Star-Bulletin Features

Wednesday, May 23, 2001


Sari-Sari is packed with vegetables.

Sari-Sari tasty
shrimp stew

"The Electric Kitchen" airing through the first half of June features guest chef Dr. Amelia Jacang of the Filipino Women's League.

"Electric Kitchen" airs at 9:30 a.m. Sundays, 8:30 p.m. Mondays, 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 6 p.m. Thursdays on Oceanic Cable Channel 16. It also airs on Maui at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays on Calabash Channel 44 (52 in Lahaina) and on the Big Island at 5 p.m. Mondays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays on Na Leo o Hawaii Channel 2 in Hilo and 14 in Kona.

Here are some of Jacang's recipes. All the recipes from the show, as well as an archive of recipes dating to 1995, are available at the Hawaiian Electric Co. Web site,


1/4 pound whole shrimp
1 tablespoon salad oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small onion, sliced
1 large tomato, sliced
1/2 pound crispy-skin roast pork, sliced
1 tablespoon patis (fish sauce)
1 teaspoon achiote powder
1 quart hot water
>> Vegetables (use 4 to 5 of the following):
1 cup cubed pumpkin
1 cup sliced long beans
1 cup sliced winged beans
1 cup sliced white squash
1 cup sliced okra
1 cup sliced eggplant
1 cup sliced sequa (sponge gourd)
1/2 pound swamp cabbage, cut into 2-inch lengths
Salt to taste

Wash shrimp; leave shells on. In a large sauce pot, heat oil. Add garlic, onion and tomato; saute 1 minute. Add pork, patis and shrimp; saute 2 minutes.

Combine achiote powder and hot water; add to sauce pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Add selected vegetables and cook each in order listed until just tender. Season to taste and serve immediately. Serves 6.

Nutritional information unavailable.

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