Laing (pronounced as “Lah-Eng”) is a Filipino dish of taro leaves cooked in coconut milk, ginger, and thai peppers. It is one of my favorite vegetable dishes, and it won Andy over during our trip to the Philippines. Since we could not find taro leaves, I substituted these with spinach. The result was delicious!
Warning: Who would have thought? There’s a Scoville Scale that measures how hot peppers are. Thai peppers are up on the heat scale. Use sparingly and make sure to wash your hands after handling.
Spinach in Coconut Milk
- 1/2 lb Pork
- 1 lb Spinach
- 1/2 Can Coconut Milk
- 1 small Thai pepper
- Saute Garlic and Ginger
- Add Pork and cook until brown
- Add Coconut Milk and Thai Pepper
- Mix in the Spinach when pork is fork tender
- Cook until leaves have wilted