Basic tinola recipe: visualised guide

Basic tinola recipe: visualised guide

Tinola is a Filipino chicken soup usually served as an appetizer or main entrée. A majority of Filipinos enjoy this dish during the cold and rainy seasons as it is known to bring warmth and a good feeling. How many tinola recipes are you familiar with?

How to cook tinola

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Tinola is a traditionally cooked Filipino dish that uses malunggay leaves and unripe papaya. The combination of these two and other ingredients makes it a good source of nutrients to the body. The secret to preparing the best tinola is by simmering the meat for a longer period to extract the flavors from the meat.

How to cook tinola

The basic tinola recipe is made of ingredients such as ginger, and healthy malunggay leaves. To prepare the dish in different ways, check out the methods below.

1. Chicken tinola recipe

Pinoy chicken tinola recipe is achieved through cooking chicken pieces in ginger, healthy malunggay leaves, and green papaya broth. The chicken soup is best enjoyed accompanied by fish sauce as the dipping sauce and a cup of warm white rice. Here is the procedure to prepare this easy chicken tinola recipe.

Ingredients

  • A whole chicken (cut into serving pieces)
  • 36 ounces of rice washing
  • ½ piece of green papaya (sliced adequately into wedges)
  • One tablespoon of garlic (minced)
  • One large onion (thinly sliced)
  • One thumb of ginger (cut into thin strips)
  • Two tablespoons of fish sauce
  • 1 cup hot pepper leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Chicken tinola recipe and procedure

  • Sauté the onion, ginger, and garlic in a cooking pot.
  • Add the chicken pieces and let them cook until they turn light brown.
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  • Add the fish sauce and stir gently.
  • Pour the rice washing into the pot and leave it to boil. Cover the pot and let it simmer for around 45 minutes. You can add more water at this point if need be.
  • Add in the green papaya wedges and cook for another five minutes.
  • Add the malunggay leaves or the hot pepper leaves, stir and cook them for about a minute.
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  • Season with the freshly ground pepper.
  • Transfer it into the serving bowl and serve it while hot.

This recipe is very simple and straightforward; hence it is highly recommendable for all the beginners who wish to gain expertise in the kitchen.

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2. Tinola recipe fish

Fish tinola recipe is made of fish fillets or otherwise, chayote wedges or papaya, hot pepper leaves, and malunggay. It is the best tinola recipe for those who prefer white meat to the red one.

Tinola ingredients

  • 4 oz. of salmon fish fillets
  • 1 medium Chayote (peeled and wedged)
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 2 pieces of finger chilies
  • 2 cups of Malunggay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger (sliced into thin strips)
  • 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
  • 4 cups of water
  • ½ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil

Procedure

  • Heat the oil in a pan under medium heat
  • Pan-fry the salmon fish fillets for roughly one minute on each side. Once cooked, remove from the pan and set them aside.
  • Using the same pan and the oil remaining on it, sauté the ginger and onions.
  • Sprinkle in the freshly ground black pepper and then add the fish sauce
  • Let it cook a while before adding water and bring it to boil.
  • Add the chayote and finger chilies and cook them for around 5 minutes.
  • Add the pan-fried salmon fillets and let it simmer for five minutes.
  • Add the malunggay leaves, turn off the heat and cover the pan. Let it stay for around five minutes.
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  • Transfer it to your serving bowl and enjoy it while still hot.

If you are looking for an easy tinola recipe, try out the fantastic pork tinola recipe that comprises of cubed pork belly or pork b*tt. The dish is cooked and tenderized in a stock of rice washing, beef broth, and ginger. The dish is best served with steamed white or brown rice and dipped in a side sauce made of fish sauce and crushed chili pepper.

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3. Filipino pork tinola recipe

If you are looking for an easy tinola recipe, try out the fantastic pork tinola recipe that comprises of cubed pork belly or pork b*tt. The dish is cooked and tenderized in a stock of rice washing, beef broth, and ginger. It is best served with white or brown rice and dipped in a side sauce made of fish sauce and crushed chili pepper.

Tinola recipe ingredients

  • 2lbs of pork b*tt (finely cut into cubes)
  • 1 bunch of fresh and clean spinach
  • 2 medium chayotes (finely chopped into wedges)
  • 2 thumbs of julienned thumbs ginger
  • I medium yellow onion (thinly sliced)
  • 5 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
  • 32.oz of beef broth
  • 4 cups of rice washing
  • ½ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil.

Procedure

  • Pour the oil in a deep cooking pot and bring it to heat.
  • Sauté the onions, ginger, and garlic. Cook them until soft.
  • Put the pork cubes in the pot and cook them for five or until they turn brown.
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  • Add the freshly ground black pepper and stir gently. Pour the beef broth and leave it to boil.
  • Add one cup of rice washing and allow the mixture to re-boil. Cover and let it simmer for around 45-60 minutes or until the pork cubes become tender.
  • Add the rest of the rice washing and allow it to re-boil.
  • Put the chayote wedges and let them cook for five minutes.
  • Pour in the fish sauce and stir gently.
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  • Add the bunch of spinach, cover the cooking pot, and turn off the heat. The residual heat will cook the spinach.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with white rice.

If you are looking for a meal to keep you warm and cozy during the cold and rainy season, try out any of the tinola recipes above, and you will not be disappointed.

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