Saturday, February 28, 2009

kare-kare (filipino oxtail stew)

because of my girls' allergies to nuts, i was afraid my children would be deprived of one of my favorite filipino dishes, kare-kare. now presenting soy-nut butter kare-kare..... now also one of my girls' favorite dishes...

peanut-free kare-kare
1 tray oxtail
handful of string beans
1 tb soy nut butter
1/2 clove of garlic
1/2 onion
2 tb oil
1 tsp salt

rinse the oxtail in water and dry well. heat oil in pot and brown oxtail. add garlic, onion and salt and continue to sautee with oxtail. just before it burns, add water. the water should cover the oxtail about 2 inches. cover pot and let boil for about 3 hours or until meat is super soft. stir occasionally. (i'll do this the night before and place the whole pot in the fridge over night. the next morning you can scrape the layer of fat off the top, then continue to boil again)

then add one huge heaping tablespoon of soy nut butter, mix well into the soup. add string beans. dont over cook the string beans, taste best when still a little crunchy. done.

i actually prefer soynut butter kare-kare then the real peanut butter version. i cant taste the difference, plus its healthier.

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