Pancit Malabon Recipe

Ingredients:

Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 ½ cups shrimp juice (or shrimp bouillon + 1 1/2 cups water)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon powdered achuete , dissolved in ½ cup warm water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

Pancit

  • 1 pound thick tubular rice noodle, soaked in warm water for 15 minutes
  • 1 cup chopped Napa cabbage, boiled for 30 seconds and drained
  • 1 cup small shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1 cup shucked oysters, simmered with their liquor for 3 minutes
  • 1cup squid, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup flaked smoked tinapa or trout
  • ½ cup crushed fried pork rind (chicharon)
  • 3 cloves fried garlic
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 lemons, cut into small wedges

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Prepare the squid. Sautée in 1 tablespoon of oil for 3-5 minutes
  2. Boil the shrimp for 3 minutes until pink
  3. Put the cabbage in boiling water for 30 seconds and then drain.
  4. Soak noddles in warm water for 15 minutes
  5. Put noodles in boiling water for 10 minutes or until it softens but still tender.
  6. Make the sauce.  In a medium sauce pan, sautee the garlic until lightly brown on medium heat.  Dissolve the flour in shrimp juice in a separate cup and pour slowly into the pan. Pour the water with dissolved achuete.  Add the salt, pepper and fish sauce.  Stir continuously until it thickens, about 8 minutes. To test forthickness, dip a spoon into the sauce and if it coats the back of the spoon, that should be thick enough.
  7. Organize your prepared ingredients and garnishes. Assemble on plate per serving, just like in the first image above.
  8. Alternatively, you may combine everything in a big container.  Mix the sauce, noddles and 1/2 of the prepared ingredients (shrimp, oyster, cabbage, tinapa, squid, toasted garlic, green onion, chicharon).  The rest of the ingredient are for garnishing on top.

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