Kare-kare

Kare-kare is a Philippine meat dish made up of peanut sauce, beef, oxtail, tripe and an assortment of vegetables. Its popular partner is the “bagoong” or shrimp paste.

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This distinctly Filipino dish is believed by most to have originated from the Pampanga region which is dubbed as the Culinary Center of the Philippines. Still, some claim that the name “kare-kare” was lifted from the Indian word “curry” and that the dish was introduced to the Philippines by Indians who once settled in the Rizal province many years ago.

It is a persistent favorite in fiestas or traditional gatherings of Filipinos.

Kare-kare Recipe

Kare-kare Ingredients:
* 1 oxtail
* 1/2 kilo ox tripe or 1/2 kilo beef, or 1/4 kilo of each
* 1 banana heart/bud cut into large pieces
* 2 bundles pechay, half each leaf crosswise
* 1 bundle string beans cut into 3-inch pieces
* 4 pieces eggplants, halved lengthwise and cut into 3-inch pieces
* 2 pieces onions, diced
* 1 head of garlic, minced
* 1/2 cup of oil
* 8 cups of water
* 1/4 cup of ground toasted rice
* 1 cup of peanuts, ground
* 1 tablespoon of atsuete, soaked in ½ cup of water
* salt and pepper to taste
* 1/2 cup of bagoong alamang (anchovies)

Kare-kare Cooking Instructions:
* In a stock pot, boil ox tail and ox tripe in water with a little salt for an hour or until tender. Cut up the tail and tripe into medium-sized pieces and set aside. Keep the stock for later use.
* In a large wok, heat the oil and sauté garlic and onions. Add the stock and the water in which atsuete was soaked.
* Add the banana heart/bud and string beans. Bring to boil. Season with salt.
* When the banana heart and string beans are nearly tender, add the pechay, eggplant and meat (ox tail and tripe). Add enough water if necessary.
* Add the ground peanuts and rice until soup is thick. Stir continuously so as to prevent sticking of the ground peanuts and rice to the wok.
* Serve with bagoong alamang (anchovies)

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