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SLOW-COOKED KARE-KARE FROM SCRATCH

SLOW-COOKED KARE-KARE FROM SCRATCH- FILIPINO PEANUT STEW FROM SCRATCH

There is no need of Mama Sita’s Kare-Kare mix here. This Kare-kare, my friends, is made from scratch and SLOW-COOKED.

Ingredients
  

  • 4 lbs ox tail
  • cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons of fish sauce I used Rufina Patis
  • ½ cup onion
  • ½ lb egg plant string beans and banana heart
  • 2 pieces large bok choy leaves
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 4 cups of water
  • SERVING
  • Shrimp Paste

Instructions
 

  • Place Ox Tail or Beef Meat in a crock pot add the water
  • Slow cooked on high for 2 hours on high or overnight on low for 4 hours. When using Beef, lower the cooking time . ( I recommend setting a timer in your slow cooker, as we don't want the meat to be too soft.)
  • When the meat are done and ready, heat the cooking oil in a separate cooking pan and saute' garlic and onion. Around 2 minutes.
  • Add in the broth from the cook meat , the eggplant,banan heart and string beans (if using ),and let it simmer to blend the flavors, and cook until the eggplants are soft.
  • Add in 1/2 to 2/3 cup of peanut butter.YOUR AIM SHOULD MAKE THE SAUCE CREAMY AND WITH A GENTLE TASTE OF PEANUT BUTTER (NOT OVERWHELMING), SO ADD THE PEANUT BUTTER VERY SLOWLY.
  • Keep on stirring so as not to burn the peanut butter at the bottom of the cooking pan.
  • Season with the fish sauce.
  • Add the Oxtail meat and the bok choy.
  • Serve with sauteed Shrimp. Enjoy this Filipino cuisine!

Notes

  1. Put ox tail meat in a ceramic slow cooker.
  2. Add in water and slow cooked on high for 5 hours and 7 hours on low.
  3. When meat is ready, separate the soup and ox tail.
  4. Saute' onion in a deep frying pan and then add the soup. Let it simmer and add the egg plant. Continue cooking until egg plant is tender.
  5. Add in the peanut butter and mix to blend the soup and the peanut butter.
  6. Add in fish sauce. Start with 1 tablespoon and add more if you want it to be saltier. The 2 tablespoons was good enough for me.
  7. Simmer for 1 more minute and add in the ox tail meat and the bok choy leaves. Cook for 4 more minutes and serve hot with shrimp paste.