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Balut Recipes for the Craving Mama

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Like most Pinoys, we love balut. My husband, though of Chinese ancestry, loves to eat balut as is or when cooked as a separate dish. But because of its cholesterol content and we are not getting any younger, we don’t eat it very often for health reasons. Here are a couple of balut recipes that you can try at home.

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Spicy balut adobo recipe for my husband and myself. We love this.

Spicy Balut Adobo Recipe

I usually prepare spicy balut adobo, as I didn’t really know any other way of cooking it. So it’s either spicy or not spicy balut adobo. Sometimes, I add wine. Whatever is available in our pantry at home, like laurel leaves, star anise, green onions, and the like. But it is always based in soy sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 chili peppers, sliced
  • 3 pcs. balut, peeled
  • 2 pcs. bay leaves
  • 1 pc. star anise
  • Achuete powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Pepper
  • 2 Tbsps. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Sukang Pinakurat
  • 2 Tbsps. soy sauce or Knorr Liquid Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup hot water
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The balut adobo cooking in the skillet.

Procedure:

  • 1. Spread the chopped onions, garlic, and chili on the bottom of the pan.
  • 2. Place the peeled balut on top and add all the other ingredients.
  • 3. Boil over low heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced, splashing the balut with the liquid from time to time so that it will be soaked in flavor.
  • 4. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Perfect as pulutan, too. You can go slow on the chili and the pepper if you don’t like it too hot. 

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Balut in Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

Meanwhile, this is a balut recipe with a twist, inspired by something I tried in a Bacolod restaurant. And my husband loved it. Needless to say, it’s his new favorite balut preparation and I am sharing it with you. It is very easy and takes very little time to prepare. The longest part in the preparation is the peeling of the balut. hehe

Ingredients:

  • 4 pieces balut (whatever variant you want. I like balut sa puti)
  • 3 Tbsps. butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 Tbsps. sweet chili sauce (bottled)
  • 1 Tbsp. Tabasco (optional)
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1/4 cup water

Procedure:

  • 1. Set aside the balut. Melt butter in low heat and fry the garlic for about 2 minutes. Do not brown, you don’t want the garlic to become bitter.
  • 2. Add the balut, sweet chili sauce, Tabasco, salt, and water. If you don’t like it spicy, just omit the Tabasco.
  • 3. Bring to a boil while constantly splashing the balut with sauce. Turn it upside down once and splash the top part again.
  • 4. Once the sauce has thickened a bit, you may remove from heat and serve with rice or some sliced baguettes. Or serve them as pulutan!

Note: You may adjust the seasonings based on the number of balut you will use. We had four pieces–two each for my husband and myself.

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But from time to time, the good old balut is still our go-to comfort food late at night.

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11 thoughts on “Balut Recipes for the Craving Mama

  1. I have heard mixed reviews about balut. Some people love it and some people don’t. I’d love to try one of these recipes myself one day. I wonder if I’ll like it. That’s a quirky recipe. hihi

  2. what an easy yet delicious looking recipe! i will definitely try to make this at home. but i have to find some balut first! haha

  3. My husband is a very adventurous eater, so I think he would enjoy these! I don’t know if I could even find balut near me to try one of these out though.

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