Bicol Express
Bicol Express

Hello everybody, I hope you are having an amazing day today. Today, we’re going to prepare a distinctive dish, bicol express. One of my favorites food recipes. For mine, I’m gonna make it a little bit tasty. This is gonna smell and look delicious.

Bicol Express is the ultimate comfort food! With pork cubes cooked in coconut milk and chili peppers, it's rich, creamy, spicy and delicious! Serve with steamed rice for a hearty and big flavored meal!

Bicol Express is one of the most favored of current trending foods in the world. It’s enjoyed by millions every day. It is easy, it’s quick, it tastes yummy. Bicol Express is something that I’ve loved my entire life. They are fine and they look fantastic.

To begin with this particular recipe, we have to prepare a few ingredients. You can cook bicol express using 13 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you can achieve it.

The ingredients needed to make Bicol Express:
  1. Take Main ingredients
  2. Take 800 grams Pork belly(diced or long square strips)
  3. Make ready 1/2 cup Dried shrimps(tiny or baby shrimps)
  4. Make ready 4 Chili fingers(Julienned)
  5. Prepare 6 clove Garlic(Minced)
  6. Make ready 1 Red onion(chopped)
  7. Prepare 2 cup Coconut extract/Gata(Evaporated)
  8. Make ready 1 cup Coconut extract/Gata(Condensed)
  9. Take 1 Salt
  10. Prepare 1 Freshly ground black pepper
  11. Take Alternatives for dried shrimps
  12. Take 3 tbsp Bagoong Alamang(Shrimp paste) or….
  13. Prepare 1 Patis(Fish sauce)

Bicol express is also very easy to make. Bicol express is a spicy Filipino stew consisting of bite sized pieces of pork with chilies, coconut milk, shrimp paste (bagoong), onions, tomato and garlic. The dish is named after the train in the Bicol region of the Philippines, known for its spicy food. Bicol Express is a popular Filipino dish in which the slices of pork meat is cooked with coconut milk, shrimp paste, and chili pepper.

Instructions to make Bicol Express:
  1. In a pan, sauté the garlic and onions.
  2. Add the pork belly and stir fry for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add 2 cups of coconut extract(evap) and dried shrimps(or other alternatives) then bring to a boil and simmer in medium heat for 20 minutes or until the coconut extract had reduced to a thick oily gravy.
  4. Add the chillies and a cup of coconut extract(condensed) and continue to simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

There's a belief that this dish was adapted from a Bicolano dish called "Gulay na may Lada", meaning 'vegetable with chili'. Pork Bicol Express has the entire characteristic that I enjoy in a pork dish. It is tender, creamy, and tasty. In addition, it has that good amount of heat that can awaken my taste buds. This recipe that I am sharing today will give you a delicious and spicy Bicol Express that is worthy for that extra cup or so of rice that you will be having.

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