Reader Tips: Make the Best Kare-Kare
Our readers gave us a few tips on how to make an extra saucy peanut stew.
Filipinos love a good kare-kare. A classic Pinoy stew made of ground toasted peanuts and oxtail, kare-kare is a comforting dish, served warm with piles of rice and a healthy dose of bagoong or fermented fish.
We asked our readers what exactly they do to make their versions of this quintessential Filipino fave. Here are a few of our favorite tips and tricks:
Use rice flour to thicken the sauce for better texture. - Isabel Michelle Latayan-Pascua
Try this recipe: How to make Kare-Kare
Saute the peanut paste (not peanut butter) in garlic first, then put atsuete and the beef broth from all the boiled meats before putting in all the meat. -Ana Apolonio
Try this recipe: Kare-Kare
Grill the eggplant. -Jose Maglonzo
Try this recipe: Lechon Kawali Kare-Kare
Make it the old-fashioned way; Toast the sticky rice or malagkit first before grinding it. It'll taste like real kare-kare and not just peanut butter. -Joy Sherer
Try this recipe: Inihaw na Liempo with Peanut Bagoong Dipping Sauce
Use real freshly ground peanuts and put lots of it for a creamy, peanut-y taste! -Panpan Tan C
Try this recipe: Kare-Kare Pasta
Cook the vegetables separately -Brigette Guzman
Try this recipe: Salmon Head Kare-Kare