But I didn't want to put my ham to waste so I thought of masking it and making my Hamon experiment. What better way to hide the look and taste by adding a strong ingredient, bagoong (salted shrimp), thus a new dish was born: Binagoongan Hamon (Ham with Shrimp Paste) . I posted a picture of it on Twitter and I was surprised by the tweet backs that I got.
Binagoong Hamon and Rice
Left-over ham (cubed)
2-3 tbsp shrimp paste (bagoong, I used Kamayan brand)
2 tbsp cooking oil
1 medium size onion ( chopped)
1 medium size tomato
3 cloves garlic
3 tbsp pineapple glaze left over
3 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp sugar
Saute onion, garlic and tomatoes. Add the ham, give it a quick stir. Mix the pineapple glaze, vinegar, ketchup and sugar in a bowl, pour it over the ham. Let it simmer until the sauce is reduced.
For the rice, use the same pan and mix the rice thoroughly with the left over sauce on the pan. Add toasted garlic. Mix well. Voila, you are ready to dig in and... ENJOY!