ox tail peanut-based stew (filipino kare-kare) Recipe

ox tail peanut-based stew (filipino kare-kare)


  • ox tails
  • h20
  • salt and pepper
  • onion
  • garlic
  • fish sauce (thai preferrably)
  • tapioca flour
  • beef buillon cube
  • annato (atsuete) seeds
  • creamy peanut butter
  • bok choy
  • egg plant
  • shrimp paste (bagoong)

How to make ox tail peanut-based stew (filipino kare-kare)

I boiled the ox tails (about 8 of them)in H20 (about 10 C) seasoned with s&p for approximately 3 hours to render them super tender. In a separate pan, I sauteed 1 medium onion(diced) and 2 cloves garlic(minced) with canola oil. Once cooked, I dumped the onion and garlic in the boiling ox tail broth (on medium-high heat). I added 1 T fish sauce and 1 beef buillon cube for additional flavoring. I dissolved 1 T tapioca flour (thickening agent) in 1 C of the hot broth and on the side, I immersed about 1 T of atsuete (annato) seeds in 1 C of the hot broth for 5 mins until the broth becomes red-ish, I strained the atsuete seeds from the "juice" and added it to the pot along with dissolved tapioca flour. And then I started with2 heaping tablespoonfuls of creamy peanut butter melted into the sauce (Jif or Skippy). I gave it a taste, added more peanut butter and adjusted the other seasonings to my liking. When the sauce was perfect & ready, I then put my vegetables of choice in the pot (bok choy and eggplant), covered it with lid and let it simmer for a few more mins. until the vegetables are par-cooked. Done!
  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    sounds interesting and yummy!

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    wow super interesting!

  • norecipes
    norecipes says

    Ohhhhh this looks so good. I bet the sauce is amazing on some jasmine rice.

  • Jaylene
    Jaylene says

    tripe is good w/ it, too.

  • iconsam
    iconsam says

    This looks fantastic. Thanks so much for the recipe. I've been looking for a reliable kare-kare recipe. Now if you can post up a pinoy sweet style ispaghetti. POST PLEASE!!!

  • kimmallari
    kimmallari says

    iconsam, thanks! :) i'm impressed with your familiarity with filipino food :) pinoy sweet ISPAGHETTI, coming your way :)

  • extrarice
    extrarice says

    panalo! sarap!

  • tanyaregala
    tanyaregala says

    Hi! Your kare kare looks really delicious! I'm collecting a list of the best kare kare recipes in my blog, and I included your kare kare recipe (just a link though, hope you don't mind). You can see it at http://kumain.com/kare-kare-2/ Keep in touch!

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