Bicol Express is a spicy pork stew cooked in coconut milk which is definitely one of the most popular dishes among Filipinos.
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 pound pork belly - cut into bite sizes
- 2 cloves garlic - minced
- 1 medium onion - chopped
- 3 pieces green chili - chopped
- 2 pieces Labuyo Chili - chopped (adjust according to how spicy you like it to be)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons shrimp paste (uncooked bagoong)
- 1 1/2 cup coconut milk
Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir-fry the pork for several minutes until lightly browned.
Add the garlic and onion and cook until limp and aromatic. Add the shrimp paste and cook for another minute.
Pour in the coconut milk and chili and lower heat to low. Let it cook for several minutes until pork is tender and sauce begins to thicken and turn a bit oily.
Season with salt if needed.
Calories: 848kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 85g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3.9mg