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Kare - Kare

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Kare Kare is a traditional Filipino stew complimented with a thick savory peanut sauce. The commonly used meats for this dish are ox tail, tripe, and pork leg; on some occasions goat and chicken meat are also used. Besides the peanuts, this dish depends on the shrimp paste (on the side) in order to be fully enjoyed. Traditionally, “palayok” (clay cooking pot) is used to cook this dish and it is also used as the serving pot.
Ingredients
  Oxtail/Beef slices 3 Pound
  Banana flower bud 1 Small, sliced
  Pechay/Bok choy 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  String beans 1 Bunch (100 gm), chopped
  Eggplants 4 Medium, sliced
  Peanuts 1 Cup (16 tbs), ground
  Peanut butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shrimp paste 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1 Liter
  Annatto seeds 1 Cup (16 tbs), soaked
  Rice 1 Cup (16 tbs), toasted, ground
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, mince
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon, ground
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large pot boil water.
2. Put in the oxtail followed by the onions and simmer for 2.5 to 3 hrs. or until tender (35 minutes if using a pressure cooker).
3. Once the meat is tender, add ground peanuts, peanut butter, and coloring and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
4. Add the toasted ground rice and simmer for 5 minutes.
5. On a separate pan, sauté garlic, add the banana flower, eggplant, and string beans and cook for 5 minutes.
6. Transfer cooked vegetables to the large pot.
7. Add salt and pepper to taste.

SERVING
8. Serve hot with shrimp paste.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Juicy
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Stew
Ingredient: 
Oxtail
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
190 Minutes
Ready In: 
220 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Subtitle: 
Oxtail stew

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