age of eating out and instant food. With such a goal and the progress that Knorr has attained, Knorr is visibly bringing back the passion for food as shown in home-cooked meals to the Filipino families. Around 20 mommy bloggers participated in this event. These chosen guests are some of the ultimate foodie moms who are very much passionate about food and flavor.
Mommies were divided into teams and the recipe our team got was “Surf and Turf Sinigang”. Basically it’s Sinigang with Maya-Maya and Shrimp combo with slices of Pork Sukiyaki style. Honestly, I didn’t know it’s possible and palatable hahahaha.. I haven’t tried nor cooked this version before and boy it was delicious! I didn’t know that fish, shrimp and pork can be combined as I always had this notion that it won’t taste good lol.
Louise Fandino-Santos, a Knorr Mom, hosted the event. It started with each mom introducing herself and sharing cooking stories, tips, family favorites, and their signature dishes with the group. The group sharing was then followed by a short brand presentation on Knorr #LutongNanay with special focus on Sinigang, an all-time family, not to mention, kiddie favorite that makes everyone eat more rice, vegetables and soup. Then, Chef Kai – a talented chef and a mother to two – did a cooking demonstration on various Sinigang recipes, afterwhich, the participants cooked and plated different Sinigang dishes.
It’s just an easy recipe though you have to be aware of your cooking time as fish and shrimp are faster to be cooked than chunks of pork. A few tricks if you don’t know it yet (not in their particular order):
– For solely pork or beef, pressure cook it along with onions and gabi
– Use rice washing instead of regular tap or mineral water. Your soup base will be much tastier!
– I usually squash some Gabi after putting in the Sinigang mix. This way your soup will be thicker.
– Put in the rest of the veggies, last are the fish, shrimps then pork slices coz they cook faster
– If you want it spicier than usual, include the green siling haba while simmering. Otherwise, since my kids doesn’t like chili, it’s the very last thing I drop in the mix.
Here’s the original recipe for Knorr Surf and Turf Sinigang:
1 L rice washing
2 pcs onions, quartered
2 pcs tomatoes, quartered
2 pcs gabi, quartered
1 pc green chili (sili pansigang)
1⁄4 kg shrimp, trimmed
1⁄4 kg Maya-maya, cut into serving pcs.
1 pack Knorr Sinigang sa Sampalok Original 20g
1⁄4 pc radish, sliced
4 pcs okra
1 cup long beans or sitaw, sliced
1⁄4 kg pork sukiyaki, sautéed
1 cup kangkong, sliced
1. Bring to boil rice washing in a pot with onions, tomatoes, gabi, and green chili until gabi is tender.
2. Add shrimp, maya-maya, and Knorr Sinigang sa Sampalok Original. Simmer until cooked.
3. Add radish, okra, and long beans. Simmer for a minute then add pork sukiyaki and kangkong. Cover for a minute then serve.
Surf and Turf Sinigang
So what exactly is Knorr’s #LutongNanay campaign? According to Knorr’s Brand Manager for Bouillon and Seasonings, Dhiren Karnani, “Our goal is to bring back the value behind home cooked meals especially since people choose to eat outside or even alone in this fast-paced world. Knorr aims to help more moms bring the family together through the best flavors in their cooking.” The Lutong Nanay campaign also helps busy and working moms find time to cook for her family by introducing simple, smart and great tasting dishes that the family will love through recipe inspiration. “Cooking is a force for good. When a mother cooks, it is often seen as a way for her to ensure her family’s well being – and through Knorr, moms can serve nutritious meals without sacrificing great flavor” Karnani continues.
Four different Sinigang variations were prepared and enjoyed that day, namely: Knorr Sinigang with Pakwan, Knorr Surf and Turf Sinigang, Knorr Sinigang na Liempo sa Sampaloc and Knorr Sizzling Sinigang. All of the participants had the hands-on opportunity to experience cooking these Sinigang variations themselves. Because these recipes were not your usual Sinigang, everyone was curious about how the dish would turn out and of course, everyone was pleased with the end dish – their own and those of the other participants. Apart from tasting the result of the recipes assigned to them, the participants also excitedly tried the Sinigang dishes of the other groups. Everyone left with new friends, happy tummies and great memories.
Since my whole family loves sinigang, I’ll definitely cook the different variations in the coming weeks and will share with you the recipes too! This will be my personal share to the campaign and hopefully reach out to other mommies all around.
Thank you, Knorr Philippines for this opportunity to be part of the campaign again!
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