Pork Igado

Filipino Style Recipe: Pork Igado is another Filipino dish consist of pork meat sauteed and cooked in a blend of water, soy sauce, vinegar together with carrots, bell pepper and green peas.

Ingredients:
500 grams pork loin, sliced into strips
3 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
1 cup water
1 medium-sized carrot, cut into strips
2 pieces red and green bell peppers, cut into strips
1/2 cup green peas
2 tablespoons cooking oil
salt to taste

Marinade:
2 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
4 gloves garlic, crushed
1 large onion, chopped
1 teaspoon peppercorns
2 bay leaves

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine marinade and pork. Marinate for at least an hour.
2. Drain meat then reserve the marinade.

Part 2
1. In a pot, heat oil then fry bell peppers for less than a minute. Remove and set aside.
2. Add pork meat and simmer until color turns to golden brown.
3. Pour water and marinade. Simmer for 25 minutes or until pork is tender.
4. Add carrots and simmer for 3 minutes. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Add green peas and bell pepper. Simmer for another 3 minutes or until sauce is reduced and thickened.
6. Transfer to serving plate and serve.

Pork Adobo with Sweet Pea Beans

Filipino Style Recipe: Pork Adobo with Sweet Pea Beans is another variety of Filipino pork adobo, we just add sweet pea beans (sitsaro) which gives a contrast color and crunchy texture.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo pork, cut in serving pieces
150 grams sweet pea beans, trimmed
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
6 gloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon peppercorns
2-3 pieces bay leaves
1 teaspoon sugar
salt to taste
1 cup water

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine pork, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns and soy sauce. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. Simmer in a low heat for 40 minutes or until pork is tender. Add more water if necessary.
2. Pour vinegar and simmer for another 10 minutes then season with salt and sugar according to taste.
3. Simmer until the sauce thickens then add sweet pea beans.
4. cook for another 3 minutes then remove from heat.
5. Transfer to serving bowl then serve with steamed rice.

Pork Adobo with Kangkong

Filipino Style Recipe: Pork Adobo with Kangkong is another variety of Filipino pork adobo, we just add water spinach (kangkong) which gives a contrast color and crunchy texture.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo pork, cut in serving pieces
a bunch of kangkong (water spinach), cut into serving pieces
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
6 gloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon peppercorns
2-3 pieces bay leaves
1 teaspoon sugar
salt to taste
1 cup water

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine pork, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns and soy sauce. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. Simmer in a low heat for 40 minutes or until pork is tender. Add more water if necessary.
2. Pour vinegar and simmer for another 10 minutes then season with salt and sugar according to taste.
3. Simmer until the sauce thickens then add kangkong.
4. Wait for another minute then remove from heat.
5. Transfer to serving bowl then serve with steamed rice.

Higadillo

Filipino Style Recipe: Higadillo is a common Filipino stew made from pork meat and liver cook and simmer in a thicken sauce together with desired vegetables and ingredients. This can be served as main dish together with steamed rice.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 40 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams pork, cut into strips
250 grams pork liver, cut similar to pork
2 potatoes, cut similar to pork
1 medium-sized carrots, cut similar to pork
1 cup lechon sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 cup water
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a skillet, heat oil then fry potatoes and carrots until light brown. Remove and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same skillet, reduce oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add pork then continue sauteing for 3 minutes.
3. Add pork liver and ginger powder then stir cook for another 3 minutes or until light brown.
4. Add soy sauce, lechon sauce and water then cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until meat is tender. Add more water if necessary.
5. Put back potatoes and carrots then add vinegar, bring to boil.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste then simmer until thickens.
7. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Note.
1. Alternative to lechon sauce, you may use live spread or breadcrumbs to thicken the sauce.

Pineapple Pork with Coconut Milk

Filipino Style Recipe: Pineapple Pork with Coconut Milk (Pininyahang baboy sa Gata) is another delicious dish that is commonly served by Filipinos. The pork is simmer and cook in coconut milk and pineapple juice together with pineapple chunks, fresh vegetables, and spices. The tender of pork, the sweet and sour flavor of pineapple and creamy taste of coconut milk makes the dish irresistible. This is truly a mouth-watering dish.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 40 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo pork belly, cut into serving pieces
2/3 cup pineapple chunks
1 cup coconut milk
1 green bell pepper, cut into cubes
1 medium carrot, cut into cubes
1 medium potatoes, cut into cubes(optional)
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons soy sauce
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons cooking oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a skillet, heat cooking oil and fry carrots and potatoes until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. Reduce oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add pork then continue sauteing until light brown. Season with fish sauce and pepper.
3. Pour coconut milk and pineapple juice then simmer for 20 minutes or until the meat is tender. Add water if necessary.
4. Add carrots, potatoes and bell pepper then simmer for 3 minutes.
5. Add pineapple chunks, soy sauce and fish sauce according to taste then simmer for another minute.
6. Remove from the heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve with steamed rice.

