There are few things more comforting than a bowl of bulalo on a rainy day. The tender meat of the beef shanks and the melty goodness of the marrow is a luxury. But, what is good for the taste buds might not be good for the rest of the body. The high levels of saturated fat can raise cholesterol in the blood, which can lead to heart disease.
To help reduce the fat in this Filipino favorite, double boil your stock. This is a similar technique to the way Koreans achieve the light broth of galbi tang, a soup dish made from ribs. Cook your meats for about 10 minutes, then strain them out. Rinse out your pot to remove fat clinging to the sides. Cook as your bulalo as you normally would. The resulting broth is much lighter, but just as flavorful.
Filipino food is all about comfort and familiarity. Even adobo, with its humble ingredients of vinegar and soy sauce, can conjure up memories of meals with family or friends. You do not have to miss out on those moments to improve cholesterol levels and overall health.
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