Sunday, 6 November 2011

Lauya nga Luppo ti Baboy (Pork Knuckle Soup)

Lauya nga luppo ti baboy is the Ilocano term for nilagang pata ng baboy, which literally means boiled pig legs but it would be more elegant to call it as Pork knuckle soup :-)

This is a very simple soup dish, yet a very tasty and filling one.  Aging people, health conscious people, and those who are on a low calorie, and/or low cholesterol diet is avoiding this, due to obvious reasons- it’s high in fat, high in calorie and it is high in deadly cholesterol.  There’s no harm in indulging in such a delicious fatty dish once in a while.  Just don’t forget to add some cabbage to counter the effects of the fat (it helps, somehow).


Pork knuckles / Pork trotters – around 400 g.
Onion – 1 medium bulb
Garlic – 7 cloves
peppercorn kernels
Salt – 1 tsp
Fish Sauce – 1 tbsp

Cooking Procedure

1. Put all the ingredients, except for the cabbage, in a pressure cooker and cook it for 15 minutes (start timing from the moment the pressure cooker whistles)
2.  Add the cabbage and cook it until it wilts.  Add more salt to taste

Serve hot

Makes 4 servings .  Here’s the estimated Nutritional  values per serving based on the ingredients used.  The sodium is mostly found in the soup.

Calories :   207  kcal                    Total Fat:  12  g.
Cholesterol : 25  mg.                    Saturated fat :  6 g.
Protein :   17 g                              Dietary fiber :  .35  g.
Sodium :  2,180 mg.                      Carbohydrate :  6 g.
PS: the pork turned out to be tender and not too soft that my husband loved it :-)


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