KUSINA NI KAYNE – Pinakbet

Here is my first attempt to share my own recipe version of an easy PINAKBET!!!

I say my own version because, there are no specific rules … this is called “pacham” 🙂 Meaning pa chamba-chamba! hehehe

Many of us are not familiar with measurements, so in my recipes I will give basic measurement/sizes (hints) for all of us, and learn from what ingredient (maybe) is lacking or too much.

So let me start;

Step 1 – Mix into a big bowl all the basic vegetable ingredients:


      * – 1 – Eggplant (Talong)
      * – 1/4 – Squash (Calabassa)
      * – 1 Bitter gourd (ampalaya)
      * – 3-4 pcs of Taro (Gabi)
      * – 6-7 pcs of Okra – not in this photo
      * – 4-5 pcs of String beans (sitaw)- not in                                                         this photo too
   
      (Slice them as shown in the photo.)

Step 2 – Prepare the pan and heat the cooking oil.       Step 3 – Add garlic until its golden brown
                          

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Step 4 – Add onion until it becomes transparent.  
 
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Before hand, I have prepared my chosen meat or poultry or seafood that I would like to mix with this recipe. Often times, pinakbet is mixed with pork or chicken… but in this recipe I chose mixed seafood.
I have purchased a 500 gm frozen mixed seafood ready from the supermarket
(I said no exact measurements, but you can check in the plastic its quantity, or you may decide based on the number of people eating)
I washed it once or twice and boil it to a hot water, once they are totally boiled I have kept its soup to be used later.

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                          Step 5 – Add the mixed seafood (and a little black pepper), sauté.


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                     Step 6 – Once the seafood is a little cooked, add the mixed vegetables, sauté.



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                       Step 7 – Add the soup of the seafood that we set aside earlier and mix. 
                                                        Keep it for at least 2-3 minutes.

                                                      
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                                            Step 8 – Add 1 – 2 spoons of shrimp paste to taste.  
                                 You may add salt and pepper according to your taste and mix.



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                                                                     And it’s ready!!!


Tip : Half cooked vegetables are known to be healthier as many people said… so try not to overcooked them!
                   


                                      Till next time here at KUSINA ni Kayne! 🙂

Blog post by : JM Kayne

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