Filipinos, as a majority, are in love with spicy and savory foods. There are tons of popular dishes that are known to be deliciously spicy for Filipinos! These are Bicol Express, Spicy Sisig, Spicy Fried Chicken, Pinangat, Laing, Spicy Mechado, and many more. Actually, Filipinos always love to incorporate a spicy factor into their dishes. Carinderias or eateries in the country always have Chili Garlic Oil as a condiment. Filipinos love this because it adds a new layer of flavor for them to enjoy, “pangpangana” as they say. It usually leads to another cup of rice, Haha!
As I was saying earlier, Filipinos just can’t get enough of spicy foods. Even a simple breakfast corned beef can be made more savory and spicy just by adding a long green chili in it! This is why today, Panlasang Pinoy Recipes will teach us how to elevate another favorite Filipino dish, the Binagoongan. Today, we’ll be making Spicy Pork Binagoongan!
Binagoongan, hailing from the name itself, is a famous dish where you stew and saute the pork in shrimp paste or bagoong. This is one of my all-time favorite Filipino dishes! Of course, the main ingredient here would be the bagoong. It is a mixture of fermented small shrimps and salt, giving it a unique and delicious flavor. The traditional Binagoongan is best served with fried eggplant and unripe mango!
Of course, in today’s recipe, we will be making the Binagoongan extra special by making it extra spicy and savory! Are you excited? Well, I am! So without further ado, let’s get started!
Spicy Pork Binagoongan Recipe
Don’t worry! This dish is very easy to follow and I assure you, once you master this recipe, all of your meals will now be extra special. All of the ingredients we’ll need are available from the local market and grocery store. Moreover, the preparation procedures for our Spicy Pork Binagoongan will only take you less than 30 minutes to prepare! Are you all set? Then let’s begin!
First off, the ingredients we’ll need are as follows: onion, garlic, ginger, tomato, vinegar, salt, pepper, seasoning granules, sugar, oil, and of course, the three (3) main ingredients! Pork belly, chilis, and bagoong or shrimp paste. The Binagoongan is already very delicious as it is, but since our recipe for today is Spicy Pork Binagoongan, we’ll use lots of chilis! If you don’t like it spicy, you can just refrain from using chilis, it’s still as delicious.
To begin, simply heat the pan with cooking oil then saute the ginger and garlic for about one (1) minute until the ingredients are aromatic, not toasted. Next, just add the pork belly and stir them well to incorporate all the flavors. After that, cover the pan until the pork is soft and tender.
Next, add the tomatoes and onions. Keep on stirring all of the ingredients well to avoid burning, okay? Then, it’s time to season the pork! Simply add some vinegar and season the meat with salt, pepper, seasoning granules, and sugar. Finally, let’s add the bagoong or shrimp paste! Keep on mixing them all until the oil comes out. And now, to make things a little bit spicy, garnish the Binagoongan with chopped green chilies and fried garlic. Voila! You’ve successfully made your own Spicy Pork Binagoongan at home.
What do you think? Easy, right? Serve the Spicy Pork Binagoongan with a cup of freshly-cooked rice and fried eggplant for the perfect combination! Oh, and don’t forget to cook a little more rice because you’ll definitely need extra with the spicy kick of this dish!
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- 1 kg pork belly
- 1 pc onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 small thumb ginger
- 2 pcs tomato
- Chili (optional)
- ⅛ cup vinegar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp seasoning granules
- 2 tbsp sugar
- ¼ cup shrimp paste
- Oil for saute
- Heat the pan with oil and saute the ginger and garlic for 1 minute.
- Add the pork and stir and cover until the pork is soft.
- Add the tomato and onion. Stir it well
- Add the vinegar and season with salt, pepper, seasoning granules, sugar.
- Lastly add the shrimp paste, stir it well until the oil comes out.
- And now the pork binagoongan is ready to serve.
- Garnish with chop chillies and fried garlic. Enjoy