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Bikol Express ( bee-kol )

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Bikol Express ( bee-kol )

BICOL EXPRESS is a popular Filipino dish. It is a spicy food made of pork, chilies, coconut milk, shrimp paste, onion and garlic. Bicol is a region in the Philippines famous for its spicy cuisines. Bicolanos love to eat and cook, they often cook their dishes with coconut milk, a famous product in the region. Bicol Express is named after the passenger train service from Manila to Bicol region.

Ingredients

1/4 kilo pork (sliced very thinly)
 3 cups long chili pepper (julienne)
 1 cup baguio beans (julienne)
 1 small head of garlic (minced)
 1 small onion (minced)
 1 cup coconut milk
 1 cup coconut cream Pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

Procedures: Soak chili peppers in salted water for 30 minutes, rinse, then strain well.
 In a pan, brown pork for a few minutes, put it on the side then saute garlic, onion, then mix pork once more.
 Pour in coconut milk, bring to a boil and then lower the fire and let simmer for 10 minutes.
 Add in Baguio beans and chili pepper and cook until dish gets a little dry.
 Pour in coconut milk and cook until sauce thickens.
 Season to taste

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Written by Melissa Owens

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