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).