Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bopis – Pinoy Food Recipe

Bopis is so popular here in the Philippines. In the afternoon when the sun sets, there are so many street ventors throughout the streets here in our place sells deep fried Bopis. They usually stick small pieces of Bopis in a stick and deep fry it in cooking oil. Then you can buy one of them for only 2 pesos each. The taste is good because I think they marinated it. Bopis is also an amazing dish for the family. This Pinoy Food recipe will have your family’s stomachs full after cooking it. As usual, it should be partnered with rice to make you fuller. In some occasion, this Pinoy Food recipe is served to be partnered with liquor or beer. Below is the Pinoy Food recipe.

1 1/2 lbs pig’s lungs, boiled in lemon grass and pandan leaves until tender and minced
1 lb pig’s heart, boiled in lemon grass and pandan leaves until tender and minced
1/2 cup annatto seeds diluted in 1 cup of water
1 small carrot, minced (optional)
4 to 6 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons bird’s eye chili, minced
2 tablespoons ginger, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 to 4 pieces dried bay leaves
1 cup water
3 tablespoons cooking oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking procedure:
1. Heat a frying pan or wok and pour-in cooking oil.
2. Sauté ginger, garlic, and onion.
3. Add the bird’s eye chili and cook for 30 seconds.
4. Put-in the minced pig’s lungs and heart then cook for 3 to 5 minutes while stirring once in a while.
5. Pour in annatto water (water from the diluted annatto seeds) and stir.
6. Add the dried bay leaves and pour-in 1 cup of water. Simmer for 30 to 35 minutes or until almost all the liquid evaporates.
7. Put-in the minced carrots and stir. Simmer for 3 minutes.
8. Season with salt, and ground black pepper then stir.
9. Pour-in the vinegar and cook for 8 to 10 minutes more under medium heat.
10. Turn-off heat and transfer to a serving plate.
11. Serve. Share and enjoy!

Note: If you want your bopis to taste meatier, try adding 1 beef or pork cube in step 5.

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Recipe by: Panlasang Pinoy
Photo by: Esend Food

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