Bicol Express (Pork and Jalapeno in Coconut Milk)

Bicol Express or Sinilihan in Bicol, is a popular Filipino dish which was popularized in the district of Malate, Manila but made in traditional Bicolano  style. This is one of hubby’s favortite dish and for him the hotter it is, the better.

250gms. pork (cubed)
2 cups green jalapeno peppers (sliced thinly)
2tbsp. shrimp paste
1 cup thin coconut milk
1 cup thick coconut milk or coconut cream
1 large onion (minced)
1/2 head of garlic (minced)
2tbsp. cooking oil
In a pan, heat the cooking oil. Brown pork for few minutes then set aside. In the same pan saute onion then garlic until golden brown. Add the shrimp paste then add the pork and jalapeno peppers. Add thin coconut milk until the dish gets dry. Add the coconut cream and let simmer until the sauce thickens. If you want it really hot, you can add 3 cups of jalapeno peppers instead of 2 cups or just add red chili peppers (cayenne).

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