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).

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