Here is the recipe for Kare-kare, a Filipino dish made with meat, vegetables and peanut sauce.
1 kg of beef ossobuco or tripe, cut into cubes
1 cup of peanut butter
1 cup prawn paste (bagoong)
2 cups of beef broth
2 cups of water
2 onions, finely chopped
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
1 large eggplant, cut into pieces
1 piece bok choy, cut into chunks
1 cup green beans, cut into pieces
1 tablespoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon annatto powder (optional)
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon brown sugar (optional)
In a large pot, boil the ossobuco or tripe with water and salt until soft. Drain the water and set the meat aside.
In another pot, saute the onion and garlic in vegetable oil until golden brown.
Add the beef to the pot along with the bay leaves, beef stock, water, peanut butter, shrimp paste, salt, and black pepper. Mix well and boil for 10-15 minutes over medium heat.
Add the eggplant, bok choy, mung beans, and annatto powder. Mix well and continue to boil for another 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
If the broth becomes too thick, add a little hot water and stir.
Add brown sugar to taste and mix.
Serve Kare-kare hot with white rice. It can also be served with a side of vegetables and shrimp paste.
Enjoy your meal!
Here another best filipino dishes
ADOBO – a Filipino national dish, is a guiso of meat (chicken or pork) marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and black pepper.
LECHON – the national dish of the Philippines, is a whole pig roasted with a crispy crust and served with rice and sausage.
SINIGANG- a sour broth with vegetables and meat (or fish) cooked with tamarind, tomatoes and onions.
PANCIT a dish of fried or stir-fried noodles, often served with vegetables and meat.
LUMPIA – a deep fried wrapper filled with meat, vegetables and often shrimp or egg.
KARE-KARE – a beef or oxtail stew cooked with peanut sauce and vegetables such as eggplant and green beans.
SISIG – a dish of pork or chicken cut into small pieces, stir-fried and served with rice.
BIBINKA- a baked rice cake with cheese and egg.