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Kare Kare-I am proud to say that this delicious Filipino, peanut based stew originated in Pampanga :) Whenever I cook this, I make sure to use lots of peanut butter, lots of ground toasted peanuts, and actually incorporate some of the bagoong (Which is usually served on the side) while sauteing…I also make sure the sauce has just the right consistency, not too thick and not too runny either. A little manyaman tip for you all: after you get the right consitency and desired tenderness of your meat, add about a half stick of butter into your Kare Kare. It will make your sauce more smooth, more savory, and of course more manyaman!
Filipino Beef Steak (Bistek)-In Pampango, we call this “Bisteg”, and it’s always been one of my favorite Beef dishes. I like to use lots of Calamansi when marinating the meat (I’m talking about A LOT of Calamansi). This really gives the dish that unique , truly Filipino, citrusy flavor :)
Caldereta-This is a classic Filipino stew made up of slow cooked Beef, Pork or Chicken accompanied by sweet peppers, sliced potatoes, carrots, and lots of delicious spices (which vary from region to region in the Philippines). The Kapampangan way of preparing Caldereta involves marinating the meat in soy sauce and pineapple juice before adding it to the stew. This insures a Manyaman slightly sweet, but savory dish. What I like most about Caldereta is it’s mild spicy flavor which really showcases the taste of Spanish influence in Filipino Cuisine.
Beef, Left over Baby Bok Choy & Red Bell Peppers make an awesome stir fry! And just to let you all know, this is the FIRST recipe I’m making available to you guys. So try it out and let me know how everything goes! Just click the picture and hopefully it will redirect you to my recipe.