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Pinakbet Ilonggo

A mouth watering Ilonggo recipe also known as Pakbet. 


1/2 lb pork, sliced thin

1/2 lb shrimp, peeled

1 tbsp bagoong (sauteed shrimp paste)

1  lb long beans, cut into bite size

1 lb kalabasa (squash) cut into cubes

2 pcs ampalaya (bitter melon) sliced into bite size

1/2 lb okra, cut halves

1 medium talong (eggplant) cut into bite size

4 pcs garlic, crushed

1 medium onion, sliced

salt & pepper to taste.

2 tablespoon Cooking Oil

Cooking Direction:

Using a wok set heat on medium. 

Saute garlic, onion in cooking oil till golden brown. 

Add pork and continue cooking. 

When it starts to sizzle add the bagoong. 

Season with enough salt and pepper to taste. 

Add the shrimp and the vegetables starting from sitaw, ampalaya, kalabasa, okra and talong. 

Stir fry for few minutes then add a cup add a cup of water and simmer till vegetables are cooked. 

Serve over steam rice. A lot of rice.

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