sardinas with green papaya

Yield 2 servings

When your neighbor gives you canned sardines, cook it with green papaya.. or any gulay.

1 tbsp coconut oil
1 pc red onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
100 g green papaya, sliced
1 cup water
1 can sardines
50 g spinach, chopped
1/2 pc orange
To taste salt
To taste pepper


  1. Heat oil in a pan, saute onion and garlic until aromatic.
  2. Add green papaya, mix well. Pour water to deglaze pan and let it simmer until papaya is tender and translucent, about 15 minutes. Add more water if necessary.
  3. Add sardines and let it simmer until thick.
  4. Add spinach and cook until just slightly wilted.
  5. Squeeze orange juice (you can also add the zest). Season with salt and pepper. Pair it with sauerkraut for a probiotic combination!

Braised Daikon and Green Papaya

By Mabi David / Me & My Veg Mouth

1 lb of peeled and chopped/sliced daikon and green papaya
2 T soy sauce
1/4 c mirin
2-3 pcs dried shiitake mushrooms
2-inch strip of dried kelp (optional)
Make the dashi
Slice the daikon in 3/4-inch thick rounds, slice the papaya in roughly the same size.
Add to pan and enough water just to almost cover the daikon.
Add soy sauce, mirin, mushrooms and dried kelp. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cover and let cook for 30 minutes.
Twenty minutes into the cooking, when daikon is almost cooked, add green papaya. Cover again and cook until tender.