Steamed Pork Dumplings


Ingredients:
250 grams ground pork
1 cup cabbage, chopped into small pieces
20-25 pieces gyoza or dumpling wrappers
2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
salt and ground white pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage and 1/2 teaspoon salt then let sit for 10 minutes.
2. Squeeze the cabbage firmly to discard excess water.
3. In a large bowl, ground pork, combine cabbage, green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and ground white pepper then mix evenly with your hand.

Part 2
1. Scoop a spoonful of mixture then place in the center of wrapper.
2. Moisten the entire edge of wrapper with water then fold in half.
3. Seal and crimp the edges then press against bottom into sheet pan.
4. Repeat the procedures to remaining mixture.

Part 3
1. In a steamer, arrange the pork dumplings lined with cabbage leaves. 2. Cover and steam for 10 minutes.
2. Serve with dipping sauce.

Pinakbet with Crispy Pork Strips


Ingredients:
1/4 kilo pork belly, cut into small cubes
1/2 kilo pork belly, cut into thin slices
1/2 squash, chopped into 2×1 inch cubes
1 large eggplant, cut in halves and sliced diagonally
1 bunch string beans(sitaw), cut in 2-inch length
6 pieces okra, cut diagonally
1 medium-sized bitter melon(ampalaya), cut in half seeded and slice diagonally
3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
1 piece onion, chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, sliced in strips
3 large tomato, diced
4 tablespoon shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1 cup of water
3 tablespoon cooking oil
salt and pepper to balance the taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Rub pork slices with salt, let stand for 15 minutes.
2. Deep fry for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat cooking oil over medium heat.
2. Saute the garlic, ginger, onion and tomato
3. Add the pork and cook for about 5-8 minutes or until color turns light brown.
4. Put-in shrimp paste and cook for 2 minutes.
5. Add water and increase the heat to bring it to a boil. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until pork is tender
6. Add the squash and cook for another 5-8 minutes or until texture becomes soft
7. Add in all the remaining vegetables, mix with the other ingredients.
8. Simmer for 5 minutes or until all the vegetables are cooked.(Do not overcook the vegetables)
9. Transfer to serving plate then top with crispy pork strips. Serve with rice. Share and Enjoy!

Pork Broccoli and Cauliflower


Ingredients:
1/2 kilo pork loin, sliced thinly into strips
1 medium size broccoli, cut into serving pieces
1 medium size cauliflower, cut into serving pieces
1 medium sized onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small ginger, chopped
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 cup water or beef stock
3/4 teaspoon cornstarch or flour(dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
salt and pepper to taste.

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In the same pan, saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add pork then stir cook for 5 minutes or until light brown and start to sizzle.
3. Add oyster sauce, soy sauce, water, salt and ground pepper then simmer for 10 minutes or until tender.
4. Add broccoli and cauliflower then cook for a minute.
5. Pour dissolved cornstarch then simmer until thickens. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
6. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Oven-Baked Lechon Belly


Ingredients:
2-3 kilo pork belly, wash and clean
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon grind black pepper

Brine:
5 cups water
1 stalk lemon grass (tanglad)
1 stalk onion leeks
2 pieces bay leaves
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon peppercorn
5 tablespoons rock salt

Stuffing:
1 stalk lemon grass (tanglad)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 onions, quartered

Glaze:
3 fresh milk (optional)
2 tablespoons oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine, brine ingredients then simmer for 5 minutes over low heat. Let it cool.

Part 2
1. In a large container, place pork belly then soak with the brine. Refrigerate overnight.

Part 3
1. Remove pork belly from the brine then pat dry.
2. Rub pork belly with salt and pepper.
3. Place stuffing in the center then roll. Tie and secure with twine.
4. Brush the surface with milk/oil mixture then place in a baking pan.
5. Bake in a preheated oven over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 1/2 hours. Baste every 30 minutes.
6. Set oven into a grill then baste with milk/oil mixture.
7. Grill each side for 3-5 minutes or until the skin is crispy.
8. Remove from the oven then chop into serving pieces. Serve with Lechon sauce.

Pork Barbecue (Inihaw na Baboy)


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork meat with fat, sliced into thin pieces
bamboo skewers (soak in water for 15 minutes)

Marinade:
1 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup calamansi or lime juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/4 cup banana ketchup (optional)

Procedures:

Part 1
1. In a large container, combine marinade ingredients and pork. Marinate inside the fridge overnight.
2. Remove pork from marinade.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup marinade then mix with 1 tablespoon oil and ketchup for basting.

Part 3
1. Arrange marinated pork as desired on bamboo skewers then brush with marinade mixture.
2. Repeat the steps for the remaining pieces.

