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Recipe: Delicious Kare-Kare

Kare-Kare. Kare Kare is a type of Filipino stew with a rich and thick peanut sauce. It is a popular dish in the Philippines served during special occasions. The traditional recipe is composed of ox tail.

Lightly browned toasted ground rice is used to. This perennial Filipino favorite usually starts with a base of oxtails, beef stew cuts, pork hocks or tripe. Traditionally, the choice meat is simmered for hours to desired tenderness and and along with a variety of vegetables such as banana heart, long beans and eggplant, it's pulled together into a stew with ground peanuts for flavor, toasted ground rice for thickening and annatto for coloring. You can cook Kare-Kare using 16 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Kare-Kare

  1. Prepare 1 1/2 of kilo ox tail or Short beef ribs. I used beef ribs in these recipe.
  2. You need 1 cup of unsalted peanut butter.
  3. You need 1/4 cup of ground toasted rice.
  4. It’s 1 of red onions (diced).
  5. Prepare 1 of whole garlic (minced).
  6. You need 1/4 cup of annatto seeds (soaked in ½ cup boiling water).
  7. It’s 2 tbsp of brown sugar.
  8. It’s 5 cups of beef stock.
  9. It’s 5 grams of Salt.
  10. Prepare of flavored oil (vegetable, canola, etc).
  11. Prepare of ground black pepper.
  12. You need of Bagoong (fermented shrimp paste).
  13. You need of Vegetables Ingredients:.
  14. Prepare 4 pcs. of eggplant (sliced).
  15. It’s 2 bundle of string beans (sliced).
  16. You need 2 bunch of Baby Bok Choy.

Kare kare is a traditional Filipino recipe. The word 'kare' is derived from the word curry (surprise surprise!). You might also know this dish as kari-kaari. By the way, don't associate this curry with other Indian curries as the flavour is completely different.

Kare-Kare step by step

  1. In a pot add oil and sauté onion and garlic, once onions turn translucent remove then set it aside..
  2. Now using the same pot add beef ribs then brown all sides..
  3. Add the sauteed onion and garlic back to the pot. Then pour the beef stock and a cup of water into the pot then bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 1.5 hours or until meat is tender (Add water if needed)..
  4. Turn of the heat then remove the beef ribs from the pot and leaving all the liquid, set beef ribs aside..
  5. Add sugar, ground toasted rice, peanut butter and water from soaked annatto seeds into the pot then mix thoroughly until it’s even in consistency. Turn on the heat to medium then let it boil..
  6. Once sauce is boiling, turn heat to low then add the beef ribs and simmer for 15 minutes. Season with a dash of salt and freshly ground pepper..
  7. Now cook the vegetables separately by blanching string beans, eggplants and bok choy..
  8. Pour stew on a deep bowl and add cooked vegetables on the side. Serve with bagoong..

Kare kare is a traditional Filipino meaty stew that is often prepared with oxtail. Filipino cuisine makes use of a lot of meat, often pork, and seafood. Definitely not a vegetarian friendly cuisine like Indian or Mediterranean cuisine. Kare kare is a delicious oxtail stew made with peanut sauce that originates from the Philippines. This delicious and hearty stew is a must when it comes to the colder months, and reminds people of home.


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