Sinigang na Bagnet

Filipino Style Recipe: Sinigang na Bagnet is another variety of Filipino tamarind soup using bagnet as main ingredient. Bagnet is a popular delicacy in Ilocos made from pork belly deep fried until crispy and blister on skin. This dish has a sour taste best to serve during rainy and cold season.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 120 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

1 kilo bagnet, cut into serving pieces
12 tamarind(sampalok) or 2 packs sampaloc mix
1 big-sized onion, chopped
5 medium-sized tomatoes, quartered
3 medium-sized taro(gabi), peeled and cut into cubes
1 bundle of string beans(sitaw), cut into 2 inches long
1 bundle of river spinach(kangkong leaves)
3 pieces green pepper(siling haba)
salt and fish Sauce(patis)
1 1/2 liters pork broth
6 pieces okra, trimmed(optional)
1 radish, sliced(optional)

Part 1
1.Boil tamarind, pound and strain the juice. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a casserole, pour pork broth, onion, tomatoes then bring to boil.
2. Add tamarind juice then bring to boil. Add gabi then simmer until tender.
3. Add radish, okra, green pepper, and string beans then simmer for another 5 minutes.
4. Adjust seasoning with fish sauce then add bagnet and kangkong.
5. Turn off the heat then let it sit for 1-2 minutes or until kangkong is cooked.
6. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot with steamed rice.

1. How to cook bagnet, please refer to this link: Bagnet



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