What do friends do during life's milestones? Celebrate with friends of course! And what were the milestones? We sold our car at lightning speed and we were sending off Nory with good wishes. She will be vacationing in Hawaii with hubby, Allan. Honeymoon!
Wonder what the food above are called? Sinigang na bangus (milkfish in sour soup), Crispy pata and Kare-kare. Hmmmn, Yummy!
How do you cook these food: Here's how:
SINIGANG NA BANGUS (MILKFISH)
PROCEDURE :1. In a casserole, bring water to a boil together with the ginger.
2. Add the bangus, tomatoes, and onion and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add the tamarind powder and salt to taste.
4. Add the eggplant and string beans and simmer for another 5 minutes.
5. Remove from heat, add the kangkong leaves, and let stand covered for 5 minutes.
The Crispy Pata recipe, you could find that in my previous entry :)
Kare Kare Recipe
Estimated cooking time: 2 hours
Kare Kare Ingredients
1 kilo of beef (round or sirloin cut) cut into cubes, beef tripe or oxtail (cut 2 inch long) or a combination of all three (beef, tripe and oxtail)
3 cups of peanut butter1/2 cup cooked bagoong alamang (anchovies)
1/4 cup grounded toasted rice
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:
2. In a big pan or wok, heat oil and atsuete oil.
3. Sauté garlic, onions until golden brown, then add the stock, toasted rice, beef, oxtail and peanut butter.
4. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Salt to taste.
5. 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.