Kare-kare my way. My take on the classic Filipino dish, using ingredients available in my place here in Germany. I'm not a professional cook, I just love cooking and eating. Stay at Home Order here in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
It is a popular dish in the Philippines served during special occasions. Palayok or clay pot is used to cook this dish. It also functions as the serving bowl at the same time. You can cook Kare-kare my way using 13 simple ingredients and 5 easy steps. Learn how to achieve it.
Ingredients of Kare-kare my way
- You need 6 of beef short ribs.
- Prepare 1 of large onion, sliced.
- Prepare 6 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped.
- It’s 2 tbsp of fish sauce.
- It’s 8 cups of beef stock.
- Prepare 2 of bay leaves.
- Prepare 6 tbsp of peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, your choice).
- Prepare 1/2 lb of green beans, ends trimmed.
- It’s 1 bundle of kale, de-stemmed and cut into large strips.
- You need 1 tbsp of sauteed shrimp paste (optional).
- It’s 1/2 tbsp of white vinegar (optional).
- It’s 1/2 tbsp of maple syrup (optional).
- You need 1 of Serrano chili, chopped (optional).
The best way to eat kare-kare is to pair it with plain. Thank you for signing up for the Sunrise Newsletter Please try KARE would like to send you push notifications about the latest news and weather. Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. Kare-kare is a popular stew in Philippines that is served on special occasions like Feast Days (fiesta), Birthdays and family gatherings.
Kare-kare my way instructions
- Season the ribs lightly with salt and pepper, then sear them in a large pot on high heat with a splash of veg oil. Once they're browned, remove them to a bowl and set aside..
- Add the onion and garlic to the pot and fry for one minute. Add the fish sauce and let cook another minute. Add the beef stock and bay leaves and return the ribs to the pot (along with any juices). Turn the heat down to low, cover and let simmer for 2 hours. Be sure to skim the surface regularly because the ribs will give off a lot of oil and floaty gunk (sorry, don't know the right term for it)..
- Once the ribs are soft pull them aside and let them cool. You can keep the pot simmering uncovered so the broth can reduce. When the ribs are cool enough to handle, clean the meat off the bones. Try to keep the meat as intact as possible. Remove the bay leaves from the pot and add the meat back in..
- Stir the peanut butter into the pot. Once it's melted in, add the green beans and kale. Let simmer for 10 more minutes then serve with rice and shrimp paste (optional, step 5)..
- In a small pot on low heat, add the shrimp paste, vinegar, maple syrup, and chili. Let it warm through, then serve on the side..
The dish's defining ingredient is its peanut sauce which is made out of peanut butter, ground toasted rice and annatto seed extract this is then cooked with variety of local. Kare kare is a traditional Filipino recipe. The word 'kare' is derived from the word curry (surprise surprise!). You might also know this dish as kari-kaari. By the way, don't associate this curry with other Indian curries as the flavour is completely different.