Bicol Express with Sitaw

Bicol Express with Sitaw also known as Sinilihan with Sitaw is a Filipino stew made of pork, coconut milk or cream, finger chilies, birds eye chili and long beans. This hearty Bicol Express with Sitaw is rich, creamy and pack in flavor.

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  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 thumb size ginger, minced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 10 pieces (or more) birds eye chili (siling labuyo), chopped
  • 1 lb pork belly, cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp sauteed shrimp paste (bagoong)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 lb long beans (sitaw), cut into 2 inches
  • 3 cups coconut cream or coconut milk
  • salt as needed
  • 6 finger chili pepper, sliced

  1. In a wide pan, heat and add cooking oil. Saute onion, ginger, garlic and siling labuyo (add more siling labuyo if you prefer it more spicy). Cook for a minute until aromatic and limp. Add pork belly and cook for about 5 minutes until lightly browned. 
  2. Add sauteed bagoong. Stir and cook for a minute. Pour-in water and stir. Cover pan and simmer while stirring occasionally. Allow to cook for about 15-20 minutes until meat is fully tender and water starts to evaporate. 
  3. Add sitaw and stir gently. Pour-in coconut cream or coconut milk. Allow to cook for 5 minutes over medium-high heat allowing the sauce to thickens while stirring occasionally. Season with salt as needed and add finger chilies. Cook for a minute and serve while hot. Enjoy! 

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