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Utan and Langka » Simple and Healthy Recipe! ✅

Most Filipino cooks will probably know how essential coconut milk is to cooking. It adds that much-needed soothing flavor and creates depth with its creaminess. And another ingredient that we usually use is dried fish, which would be dulong for this dish. With its unique flavor, we can enjoy a new layer of flavor for our dish. The balanced mix of components like these is probably why Utan nga Langka has become a favorite among Pinoy diners.

But first you might ask yourself: What is Utan nga Langka? If you are familiar with the Ginataang Langka recipe, you are close enough to know what this dish is like. This recipe is basically a green jackfruit with dried fish, which we then cook in coconut milk. See how familiar it is?

However, our Utan nga Langka uses more seasonings and spices to embellish the flavor of the dish. This includes vinegar, Thai chili, and some bago leaves for a bit of bitterness. Our mix of ingredients creates a unique flavor for the dish, rich in the comforting flavor of coconut milk, which complements the strong notes of vinegar and other seasonings.

Learn how to recreate this delicious Filipino dish with me!

How to cook Utan nga Langka:

To start, you will need to put 3 tablespoons of cooking oil in a large wok. Then heat it up. Next, add 2 onions and 5 cloves of garlic, both minced. Now skip your ingredients. Then, when our onions have softened, we can also put our 1 cup of dried fish in the wok. Keep all this cooking for 1 minute.

Continue to add some flavor with 3 Thai chili peppers and 2 cups sliced ​​bago leaves. Mix well so you can balance the flavor throughout the dish. Then we will add 1 tablespoon of fish sauce and 3 cups of coconut milk. Wait for this to boil. And now you can go ahead and pour your 2 tablespoons of vinegar inside as well. Cook all of this for about 5-8 more minutes. Just make sure you don’t overcook the ingredients while keeping an eye on the wok.

Adding a couple more ingredients:

Then you can take your 1 Knorr shrimp cube and add that too. We will continue cooking until the liquid has completely evaporated. Once that’s done, it would be your cue to dress it up with our newest ingredients, which would be ground black pepper and fish sauce. You can add a generous amount of this, or just a little, depending on how salty you like your Utan nga Langka. Then place everything on a serving plate of your choice. And there you have it: lots of hot and delicious Utan nga Langka! This is best with freshly cooked rice, so make sure you have some by your side for when you’re ready to eat it.

Did you find this dish pleasing to your palate? How about trying some similar recipes that we have here at Panlasang Pinoy?

Suggested recipes like Utan nga Langka:

Ginataang Langka

As I said before, Ginataang Langka looks a lot like this delicious recipe. It has that unmistakable semi-salty and tart flavor that really elevates the flavor of a dish. But if you want something particularly smooth and less overwhelming in flavor, this may be the option for you. Of course, it still has that perfect level of red pepper spiciness that goes perfectly with our coconut milk. But if you want to remove that kick entirely, I have another tip for you.

Utan Bisaya (boiled vegetables)

It definitely has a different flavor, but just like our main dish, it has the makings of a great regional recipe. Utan Bisaya uses a wide variety of vegetables to bring lots of color and a vibrant quality to the dish. We have the likes of okra, long green peppers, and tomatoes all in one dish! Another great advantage of this is that it would be great for novice cooks as it uses very simple steps, mainly adding ingredients and letting them cook together.

Ginataang Langka with Pork

Now, if something with a little more meaty satisfaction is what you’re looking for, you should definitely treat yourself to some Ginataang Langka with pork. It has all the essentials of a great ginataan dish with its fish sauce and coconut milk, but we use diced pork for a little more protein and something to fill you up for the day.

That is all for now! Any thoughts on this Utan nga Langka recipe? Feel free to share them in the comments below.

Utan Nga Langka Recipe

Green jackfruit with dried fish cooked in coconut milk.

Keyword ginataan, ginataang langka, utan

  • 2 pounds sliced ​​green jackfruit
  • 1 cube of Knorr prawns
  • 3 cups of coconut milk
  • 2 cups sliced ​​bago leaves
  • 1 cup dried dulong fish
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 5 minced garlic cloves
  • 3 Thai chillies
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • fish sauce to taste
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Heat the oil in a large wok.

  • Fry the onion and garlic.

  • Add the dried fish once the onions have softened. Cook for 1 minute.

  • Add the unripe jackfruit. Cook, stirring for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Add the chiles and bago leaves. Shake off.

  • Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of fish sauce then pour in the coconut milk. Boil.

  • Add the vinegar. Cook for 5-8 minutes.

  • Add the Knorr shrimp cube. Continue cooking until the liquid has completely evaporated.

  • Season with ground black pepper and fish sauce if needed.

  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with hot rice.

  • Share and Enjoy!

Calories: 522kcal | Carbs: 48g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated fat: 3g | Monounsaturated fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 1138mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 258mg | Iron: 13mg

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