July 6, 2009

Lasang Pinoy Sundays: Succulent Pinakbet

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Pinakbet
my favorite Filipino vegetable dish

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Pinakbet is my favorite Filipino vegetable dish. I never get tired of it. Once in a while I cook it without the usual prawns and bagnet (pork belly confit). This time I added just a little bit of cured pork skins and I also used squash blossoms from my garden's acorn squash plant. I planted the squash so I can have fresh blossoms all summer long for my pinakbet. Those tiny green rounds are 2 day old fruits; they are incredibly crunchy and yes, the whole dish is moist and flavorful.

12 comments:

caninecologne said...

hi oggi
how beautiful that looks, especially with squash blossoms. i must try making that soon since we are growing squash in our back yard...pinakbet is one of my favorite Filipino dishes to eat and make but sadly, I hardly make it since my husband is not a fan of the vegetables i use for pinakbet (especially bittermelon, eggplant and okra).

Midge said...

Your vegetables all look so crisp, fresh, and delectable! (Seriously, I don't understand why many home cooks don't cook pinakbet this way. Even at our house, the veggies seem to go all limp!)

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of putting squash blossoms in Pinakbet...now I know what to do with the ones growing in my garden. I do feel bad seeing the squash blossoms fall off the plant.

-Cel

Manang said...

you just made me miss squash. I used to eat it in dinengdeng...sarap!

oggi said...

R, it seems that (Filipino) men don't like those 3 vegetables.:)

Midge, my mom always prepared vegetables very crunchy, almost half cooked. Her secret is she never covers the lid of the pan so she doesn't overcook them.

Cel, I have always loved squash blossoms. When I was child I didn't like calabaza but ate up all the blossoms when cooked with the squash.

Manang, I have heard of dinengdeng but never tried it before. I will look for a good recipe and will cook it later.

Dhanggit said...

i cant visit your blog without commenting on this post; SARAAAAP!!!

oggi said...

Dhanggit, I knew you'll like it too.:)

Jude said...

I haven't made this in a long time. Is this Ilocano style pinakbet? I'm used to the more bitter kind :)

oggi said...

Jude, I'm not sure if it's Ilocano style. Sometimes I omit the bittermelon when I make pinakbet when I want it sweetish.

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pinakbet filipino style said...

I totally agree, my mother was an ilocano and she really into cooking, one of her dishes was pinakbet. Nothing can beat this filipino dish beside adobo and other filipino dishes.

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