Filipino Kare Kare (Ox tail and Peanut Stew)

Kare kare is one of the Nation’s fave and iconic dish. If you’d ask Filipinos on what’s their all-time favorite dish, I’m pretty sure kare kare will be on top of the list. Making this dish actually sucks up a lot of your time, yet it is all worth the wait. We don’t usually make this dish on an everyday matter. We make one on special occasions and share it with our relatives and friends. Many crave for this food, but eventually only a few are blessed to have known how to cook one. This is why we made this to help you all guys out there how to make one. Enjoy reading , try to cook one and enjoy eating with family and friends!

¼ kilo long bean (sitaw), cut 2 inches long
3 pieces eggplant, sliced 1 inch thick
5 pieces pechay (bok choy), cut into halves 
1 piece banana blossom , cut alike to eggplant      
2 pieces onions,diced
2 heads of garlic, minced
fish sauce
salt shrimp paste
kare kare mix
black pepper
peanut butter
bell pepper
ox tail

1. In a pot filled with 8 glass of water, boil the ox tail for about an hour or so until cooked. Set aside the ox tail and keep the stock.
2. On a large wok, sauté the onions, garlic and ginger until it turns golden brown. Pour in the stock and the ox tail. Simmer for a few minutes and add salt and pepper to taste.
3. Add first the banana blossom until it softens. Add in all the vegetables and cook for a few minutes. Add the kare kare mix. Do not overcook the vegetables; check on them once in a while.
4. When ready for serving, stir in 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.
5. For the shrimp paste- sauté garlic until golden brown. Add the shrimp paste and fish sauce to taste.
6. Serve Kare-Kare with the shrimp paste mixture on the side.
7. Enjoy your meal!


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