Friday, February 6, 2009

Missing Pinakurat?

Missing that authentic hot and spicy suka? Here's a recipe for homemade pinakurat from the files of Joseph Ronald Cañedo.

Ingredients:
1-liter white coconut vinegar (bahal na tuba) or white sugarcane vinegar
1-cup hot chili or siling kulikot
1/2 cup garlic
1/4 cup ginger
1 - 2 cups fish sauce or salt

Procedure:
1. Prepare a very clean blender machine or food processor.
2. Initially pour 3-4 cups of vinegar, and add all other ingredients into the blender machine.
3. Blend everything and observe the texture and fineness of the mix. The finer the texture, the better!
4. Add the remaining vinegar and blend it again for a few seconds or a minute.
5. Prepare a clean and very fine strainer in order to separate the sediments from the liquid. (optional)
6. Add 1-2 cups of salted fish sauce and stir. If salted fish sauce is not available, substitute with ground rock salt.
7. Stir well.
8. Store in glass bottles only never in plastic or metallic containers to avoid chemical reactions.

I have not tried this though - but for anyone who will -- send me your feedback.

Click here for more recipes of Joseph Ronald Cañedo.

Thanks to my friend A, who sent me the link.

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