Part 4
1. Grill pork over hot charcoal for 5 minutes on each side or until tender while basting with marinade mixture.
2. Transfer serving plate and serve with spicy vinegar. Enjoy!

Easy Pork Stew


Ingredients:
500 grams pork loin, sliced into strips
3 cups water
1 carrot, cut into strips
2 potatoes, cut into strips
1/2 cup green peas
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
fish sauce or salt to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add pork meat and continue sauteing until color turns to light brown.
3. Pour water and simmer for 25 minutes or until pork is tender.
4. Add green peas, carrot and potatoes then simmer for 3 minutes. Seasoned with fish sauce and ground pepper according to taste.
5. Simmer for another 5 minutes or until sauce is reduced and thickened.
6. Transfer to serving plate and serve.

Turbo Lechon Belly


Ingredients:
2 kilo pork belly, wash and clean
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon ground pepper

Brine:
5 cups water
1 stalk lemon grass (tanglad)
1 stalk onion leeks
2 pieces bay leaves
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon peppercorn
5 tablespoons rock salt

Stuffing:
1 stalk lemon grass (tanglad)
1 stalk onion leeks (optional)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 onions, quartered

Glaze:
3 fresh milk
2 tablespoons oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine, brine ingredients then simmer for 5 minutes over low heat. Let it cool.

Part 2
1. In a large container, place pork belly then soak with the brine. Refrigerate overnight.

Part 3
1. Remove pork belly from the brine then pat dry.
2. Rub pork belly with salt and pepper.
3. Place stuffing in the center then roll. Tie and secure with twine.
4. Brush the surface with milk/oil mixture then cover with aluminum foil.
5. Place in a preheated turbo broiler over 355 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours.
6. Remove the foil then brush again with milk/oil mixture.
7. Roast for another hour until the skin is crispy.
8. Chop then serve with Lechon sauce.

Pork and Beans Igado


Ingredients:
500 grams pork loin, cut into serving pieces
150 grams pork liver, cut into serving pieces
1 cup white beans (bitsuelas)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup anatto water
3 tablespoons vinegar
3 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large white onion, chopped
2 cups water
2 pieces potatoes, cut into serving pieces (optional)
1 pork bouillon
3 tablespoons cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, soak beans in water overnight. Wash on running water then drain. Set aside.
2. In a pot, boil water then cook beans for an hour or until tender. Add water if necessary then set aside.

Part 2
1. In a large bowl, combine pork meat, liver, garlic, soy sauce and anatto water then marinate for an hour.

Part 3
1. In a pot, heat oil then saute garlic and onion. Add pork meat, liver and marinade then cook for 10 minutes.
2. Add water, boiled beans, potatoes, bay leaves, and pork bouillon. Simmer for 20 minutes or until pork is tender.
3. Pour vinegar and simmer for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
4. Simmer for another 3 minutes or until sauce thickens.
5. Transfer to serving plate and serve.

Pork Sisig Kapampangan


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork meat(combination of cheek, ear and snout)
200 grams chicken liver (optional)
4 tablespoons butter
3 pieces onion, minced
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
3-4 chili hot pepper(siling labuyo), chopped
3 green chili (siling haba), chopped (optional)
3 gloves garlic, crushed
3 pieces bay leaves
1 tablespoons rock salt
1 teaspoon peppercorn
4 tablespoons vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine pork meat, garlic, bay leaves, rock salt and peppercorn.
2. Pour enough water, simmer for 1 hour or until tender. Drain.

Part 2
1. Grill over hot charcoal until crisp and browned.
2. Slice the pork cheeks and ears into small pieces. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, melt butter then saute ginger and onions.
2. Add chicken liver then crush while cooking until tender.
3. Add chopped pork cheeks and ears and stir fry for 5 minutes.
4. Add chopped green chili and hot pepper,
5. Season with vinegar, salt and ground pepper. Mix well.
6. Stir cook until the sauce thickens. Serve.

Ampalaya Con Carne with Mushroom


Ingredients:
300 grams pork belly, cut into small pieces
1 medium-sized bitter gourd(ampalaya), cut in half then removing the seeds and sliced crosswise
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon sesame oil(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil, sugar, salt and pepper then mix well.
2. In a separate bowl, combine bitter gourd, 1/4 cup salt and enough water then soak for 15 minutes. Rinse, drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add pork then continue sauteing until light brown.
3. Pour 1/2 cup water then simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add bitter gourd and mushrooms then stir cook for a minute.
5. Add soy sauce mixture, and oyster sauce then simmer for 5 minutes or until tender. Add water if necessary.
6. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
7. Remove from heat then serve with steamed rice.