Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My Kare-kare (ox tail in peanut sauce)

It's part of my typical day to cook lunch for the family. I just usually cook whatever it is that's available. Last night, when I checked the fridge I saw the ox tail and nearly on its expiry date, so that made me think to just put in a slow cooker so it would be hassle free cooking for tomorrow. I let it sit there for 9 hours. So now, I have a very nice broth and tender ox tail ready for my kare kare.

Here's the recipe:

500 g ox tail
100 ml peanut butter
1/2 big eggplant
1 cup green beans
1 cup cabbage
1/2 big pepper
1 tsp. red pepper powder
1/2 pc. onions
1/2 clove garlic
1 tsp oil
1 tbsp sauteed shrimp paste (bagoong)

Saute garlic and onion in a oil, then put the cooked ox tail and cook for few minutes. Then pour the broth (leave a 1/2 cup of broth for diluting the peanut butter)and add the red pepper powder. Let it boil for few minutes and put all the vegetables, while the veggies are half cooked, pour the diluted peanut butter. Put the sauteed shrimp paste or bagoong and mix until the veggies are done. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. That's it!

It would have been nice if I have the tripe, and some of beef slices,but the ox tail that we have is just perfect.Traditionally it should have atsuete but I don't have it so I used the red pepper powder and believe me, it turned out really great.You can use cornstarch to thicken the sauce,but I prefer the sauce thinner. I'll be setting the table now and hubby will be home in a little while.


Kasai said...

your kare kare looks good, me I use to put some gata (coconut milk) my hubby is bicolano and he likes it that way :D

joeann said...

that's a good idea kasai, i will give that a try next time:)

daisy said...

i'm thinking of going to your house for that kare-kare! :) miss eating it na!

Joeann said...

@daisy, you're very much welcome here :)

daisy said...

what's your address? haha

joeann said...

@daisy, you are in Prague right?we're not so far, if you happen to visit munich, germany.just let me know:)

k and k world said...

this dishes looks yummy!

The Wandering Miss said...

oh dear, I missed eating Kare-kare. thanks for sharing your recipe.


Dhemz said...

oh lala...super drooling to the max...nakakagutom!

thanks for dropping by....great to be here...following your blog!

daisy said...

aha! okies, thanks for the invitation! :)

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Catherine said...

Dear Joe-ann, great dish. I love ox tail stew. I have not had this in a long time.
I am new to your blog and I am now following it. I hope that you will visit my blog and follow it if you like it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Blessings, Catherine

Dhemz said...

one delicious dish...yum yum yum!

kamz said...

ako ni sulayan dear... taod2 na ko wala kakaon ug kare-kare.. ngita sa ko ikog! hehe!