Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Nilagang Baka (Boiled Beef Bone Soup)



Nilagang baka, for the Ilocanos like us we call it inanger, anger, or for other Ilocanos they call it lauya nga Tulang ti Baka which can literally be translated to English as Boiled Beef Bone Soup.  Other Filipinos this soup is called bulalo specially when the beef shank is used

With nilagang baka , the beef including the bones are boiled or stewed for hours, mine was cooked for 4 hours on low fire,  to get that fell-off the bone tenderness of the meat and a soup that is oh-so flavorful.  Vegetables are added for the most need fiber, from potatoes, sweet potatoes, to carrots and leafy greens like pechay and cabbages.

This dish is a comfort food at its best enjoyed specially during rainy seasons.  Serve this to pregnant women for their most needed protein source. 

NILAGANG BAKA 
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Ingredients :

Beef Bones with marrows and meat of course - 500 g.
Beef, cubed - 250 g
Garlic - 10 cloves
Onions, diced - 1 large
Black peppercorns, cracked
Carrots, diced - 1 medium
Cabbage

Fish Sauce - 3 tbsp
Salt to taste
Water - 1 inch above the meat and enough to cook the meat for at least 4 hours


Cooking Procedure :

1. Dump all of the ingredients, except for the vegetables, in a pot and bring to a boil at low-medium fire for at least 4 hours.  Add more water as needed.  Adjust taste by adding more salt when necessary.  

Note:  Skim the scums off the stock as you cook.

2. Add the cabbage and carrots and cook for another 10 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.

Serve and enjoy


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