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Pata-Kare-Kare

Pata Kare-kare Recipe

Pata Kare-kare is pork shank stewed in peanut sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Pork shank (pata), cut into 2 inch thick pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed peanuts
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 medium Chinese eggplant, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 bunch bok choy, cleaned
  • 1 1/2 cups string beans, cut in 3 inches length
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon annatto powder
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups water or beef broth
  • salt
  • 1/4 cup shrimp paste (bagoong)

Cooking Procedure

  1. Pour 2 quarts of water in a cooking pot. Let boil.
  2. Add about 3 teaspoons of salt, and the put in the pork shank. Simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Remove the pork from the cooking pot. Set aside.
  4. In a clean cooking pot, heat oil. Saute the garlic and onion.
  5. Add the ground black pepper. Stir. Add the pork. Cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Put-in the fish sauce, crushed peanut, peanut butter, and annato powder. Stir.
  7. Pour-in the beef broth (or water). Bring to a boil.
  8. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes while stirring once in a while. Add water as necessary.
  9. When the texture thickens, add the eggplant. Cook for 5 minutes.
  10. Put-in the string beans. Cook for 3 minutes.
  11. Add the bok choy. Cover and then turn the heat off. Let the veggies cook using the residual heat for 5 to 7 minutes (do not remove the cover).
  12. Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with shrimp paste.
  13. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 4

Courtesy of : http://panlasangpinoy.com/2013/03/10/pata-kare-kare-recipe/

Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZGzewboUT0&feature=c4-overview&list=UUIjw46txjW6oD4NU6FHaj_w

 

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