Deep Fried Crispy Pata


Ingredients:
1 piece(2 kg) pork pata(pork hock or knuckle), cleaned
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
1 head garlic, pounded
1 white onions, chopped
12 pieces peppercorns
4 pieces bay leaves
6 stalks lemongrass
4 pieces star anise
4 tablespoons salt
salt and pepper to taste
water
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Prick pata with a fork then marinate in soy sauce and vinegar for 30 minutes. Turning occasionally.

Part 2
1. In a large pot, pour water then add garlic, onion, peppercorns, bay leaves, lemon grass, star anise and salt.
2. Add pata then bring to boil over medium heat for 50 minutes or until tender. Add water if necessary.
3. Drain and let it cool.

Part 3
1. Prick pata with a fork to make holes all over, rub with salt and pepper.
2. Deep fry over low heat for 20 minutes or until skin becomes crisp and golden brown.
3. Drain then serve with dipping sauce(soy sauce, calamansi, chili, chopped onion).

Braised Pork Spare Ribs with Coca-Cola


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork spareribs, cut into serving pieces
2 pieces carrots, cut into serving pieces
2 cups Coca-Cola (or just enough to cover the meat)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons cooking oil
chopped spring onions for garnishing
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a cooking pan, heat oil then saute onion until transluncent.
2. Add spareribs then continue sauteing until light brown.
3. Pour coca cola, soy sauce and oyster sauce then simmer over low heat for 30 minutes or until tender. Add water if necessary.
4. Add carrots then cook for another 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with spring onions. Serve with steamed rice.

Pork Inasal


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

Marinade:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup vinegar
3 tablespoons calamansi or lime juice
3 white stem lemongrass
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 thumb size ginger, grated
3 tablespoons brown sugar
salt to taste

Basting:
1 teaspoon achuete(annato) powder
1/3 cup cooking oil
1/3 cup banana ketchup

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 basting mixture and set aside.

Part 3
1. Arrange marinated pork as desired on bamboo skewers then brush with basting 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.
2. Transfer serving plate and serve with spicy vinegar. Enjoy!

Pork Bicol Express


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork belly(1/4 fat), cut lengthwise
1/2 cup of long green peppers(siling pangsigang) or baguio beans, cut diagonally
3 cups coconut milk
1/2 cup shrimp paste (bagoong alamang)
4 cloves garlic; chopped
1 small onion; chopped
3 pieces red chili(siling labuyo)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Salt to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl with water and salt, soak green peppers for 30 minutes then rinse and drain.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat vegetable oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add sliced pork, continue sauteing until colors turn to brown.
3. Add the shrimp paste then mix for another minute.
4. Pour coconut milk then simmer until reduced.
5. Add the green peppers and red chili.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt according to taste.
7. Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Pork and Beans with Cabbage


Ingredients:
1/4 kilo white beans(bitsuelas)
1/2 kilo pork, cut into small pieces
4 gloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 onion, chopped
3 pieces tomatoes, discard seeds and diced
1 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup tomato ketchup(optional)
1 liter water
sugar, salt and pepper to taste
1 small cabbage, cut into serving pieces

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 another pot, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and tomatoes.
2. Add pork and cook until light brown and tender.
3. Add boiled beans, tomato sauce, ketchup, sugar, salt and pepper according to taste.
4. Simmer until well blended and thicken. Add water if necessary.
5. Add cabbage then simmer for another 3 minutes. Remove from heat then serve with steamed rice.

Braised Pork Barbecue


Ingredients:
6 slices pork belly
1 cup barbecue sauce
2 pieces bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pot, place pork then pour enough water to cover the meat.
2. Add bay leaf, salt and peppercorn then bring to boil for 15 minutes. Remove and reserve the broth.
3. Add barbecue sauce then stir cook pork for another 15 minutes. Add a bit of broth if needed.
4. Add beans then cook for a few minutes.
5. Transfer into serving plate then serve immediately with steamed rice.

Crispy Dinakdakan


Ingredients:
1/2 hog head(cheek, nose and ear), cut into 2-4 pieces
1/2 cup mayonnaise/hog brain
3 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
1 tablespoon peppercorn
1 tablespoon rock salt
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
4 medium-sized onions, chopped
4 pieces red chili(siling labuyo), chopped
a bunch of fresh onion chives, chopped thinly
1/4 cup calamansi juice/vinegar
salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a big cooking pot, place water and bring to a boil.
2. Add hog head then add peppercorn, bay leaves and salt. Simmer for 30 minutes or until tender.
3. Place the hog brain into plastic bag then boil in the same cooking pot for 5 minutes.
4. Remove the meat and brain from the cooking pot, drain and let it cool for a few minutes.

Part 2
1. Cut the hog head into grilling size and grill until color turns to brown and crispy.
2. Remove from heat then cut into small slices.

Part 3
1. In a big bowl, put the sliced hog head with ginger, onions, red chili onion chives, ground pepper, calamansi juice, and brain. Mix well and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste.
2. Serve and enjoy!

Pork Liempo Adobo


Ingredients:
500 grams pork liempo (pork belly), cut into serving pieces
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup vinegar
3 gloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon peppercorns
2 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
salt to taste

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

Part 2
1. Simmer in a low heat for 40 minutes or until pork is tender. Add water if necessary.
2. Pour vinegar and simmer for another 10 minutes then season with salt and sugar according to taste.
3. Drain pork and reserve the sauce. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a heated pan, fry pork until brown (add cooking oil if needed). Drain and return the meat to reserved sauce.
2. Simmer and toss for a minute or until the sauce is almost absorb. Transfer to serving bowl then serve.

Ground Pork Hardinera


Ingredients:
1/2 kilo ground pork
1/2 cup tomato sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
4 hotdogs, sliced in half horizontally
1/2 cup pineapple slices, halves
1 small size red bell pepper, slice diagonally
2 tablespoons sweet pickled relish
1/4 cup raisins
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup pork broth
2 tablespoons cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a casserole, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ground pork for 3-5 minutes.
2. Add pork broth and tomato sauce then stir and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender and the liquid is absorb and sizzle. Remove from heat and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine cooked pork and the rest of the ingredients. Mix until well combined.

Part 3
1. In a glass or grease aluminum molds, put the mixture and spread evenly.
2. Cover with aluminum foil then steam for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
3. Remove the molds then transfer to serving plate. Serve hot.

Pork Embotido


Ingredients:
1 kilo ground pork
1 cup carrot, minced
1/2 cup bell pepper, minced
1 cup onion, minced
2 cups bread crumbs
1 pack cheese, grated
2 raw eggs
4 boiled eggs, quartered
4 hotdogs, sliced in half horizontally
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
ground pepper

aluminum foil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Put ground pork in a large mixing bowl. add the raw eggs and bread crumbs then mix.
2. Mix in all the other ingredients except the hotdogs and boiled eggs.

Part 2
1. Put around 3/4 cup of meat mixture in an aluminum foil.
2. Flatten the mixture then arrange horizontally the hotdogs and boiled eggs in the center.
3. Roll the meat so that the hotdogs and boiled eggs are in the center (like a maki).
4. Seal the edge of the aluminum foil. Repeat for the remaining ingredients.

Part 3
1. Steam for 45 minutes. Cool and chill overnight. Slice and serve with dipping sauce.