Tropical island, shielded from calamities, friendly people, progressive governance, independent market, paradisaic beaches and chiefly seafood abundance were just a few of how Cebuanos should be thankful of. Seafood does not only bring palatable dishes into our dining table but also healthy benefits. And to start up with our list of healthy food is kinilaw na guso or guso salad. Guso is a Cebuano term for gelatinous seaweed called agar-agar (scientifically known as Eucheuma cottonii). It is said to be a very good source of vitamins and minerals especially protein and iodine, and a very healthy food for those with goiter problems. Kinilaw na guso can also add extra taste to bland food like rice, sweet potatoes and boiled bananas. Here’s a simple Guso salad recipe that I found from our very own kitchen.
Poor health? Lack of iron?….have this to eat.
Step 1. Rinse the guso seaweed with hot water, enough to clean it. But don’t hold it for so long, it might affect its texture.
Step 2. In a bowl, seasoned it with your own flavor and tossed with these ingredients: vinegar and patis to soften a little the texture, chopped ginger, onions and tomatoes.
Optional side-item: shredded green mango and shrimp paste