Inabraw is an Ilocano soup dish prepared with string beans, eggplant, okra, jute leaves and bitter melon flavoured by fermented fish sauce and sometimes etag (a type of dried and salted pork/meat) then served with fried fish
- 1 bundle string beans, sliced
- 3 pcs Asian eggplant, sliced
- 12 pieces okra, trimmed
- 1 cup jute leaves
- 1 large bitter melon, sliced
- 2 1/2 cups water
- ¼ cup bagoong monamon
- 200 g itag / etag (dried pork, alternatively you can use Guanciale, Pancetta, Speckor Bacon)
- 1 thumb sized ginger, thinly sliced
- 1 large onion, roughly chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- In a pan sauté garlic, ginger and onions.
- Add itag and stir fry until fragrant.
- Pour water then bring it to a boil. Simmer in low heat for 20 minutes.
- Add the bagoong monamon, stir then add the bitter melon, string beans, okra, and eggplant. Bring back to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add the jute leaves then cook for 2 more minutes. Turn off heat, place in serving bowl.