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Monggo with a twist? Here's how to make Boobay and Pepita Curtis' Ilocano monggo with tinapa

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Shannon Wright wearing a hat: ECQusina with Boobay and Pepita Curtis © ECQusina ECQusina with Boobay and Pepita Curtis

If you're looking for a new dish to try today, then the unique and scrumptious Ilocano monggo with tinapa may just be for you.

During a live "ECQusina" episode on Friday, Boobay and Pepita Curtis showed viewers how to make the veggie-filled dish.

According to the pair, you won't be using the usual round monggo for this type of dish.

Instead, you'll be using grinded monggo that has been thinly sliced.

"Para pag pinakuluan, mas nanunuot ang lasa," Boobay shared.

Aside from the ground monggo, you'll be needing garlic, onion, tomato, squash, eggplant, tinapa, alugbati and shrimp.

First, fry the tinapa. Once it's cooked, remove its head and bones. In a separate container, put bits and pieces of the fish for garnish.

While the monggo boils in water, mince the garlic, onion and tomato, then sautee them together. Add in the shrimp afterwards.

Once the shrimp is cooked, add it to the boiling monggo.

After adding the boneless tinapa into the monggo mixture, chop the eggplant and squash into bite size pieces and drop it in the monggo as well.

As a finishing touch, add the alugbati and put patis for flavor. Once that's all been mixed together, you now have your own Ilocano monggo with tinapa!

Boobsie Wonderland even joined the live show to taste test the dish which she has come to love.

"ECQusina" is an online show hosted by Kara David that goes live on Facebook every week. Hosts teach viewers how to make tasty dishes just with daily grocery items.

Other celebrities who have appeared in the show are Gladys Reyes, Christopher Roxas, Ken Chan, Katrina Halili and Jelai Andres.

—Kaela Malig/JCB, GMA News

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