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!

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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!

Ingredients:

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
Salt
Pepper

Directions:

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).