Bicol Express Recipe

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  • 1/2 kg elongated green chili, julienned (you can use a slightly milder substitute, try the serrano or jabanero)
  • 200 g shrimp paste (the thai version is not a substitute as it is very pungent and totally overpowering. filipino shrimp)
  • 1/2 kg pork , cut into tiny pieces
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk (the light version can be pretty bland)


  1. In a pan or a wok, sauté garlic, onion, and tomatoes in oil.
  2. When onion is slightly cooked, add pork.
  3. Fry the mixture for 2 minutes until pork turned a little brown, and then add 1/2 cup of water.
  4. Boil until water is almost gone and pork is completely cooked. Then add shrimp paste.
  5. Add chilies.
  6. Pour in the coconut milk, keep stirring. Simmer until mixture is dry.
  7. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot with rice.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 572.35 Kcal (2396 kJ)
Calories from fat 497.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55.27g 85%
Cholesterol 118.5mg 40%
Sodium 2225.93mg 93%
Potassium 426.87mg 9%
Total Carbs 7.53g 3%
Sugars 2.72g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2.16g 9%
Protein 13.08g 26%
Vitamin C 8mg 13%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 21%
Iron 30.1mg 167%
Calcium 460.7mg 46%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 283.27 Kcal (1186 kJ)
Calories from fat 246.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.35g 85%
Cholesterol 58.65mg 40%
Sodium 1101.67mg 93%
Potassium 211.27mg 9%
Total Carbs 3.73g 3%
Sugars 1.34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.07g 9%
Protein 6.47g 26%
Vitamin C 3.9mg 13%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 21%
Iron 14.9mg 167%
Calcium 228mg 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.6
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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