Recipe for the Week: Kare-Kare
Aside from Pinakbet, this dish is also one of my favorite Filipino food.
Estimated cooking time: 2 hours
1/2 kilo beef (round or sirloin cut) cut into cubes (for a more traditional kare kare, use cleaned beef tripe instead of beef)
1/2 kilo oxtail, cut 2 inch long
3 cups of peanut butter
1/4 cup grounded toasted rice
1/2 cup cooked bagoong alamang (anchovies)
2 pieces onions, diced
2 heads of garlic, minced
4 tablespoons atsuete oil
4 pieces eggplant, sliced 1 inch thick
1 bundle Pechay (Bok choy) cut into 2 pieces
1 bundle of sitaw (string beans) cut to 2″ long
1 banana bud, cut similar to eggplant slices, blanch in boiling water
1/2 cup oil
8 cups of water
Salt to tasteKare Kare
1. In a stock pot, boil beef and oxtails in water for an hour or until cooked. Strain and keep the stock.
2. In a big pan or wok, heat oil and atsuete oil.
3. Sauté garlic, onions until golden brown, then add the stock, toasted rice, beef, oxtail and peanut butter. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Salt to taste.
4. Add the eggplant, string beans, pechay and banana bud. Cook the vegetables for a few minutes. Do not overcook the vegetables.
5. Serve with bagoong on the side and hot plain rice
recipe via: filipinofoodrecipes
photo via: flickr
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Hi Mica, wish I can cook for you right now. But you’re too far to reached. ü
I haven’t had breakfast yet, and here I am missing kare-kare! Sarap. Wish I could cook that here in Europe. Looks like I’ll just aska friend to cook it for me! LOL Talk about being lazy. Thanks!