Okay, I will now reveal to everyone, my deepest secret, I love blood! Well, basically because, yeah, you’re right, I am a vampire!
Hahaha, nah, I’m just kidding. We’ll use chicken/pork blood this time. But, why not? If I can have eternal youth and be forever young. I’ll eat Betamax every day.
Isn’t it weird that you can grill something in liquid form? Like blood? Maybe you’re wondering how that happened but this recipe will prove to you that it’s possible. Betamax is a popular street food in the Philippines sold together with isaw and atay (liver). So, how did it happen? We all know that blood coagulates right? So when you extract blood from the chicken and leave that in an open jar, it will cool down and the texture will somehow become gelatinous and then scalded. The coagulated blood is now in solid form so it is possible to cut it into rectangular pieces just like the Betamax tape, so now you know why it’s called Betamax, Haha, because it looks like VHS tape. These blocks were skewered in bamboo sticks usually 3 pieces per stick and you can buy if for only 5 pesos. Actually, it doesn’t really have a taste, it’s chewy and you have to dip it in vinegar, that’s where it gets its taste.
Have you tried one? Make your own now!
1 cup Chicken blood
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper
5 cups water
2 teaspoon Oil
2 teaspoon Soy sauce
1/2 cup Ketchup
- Combine the chicken blood, salt and pepper in bowl.
- Boil 5 cups of water and pour in the mixture.
- Drain the water when the blood thickens. Let it cool.
- Cut into cubes and skewered.
- Grill the blood over a charcoal stove for 10 minutes while basting with the mixture of oil, ketchup and soy sauce and let the flavour be absorbed.
Share with your friends! Make sure you prepare a vinegar dip!