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kare kare
Kare Kare
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
Kare kare is a delicious Filipino oxtail stew prepared with a thick peanut sauce, which is accompanied by a variety of sautéed vegetables.
Course: Plat Principal
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 people
Author: Mike Benayoun
  • 3 lb oxtail , cut in 2 inch slices
  • 1 banana flower , quartered
  • 3 baby bok choys
  • ½ lb green beans , cut into 2 inch-long pieces
  • 2 Thai eggplants , cut in 2-inch long pieces
  • 1 cup ground peanuts
  • ¼ cup annatto seeds , soaked in 1 cup of hot water
  • ½ cup toasted ground rice
  • 2 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • ½ cup shrimp paste
  1. In a pressure cooker, bring 4 cups of water to boil. Add the oxtail and the onion, then cook under pressure for about 45 minutes.
  2. Alternatively, you can simmer the oxtail on low to medium heat in a large pot for 3 hours or until the meat is tender.
  3. Add the ground peanuts, the water from the soaked annatto seeds, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the toasted ground rice and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  5. In a separate large pan, sauté the garlic then add the banana flower, eggplant, and green beans. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  6. Transfer the sautéed vegetables to the large pot with the oxtail stew. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve hot with shrimp paste on the side.