Famous dish from the northern Ilocos region, where the people need to make something from their harvest. Eggplants, okra, string beans and other vegetables are stewed with their famous Ilocos fermented fish.
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Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 9g
Dietary Fiber 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 4-6 pcs malunggay fruit (remove the skin and cut to 1 1/2- 2 inches long)
- Small pcs of squash
- 1 pcs eggplants
- 1 pcs bittermelon
- 6-8 pcs of stringbeans
- 8-10 pcs of okra
- 10 stalks of kangkong
- 2 tbsp sauted shrimp paste
- 1 cup water
- 1 tomato
- 1 onion
- 3 cloves of garlic
- Cooking oil for frying
- In a cooking pot, boil the shrimp paste in water, until dissolve.
- Add the vegetables in a layer, start with tomato, onion, bittermelon, eggplant, stringbeans, malunggay fruit okra squash and garlic.
- Layer the fried or grilled fish, cover and cook on high and when it starts to boil, lower the heat to simmer.
- Cook for about 20-25 minutes.
- Add the kangkong leaves, and simmer for few minutes.
- Pinakbet is done, when vegetables appear wrinkled.
- Do not mix the vegetables while simmering.
- Grill the fish to reduce fats.
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