6 Classic Pinoy Stews You Can Make The Whole Week
End everyday right with a homey and hearty stew.
When we think of meal plans and meal prepping, we can’t help but think of fried, steamed or roasted dishes. Those dishes do make a week much easier, but sadly, little else is as rewarding or satisfying as finishing off a day with a delicious and warm bowl of stew. Imagine having flavorful sauce drenching your hot rice and its tender cuts of meat filling your stomach. Sure, these dishes do take a little longer to cook than your average quick meal, but it sure is worth it. Trust us, your whole family will agree!
Monday : Chicken Callos Recipe
Your typical callos recipe might take a lot of dirty work handling tripe, but not this one. Using chicken make this an easy version of the classic Spanish-Filipino dish. Better yet, everyone—even the picky eaters—can enjoy this chunky dish. Sure, some people can’t eat tripe, but only a few can say no to chicken.
Tuesday: Pork Dinuguan Recipe
Only Filipinos understand how delicious dinuguan is. There’s no stew quite as rich, as thick, and distinct as this blood stew. Make sure you have puto on the side.
Wednesday: Beef Pares Recipe
Carinderias always have beef pares for a reason: they’re always a best seller! There’s just no such thing as bad pares! Where does it go wrong? That's only if you don’t cook enough rice. With such a delicious dish, make sure you don’t underestimate how much rice you’ll need.
For this dish, we have a suggestion: why not have it the whole day? If you cook it for breakfast, cover it, and reheat it for dinner, it will be even more delicious. Letting your dish have time to develop and meld together gives it more depth of flavor.
Thursday: Waknatoy (Pork Stew with Pickles) Recipe
Waknatoy is Marikina’s version of menudo. Just like menudo, it has a tomato-based, flavorful sauce coating pork chunks and Vienna sausage. What sets it apart though, is the addition of pickles! The pickles give this dish a sweet and tangy twist that makes it even more delicious.
Friday: Chicken Halang-Halang Recipe
If you love your tinola, you’ll love this creamy version of that ginger chicken soup. A concoction of coconut cream, lemongrass, and a good amount of chillies liven up this spicy Visayan chicken dish.
Make sure to honor its name with enough chillies as “halang-halang” translates to “anghang-anghang.”
Saturday: Pork Binagoongan Recipe
As a dip, bagoong makes a lot of Filipino foods shine like kare-kare, steamed vegetables, green mangoes, pinakbet, and salads. But bagoong is more than just a dip; it can also be the very heart and flavor of a recipe. With this binagoongan recipe, every rich bite celebrates the unique, delicious taste only bagoong can deliver.
Sunday: Sinigang na Salmon Recipe
What Filipino meal plan would be complete without sinigang? Make sure you have a bowl of a tasty, tangy, hot sinigang dish. In this recipe, we used salmon so you can make a special dinner for your family.
If you do your groceries on Sunday, it’s best to cook this on the same day. Fish is best after all, when it’s at its freshest.
We dare say that ending a long, tiring day with a good, hot, and home-cooked meal is one of life’s best experiences. This delicious meal plan will help you get just that.