Pork Binagoongan (Binagoongang Baboy)
Pork binagoongan or Binagoongang Baboy is pork seasoned with shrimp paste. It is an easy yet delicious dish. It commonly tastes salty as a result of its shrimp paste ingredient. The saltiness can, however, be reduced by adding sugar. Variations such as the addition of green beans, carrots, and eggplant can be used. It can also be made spicier with the addition of chili peppers. You will not consider your diet when this dish is eaten with a steaming bowl of rice!
- 1/2 kilo pork belly or liempo, boiled
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 eggplant sliced diagonally (optional)
- 2 chili pepper chopped or crushed pepper
- 2 stalks green onions chopped (optional)
- 2 tbsp shrimp paste (to taste)
- 3 tbsp vinegar
- 2 tbsp sugar
- pepper to taste
- water enough to cover the meat
- cooking oil
- Servings: 4
- Time: 50 minutes
- Level: Moderate
- Cuisine: Filipino
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- Boil water in big pot (enough to cover the meat. ) Place pork meat and add bay leaves, salt and whole pepper corn. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for at least 40-45 minutes or until pork is tender. Drain and cut into cubes. Set aside.
- In a wok, heat cooking oil. Saute onion and garlic until soft and fragrant. Add sliced pork and saute over medium high heat until light brown.
- Add shrimp paste according to taste and stir until combined.
- Pour in half a cup of water. Season with vinegar, sugar and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil.
- After a boil, place in eggplant. Cover and simmer for few minutes until eggplant is tender. (Add more water if necessary).
- When eggplant is tender, sprinkle with chopped chili pepper, green onions and mix well. Turn off heat.
- Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!
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