Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bopis, Kandingga

Bopis or kandingga in Bicol. I have several requests for this recipe, now here it is. Bopis is another popular turo-turo dish. It is made up of diced pork or beef lungs, spleen and hearth. Cooking this dish is a little bit tricky, it has to be done right to rid of that pig innards smell. It has to be sautéed really dry or until it is sizzling. Or you could boil again the diced bopis and rinse, drain before cooking sautéing. For this reason some are not so keen to have this dish. But for those who have come to like the exotic taste of bopis is surely one dish to crave for. Here is my recipe.


1/2 pork bopis set, (lungs, spleen and hearth)

1 medium size labanos, diced finely

1 medium size carrot, diced finely

1 red bell pepper, diced finely

1 big can button mushroom, diced finely

2 tablespoon black pepper, coarsely ground

1/2 head garlic, crushed, minced

1 medium size onion, chopped

1/4 cup atsuete / annatto in oil

2-3 pieces siling labuyo , chopped

3/4 cup vinegarcooking oil


Cooking procedure:

Wash bopis set thoroughly and drain. Put the whole bopis set in big casserole and add enough water to cover, bring to a boil and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Remove from casserole and drain, let it cool down. Finely dice bopis set and keep aside. Suttee garlic and onion in a big wok. Add in diced bopis and stir cook for 3-5 minutes or until it start to sizzle. Add in vinegar and cook for 2-3 minutes now add in annatto oil, patis and black pepper, stir cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add in 3 cups of water and simmer for 3-5 minutes now add in carrots, labanos, mushroom and siling labuyo, simmer for another 3-5 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Correct saltines if required. Add in bell pepper and cook for a minute or two. Serve hot with a lot of rice.

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