Spicy Laing With Bagnet Recipe


For the Spicy Laing Recipe:

  • 1 pack (3.5 oz or 100g) dried taro leaves
  • 6 cups (3 cans) coconut milk
  • 2 cups (1 can) coconut cream
  • ½ cup shrimp paste (bagoong or balaw)
  • ½ lb. pork shoulder, thinly sliced
  • 5 to 7 pieces red chilies
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • ½ cup sliced ginger
  • 8 cloves garlic, crushed
For Bagnet Ilocos:
(Make ahead preparation: Overnight)

  • 2 kilos pork liempo (pork belly), whole cut
  • 1/2 head garlic
  • 1 tsp. peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • cooking oil for frying

Spicy Laing With Bagnet Recipe


For the Spicy Laing Recipe:

  1. In a cooking pan, add the coconut milk, pork, ginger, shrimp paste, ginger, onion, and garlic in Bring it to boil over medium to low heat.
  2. When the coconut milk starts to boil, gently stir to mix the ingredients. Cover the pan and let it simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Make sure to stir once in a while to prevent the ingredients from scorching the bottom of the pan.
  3. Add the dried taro leaves. Do not stir. Just let it cook until the leaves absorb the coconut milk. Cook for about 20 to 30 minutes. In between you can gently push down the taro leaves with a large spoon to absorb more coconut milk.
  4. When the leaves absorb the coconut milk, mix it well and continue to cook for additional 10-15 minutes.
  5. Add the coconut cream in the pan and the red chilies. Mix and combine until well incorporated. Cook for additional 10 to 12 minutes over low heat. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve hot and enjoy!

For Bagnet Ilocos:

  1. Add the whole pork belly in a cooking pot (large). Pour enough water until it covers the pork.
  2. Season with salt, peppercorns, garlic, bay leaves. Bring to a boil and cover the pot. Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes over lowest heat until pork belly becomes tender. Check back for scum that floats on top and remove with a large spoon.
  3. Once the pork belly is tender. Remove from pot, transfer in a large strainer bowl. Let it stand to air dry and let all water drip down. Wipe dry with paper towels if needed and transfer in the fridge overnight.

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