try this unique way of serving mixed vegetables that is very common in Philippine cuisine.
|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|
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.
Preparation Time:15 Minutes
Cook Time:30 Minutes
Ready In:45 Minutes
StoryPinakbet 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.
Filipino Mixed Vegetables