Bagoong is not just a condiment but an ingredient as well. This versatile ingredient boasts a sweet and salty umami flavour which has been a Filipino staple for a long time. When combined with chicken, pork and chocolate, a flavourful sensation will arise to your pallets. Don’t forget to share as this flavourful dish would make you want to eat the whole serving!
|0.75 kg||Pork liempo, cut into serving pieces|
|0.5 kg||Chicken thighs|
|1 tbsp||Minced garlic|
|1 pc||White onion, chopped|
|2 pc||Long green chilies|
|1 cup||Shrimp paste (bagoong)|
|150 g||Dark chocolate, chopped|
|1 pc||Shaved white chocolate, for a sweet garnish|
|1 pc||Chopped spring onions for a savory garnish|
|1 pc||Chopped bell peppers for a savory garnish|
1Place the pork liempo and 1⁄4 cup water in a pan. Cover and cook at low-medium heat until the water has evaporated and pork is tender.
2Add chicken thighs and continue to cook until the fat has been rendered. Set aside chicken and pork pieces.
3Sauté garlic and onions in the same pan using the rendered fat, until the onions are translucent. Stir in the green chilies and the cooked pork and chicken.
4After several minutes, pour in the bagoong. Sauté and continue to cook. Add the remaining water and vinegar. Simmer for several minutes.
5Stir in the chopped dark chocolate until melted. Simmer until it reaches the desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning.
6Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with some white chocolate for a sweet contrast or spring onions and bell peppers for a savory finish. Serve hot.