Sauteed Banana Blossoms

I don’t know if you are familiar with banana blossoms as I am. But back when I was growing up, banana blossoms is our lifesaver. My mom creates different recipe variations of the banana blossoms. It’s was easier for us to get banana blossoms as part of our meal since we own a big farm that has a lot of banana trees.

I have seen my mom and grandmother cook banana blossoms is so many ways.  Sometimes my mom will add coconut milk or even make patties out of it.  Sauteed banana blossoms are very easy to make, the preparation doesn’t take that long either.  It took about 15 minutes for me to prepare everything that included soaking the banana blossoms in the water with salt.  

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If you wonder how the banana blossoms look, I attached a photo to give you an idea. You can buy banana blossoms at any Asian market, sometimes it’s hard to find.  To clean the banana blossoms you just peel few layer of the skins until you will see the white part.  Some do take about 5 layers and they left the rest of the layer alone.

Cooking this recipe you can add meat if you want, shrimp, pork, beef or even chicken would go great with this recipe.  I choose not to add any meat on mine since I already have a baked fish.

Sauteed Banana Blossoms
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Banana blossoms are really delicious if you cook it right. This sauteed banana blossoms are full of flavor, and perfect to go over rice.
  • CourseMain Dish
  • CuisineFilipino
Servings Prep Time
3 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Sauteed Banana Blossoms
Print Recipe
Banana blossoms are really delicious if you cook it right. This sauteed banana blossoms are full of flavor, and perfect to go over rice.
  • CourseMain Dish
  • CuisineFilipino
Servings Prep Time
3 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 - 2 banana blossoms cleaned and cut into thin slice
  • 4 gloves of garlic minced
  • 1 small tomatoes sliced
  • 2 tbps ginger sliced
  • ½ onions sliced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 tbps soy sauce
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Clean the banana blossoms by taking off few of the layers. I took off about -5 layer of the skin.
  2. Slice the banana blossoms or chopped it like I did. Then soak it in the water with salt, about 5 cups of water with a lot of salt. Soak it for about 10 minutes.
  3. After 10 minutes, wash the banana blossoms, & squeeze all the juice out of the banana blossoms. Rinse it three times.
  4. Heat up the oil in the pan, once it's hot add the onions and ginger. Sauteed it for about 3 minutes in medium heat.
  5. Then add the garlic and tomatoes, stir it really ood and let it cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Add the banana blossoms, salt, pepper, soy sauce and water. Let it cook for about 10 minutes.
  7. Serve with rice.
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6 thoughts on “Sauteed Banana Blossoms

  1. I’ve never heard or seen this before! Thanks for sharing this, I’m definitely going to my Asian supermarket and asking whether they stock this. I love garlic and ginger, so I think I would really like this dish.

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