Santol is an exotic tropical fruit grown in Southeast Asia. It is eaten raw and plain. In India, it is eaten with spices added. It is also cooked and candied or made into marmalade when the seeds are removed. Santol seeds are inedible and may cause complications such as intestinal perforation if swallowed.
I've only recently known that this tropical fruit can be cooked with coconut milk just like other vegetables. It was actually our maid who came from Bicol who taught me to cook this. Here's the recipe...
- 1/4 cup shrimp
- 4 cups santol meat (just ripened)
- 1/2 cup thick coconut milk scraped or grated
- 1 cup thin coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon shortening
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 3 pieces chili
- 1 tablespoon bagoong or shrimp paste
- Saute garlic and onion in oil. Add the shrimps and shrimp paste.
- Add the santol meat and pour the thin coconut milk, simmer for 5 minutes. Add the thick coconut milk. Cook for 5 more minutes, or till done.
- Add the chili and sprinkle with salt.
- Enjoy it with lots of steamed rice.
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oo sis, sarap talaga lalo na kung me konting kagat ng chili
naku sis, totoo yan, kahit nga small seeds lang hindi dapat i-swallow, lalo na santol seeds, ang lalaki pa naman nyan
try it she, yummy talaga
hehe, tago mo na lang recipe para pag umuwi ka dito luto ka ;)
thanks bro, i like it more, di ko kase masyadong type yung ginataang langka.
nakakatakam talaga and once you taste you wouldn't be content with just a few servings of rice with it!
Really? What an info! I do like swallowing the seeds! nakakagigil kasi! But i don't remember when was the last time I ate Santol. Maybe in 2005 pa. Yeah, it's Santol time by now na pala..hmmm..lumalaway ako as I read your post, Liza!
I never knew it could be cooked as well. Strange.
I love this dish! This is actually one of my favorites. Not many people know about this recipe, it's really worth sharing. :)
I like this.
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I don't have it here sayang.
Salamat sa recipe,Liz.