Pinakbet is a Filipino dish made from mixed vegetables in fish or shrimp sauce. Pinakbet also called Pakbet is one of the popular dishes that originated mostly in the provinces in the Philippines.
There are many ways on how to cook Pinakbet and this recipe is what I grew up eating in Iloilo City.
The combination of the vegetables makes this dish so delicious and a true Filipino creation.
This famous Pinakbet is a combination of various vegetables rich in iron cooked with pork and shrimp in sauteed shrimp paste.
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This dish is not only full of flavors but also colorful and a popular dish to serve at Filipino gatherings. A classic Filipino stir-fry recipe so delicious specially when served with steamed rice.
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- 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 lb pork belly, cut into thin pieces
- 1 to 2 tbsp sauteed shrimp paste
- 1 large ampalaya, cut into bite size
- 1 large eggplant, cut into bite size
- 1/4 lbs okra, trim ends and cut in halves
- 1 small yellow squash (kalabasa), cut into cubes
- 1/4 lb long beans
- 5 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 large onion, sliced thin
- 1 thumb size ginger, grated
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- salt to taste
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 1/2 cup water
- In a wok, heat over medium heat and add oil. Add pork and cook until brown for about 5-7 minutes or until fat rendered.
- Add garlic, onion, ginger and tomato. Saute for few minutes until aromatic. Add bagoong and shrimp. Stir and cook for a minute.
- Add kalabasa, long beans, ampalaya, eggplant and okra. Stir gently and allow to cook for few minutes. Pour in water and cook for 5 minutes. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for another 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender yet crisp. Taste to see if salt is needed and add accordingly.
- Transfer in a serving dish and serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy!
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