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Kare-Kare Recipe

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Quick and easy recipe of Pork Pata and or Oxtail Kare-Kare Recipe. Just like the Barrio Fiesta kare kare. Another delicious recipe version of our classic lutong bahay of Kare-kare. Happy cooking and enjoy!


1 kilogram Pork shank (pata) and or ox tail, sliced
1 1/2 cups crushed peanuts
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 medium eggplant, sliced
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 bunch bok choy
1 1/2 cups string beans, cut in 3 inches length (sitaw)
1 medium onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon annatto powder (atsuete)
3 tablespoons cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups water or beef broth (sabaw ng baka)
1/4 cup shrimp paste (bagoong)


Add 1.5 Liter of water in a cooking pot. Let boil.

Sprinkle 3 tsp salt, and the place in the pork shank. Boil and simmer for 1 hour (medium to low heat).

Once done Remove the pork from the cooking pot and transfer to a bowl. Set aside.

In another pot, heat oil. Sautè garlic and onion until fragrant.

Season with ground black pepper. Then, add the pork. Let it cook for about 3 minutes.

Add the fish sauce, crushed peanuts, 1/2 cup peanut butter, and annato or atsuete powder. Mix well.

Add the beef broth (or water). Let it come to a boil. Adjust heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring every now and then to prevent scorching at the bottom. Add little water if needed.

Once the sauce is thick, the add the sliced eggplants. Cook for additional 3 minutes.

Add the string beans. Cook for 2 minutes.

Add the bok choy leaves. Cover pot and turn off the heat.

Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with shrimp paste or bagoong.

Share and enjoy!

Cooking Tips:

If not serving right away, you can reserve the veggies and add it later on. Blanch the vegetables in hot water until tender for a few minutes. Drain water and serve on top of the Pata kare kare.

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