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Pakbet or Pinakbet Recipe


Estimated cooking time: 35 minutes


Pakbet Ingredients:

  • 1/4 kilo pork with fat, cut into small pieces

  • 2 Amapalya (bitter melons) sliced to bite size pieces

  • 2 eggplants, sliced to bite size pieces

  • 5 pieces of okra, cut in two

  • 1 head garlic, minced

  • 2 onions, diced

  • 5 tomatoes, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon of ginger, crushed and sliced

  • 4 tablespoons bagoong isda or bagoong alamang

  • 3 tablespoons of oil

  • 1 1/2 cup water

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Pakbet Cooking Instructions:

  • In a cooking pan, heat oil and fry the pork until brown, remove the pork from the pan and set aside.

  • On the same pan, saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.

  • In a casserole, boil water and add bagoong.

  • Add the pork in the casserole and mix in the sautéed garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Add in all the vegetables and cook until the vegetables are done, careful not to overcook.

  • Salt and pepper to taste.

  • Serve hot with plain rice.


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