Ginataang Baboy (Bicol Express) is a very famous signature dish originated in Bicol, Philippines, it has the entire characteristic that I enjoy when it comes to a pork dish, i remember it’s tenderness, creaminess, and spiciness that forever will not be forgotten wherever I go. The secret to a best Pork Bicol Express dish has something to do with the balance of flavors. The spiciness is also a factor but this will depend on the amount of chili pepper that you can tolerate.
Any kind of Filipino dish that has gata (coconut milk) as a main ingredient is called “Ginataan”. In tropical Countries like my home town Philippines, coconuts are common and abundant so we don’t have a problem processing amazing and fresh coconut milk straight from our coconut trees for free.
Today I’m gonna give you my version of Ginataang Baboy (Bicol Express) Filipino Recipe! Enjoy!
1/4 kg. pork, thinly sliced
10 pcs. finger chilies, sliced julienned
3 cups coconut milk, fresh or canned
1/2 cup shrimp paste (bagoong)
3 tbsp. ginger, peeled and minced
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 pc. onion, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tbsp. cooking oil
½ tsp. salt or salt to taste
¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste
Pour oil in “preferably NON-STICK pan” over medium heat and sauté the garlic, onion, and ginger for 1-2mins.
Add the sliced pork, and continue cooking for about 5 to 7 minutes or until color turns light brown.
When pork turns golden brown, add the shrimp paste and sliced chillies and stir moderately.
Then pour the coconut milk and let it boil, simmer for about 30 minutes or until the pork is tender.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Let it simmer to reduce the liquid and turns into a thick milky sauce and that’s it!
Serve while it’s hot, share with family and friends, Enjoy!