Cheesy Kare-Kare Pasta with Toasted Corned Beef Flakes: Another Way to Enjoy Kare-Kare

June 18, 2013
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While we all love the thick orange heaven that is Kare-Kare sauce, it’s okay to yearn for something new every now and then after we spoon it over our nth plate of plain white rice. Hereโ€™s an alternative that you might enjoy just as much (if not more) as the original.

To get the right consistency, we simmered the Kare-Kare sauce to thicken it out and added half a wheel of Brie. The cheese made it creamier and added a more pungent flavor.

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For the meaty partner, we shredded a can of corned beef and fried it crisp (think adobo flakes but the beefy version). We also topped the pasta with a tiny dollop of sweet bagoong. Now, you might think this combination of flavors is quite odd, but trust me, once you taste it, you’d wish you had thought of making this sooner.

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Cheesy Kare-Kare Pasta

Total Time: 45 minutes / Yield: 2-3 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cupsย Kare-Kare Sauceย (or leftover Kare-Kare Sauce)
  • 1/2 wheel Brie
  • 1 can premium corned beef
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • 1 tsp. sweet shrimp paste (bagoong)
  • 1/2 kilo linguine

Procedure

  1. Cook the pasta as indicated in the package directions.
  2. In a saucepan, prepare Kare-Kare sauce from this recipe, or heat up your leftover sauce.
  3. While the sauce is heating up, remove the waxy part of your Brie, and chop it up into fine pieces so that it melts evenly in the sauce.
  4. Once the Kare-Kare sauce starts to bubble, add in chopped Brie.
  5. Stir until the sauce has thickened and set aside.
  6. Heat some oil in a separate pan.
  7. Open the can of corned beef (we recommend a premium, imported brand), and shred the beef.
  8. Once the oil starts to sizzle, add the shredded corned beef, and cook until toasty (it should resemble adobo flakes).
  9. Set aside.

Assembly

  1. After draining the pasta, place it on a serving plate.
  2. Pour the cheesy Kare-Kare sauce over the pasta.
  3. Top with a teaspoon of sweet bagoong.
  4. Serve the corned beef flakes on the side (but mix together when you’re about to eat it).
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. You can also use instant Kare-Kare mix diluted with a beef bouillon cube if you’re in a rush.
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Lars Roxas
Lars Roxas

iniisip ko (kasi mahilig ako sa tripe sa karekare) kung pwede siya iincorportate sa pasta na ito somehow? hmm…

Nico Goco

tripe noodles.

Lars Roxas
Lars Roxas

isaw noodles.

Nico Goco

kare kare sauce in offal noodles done three ways.

Mikka Wee
Mikka Wee

Tapos ung isaw medyo tostado pa. HAFDSJFKLAJSF;LK

Adrian De Leon
Adrian De Leon

You guys really love punishing your bodies, don’t you? Haha

Nico Goco

my doctor agrees with you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Lars Roxas
Lars Roxas

I think mine looks okay.

Geh
Geh

You could probably pressure cook/slow cook some tripe then deep fry them to add texture to the dish.

Lars Roxas
Lars Roxas

ito din ung iniisip ko eh, parang tripe chicharon ๐Ÿ˜€

Mikka Wee
Mikka Wee

Hehe try mo then let us know how it tastes like! ๐Ÿ™‚ I just really wanted to highlight the simplicity of this dish na no-frills and something different. If you want to experiment, that would be great! ๐Ÿ˜€

hehehe
hehehe

kare-kare lasagna featuring tripe as one of the layers. Imagine: lasagna, kare-kare sauce, lasagna, tripe, kare-kare sauce, lasagna, veggies (talong, sitaw, petchay), kare-kare sauce, lasagna, then top with a thin layer of bagoong. ๐Ÿ™‚

Lars Roxas
Lars Roxas

AY P**** Iniisip ko pa lang parang ansarap na. tapos instead of ground meat ung kasama nung sauce, shredded para mas may texture.

Jan
Jan

Oh wow! Gotta try this. Hmmm…this can probably evolve to a Three- or Four-Cheese Kare-Kare Pasta. ๐Ÿ™‚

Stephen Chan
Stephen Chan

Wait, how exactly do you “shred” corned beef? And how much oil/heat do you need to make it crispy?

i.am.me
i.am.me

not too much oil, cook it in high heat

cutedoc
cutedoc

what i tried before was pasta caldereta, i shed the beef to garnish, osterize the sauce including the carrots etc, and finish product taste really good=)

cara
cara

i cooked this recipe yesterday upon request of my curious boyfriend. he found this recipe. its unexpectedly very good! and im cooking this again on wed at parents’ house.

katrine acosta
katrine acosta

Saan po makakabili ng brie? Thanks!

Skup Pasaway
Skup Pasaway

Is there any other substitute for the Brie Cheese? Ang mahal eh. And how many grams or oz yung cheese???

kristovblue
kristovblue

Is there any cheap alternative to Brie?

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