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Pinaygourmet #345142's Note:
Named after the train that travels between Manila and Bicol, this popular Bicolano dish will make you reach for water faster than the bullet train. This is not for everyone, but if you're adventurous, go ahead and try it. it can be very rewarding. The ingredients though can be a bit difficult to find. Try Filipino groceries or other Asian stores.
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- 1/2 kg elongated green chili, julienned (you can use a slightly milder substitute, try the serrano or jabanero)
- 200 g shrimp paste (The Thai version is not a substitute as it is very pungent and totally overpowering. Filipino shrimp)
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 whole onion, chopped
- 1/2 kg pork, cut into tiny pieces
- 1/2 kg plum tomato, chopped
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup thick coconut milk (the light version can be pretty bland)
- 1In a pan or a wok, sauté garlic, onion, and tomatoes in oil.
- 2When onion is slightly cooked, add pork.
- 3Fry the mixture for 2 minutes until pork turned a little brown, and then add 1/2 cup of water.
- 4Boil until water is almost gone and pork is completely cooked. Then add shrimp paste.
- 5Add chilies.
- 6Pour in the coconut milk, keep stirring. Simmer until mixture is dry.
- 7Season with salt and pepper and serve hot with rice.
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Nutritional Facts for Bicol Express
Serving Size: 1 (237 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 307.9
- Calories from Fat 176
- Total Fat 19.6 g
- Saturated Fat 8.8 g
- Cholesterol 53.7 mg
- Sodium 63.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 13.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
- Sugars 7.7 g
- Protein 21.3 g
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