Kare Kare Recipe

Kare-Kare Ingredients:

3 lbs. Ox Tail cut into serving size

1 1/2 cup of peanut butter

1/4 cup grounded toasted rice

1/2 cup cooked shrimp bagoong

2 pieces onions, diced

2 heads of garlic, minced

4 tablespoons achuete oil

4 pieces eggplant, sliced 1 inch thick

1 bundle of sitaw (string beans) cut to 2" long

1/2 cup oil

4 cups of water

Salt to taste

Cooking Direction:

In a deep pot boil oxtails in water, 1 pc. bay leaf, 3 pcs. whole pepper and a pinch of salt for an hour or until cooked. Strain and keep the stock.

In a big pan or wok heat oil and atsuete oil.

Sauté garlic, onions until golden brown, then add the stock, toasted rice, and peanut butter.

Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.

Add salt to taste.

On a separate pan brown eggplant and string beans on olive oil for few minute. Do not overcook the vegetables.

***Serve the ox tail with the peanut sauce on the side or on top with bagoong on the side and hot plain rice. I like my bagoong with lemon juice. ***

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