Pinakbet/ Pakbet Recipe
( Mj's Recipe )
Pinakbet or pakbet is an indigenous Filipino dish from the northern regions of the Philippines. Pinakbet is made from mixed vegetables steamed in fish or shrimp sauce. The word is the contracted form of the Ilokano word pinakebbet, meaning "shrunk" or "shriveled".
( source:wikipedia )
Hello Everyone! Another awesome recipe that I'm sharing this weekend and also one of my favorite. Pinakbet or Pakbet prepared by my friend MJ. She always make me Pinakbet everytime I asked for it. Lucky Me! Mj is like 10 minutes away from my house and we always hang out together. She also have a garden on the back on her house filled with all the vegetables staple for making Pinakbet. When its summertime, we have a lot of vegetables to choose from her garden.
There's a lot of variations of making this dish and they all taste delicious. I love Mj's recipe because of its own delicious characteristics and I'm happy to get her recipe and share it here on my blog. This is very popular dish in the Philippines and also this dish is so forgiving that you can adjust every ingredients according to your liking. C'mon let's start making Pinakbet/ Pakbet. YUM!
-the quantity of the ingredients depends on how many guest eating the dish.
-Adjust the taste according to your preference
long beans/ Chinese beans
chopped pork belly
salt and pepper
1.) Prepare all the ingredients by cutting all the vegetables into desired pieces. Set aside.
2.) Put cooking oil into a large skillet, Let it stand for couple minutes. Add the chopped garlic and onion and sauteed until translucent.
3.) Add the chopped pork and let it brown. Add the vegetables in order squash first then add the rest after 5 minutes. ( - other vegetables have different cooking time like eggplant, beans and okra to avoid over cooked)
4.) Add little water if you need to, put the shrimp paste and let it stand for couple minutes. Once the vegetables are cooked. Give it a taste, add salt and pepper if you need to.
5.) ENJOY! the Pinakbet with rice and friends company.