This is another great guest post by Canadian Beef Ambassador Christine.
Yes, you read correctly! I’ve put a little twist on the traditional Filipino comfort food and as part of my 2013 goal to use what we’ve got in our fridge and pantry, I’ve used Manitoulin Island ingredients to recreate a family favourite in our home. Being one of the only Filipinos in our small rural Northern Ontario town, I use what ingredients I have access to even to recreate the most exotic of dishes.
Misua Soup Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup finely minced onion
- 4 cloves garlic, finely minced (I love garlic)
- 1 small bundle or 2 oz.. misua (sold in Asian grocery stores)
- 2 Tbsp. vegetable for cooking meat
- ground beef (original recipe calls for pork, but since we live on a beef farm, BEEF it is!)
- salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 4 cups water
- 1/4 cup chopped scallions
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
- *Because I like to add LOTS of veggies, I added some of the veg I harvested in the Summer and Fall and froze for Winter use. I added carrots, zucchini, and some other veggies. The eggs are also local from one of our neighbours. I hope I haven’t committed a Filipino food faux-pas by using locally grown ingredients that may seem odd to include in the original recipe*
Misua Soup Cooking Instructions:
- Break/cut noodles so they’re not too long. I don’t bother, since Little One likes the noodles long.
- Heat oil in a medium saucepan.
- Stirfry garlic and onion and then add ground beef to brown. Pour in water, salt and pepper.
- Bring to a quick boil. Slowly add beaten eggs.
- Pour in misua (noodles) and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Serve hot, garnished with scallions. Serves 4.
- *You CAN make bite sized meatballs with the ground beef, but I just brown the meat without forming them into meatballs.*
I’m always amazed at how versatile beef is. This year, I’m making a concentrated effort to try new-to-me recipes. I usually stick to the dishes I’ve mastered and that are family favourites. This year, I want to try to go outside my comfort zone. Maybe I’ll attempt to make Beef Wellington!
Christine McNaughton is a city girl gone country (or at least trying to!). Born in Toronto and raised in Montreal, Christine received a B.A. in Honours English from York University (English Literature), and is also certified in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language). She teaches English, and works as a freelance writer, blogger, product reviewer, and brand promoter.
Christine lives on a working beef farm with her husband and preemie daughter on Manitoulin Island, Ontario.
Christine is also a Canadian Beef Brand Ambassador! Woohooo!