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This afternoon, I bumped into one of my husbands close friend and asked me about what time will my husband arrive. I was surprised because my hubby did not mention nor confirm anything about it. He was planning for a vacation next year, but not this soon. So I thought maybe he wants to surprise me. I tried calling him on his fone to confirm but he did not answer the call. I kept wondering whether my husband is really coming home or not. To this very hour, nobody arrived. So it was just a wild imagination of his best friend. I guess, a mere joke.

Anyway, one friend arrived from Basilan and gave us Lapulapu. I’ll cook lapu-lapu with black beans tomorrow. For our dinner tonight, I cooked sweet and sour. I want to share my menu here. This is my own version that I based on how my children would love the taste to have for our dinner.

Sweet n Sour Lapu-lapu


Ingredients:

Carrots, celery, ginger, onion, garlic, bell pepper
Mama Sitas sweet and sour mix
Option: if you want your own taste of sauce, you can use 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 3/4 cup water, 1/2 cup brown sugar, salt, 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 tbs flour instead of ready mix sauce.

Sautee garlic, onion, ginger, carrots, bell pepper. Pour in mixed Mama Sitas sweet and sour sauce. Add crispy fried lapu-lapu let it boil for two minutes. Thats it! Sprinkle the celery on top. Make sure it is crisp and fresh. For special occassion, you can add pineapple tidbits for good food presentation.

As usual, I am not really good in food photography, nor a culinary arts mom. I just took one shot for this post. This may not really look good because of my photography flaws, but I guarantee you, it tastes good. 🙂 Masarsarap! I really love to eat vegetables with sweet n sour taste, carrots, bell pepper and yes, celery! Oh I forgot, is my husband coming? I guess, he’s not. He doesn’t eat much fish anyway. 🙂


Trivia:

Celery is an excellent source of vitamin C that helps to support the immune system and several other active compounds that promote health, including phthalides, which may help lower cholesterol and help relax the muscles around arteries and allow vessel to dilate; and coumarins, that may be useful in cancer prevention.

14 thoughts on “i-blog this”

  1. Hi! I too like adding black beans in my fried fish. They make it more tasty…

    & Hey! Thanks for the visit.

  2. Kris, oh thanks. thats my menu tomorrow, fried fish with black beans. 🙂

    It's my pleasure. I sure am will be a regular visitor in your site.

  3. wowowowowowowowow. mamaya ko na to babasahin kasi naman ginutom mo ko kahit i just had my lunch. thanks for sharing your cooking secret. i want more menus please.

  4. Talagang binalikan ko to at basahin. It's about dinner na kasi. Isipin ko na lang sweet n sour lapu-lapu whatever for dinner tonight. Kitang -kita pa ang sauce na laput na laput. sarap at talagang hindi siya commercial kasi umaapaw ang vegies. Hanggang tingin na lang…..

  5. Red, keep coming back for more fish and sauce… ganyan din ginagawa ko sa blogs mo, iniisip ko nakapasyal na ko guimaras.. 🙂

  6. Nuts,

    Wow sarap naman. It looks good for sure tastes good din! I feel sad about your husby. Ayoko ng ganun naghihintay. Nakakalungkot. Pero am happy with the dish. For sure natuwa mg kids mo. Ngayon palang ako nakakabalik. Sobrang busy eh.

    Godbless us more!

  7. Nen, thanks for visiting me here. Di kita nasalubong maghapon, i know your busy na.

    Goodluck Nen, proud ako sa yo, God bless!

  8. Celery is an excellent source of Vitamin C? Really?… Wow! I have to but lots then…

    So that's Lapu-lapu!, haha! I dont know if I ate one already, but your menu looks delicioso!

  9. dylan, yes, not only vit c..

    thanks if my menu looks delicioso, it tastes good too.. 🙂 thanks for dropping by..

  10. Wheeww…the picture looks good for me because I am drooling.Hehehe. I missed this so much. I hope I can make one, cge lang gagayahin ko next time. Salamat sa recipe ha.

  11. amy, this is a moms blog so expect more food here. haha. my usual routine at home, when im not blogging, im cooking. recipe is slowly taking over my blogs.

    thanks for visiting me. kahit alam ko super busy ka, nabibisita mo pa rin ako. 🙂

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