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Fish Kare-Kare
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How to Cook Fish Kare-Kare (Labahita)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Manny

Ingredients

  • 3/4 kilo labahita deboned and cut into large cubes
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup toasted peanuts pounded
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3 heads native pechay
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp calamansi juice
  • 5 strings sitaw 100grams, cut into 2" pieces
  • 1/3 tsp iodized salt or 1 tsp rock salt
  • 1 medium puso ng saging banana heart, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 medium eggplants sliced
  • 1 to 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp atsuete juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 can 140grams Del Monte Tomato Sauce
  • Cooking oil for frying
  • Bagoong alamang or shrimp paste sauteed

    Instructions

    How to cook Fish Kare-Kare

    • Marinate labahita cubes in calamansi juice, iodized or rock salt and pepper for 30 minutes.
    • Coat each piece with cornstarch, then fry in oil until golden brown. Set aside.
    • Saute onion and garlic in oil. Add water, sitaw, puso ng saging, eggplant and atsuete juice.
    • Season with salt, pepper and sugar according to taste. Simmer for 20 minutes.
    • Add the rest of the ingredients except fish.
    • Simmer, stirring occasionally, until pechay is cooked.
    • Add fish just before serving. Serve with sauteed bagoong alamang.