Thursday, June 26, 2008

Banana Blossom, Paella Style

Banana Blossom, Paella Style Recipe


2 cups banana blossom, cut in pieces, worked in salt and rinsed
1/2 cup clams (boiled meat)
1/2 cup pork, cut in strips
14 small shrimps, blanched, peeled
1/2 of a small onion, sliced fine
1 section garlic, pounded
Achuete (or soy sauce)
1 tablespoon salt
2-1/2 cups clam stock
1 bay leaf
A dash of pepper
1 cup rice
1 tablespoon lard


Saute garlic, onion,pork, and shrimps. Add stock and boil. Add banana blossom and continue cooking. Season with salt and pepper. Add rice, achuete water,bay leaf,and cook until done, stirring from time to time, to avoid burning. Serve garnished with shrimps, clams and a few pieces of the tender part of banana blossom.

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