Kare-kare is a popular Filipino recipe especially in the Pampanga region and any Filipino fiesta. This dish is made from peanut sauce with a variety of vegetables, oxtail and tripe. Occasionally beef meat and innards. Some use goat meat and chicken as alternative meat. It is often eaten with shrimp paste.
Good for 5-7 persons.
1/2 kilo oxtail, cut in chucks
1/2 kilo tripe or beef sirloin, cut in chucks
4 pieces eggplant, cut in small pieces
1 bundle bok choy(pechay), cut into 2 pieces
1 bunch of string beans(sitaw), cut in 2-inch long
1 banana heart(puso ng saging), sliced diagonally (optional)
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup ground peanuts(optional)
1/2 cup toasted ground rice or rice flour
2 heads garlic, minced or chopped
2 pieces onions,chopped
3 tablespoon cooking oil
8 cups of water
1/2 cup annatto seeds(atsuete)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1. In a large pot, Boil oxtail, tripe and onions in water for about 1-2 hours until meat is tender. Lesser time if using a pressure cooker.
2. Remove the scums as it rises. Add more water if needed.
3. In a bowl, mix peanut butter, ground peanuts, toasted ground rice and annatto seeds with 1/2 cup of water and pour it in the pot, discards seeds.
4. Stir to blend well. Cook for another 5-10 minutes until the sauce is thick.
5. In a separate pan, heat oil and saute the garlic, add the vegetables and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Do not over cook the vegetables.
6. Add the cooked vegetables to a large pot. Add salt and pepper according to taste.
7. Serve hot with shrimp paste.
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