After a long day at work, its great to come home and kick back and tuck into something delicious. Our gooey kang kong dip is by no means fat free or low calorie, but its delicious. It also makes use of a staple in Filipino kitchens. The humble kang kong packs a punch when it comes to fibre and vitamins from its green leafy tops. Serve it to guests or enjoy it yourself on a quiet night at home.
- 2 bunches kang kong, chopped
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 8oz cream cheese
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup mozzarella
- 1 cup parmesan cheese
Melt butter in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Sauté shallot until soft, 3–5 minutes. Stir in paprika and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Add kangkong, cream cheese, cream, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring, until warmed through and slightly reduced, 8–10 minutes; add more cream if needed to reach desired consistency.
Place kang kong mixture in ramekin or small baking dish. Add a handful each of parmesan and mozzarella and spread evenly over the top.
Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees or until cheese is golden brown.