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Pata Kare-kare Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano

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

Instructions

  • Pour 2 quarts of water in a cooking pot. Let boil.
  • Add about 3 teaspoons of salt, and the put in the pork shank. Simmer for 1 hour.
  • Remove the pork from the cooking pot. Set aside.
  • In a clean cooking pot, heat oil. Saute the garlic and onion.
  • Add the ground black pepper. Stir. Add the pork. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Put-in the fish sauce, crushed peanut, peanut butter, and annato powder. Stir.
  • Pour-in the beef broth (or water). Bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes while stirring once in a while. Add water as necessary.
  • When the texture thickens, add the eggplant. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Put-in the string beans. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • 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).
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with shrimp paste.
  • Share and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 4g