Monday, 5 March 2012

Nilagang Baka

I was so excited to do this dish...I was craving for it for ages.  Don't laugh, but was so pleased to see lemongrass with its grassy bit on it, don't know how to describe it , but we don't get all the nice bit here really, I was like a little girl in a candy shop.  Anyway, Got the ingredients to finally make one. Oh, beef shank or pata is quite difficult to find so I used beef skirt and bit of beef  rib bones.

All You Need:

  •  Beef skirt or Beef Shank
  •  Half a packet sinigang mix as souring agent for the dish
  •  Green Jackfruit (Langka)
  •  Lemongrass
  •  1 Small Onion chopped
  •  2 Cloves Garlic
  •  Dash of salt
  •  2 Pcs Chilli
  •  1 Tbsp of Annato seeds
  •  2 Tbsp oil


  1. Saute garlic and Onion in a pan.
  2. Add the beef shank or beef skirt, brown the meat slightly.
  3. Add water enough to cover the meat, and add in lemongrass and bring to boil.
  4. Check after half an hour and add in Jackfruit, sinigang mix and continue cooking until both beef and jackfruit are fork tender.
  5. In a cup, put annato seeds and add hot water and let it sit for a while until colour comes out.
  6. Add extract from Annato seeds in a pan together with whole chillies and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Serve Hot.