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Pinakbet

Serves 3-4

Get 3 of your 5 a day the Filipino way with a traditional Pinakbet. Often found in a spread at fiestas and gatherings, it’s arguably the most famous vegetable-based meal in Pinoy cuisine. It typically includes kalabasa, ampalaya, tomatoes, and okra. Whatever the combination of veggies, they’re always mixed with bagoong and topped with crispy pork belly.

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb Kalabasa (Squash) – seeds removed and cubed
  • 1/4 lb Ampalaya (Bittermelon) – seeds removed and cubed, salted to lessen bitterness
  • 1/4 lb Long beans – cut to 2 inch lengths
  • 1/4 lb Okra – cut to 2 inch lengths
  • 1/4 lb Eggplant – cut to 2 inch lengths
  • 1 tbsp Ginger – Julienned
  • 1 small Onion – quartered
  • 2 medium Tomatoes – quartered
  • 2 tbsp Bagoong (Shrimp paste) – or to taste
  • 1/2 lb Crispy pork belly – sliced

Instructions

  1. In a hot pan, add oil.
  2. Add ginger and saute.
  3. Add onions, bagoong, and tomatoes. Cook until they soften.
  4. Add all the remaining vegetables. Simmer until tender.
  5. Top with crispy pork belly.