Recipe: Pork Binagoongan

I noticed that I have been cooking dishes that are somehow new to our household. Luckily, all of them turned out successful and yummy so far. So when we were eating lunch, I cornered Babe. I asked him to take a picture of the dish every time I cook something new. He agreed right away, knowing that I will blog about it as well. I was unable to capture the previous dishes (I was successful with Adobo sa Gata, Bicol Express, and Arroz ala Cubana), however, Babe did remember taking pictures of our lunch earlier. I present to you, Pork Binagoongan!

Pork Binagoongan

Pork Binagoongan

What you’ll need:

  • Pork kasim
  • Bagoong alamang
  • vinegar
  • sugar
  • onion and garlic
  • eggplant
  • siling labuyo (optional)

What you need to do:

  1. Cut pork into desired shape and portion. Set aside.
  2. Rinse the shrimp paste (alamang) on a strainer to remove excess salt. Drain and set aside.
  3. Saute onion and garlic, add the port once the onion color starts to clear.
  4. When pork is tender, add the shrimp paste. Add vinegar and sugar, just enough to achieve the sweet and sour flavor. Cover the pan.
  5. Taste after about 5 minutes to see if vinegar has cooked. If flavor is to your satisfaction, add the sliced eggplant. Add a few tablespoon of water and cover for about 5 minutes.
  6. Once eggplant is cooked, you are good to go. You can also add a siling labuyo if you prefer the dish to be spicy.
  7. Serve with rice and a smile 🙂

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