Del Monte Kitchenomics Logo Recipe

    Bicol Express Special Recipe

    A regional classic with a flavorful twist!

    | 5.0 Reviews
    Read Reviews


    A popular staple from the Bicol region, Bicol Express is a fiery dish made with gata, bagoong (shrimp paste), and chilies that’s packed full of flavor. Our Bicol Express recipe includes DEL MONTE Tomato Sauce, which gives it that bright red color. Read on to learn how to cook Del Monte Kitchenomics’ Bicol Express Special.
    Bicol Express Special Recipe

    Shop your quality Del Monte ingredients at our new Kitchenomics website so you can cook delicious and memorable meals.

    Culture : Filipino
    Preparation Time : 10 min.
    Cooking Time : 1 hr. and 7 mins.
    Serving Size : 7

    1. Boil pork pigue in water then turn down to simmer, cook until tender. Drain then cut into cubes. Set aside.
    2. Combine together DEL MONTE Original Style Tomato Sauce, DEL MONTE Quick n Easy Gata Mixture, garlic, onion, and ginger in a pan. Bring to a boil, then turn down to simmer.
    3. Add bagoong alamang, pineapple syrup, and sili. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir once in a while.
    4. Add DEL MONTE Pineapple Tidbits. Cook for another 5 minutes.
    Lusog Notes
    This local Bicol Express Special dish is high in calcium that is not only good for bone health but also helps in blood clotting. It is also a source of iron needed for making red blood cells that carry oxygen around the body.
    Chef`s Tip
    Spiciness level will depend on the number and variety of sili used, thus start with less to control the spiciness level, then add more until preferred heat level is reached.