"Filipino food is a fusion of different flavours which evolves through various influences like Spanish, American, Chinese and other Asian countries. As we adapted and concocted these dishes it has created diverse flavours that are uniquely Filipino seasoned and spiced by our rich culture".

Friday, August 05, 2011

Seafoods Kare-Kare

Traditionally, Kare-Kare is cooked with beef tripe, ox tail or leg. And uses freshly ground roasted peanuts and ground rice to make a thick and flavorful stew.
Gladly, there are ready kare-kare mix now available in the market, so you wont have to do the grounding of peanuts and rice.
If you're not fond of eating pork or beef meat, you can have seafoods as substitute in cooking Kare-Kare.
Though I used the ready mix, I still added peanut butter and atchuete oil (annatto oil) to add a richer taste.

Seafood Kare-Kare

200 grams clams
250 grams squid, cut into rings
250 grams shrimps,trimmed
250 grams fish fillet (cream dory), cut into serving size
10 pcs string beans, cut into 3 inches each
2 pcs eggplant, sliced diagonally
1 bundle of pechay, trimmed
1 banana blossom, cut into 4
2 cloves garlic
1 onion, chopped
1 pouch Kare-Kare Mix (Mama Sita's Kare-kare mix)
3 to 4 tbsp peanut butter
5 cups water
2 tsp annatto seeds
salt, to taste
2 tbsp cooking oil
2 tbsp cornstarch, dissolved in 1/2 cup of water
3 tbsp bagoong (as condiment)

  • Wash the squids. Remove the ink. Cut into rings. Drain well.Set aside.
  • Wash the clams. Drain. In a pot, cook the clams with 1 cup of water. Cover and cook. It's done when the shells opened up. Discard the unopen shells. Reserve the broth for later use. Set aside the cooked clams.
  • Wash the shrimps. Trim.Drain. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, dissolve the kare-kare mix in 1 cup of water. Set aside.
  • Heat pot over low heat. Add oil and annatto seeds ( to make annatto oil or atsuete oil). When the oil turns orange, remove the seeds.
  • In the same oil saute onions and garlic. Add in the squid and the shrimps. Cook for about 2 minutes. Remove the squids and shrimps from the pot (We do not want to overcook the seafoods). Set aside.
  • Pour in the reserved clam broth, dissolved kare-kare mix and 3 cups of water. Let boil.
  • Drop in the fish fillet and banana blossom.
  • Add peanut butter. Season with salt. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add string beans and eggplant.  Cook for another 5 minutes.
  •  Toss in the cooked clams. Add the dissolved cornstach to thicken the sauce. Add the previously cooked squids and shrimps. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Serve with bagoong and rice. Enjoy!
Now, for the strict vegetarians my Tofu Kare-Kare is best for you. Recipe to follow.

Have a happy weekend!

Featured Food of The Week #123.
Thank you Food Trip Friday

This post is linked to :  eRecipecards ,  Food Trip Friday


annabanana said...

I just made kare-kare the other week and used beef ribs!! LOL! This looks yum!

Unknown said...

this is an interesting twist. i haven't tried seafood kare-kare yet but i'm willing to try. will probably do this at home one of these days.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! I love this mix of seafood, absolutely delicious. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

Anonymous said...

Healthy alternative from the usual meat based kare-kare..Looks delicious!

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

Hi Anna!thanks for dropping by. Have agreat weekend.

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

@Luna Miranda
Indeed you must try this. Sarap ng seafoods. I even have my Tofu Kare-Kare which is very good for vegetarians and if im in my ala-diet-mode. Have a great weekend!

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

thanks for dropping by! Have a great weekend.

♥ Willa @ Postage Journal♥ said...

this is great! A combinaiton of my two favorite thing to eat in the world. Kare-kare and Seafoods!

wok with ray said...

I love the abundance of seafood that you put together on this dish. It really breaks away from the tradition but it makes it so unique. Looks very delicious.

~ ray ~

Joy Calipes-Felizardo said...

Congratz! I love seafoods, a nice take on Kare-Kare!-
Joy Felizardo, www.gastronomybyjoy.com

philtrvia01 said...

wow looks great want to cook this tempting menu. thanks for the post

philippine trivia | trivias

Post a Comment

Thanks for visiting! I love to hear your comments...

Twitter Facebook

Top Web Hosting | new york lasik | cpa websites