Pork Binagoongan (Sautéed Pork with Shrimp Paste)
Pork binagoongan is a popular Filipino dish consisting of pork, sauteed shrimp paste, tomatoes and onions. Vinegar and sugar are added to balance the salty flavor of the shrimp paste.
Servings 6 servings
- 2 lbs pork shoulder or belly , cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic , chopped
- 1 small onion , chopped
- 1 medium tomato , chopped
- ½ cup bottled sautéed shrimp paste , regular or spicy
- 1 cup water plus more as needed
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 1 tbsp white sugar
Heat the oil in a heavy pan over medium high heat. Add the garlic and onion, and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and sauté until onion has softened, about 2 minutes.
Add the pork and saute until brown and no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Add the shrimp paste and stir until combined with the pork.
Add the water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium, cover and cook until pork is tender, about 1 hour. Check, every 15 minutes, stirring and adding ½ cup of water each time if running low on liquid.
Add the vinegar and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the sugar and cook until desired amount of sauce is achieved.
Serve with steamed and your favorite side dishes.
Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 390mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg