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Pinakbet

tophergrace08's picture
try this unique way of serving mixed vegetables that is very common in Philippine cuisine.
Ingredients
  Cubed pork meat/Shrimps 1 Cup (16 tbs), cubed
  Vegetable oil 30 Milliliter
  Shrimp paste/Anchovy sauce 3 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Fish sauce 3 Teaspoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Long pepper pieces/Spanish pepper 3 , washed and uncut
  Bitter melon 1 Medium, quartered
  Round eggplant 3 , quartered
  Ladys finger 5 , halved
  String beans 7 , quartered
  Tomato 4 , sliced
  Onion 1 Small, sliced
  Ginger 1 Small, sliced
Directions

I. Brown the pork in a little oil. Set aside.
II. Boil bagoong and water.
III. Put pork/shrimp and the rest of the ingredients.
IV. Simmer until vegetables are done.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
3
Story
Pinakbet is the signature dish of the "Ilocos" (a philippine northern province). Vegetables are simply boiled with shrimp paste or anchovy sauce and sometimes flavored with bits of pork or shrimp. The authentic "pinakbet" is made using miniature vegetables and is dried than the version shown here. And it is never stirred while cooking instead the pot is shaken to toss the vegetables without making the bitter melon bitter.
Subtitle: 
Filipino Mixed Vegetables

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2 Comments

Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Good to know about this Phillipine dish. This pinakbet looks really unique and interesting. Thanks for sharing.
tophergrace08's picture
my pleasure...^_^