Banana Blossom Guinatan

Total Time
20 mins
15 mins

I haven't tried this yet but am looking forward to using it when my banana trees ripen. Originally from a Charmaine Solomon book.

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  1. Discard tough outer layers and slice the blossom thinly, first cutting it in two lengthways if it is large.
  2. Put the slices in a bowl, sprinkle with a tablespoon of salt, rubbing it well inches Leave for 10-15 minutes, squeeze out juices, rinse under cold water and squeeze dry.
  3. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan and saute onion and garlic until golden brown.
  4. Add tomato, stir for 3 minutes.
  5. Add banana blossom and vinegar and bring to the boil.
  6. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Taste and add salt and pepper as required.
  8. Cook until blossom is tender, then stir in coconut milk and remove from heat.
  9. Serve with rice.