Bicol Express

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Ingredients

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2 lbs Pork Belly sliced into 2-inch pcs
4 cloves Garlic minced
1 Onion chopped
2-3 tbsp Vegetable Oil
2-3 Thai Chili or finger chili (sliced)
1 can (14oz) Coconut Milk
1/2 cup Shrimp Paste (Bagoong Alamang)
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 cup Ginger
2 tbsp Soy Sauce
2 tbsp Vinegar

Nutritional information

1044
Calories
66g
Fat
32.2g
Saturated Fat
209mg
Cholesterol
5951mg
Sodium
9.3g
Carbohydrate
2.2g
Fiber
2.8g
Sugars
89.2g
Protein
0mcg
Vitamin D
25mg
Calcium
2mg
Iron
247mg
Potassium

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Bicol Express

A Rich and Flavorful Dish with Pork Belly, Coconut Milk, and Spices

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Bicol Express is a popular Filipino dish that originated from the Bicol region of the Philippines. It is a spicy dish made with sliced pork belly, coconut milk, chili peppers, shrimp paste, ginger, garlic, onions, soy sauce, and vinegar. The dish is known for its rich and creamy sauce that is infused with a blend of savory and spicy flavors.

To prepare Bicol Express, the ingredients are first cooked in a large saucepan over medium heat. The sliced pork belly is browned in oil and then combined with garlic, onion, ginger, and chili peppers. Shrimp paste, salt, pepper, soy sauce, and vinegar are then added to the mixture and the sauce is brought to a boil. Finally, coconut milk is added to the mixture and the sauce is allowed to simmer until the pork is cooked through and tender.

The result is a savory and spicy dish that is typically served with rice. Bicol Express is a hearty and flavorful dish that is enjoyed by many Filipinos and has become a staple in Filipino cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a spicy and satisfying meal or just want to try something new, Bicol Express is a delicious and easy-to-prepare dish that is sure to impress.

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In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat.

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Add the garlic and onion and cook until soft and fragrant.

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Add the sliced pork belly and cook until browned on both sides.

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Add the sliced ginger and chili pepper and cook for another minute.

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Stir in the bagoong alamang, salt, pepper, soy sauce, and vinegar.

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Pour in the coconut milk and bring the mixture to a boil.

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Reduce heat and let the sauce simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the pork is cooked through and tender.

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Serve hot with rice. Enjoy!

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