Kilawing Puso ng Saging

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2 to 3 cups chopped banana blossoms
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 medium yellow onion, sliced
6 tablespoons cane vinegar
3 pieces long green chili pepper, sliced
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cup vegetable broth
Brine: 6 cups of water combined with 5 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons cooking oil

  1. Soak the chopped banana blossoms in the bowl with brine for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. After soaking, squeeze tightly to release the sap from the banana blossoms. Place in a colander to drain the water. Set aside.
  3. Heat the cooking oil in a pan.
  4. Saute the garlic and onion.
  5. Add the banana blossoms. Cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Pour-in the fish sauce and vegetable broth, Stir and let boil.
  7. Pour-in the vinegar. Allow to re-boil, cover, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Add the green chili and ground black pepper.Stir and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Turn-off the heat and transfer to a serving plate.

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