Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Coffee Break 1.26

What dish have you been dreaming to prepare?

Simple lang po. KARE-KARE sana.

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Kare Kare Recipe

Estimated cooking time: 2 hours

Kare Kare Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kilo beef (round or sirloin cut) cut into cubes (for a more traditional kare kare, use cleaned beef tripe instead of beef)

  • 1/2 kilo oxtail, cut 2 inch long

  • 3 cups of peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup grounded toasted rice

  • 1/2 cup cooked bagoong alamang (anchovies)

  • 2 pieces onions, diced

  • 2 heads of garlic, minced

  • 4 tablespoons atsuete oil

  • 4 pieces eggplant, sliced 1 inch thick

  • 1 bundle Pechay (Bok choy) cut into 2 pieces

  • 1 bundle of sitaw (string beans) cut to 2" long

  • 1 banana bud, cut similar to eggplant slices, blanch in boiling water

  • 1/2 cup oil

  • 8 cups of water

  • Salt to taste

Kare Kare Cooking Instructions:

  • In a stock pot, boil beef and oxtails in water for an hour or until cooked. Strain and keep the stock.

  • In a big pan or wok, heat oil and atsuete oil.

  • Sauté garlic, onions until golden brown, then add the stock, toasted rice, beef, oxtail and peanut butter. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Salt to taste.

  • Add the eggplant, string beans, pechay and banana bud. Cook the vegetables for a few minutes - Do not overcook the vegetables.

  • Serve with bagoong on the side and hot plain rice.

I don't know when will this dream come true, love it kasi to the max and my mom cooks it so good! Someday..someday maluluto rin kita!

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