Your mind receptors will send a message to the stimulus that will make your mouth water and crave for this dish. A dish that we Filipinos hold dear because of its delectable aroma only a real Pinoy can appreciate and it's salty-spicy flavor is the “Binagoongan Baboy.”
There are many ways of cooking “Binagoongan Baboy” ,which is mostly based on region and taste. Some like it oily and dripping with sauce. Others like it simmered until the fish sauce dr ies into an “atsuete colored oil” while some add fried eggplant to add a veggie element . You could also fry the pork chunks to achieve until crispy while separately cooking the shrimp paste sauce and adding it later.
I’ll share to you the recipe that my mom shared to me to cook “Binagoongan Baboy”
½ cup minced tomatoes
¼ cup minced onion
¼ cup minced garlic
½ pork meat (liempo cut in cubes)
1 cup fish paste
3 pieces eggplant sliced (diagonal)
- Boil the meat until tender. (Use the pork broth as sauce base)
- Sauté onion, garlic and tomatoes. After 5mins put the fish paste and continue to sauté
- After sautéing put the pork meat and broth as sauce base then simmer.
- Fry the eggplant then set aside (we’ll use it as garnish)
- Put the green chilis to add some spice to the dish
- Simmer until cooked. Put the fried eggplant on the side to add color to the dish
Forget about any diet and treat yourself to this Pinoy comfort food . combine with cups of rsteamy white rice and you'll end up with an after-meal smile. you can even add siome green mangoes and dip the peeled and sliced fruit on the bagoong. Justb don't forget to brush your teeth and gargle LOTS of mouthwash afterwards! Enjoy! =)