Monday, February 22, 2010

Pork with Shrimp Paste and Coconut Milk

Pork Binagoongan sa Gata (Pork with Shrimp Paste and Coconut Milk) is a creamy and rich Filipino dish. Make it with fresh coconut milk if you can

1/2 Pork Liempo cubes
2 tbsps garlic, chopped
1 large onion bulb
2 tbsps bagoong alamang (shrimp paste)
2 cups sliced okra (crosswise)
1 big can coconut milk
or 1 1/2 cup fresh coconut milk
2 pcs. long green chili pepper (siling haba)
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper
1 pork cube (pork bouillon)

You may purchase the shrimp paste in Asian grocery stores. They have varieties like spicy and extra hot :)

Heat pan. Fry pork in its own fat until brown on all sides.

Saute garlic and onion. Add the bagoong and then the okra. Pour coconut milk and simmer. Add green chili peppers. Season to taste with pork cube or salt and pepper.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Lengua Estofado

Rich and flavourful Braised Beef Tongue (Lengua Estofada)

2 1/2 kilo ox tongue
5 liters soup stock
onion leeks
1 tsp bay leaves, sliced
1 cup cooking oil
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 small can of tomato paste / 2 cans tomato sauce
1 large potato, slice crosswise
1 cup button mushrooms
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp pepper

Prepare pot with soup stock, onion leeks, bay leaves and put to boil. Add the ox tongue until the hard skin peels off. Scrape the white thick skin, wash with water. Return the tongue in the soup stock until it becomes tender.

Heat a pan. Heat cooking oil and fry the potatoes. Set aside.

Saute garlic, onion, tomato sauce, mushroom and potatoes. Add soy sauce. Add sliced ox tongue seasoned with salt and pepper. Simmer for another 30 minutes. Serve hot.
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