Frugal Living : Another Boring Blog Post Of Cooking Spicy Pinakbet

Alright, alright, here’s another same old recipe blog we all see quite often whenever we click posts on our Facebook, twitter, instagram walls.

Today I ranted  because of an unauthorized debit on my savings account and the bank just told me I may need to wait for the investigation results for 2 weeks, I am close to raise hell but I am holding my grudges down. As a result, ms. travelingmind2anywhere needs to do some belt-tightening plans as what she is good at on times like this.  Today I made a list of my budget for the entire week and as usual, I always skip the ordinary to turn it into my version of uncompromising budget food..

Here’s another budget recipe that is not a “newcomer” at all in the list of Filipino dishes, rather just modified. 🙂

Pinakbet is a Filipino dish of combined vegetables cooked with fish or shrimp sauce until its almost dry and shriveled. If you haven’t heard of this and curious of the original Pinakbet recipe refer to this link http://www.filipinofoodrecipes.net/pakbet.htm

Here’s my version and I name it spicy pinakbet

 Fast and Simple…

 Without the bitter gourd, gumbo, eggplant, shrimp paste and other root crops.

 

I like it better with just the diced squash and a bunch of yardlong beans cut into shorter sections 🙂 like around 220 grams.

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 Here’s a closer look.  300 grams of squash is only Php 15.00 and 2 bundles of yardlong beans is Php 10.00 per bundle.

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These are all you need.. 270 grams of diced pork meat which is only Php 50.00 , around 3 cloves of minced garlic and chopped red onions

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 Of course never without salt and cayenne pepper powder ( That’s the twist, I did not use black pepper powder.)

salt and cayenne

 The secret ingredient is OYSTER SAUCE!! This is what will make the pinakbet savory with thick sauce.. YUM!

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Fry the 270 grams of diced pork meat until it turns golden brown. Then you can add the chopped red onions and minced garlic, Sauté them well 🙂

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See if the chopped onions becomes translucent,  you can throw the veggies in! and mix ’em together until the flavors join forces and they become slightly tender. After that, pour the 70 grams of oyster sauce and mix ’em again. After 10-15 minutes under medium fire, it will start to smell good.  ♥

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 Here’s the finished product 🙂

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Here’s a closer look 🙂

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Total Cost: Php 105.00 or  $ 2.40

Good for 3 persons.

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