Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pinakbet Recipe from Ezine Articles - Filipino Free Recipes


If you are a vegetable lover, you would surely come to love the unique blend of flavors of this pinakbet recipe. The bitter taste of ampalaya, the salty bagoong, plus the flavors of several vegetables mixed together makes this recipe one of a kind. Just try the pinakbet and you will surely be craving for the taste in time. It is one of the dishes that Fipilinos working or living abroad would surely miss. In fact, I had to scour Chinese markets just to find the ingredients while I was working overseas five years ago.

Ingredients:

½ lb sliced pork
½ squash (cubed)
2 eggplants (sliced)
2 cups sliced okra
1 ampalaya (bitter melon or bitter gourd, sliced)
2 cups (1½  inch long) cut sitaw or yard long beans
2 tomatoes (chopped)
1 onion (chopped)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
1-1½ cups water
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2-3 tbsp bagoong alamang or salted shrimp pasteCooking Instructions:
Put the oil in a large and deep casserole then place over medium heat. Add the pork until slightly brown.
Stir in the tomatoes, onions and garlic. For just a few minutes, sauté until the tomatoes are somewhat wilted.
Add the okra and squash then stir-fry for about 1-2 minutes. Add the remaining vegetables then combine by stirring gently.
Pour the water then add the bagoong alamang. Cook until it comes to a boil.
Adjust the heat to low and cover the casserole while simmering. Cook until the vegetables are tender but not overcooked. You can adjust the flavor by adding a small amount of bagoong alamang then mix well.
Transfer to a serving plate and serve immediately.
Jasmine is a native Filipino with a passion for cooking and gardening. Her love of Pinoy food has lead her to create a website to share her favorite Filipino recipes with the world. Come and explore and enjoy a true taste of the Philippines with these authentic Pinoy recipes and stories of the Philippine culture.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Jasmine_Enerlan

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/4561256

Filipino Free Recipe From: http://ezinearticles.com/?Filipino-Recipes---Pinakbet---Pinoy-Food&id=4561256

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