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Pakbet recipe

Jaime Inez
If you want to make a delicious Pinakbet, this recipe will help you make this dish at home. The ingredients in Pinakbet are made of fermented shrimp paste and a variety of vegetables. The fish is grilled and then served in a bowl. It is best to use fresh pork or lechon kawali. You can also add other vegetables like okra or camote.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 servings
Calories 252 kcal


  • 5-7 cloves Garlic crushed and chopped
  • 1 whole Onions cut in shreds
  • 2 pieces Tomatoes cut into 68 pieces
  • 200 g Ladyfingers Okra, 200g at least, cut in halves
  • 300 g Squash or Pumpkin 300g at least, cut
  • 300 g Green beans 300g at least, julienned
  • 2 pieces Eggplant julienned
  • 100 g Pork shoulders 100g at least, cut in small pieces
  • ½ cup Water
  • 2-3 tsp Shrimp paste
  • ½ tbsp Fish sauce
  • ½ Pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp Cooking oil


  • Put oil in a heated pan.
  • Saute the garlic under medium heat.
  • When the garlic turns golden, put in the onions.
  • When the onions turn sweaty, put in the pork.
  • Fry the pork for 12-15 minutes until they are a bit burnt.
  • Put in the tomatoes. Stir well.
  • Season the dish with shrimp paste.
  • When the tomatoes begin to soften, add in the squash.
  • Add in the eggplants.
  • Stir well until the flesh of the eggplants start to turn brown.
  • Add in the green beans and the ladyfingers.
  • Add the water.
  • Continue stirring under medium heat.
  • Season with fish sauce and pepper.
  • When the water boils, turn off the heat.
  • Do not cover. Transfer to a cool dish if it’s not yet serving time.
  • Serve with hot rice and fried fish.



If you're looking for a healthier version of Pinakbet, you can use pork belly. This dish is a great Filipino dish that can be made easily. Adding pork belly is an easy way to make pakbet. The pork belly will be tender and delicious! You can also add other ingredients. The vegetables are essential in this dish. They provide nutrients and flavor. In this recipe, the fish is grilled and served with rice.
Keyword pakbet, pinakbet