Chopsuey Filipino Recipe
Mixed Vegetables in Thick Sauce
The chopsuey Filipino recipe is basically a mixed vegetable dish with either pork, chicken or shrimp, and made with a starchy sauce.
YOUR CHOPSUEY FILIPINO RECIPE SHOPPING LIST:
- Pork Shoulder
- Snow Peas Sitsaro
- Pork or Shrimp Broth
- Green and Red Bell Pepper
- Quail Eggs
IN THE PANTRY:
- Fish Sauce Patis
- Cooking Oil
- Cornstarch or Tapioca Starch
- 4 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 medium Onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons Cooking Oil, for sauteing
- 1 cup Pork Shoulder, pre-boiled, sliced in strips
- 1 Cauliflower, cut the florets only,
- 2 Carrots, cut in strips
- 1 cup Snow Peas Sitsaro, ends trimmed
- 1/2 Cabbage, cut in 1/4 inch thick
- 1 each Green and Red Bell Pepper, cut in strips
- 2 tablespoons Fish Sauce Patis
- 1 cup pork or shrimp broth
- 1 cup Shrimps, shelled and deveined
- 12 Quail Eggs, pre-cooked and shelled(optional)
- 1 tablespoon Cornstarch or Tapioca Starch, dispersed in 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
PREPARATION TIME : 20 minutes
COOKING TIME : 25 minutes
1 In a large pan over medium heat, saute the garlic and onion in the cooking oil. Add the pork and shrimps and cook for 2 minutes.
2 Add cauliflower, red and green bell peppers and snow peas, together with the fish sauce and saute for 3 minutes.
3 Pour in the pork stock, put the cover on and simmer for 10-12 minutes.
4 Stir in the shrimps and quail eggs.
5 Thicken the sauce with the cornstarch dispersed in water mixture.
6 Season with salt and pepper.
7 Serve hot with rice.
(Learn more about COOKING RICE, THE FILIPINO WAY.)
- You can use a Knorr Pork or Shrimp cube for the broth, just lessen or omit the fish sauce because it could make the dish too salty.
- You can saute the shrimp with the pork in step 1 but make sure you take it out once it has turned orange so it doesn't get overcooked. Just add it back towards the end.
- Substitute the vegetables in this recipe to those which your family will eat - say, bamboo shoots, bok choy, green beans or other subtle flavor veggies. But do not omit the green peppers because they give a distinct flavor to the sauce.
- If you are a fan of chicken gizzard and chicken liver, these are other options you can add to this chopsuey Filipino recipe. Gizzards are pre-cooked together with the pork while the liver is added with the shrimp in Step 4.
- No quail eggs? Use the canned quail eggs but put them towards the end so as not to overcook them. They tend to be rubbery when overcooked.
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