Creamy Braised Pork

Filipino Style Recipe: creamy braised pork is another low carbohydrate dish. The pork comes out very tender and juicy while the milk reduces down to create a savory brown sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 4 servings

4 slices boneless pork chops or pork loin
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 & 1/2 cup non-fat milk
250 grams grated Parmesan cheese(optional)

Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper.
2. Trim fat from pork chops then add to flour mixture, stir to coat evenly. Set aside.
3. Add 1/2 cup milk to flour mixture and stir until well blended.

Part 2
1. In a pan, melt butter and fry pork chops about 3 minutes each side or until brown.
2. Pour milk mixture, cover and simmer in a low heat until meat is tender, stir occasionally.
3. Pour the remaining milk and cook until the liquid reduced and thicken. stir occasionally.
4. Transfer to serving plate, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Serve.

Braised Beef


Filipino Style Recipe: braised beef is popular mostly in Chinese cuisine. Normally the beef cooked with soy sauce, sugar, star anise and cornstarch to thickens the sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Good for 4-6 servings

1 kilo beef, cut into cubes
1/4 cup cornstarch(dissolve in 1/4 cup water)
5 gloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon peppercorns, crushed
2 pieces star anise
2 pieces bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste

1 medium-sized carrots, cut into cubes(optional)
1 medium-sized red bell pepper, sliced(optional)
1 cup green beans, trimmed and sliced(optional)
spring onions for garnishing(optional)

1. In a large pot, arrange beef and add garlic, onion, soy sauce, sugar, peppercorns, star anise, bay leaves and water.
2. Cover and bring to boil for about 1-2 hours or until the beef is tender. Add water if necessary.
3. Add cornstarch mixture and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
4. Add carrots, green beans and bell pepper, simmer for 3 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
5. Remove from heat then garnish with spring onions. Serve with steamed rice.