Mom’s Secret To Rich, Flavorful Pinakbet
I grew up eating all kinds of food, but pinakbet was definitely one of my favorites.
I learned how to make this from my mom, who uses longanisa sausage instead of pork. It gives the dish a deeper, richer flavor, which I love.
MY MOM’S PINAKBET
• 1/2 pound pork longanisa sausage
• 1 teaspoon oil
• 1/2 cup water
• 2 cloves garlic
• 1 thumb-size piece ginger
• 3 eggplants, sliced
• 1/3 cup tomatoes
• 1 cup diced pumpkin
• 1 handful string beans
• 1-2 bittermelons, sliced (optional)
• 1 cup okra
• 2 tablespoons patis
Remove skin from sausage (if possible) and mince sausage. In a pot, heat oil and cook garlic and sausage for 1- 2 minutes. Add water and bring to boil.
Add all vegetables to the pot, turn heat to low and allow to cook, covered, for 15 minutes. Add salt and patis, to taste.
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