Pinoy Pork: A Delicious Filipino Recipe
If you’re looking for a flavorful and unique dish, one of the best recipes you can try is Pinoy Pork, a delicious dish native to the Philippines. This pork dish is a perfect combination of sweet and salty flavors, bursting with Southeast Asian spices and juicy, tender pork.
Preparing the Dish
To make the pork, the best choice is a long-cut, bone-in pork roast, either from the shoulder or butt. Trim any excess fat, then marinate the pork in garlic, ginger, and tamarind paste for about two hours.
Once the pork is marinated, start by heating some oil in a large saucepan. Add the pork and sear it over high heat for about 4 minutes. Then set the pork aside and lower the heat, adding some chopped garlic and shallot to the pan and sauté them for a few minutes until soft.
Now turn the heat up to medium-high and add some crushed red chilies and ground black pepper. As the spices heat up and begin releasing their aromas, add some fish sauce, palm sugar, and soy sauce. Once everything is added, turn the heat down to low and simmer the sauce for about 10 minutes.
Once your sauce is done, add the pork back to the pan, turning to coat it in the sauce. Simmer on medium-low heat for 30 minutes, covered. After 30 minutes, increase the heat to medium-high and cook the pork uncovered for an additional 10 minutes so that the sauce reduces and caramelizes onto the pork.
Once your Pinoy Pork is cooked, you can serve it with steamed rice for a carb-y side dish, or some blanched green beans for a light and crunchy side of vegetables. For a luxurious touch, top the pork with sesame seeds, chopped green onions, and crispy fried shallots.
These different flavors and textures create a complex and flavorful Pinoy Pork dish that that’s sure to please. The salty fish sauce and the sweet palm sugar perfectly balance each other out, and the Southeast Asian spices give the pork a unique aroma. Whether you’re eating this as part of a special occasion, or just as an indulgent weekend meal, this is one recipe you’re sure to enjoy.