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  • 800 grams Pork Usa Ribs(bone in), cut each bone individually
  • 25 grams coconut oil
  • 250 grams onion, cut in half
  • 30 grams garlic cloves, peeled
  • 40 grams fresh ginger, small pieces
  • 4 baby red chillis
  • 1 long red chilli
  • 1 long green chilli
  • 60 grams shrimp paste, (I use bario fiesta brand for the real flavour filo style)
  • 500 grams coconut cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1.Place 4 baby chilli seeds in( cut tip off) in thermomix bowl, cut green and red chilli in half deseeded. Keep half of each one and put aside(for garnishing) place other half (cut in half again) of both red and green in bowl with the baby chilli

    2.Blitz 3-4 seconds speed 5. (MC ON) Put aside

    3. Place garlic,ginger and onion in thermomix bowl ( no need to rinse from chilli)

    4. Blitz for 3-4 seconds on speed 7.(MC ON) Remove and put aside

    5. Add coconut oil( no need to clean out jug from previous blitzing)

    6.Heat oil for 1 minute VAROMA speed 1. Ensure it is smoking, if not heat for another 30 seconds (MC OFF)

    7.Add the ginger, garlic and onion immediately (Mc OFF)

    8. Saute for 5 minutes VAROMA speed 1

    9. Add the pork ribs 7 minutes VAROMA  Gentle stir setting (MC OFF)

    10. Add the shrimp paste  and chilli cook for 5 minutes VAROMAGentle stir setting (mc off)

    11. Add coconut cream cook for 25 mins VAROMA Gentle stir setting keep an eye on it in this part, if it starts to splutter out place simmer basket on top to avoid splatters

    12. taste and season with salt and pepper

    13. Cook for a further 12 minutes 100degrees Gentle stir setting. If it is still splattering at this point leave simmer basket on. It is good though if you can leave it off for a bit to reduce sauce down

    14. Serve with rice and garnish with leftover chillis chopped roughly


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This is cooked with a twist as traditionally you cook it with the fatty pork spareribs intstead of the usa bone in one.

The bone in one is preferred by my family as they believe to be more tasty.

Delicious served with steamed fluffy rice

Chilli is entirely up to you on how much you want to use.

Bicol Express is traditionally very hot, if you follow this one it is fiery but not enough to make you run for water if you like hot food. I sometimes add more in depending on how hot I want it.

There are many variations of Shrimp paste in Asian stores, if you want the real filo version buy the brand Bario Fiesta Bagaoongtmrc_emoticons.) available in most asian shops in the filipino section. If you buy a different version the taste will vary slightly

ENJOY I simply love this dish

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