Recipe for the week:Pork Binagoongan sa Gata Recipe (Pork with Shrimp Paste and Coconut Milk)
1 Kilo Pork Belly (Liempo) cubed
2 tablespoon corn oil
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 white onion, minced
5 small tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup shrimp paste (Bagoong)
3 tablespoon cane vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
3 eggplants, sliced diagonally
1/2 cup coconut cream
salt and pepper to taste
Cooking Instruction :
Place cubed liempo in a stockpot. Cover with water and let boil for at least 15 minutes. Prepare the rest of the ingredients while meat is cooking.
Pour corn oil into a hot pan. Saute garlic and onions until softened. Add tomatoes and cook until softened too. Stir-fry bagoong until aromatic then put in the boiled pork pieces and 1/2 cup of boiling water used to cook the pork.
Simmer until pork softens, then add vinegar and sugar then season with salt and pepper to taste. Adding pork broth is optional.
When pork is fork-tender, add sliced eggplants and coconut cream. Bring to a boil and simmer until mixture thickens and eggplants are soft, about 10 minutes then serve with steamed rice.
The cooking time is dependent on the size of the pork cubes – if you want to cook it faster, make sure to cut the pork cube smaller than the regular size.
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