Tuesday, September 25, 2012

K/ABC Wednesday

K is for Kare-Kare

Kare-kare [pronounced as kar′ēkar′ē] is a Filipino comfort food, a perennial family favorite in both local and overseas Filipino households.  It is a stew made from peanut sauce with a variety of vegetables, oxtail and tripe.  It is often eaten with bagoong (shrimp paste) spiced with chili.  A Philippine fiesta is not complete without Kare-kare, particularly in the province of Pampanga.  

Preparation:  Oxtail, with skin on and cut into 2-inch lengths, and ox tripe are boiled until tender.  When the meat is tender, the soup becomes gelatinous and to this, ground roasted peanuts (or unsweetened peanut butter) and ground roasted glutinous  rice are added to make the soup thicker.  Achuete (annatto) is also added to give color.  The basic vegetables for kare-kare include banana flower bud, eggplant, string beans and Chinese cabbage.  It is served hot with sauteed shrimp paste and eaten with steamed rice.

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12 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

yum yum

Photo Cache said...

someone bring me fresh cooked rice to go with this.

i couldn't guess what your entry was just looking at the thumbnail, silly me kare kare didn't enter my consciousness and i love this dish.

photowannabe said...

It sounds very spicy but very tasty too.
Good choice for the letter K.

Carver said...

That sounds great. Carver ABC Wed. Team

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet this tastes wonderful!

Ann said...

I like tripe, and I will love the kare kare

Meoww said...

Wow! Looks delish :)

chubskulit said...

Miss ko na yan sobra!

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Hazel said...

Let the feast begin! Is that (green) kale or a variety of pakchoi?

Jama said...

Sounds yummy!

Kate said...

Your photo is bright and cheerful; including a recipe is always good! Kate, ABC Team

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Yummy! My mouth is watering now!
Must go and find something good in the fridge to forget about this dish!
He he he he he!
I don't think it's going to work! Oh my!