This is a vegetable dish from the Philippines that can be served as an everyday dish or when you have company. Since it also contains pork and prawns, you can eat it as a one-pot meal.

lola

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir the onion and garlic in the hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the pork and cook until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir the shrimp into the mixture; season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking until the shrimp turn pink, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato to the pot, cover, and let cook 5 minutes. Stir the zucchini, okra, green beans, eggplant, and bitter melon into the mixture; cover, and cook until the vegetables are all soft to the touch, about 10 minutes more. Serve hot.

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Nutrition Facts

184 calories; protein 14.2g; carbohydrates 9.4g; fat 10.3g; cholesterol 75.4mg; sodium 110.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2010
excellent filipino recipe my mother makes this quite a bit Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2016
This was a pretty good recipe of Pinakbet. I was always so fond of this dish growing up, being that it was always available at family parties and my grandma's was hands down, the best! Some changes I made: I sauteed the onion, garlic, and tomatoes with patis(fish sauce) then added the pork. I added 1 cup of water with 1 tbs of bagoong alamang(no shrimp or prawns). I used butternut squash, because bitter melon is just not for me or my family. And I added zuchinni cubes. Brought everything to a medium boil for 15mins. But these are just my preferences, thanks for sharing :) Read More
(15)
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2010
excellent filipino recipe my mother makes this quite a bit Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2010
this recipe is very good since i can't find fish sauce in the area where i live. thanks for posting this lola! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2010
thank you lola for giving me the recipe my mom never taught me give me:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2016
This was a pretty good recipe of Pinakbet. I was always so fond of this dish growing up, being that it was always available at family parties and my grandma's was hands down, the best! Some changes I made: I sauteed the onion, garlic, and tomatoes with patis(fish sauce) then added the pork. I added 1 cup of water with 1 tbs of bagoong alamang(no shrimp or prawns). I used butternut squash, because bitter melon is just not for me or my family. And I added zuchinni cubes. Brought everything to a medium boil for 15mins. But these are just my preferences, thanks for sharing :) Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2011
This recipe was fantastic my dad isn't much a fan of Filipino and he said that he LOVED it. Thanx! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2011
This Pinakbet was awesome. It's not that same as my grandmas was but still very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2013
Excellent and interesting side dish. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2012
A friend gave me some bitter melon had no idea how to cook it. I found this recipe and had all the ingredients in my garden. I did not have any prawns so I omitted them. Did add 1 small fresh cayenne pepper A little bland for us. It rocked. None left Will make this again! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2012
One of my favorites Read More
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