Filipino-Style Pinakbet is a native Filipino dish from the Philippines’ northern regions. Pinakbet is made of mixed vegetables steamed in a sauce of fish or shrimp. The word is the contracted form of the Ilokano word pinakbet, meaning “shrunk” or “shrivelled.” Bagoong is a fermented fish that is used in the original Ilocano pinakbet for seasoning sauce, while bagoong alamang is used further south.
Most of these vegetables are easily accessible and grown in most Ilocano households’ backyards and gardens.
As its name suggests, it is usually cooked until it is almost dried and shrivelled; shrimp paste accentuates the vegetable flavours in the Tagalog version. Lechon, chicharron, or other meat is used in some situations.
About Filipino-Style Pinakbet Recipe
In the Philippines, there are plenty of vegetable dishes that are healthy and nutritious that are also easy to cook and less costly to buy. Take Pinakbet for example.
Pinakbet is a mixed vegetable variety saute in fish paste. Each ingredient in this deliciously nutritious dish has some health advantage.
According to many studies, Pinakbet is a healthy dish for those who are suffering from diabetes.
Today, Pinakbet stems out to several variations all over the Philippines and some parts of the world. For more international recipes, click here.
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