Friday, November 02, 2007

[Recipe] Sweet Sour Pork

More pork recipes! I used to enjoy this dish when I was still young but lately I have been avoiding high cholesterol foods. I can still imagine how this recipe taste though and I can assure you that it is quite tasty.

:) enjoy!


1/2 Kilo pork (cut in about half an in inch cube pieces)
1 egg well beaten
1/2 cup flour
1 cup cooking oil
3/4 cup pork broth or bouillon
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup pineapple tidbits
1/2 cup red and green pepper sliced thinly
salt and pepper to taste


Mix beaten egg, flour, salt and pepper to make a smooth batter. Roll each pork piece in the flour mixture and fry in oil until golden brown. Set aside fried pork pieces once done.

In a saucepan, mix the broth, vinegar, brown sugar, pineapple juice and soy sauce. bring the mixture to a boil. Add pork cubes and simmer for about 10 minutes or wait until meat is tender. Add the cornstarch and cook for a few minutes more stirring constantly. Add pepper slices and pineapple tidbits and continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes more. Serve hot and enjoy.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

[Recipe] Paksiw Pata

Something very tasty but also very fattening!


1 whole pork leg (preferably the front leg)
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 head garlic
1/2 cup dried banana blossoms
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
Bay leaves
Powdered Oregano


Soak the banana blossoms in water and remove the hard tips. Clean the pork leg thoroughly removing any remaining hair from the skin. Cut the leg in approximately 2 inch pieces and discarding the toe portion. Put the pork in a pot and add the vinegar and soy sauce with enough water to completely immerse the pork in liquid. Add the crushed garlic, the soaked banana blossoms, sugar, bay leaves, about 1 teaspoon oregano, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring the pot to a boil and reduce the heat and allow the pot to simmer until the pork becomes very tender (with the skin ready to fall off the bone).