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Filipino Pakbet

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Pakbet or pinakbet is a popular vegetable dish that originated from one of the northern provinces of the Philippines, Ilocos. The vegetables used on this dish are usually grown in the back yard of every villager and are available almost all year long. Bitter Melon, eggplant, okra, and string beans are just some of the vegetables that make-up this delightful dish. Pakbet is cooked in a clay pot called €œPalayok€ and Anchovy sauce (bagoong isda) is used to add flavor.
Ingredients
  Bitter melon 2 Small, quartered (Ampalaya)
  Eggplant 2 , cut in half
  Bittermelon 2 , quartered (Ampalaya)
  String beans 1⁄2 Bunch (50 gm), cut into 2 inch length
  Sweet potato 1 Small, quartered (Kamote)
  Okra 8 Small
  Ginger 2 , thinly sliced
  Tomato 1 Large, cubed
  Onion 1 Large, cubed
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Bagnet/Lechon kawali 1 Pound
  Anchovy sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Bagoong Isda)
Directions

1. In a large pan, place water let boil
2. Put in the anchovy sauce and wait for the mixture to boil once more
3. Add-in the vegetables starting with the ginger, then the sweet potatoes, okra, bitter melon, eggplant, string beans, tomato, and onion and simmer for 15 minutes
4. Add the bagnet or lechon kawali (cooking procedure available in the recipe section) and simmer for 5 minutes
5. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Servings: 
6
Subtitle: 
Filipino Mixed Vegetable
This video is in Filipino.

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Palayok  Master's picture
Nice one! I'll try this palayok recipe and will feature it on my Magic Palayok Site!