1/2 Photos of Pinakbet (Filipino Meat Veggie Stew With Shrimp Paste)
A popular Ilocano dish from the Northern regions of the Philippines. You can omit the bittermelon if you're not a fan, as it is an acquired taste. Authentic pinakbet includes bittermelon in the recipe. If you can't find the salted shrimp paste at your local Safeway, try your friendly local Asian supermarkets. You can also make this a vegetarian dish by omitting the pork.
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- 1/2 lb pork, sliced
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 calabaza squash, cubed
- 2 cups okra, sliced
- 2 cups chinese long beans, chopped
- 2 Japanese eggplants, sliced
- 1 bitter melon, sliced (optional)
- 1 -1 1/2 cup water
- 2 -3 tablespoons bagoong, alamang (salted shrimp paste)
- 1In a large, deep skillet (or casserole), heat oil over medium heat. Cook pork until it turns slightly brown.
- 2Stir in garlic, onions and tomatoes. Sauté for a few minutes until tomatoes are wilted.
- 3Add squash and okra, stir-fry for a minute or two and then add the rest of the vegetables. Gently stir to combine.
- 4Pour in water and add the bagoong alamang, and bring to a boil.
- 5Lower the heat and simmer covered over low heat until vegetables are tender. Be sure not to overcook it. You may wish to correct the taste by adding a little bit of bagoong alamang. Gently stir to blend.
- 6Immediately remove from heat. Transfer to a serving dish. Serve hot alongside steamed rice.
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Nutritional Facts for Pinakbet (Filipino Meat Veggie Stew With Shrimp Paste)
Serving Size: 1 (389 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 308.8
- Calories from Fat 118
- Total Fat 13.1 g
- Saturated Fat 3.0 g
- Cholesterol 48.7 mg
- Sodium 50.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 28.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 12.0 g
- Sugars 9.8 g
- Protein 22.5 g
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