Friday, June 10, 2005

Seafood Kare-kare

This is one of my memorable dishes when I was dating my boyfriend, now my husband over 17 years ago. This is easier to cook than you think.

You see when you're cooking the beef Kare-kare, the one that really takes your time is making your meat tender. Here, all you have to do is steam your shells and any other seafood you would like to add like squid and shrimps and then add them to your kare-kare base.


10 pieces of mussels
10 pieces of clams
10 pieces of prawns
1/4 cup of slices of squid (the one you normally use for calamari)
1/4 cup of abalone (optional)
or any other seafood you want to add

10 pieces of long beans cut into 1.5 inches long
1 medium eggplant
1/4 tin of canned banana blossoms
4 tbsp of peanut butter
1 pack of Mama Sita Kare-kare mix (yes, I cheated), diluted in about 1 cup of cold water

Steam the seafood for about 8 minutes or until shells slightly open. Set aside.

In a saucepan, saute the eggplant and long beans for about 5 minutes. Add the banana blossoms. Add the diluted kare-kare mix and the peanut butter. Let boil for about 1 minute and then reduce the heat to avoid the mix from concentrating at the bottom of the pan and getting burnt eventually. Add another 1 cup of hot water. Sitr in the steamed seafood. Cover the saucepan and let it simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve hot.

And I made sure that Techguy will not ask me about the bagoong again. Don't forget to serve your kare-kare with bagoong like the one above. (Okey ba manong?)


TECHGUY (hinde guapo pero medyo bastos) said...

yehey ayan me bagoong na, kaso wala namang mangga....hehehe...happy weekend Ting

TECHGUY (hinde guapo pero medyo bastos) said...

Salamat, special mention mo pa ang bagoong..este ako pala (techguy)...hehehe

schatzli said...

naku allergic ako nito sa shrimp wala na but i can eat that bagoong.
Oy greek bro n law ko laging nag hihingi ng bagoong. sarap daw.

My husband doesnt like food cooked with peanut butter.... but u know what this is worth trying....there are times I cooked pinoy food and I dont tell him the ingredients para kakain pag nag pawis na sa sarap doon ko sasabihin.

cathcath said...

oy thank you sa recipeng ito ting.
i do not eat meat so pwedeng substitute itong seafood mix mo.

ting-aling said...

Uy, Manong Techguy, akala ko wala ka nang masabi, naku naghanap ka pa ng mannga.

Sha, sometimes there are just those things that you don't have to rub to your family in..hehe

Cathy..ayan, puwedeng maging paborito na ng pusa ang seafood kare-kare..

Lodi said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I really love Kare-kare, but I don't eat meat of any kind. I have been wondering how am I gonna eat this dish without meat. I will surely try to cook this today in observance of the Holy Week. My ingredients are ready.

Tanya Regala said...

Hi !

Your kare kare looks really delicious!

I'm collecting a list of the best kare kare recipes in my blog, and I included your kare kare recipe (just a link though, hope you don't mind). You can see it at

Keep in touch!

Jane Kaylor said...

Thanks for the recipe!!! Love it. Fresh or frozen local abalone is cheaper but will never give the same taste, flavor and texture as canned abalone. I love the flavor and taste of canned abalone and one day I want to eat abalone like 'abalone kings' do: braised in sauce and served whole, like a steak, washed down with a good white wine. Cut with a knife and fork of course. Meantime, it's still cheaper to slice abalone thinly and share with the family. I love this dish. It's such a special treat