Pork Binagoongan is a Filipino recipe with a shrimp paste (Bagoong Alamang) that gives flavor to the sauteed dish.
Shrimp paste is a fermented made from very small shrimp or krill. It’s noticeably chunky compared to watery types of bagoong made from fish.
Pork Binagoongan Recipe
- 2 to 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 kilo pork, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup shrimp paste (bagoong alamang)
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 2 cups water
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- salt, to taste
- Heat oil in a medium-sized pan. Render the fat from the pork belly, saute until a bit browned.
- Add garlic, black pepper and onion saute for 5 minutes then add the tomatoes.
- Pour in the shrimp paste and saute for 5 minutes.
- Add the vinegar and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add water and let it boil until the liquid has decreased by half. Check for the tenderness of the pork.
- Add sugar and adjust seasoning (if needed) and let it simmer again for 5 minutes. Best served warm with rice.
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