Monday, 29 October 2012

Pork Fat Adobo with Catsup







The fatty portions of pork is usually relegated and most of the time, is discarded due to its unhealthy implication in ones well-being.  For most people, the site of pork fat in a dish would make them balk from touching it. That's for the health conscious and those who can afford to be choosy when it comes to what food to eat and put inside their bodies.  But for those who have no choice but to make do with what is available in front of them, and a slab of pork fat makes a good meal, and for the poor people, a slab of pork means a feast of food.

Despite being branded as an unhealthy food, there's nothing wrong when you indulge in the fatty goodness of pork once in a while specially when it is cooked in a way that will not ruin your palate and cloy your appetite :-) When my stomach is still capable of digesting red meat and fat at that, I often overindulge on pork fat that I often get nauseated.  But  believe me when I say that cooking  pork fat this way will not make you surfeit.

This is, by the way, my brother-in-law's recipe.  He has other recipe for fatty pork parts which I plan to oblige him to cook some other days and of course I'll share the recipes to you :-) The taste of this is a delicious balance of sweetness, sourness, and savoriness and the pork fat that is chewy-soft to the bite, it will make you guzzle down a pot of rice :-)

CAUTION:  THIS IS NOT FOR THE HEALTH CONSCIOUS, OR FOR THOSE WITH CHOLESTEROL PROBLEMS, OR WITH HIGH-BLOOD PRESSURE PROBLEMS, OR THOSE WITH OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS!!!  Consult your doctor or your dietician before cooking and eating this dish :-)




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 PORK FAT ADOBO W/ CATSUP
(www.myfresha-licious.com)

Ingredients:


Pork Belly or Pork fat with skin on- 500 g. or 2 slabs
Banana Catsup 
Onion Leaves
Water enough to cover the pork


Marinade Sauce: 

Soy Sauce
Cane Vinegar
Brown sugar
Black pepper, ground
Garlic, crushed and minced - 10 cloves
Red onions, diced - 3 small

Cooking Procedure:

1. Place the slabs of liempo and water just enough to cover the pork in a pot and bring to a boil under medium heat until the pork is a bit tender.
2.  Drain and slice the the pork into 1/2" thick.
3.  Mix the remaining ingredients except for the onion leaves and catsup and pour it into the sliced pork liempo.  Marinade the meat for at least an hour.
4.  Place the meat, the marinade sauce, and the catsup in a pot.  Let it simmer under medium fire until the meat fries in its own fat .  Add more banana catsup as needed to balance the sweetness and sourness of the dish.

Serve and enjoy.  Balance your meal with the addition of high fiber food like a grilled or boiled okra (ladyfinger) or a wholegrain brown rice.

© Fresha-licious (29October2012)

2 comments:

  1. This looks like a good pulutan recipe this weekend for me and my friends.

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