“Killer” Bicol Express Recipe

Bicol is known for its spicy and gata/coconut milk dishes. One of the best gata based dishes they offer is Bicol Express. My recipe has lots of chili in it so prepare to have a burned tongue afterwards! (P.S you can always put more or less chili depending on how spicy you like your dish to be) Try this one at home!

Spicy Bicol Express Recipe
Recipe type: lunch/dinner
Cuisine: Filipino
  • 1 kilo Pork Belly (Liempo) cut into cubes
  • 5 Tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 whole Garlic, minced
  • 1 medium Red Onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Ginger, grated
  • 3 Tbsp Shrimp paste
  • 1 cup Coconut Cream
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2-3 pieces/According to your preference Red Chilies, chopped
  • 4 pieces Green chilies, sliced
  • To Taste Salt and Pepper
  1. Boil liempo in 2 cups water until soft and water is completely evaporated. Add in the cooking oil and let the meat crisp up until golden brown.
  2. Sauté the garlic, onion and ginger until fragrant together with the crisp liempo. Add in the shrimp paste, coconut cream and water. Let it simmer.
  3. Follow the chilies and reduce the sauce until thick. Season to taste and top with the fresh green chilies.

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