When you think of mixed vegetables Filipino style, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Pinakbet, of course! Pinakbet is a typical Filipino vegetable dish usually paired with fried fish or pork with rice. If you’re looking for a new way on how to cook pinakbet, let this Tagalog speaking Australian teach you how!
Pinakbet or pakbet is an indigenous Filipino dish from the northern regions of the Philippines. Pinakbet is made from mixed vegetables steamed in fish or shrimp sauce.
Chris Urbano of Maputing Cooking shows you how to cook pinakbet, Ilocano-style. To make this special pinakbet, Urbano added prawns and matched it with a spritely Victorian Arneis. Enjoy this special pinakbet and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!
- Squash or pumpkin
- Bitter melon
- Shrimp paste
- Saute 1tsp of garlic, squash, eggplant, okra, and add in half tbsp. of shrimp paste.
- Next vegetables will be string beans, salted bitter melon (to extract bitterness) and the prawns.
- Let the veggies cook and plate.
Wine Pairing (Victorian Arneis) white wine from Victoria; perfect for hot climate; compliments seafood and vegetables; less acidity