Kare-Kare Wanton, the snack you never knew you needed


The beloved and familiar flavors of Kare-Kare as a snack? The snack gods have finally answered our prayers!

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves 1

3 wanton wrappers
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon bagoong

For the Kare-Kare Sauce
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon butter
15 grams shallots
10 grams garlic
2 tablespoons kare-kare mix
1 cup coconut milk
1⁄4 cup coco cream
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon salt

For the Vegetables
1 cherry tomato
6 pieces fried spinach

For the Stuffing
2 cups water
250 grams beef brisket, medium-diced
10 grams thyme
50 grams celery, minced
50 grams onions, minced
50 grams carrots, minced
1⁄4 cup demi powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1⁄2 cup ricotta cheese

For the Stuffing
1 Coat the beef brisket with flour. Then, on a heated pan with oil, sear the beef for about 1 minute per side. set aside the beef, and let it cool.
2 Sauté the celery, onions, and carrots. add the beef to the pan, then add the water.
3 Add the demi powder, thyme, and a tablespoon of sugar. let it simmer for about 2 hours. Once the meat is tender and sauce is reduced to thick consistency, set aside and let it cool.
4 Once cooled, mix in the ricotta cheese.

For the Kare-Kare Sauce
Place everything in a pan and simmer for about 20 minutes at low heat.

To Assemble
1 On a wanton wrapper, place 1 tablespoon of stuffing. seal with egg wash.
2 Fry for about 2 minutes until golden brown.
3 Add kare-kare sauce to plate and arrange wantons on top.
4 Place a teaspoon of bagoong to finish.

This recipe was originally published in the June-July 2016 issue of Breakfast Magazine.