WATCH: How to Make Kare-kare
This peanut-based stew recipe is a uniquely Filipino favorite!
Kare-kare is a uniquely Filipino peanut-based stew. This recipe uses peanut butter and ox tripe for an easy version of the savory Pinoy party staple.
Serves 5 to 6
Preparation Time 20 minutes
Cooking Time 1 hour 30 mins
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
1 small banana blossom (puso ng saging), sliced
4 eggplants, sliced
1 bundle string beans (sitaw), cut into 2-inch pieces
1/2 cup annato water infused with annatto seeds
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 kilos ox tripe, washed with salt and boiled
4 cups water
1 cup ground peanuts
1/2 cup toasted ground rice
1 bundle pechay or bok choy
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup shrimp paste (bagoong), to serve
Heat oil in a large saucepot. Sauté garlic and onions until fragrant.
Add puso ng saging, eggplant, and string beans.
Strain annatto seeds and discard. add annatto water and peanut butter to the pot. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
Add ox tripe, water, ground peanuts, and ground rice. Stir gently and simmer until thick.
Add pechay or bok choy. Season to taste. Serve with bagoong and rice.