Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Kare-kare

Kare-kare is another Filipino dish made out of peanut sauce. Usually crushed peanuts or sometimes peanut butter. Mixed vegetables such as: String beans, egg plant, pechay, puso ng saging (banana flower bud).
Stewed oxtail, ox tripe, pork or beef meat as main. Best eaten with shrimp paste.

Prep:
Oxtail, with the skin on and cut into 2-inch lengths, and ox tripe are boiled until tender. Sometimes pieces of ox feet or shins are added. In some varieties, other types of meat are used, such as pork or (rarely) chicken (there is an instance of one version omitting the meat altogether and using vegetables). When the meat is tender, the soup becomes glutinous and to this is added ground roasted peanuts (or peanut butter), ground roasted glutinous rice to make the soup thicker. Atsuete (annatto) is added to give color. The basic vegetables for kare-kare include young banana flower bud or "heart" (puso ng saging), eggplant, string beans, and Chinese cabbage (pechay). Kare-kare is often served hot with special bagoong alamang (sauteed salted shrimp paste). -source-
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