Pork Estofado

Filipino Style Recipe: Pork Estofado is another pork dish that is commonly served by Filipinos. This is similar to Adobo and Patatim. Normally the pork cooked in a blend of soy sauce and vinegar with bananas. Others add potatoes, carrots or sausages.

Estimated time of preparation: 10-15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

1 kilo pork, cut into serving pieces
5 pieces plantain bananas(saba), sliced diagonally
4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 pieces bay leaves
1 tablespoon whole peppercorn
1 cup water
1 teaspoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
cooking oil for frying

2 pieces sausage, sliced diagonally(optional)
2 medium-sized carrots, sliced diagonally(optional)

Part 1(optional)
1. In a pan, heat oil and fry the sliced bananas until golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a large container, combine pork, garlic, soy sauce, sugar, bay leaf and peppercorn for 30 minutes.

Part 3
1. In a pot, heat oil then saute garlic and marinated pork. Stir fry for 3-5 minutes.
2. Pour water and marinade then simmer in a low heat for 30 minutes or until pork is tender. Add more water if necessary.
3. Add vinegar and simmer for 5 minutes. Do not stir.
4. Add dissolved cornstarch and bananas then simmer for another 3 minutes.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste then simmer until the sauce has reduced and thicken. Serve.



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