Kaldereta with Peanut Butter
I never tried adding peanut butter with my Kaldereta, it never even crossed my mind until one of my Filipino colleage asked me if I put peanut butter when I prepare one. That question sparked curiosity and the weekend after that disucssion I cooked our Kaldereta with peanut butter and boy it was phenomenal.
I kept quiet and never told my wife and daugther this small change but I can see from their faces they liked this more than usual, my daughter also had this confused look when she took her first bite unitl I unveiled it to them. They both said “I knew it, something has changed, and it was for the better”. My daughter at first even thought of it as a Kare Kare but its with tomato sauce and she was right it was quite a fusion of the two dishes, its like a Kare Kare Kaldereta and it was amazing. From now on I will be preparing my Kaldereta like such and most probably I will rename it as Kare Kareldereta.
How about you have you tried preparing you Kaldereta like this? Or do you have another secret ingredient that you can suggest?
- 1 kg beef ribs, stewing beef or mutton, cubed
- 2 pcs medium potatoes, cubed and deep fried
- 2 medium carrots, cubed
- 1 large red capsicum, sliced
- 1 large can tomato puree
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 heaping tbsp peanut butter
- 2-4 red birds eye chillies, sliced
- 3 cups beef stock
- 3 pcs bay leaves
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- black pepper
- On a pot, heat oil and sauté garlic until crispy golden brown. Remove from pot then set it aside.
- Place onions on the pot and sauté until soft.
- Add beef / mutton and brown on all sides.
- Add beef stock and bay leaves, bring to a boil.
- Add the tomato puree and carrots then simmer for 1½ hour in very low heat or until meat is tender, add water if needed.
- Add peanut butter then continue to simmer for 15 more minutes.
- Add tomato paste, bird’s eye chillies and capsicum then simmer for additional 15 minutes.
- Att the potatoes then season with freshly ground pepper and salt. Top with the fried garlic then serve.