Adobong Talong at Baboy

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobong talong at baboy or pork and eggplant adobo is another variety of Filipino adobo. The procedures is simple, we fried eggplant until brown and marinate pork then cooked and simmered soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, salt and sugar until tender.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo pork, cut into serving pieces
2 pieces eggplants (talong), cut into serving pieces
1/3 cup vinegar
salt to taste
cooking oil for frying
3 tablespoons oyster sauce

Marinade:
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 gloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon peppercorns
3 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
1 tablespoon sugar

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine pork, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, sugar and soy sauce. Marinate for 30 minutes.
2. In a pan, heat oil then fry eggplant until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
3. In a same pan, fry marinated pork until brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pot, Add pork, marinade, oyster sauce and water then simmer until tender. Add water if necessary.
2. Pour vinegar and simmer for 5 minutes then adjust seasoning according to taste.
3. Add fried eggplant then stir cook for 2 minutes or until sauce is reduce.
4. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate. Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Adobong Puti

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobong puti or white adobo is another variety of Filipino adobo. The traditional adobo is made of pork or chicken meat cooked in a blend of soy sauce and vinegar together with spices. This version of adobo does not contain soy sauce instead we used salt or other seasoning to adjust the taste. Fry the meat until light brown then cook together with the sauce until tender.

Estimated time of preparation: 8-10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams pork belly or liempo, cut into serving pieces
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water
10 cloves garlic, pounded
12 pieces peppercorns
3 pieces bay leaves
salt to taste
3 tablespoons cooking oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, arrange pork then add garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, salt, vinegar and water.
2. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes or until pork is tender. Add more water if necessary.
3. Remove the pork from the sauce and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry pork until light brown.
2. Put back the meat to the sauce then simmer until reduced in half.
3. Adjust seasoning according to taste then simmer for 2 minutes.
4. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Pininyahang Pork Giniling

Filipino Style Recipe: pininyahang pork giniling or ground pork with pineapple is simple yet delicious dish. Ground pork sauteed and simmered in pineapple syrup together with pineapple tidbits and other vegetables. This is almost similar to ground pork menudo and ground pork adobo.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 50 minutes.
Good for 3-5 persons

Ingredients:
450 grams ground pork(giniling)
1 can(227 grams) pineapple tidbits, reserve syrup
3 teaspoons soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
1 potato, peeled and diced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1/4 cup water
sugar, salt and pepper to taste

2 teaspoons raisins(optional)
2 bay leaves(optional)
1/4 cup sweet peas(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add ground pork and soy sauce then simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Add potatoes, carrots, raisins, sweet peas, bay leaves, water and pineapple syrup.
4. Season with sugar, salt and pepper then simmer for 8 minutes or until tender.
5. Add pineapple tidbits then cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and serve hot.

(Photo credit to Blogie Robillo)

Adobong Tokwa’t Baboy

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobong tokwa’t baboy or pork and tofu adobo is another variety of Filipino adobo. This dish is similar to usual tokwa’t baboy and pork adobo which we used firm tofu as meat extender . The procedures is simple, we fried tofu until brown and marinate pork then cooked and simmered soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, salt and sugar until tender.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo pork, cut into serving pieces
340 grams tokwa(firm tofu), cut into cubes
1/3 cup vinegar
salt to taste
cooking oil for frying
3 tablespoons oyster sauce

Marinade:
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 gloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon peppercorns
3 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
1 tablespoon sugar

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine pork, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, sugar and soy sauce. Marinate for 30 minutes.
2. In a pan, heat oil then fry tokwa until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
3. In a same pan, fry marinated pork until brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pot, Add pork, marinade, oyster sauce and water then simmer until tender. Add water if necessary.
2. Pour vinegar and simmer for 5 minutes then adjust seasoning according to taste.
3. Add fried tokwa then stir cook for 2 minutes or until sauce is reduce.
4. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate. Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Binagoongang Pork Adobo

Filipino Style Recipe: Binagoongang pork adobo is easy and simple Filipino pork dish. This dish is another variety of pork adobo and binagoongang baboy. Normally the meat marinated then cooked in garlic, chili, shrimp paste, soy sauce, vinegar and sugar until tender and start to render oil.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 50-60 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo pork belly or ribs, cut into serving pieces
3 tablespoons sauteed shrimp paste
6 gloves garlic, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 pieces bay leaves
1 teaspoon black peppercorn
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 pieces green chili, chopped
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons cooking oil
1/2 cup soda(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Marinate pork in soy sauce, soda and sugar for 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and tomatoes until soft.
2. Add bay leaf, peppercorn and shrimp paste then continue sauteing for a minute.
3. Add marinated pork then stir cook for 3 minutes.
4. Add marinade, water and chili then simmer for 50 minutes or until tender. Add water if necessary.
5. Add vinegar then simmer for 5 minutes or until start to render oil.
6. Transfer to serving plate then garnish with remaining toasted garlic and chili slices. Serve with steamed rice.