Here’s a crazy idea: why not have a Boodle Fight the next time you invite friends at home? There’s a lot of pros to it if you need some convincing. There are fewer dishes to wash (this reason is convincing enough). It’s easy to make it look good. Lastly, it’s a fun way to eat together with friends. When you think about it, it’s not so crazy after all.

How to make a Boodle Fight at home

Prepping it is easy, quick even. It only took me around 20 minutes to cook everything. You are free to add whatever you want to your boodle fight. The usual you’ll see are charcoal grilled or fried varieties of meat. Here’s what I used for my boodle recipe:

Meats:

Bangus fillet

Steak (I used striploin for this recipe)

Pork belly liempo cut

Shrimp, peeled and deveined

Sides:

Onions, thinly sliced

Tomatoes, thinly sliced

Kangkong, roughly chopped

Enoki mushrooms

Spring onion to garnish

Rice:

Feel free to use any variety, I personally used tinawon rice.

 

To prepare the banana leaves for serving, simply place it over an open flame. You’ll notice that it will start to change color and appear glossier.

Now, the fun part— setting up your boodle fight! Freestyle it, there is no right or wrong to the process. Typically, a mound of rice is evenly placed in the middle. The meats, sides, and other garnishes surround its perimeter for easy access.

Serve it and enjoy! Utensils are banned for this feast. Eating with your hands make the experience. If you have extra banana leaves in hand, you can cut it into smaller squares to use as plates. Quick and easy, there’s no excuse not to make a boodle fight at home.

 

Watch how I make my own version of the Boodle Fight at home:

Would you try this at home? Let me know in the comments!

 

 

 

Erwan Heussaff
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