The Filipinos really loves meat and uses lots of tomato ketchup to flavour their dishes! This pork menudo is really easy to prepare! The meat and vegetables are chopped into bite size and slowly stewed with tomato sauce and spices. Traditionally pork liver is added to this dish, but I chosen to omit this, is still as tasty :D
Recipe source : Manila Spoon
- 500gm pork shoulder, cut into cubes
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 dried bay leaf
- 1 large potato, cubed
- 1 medium carrot, cubed
- 1/4 cup del monte tomato ketchup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup raisins
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a deep pan. Add pork cubes and cook till it changes colour.
- Add garlic and onion and sauté till fragrant and onions have softened.
- Add the tomato and fish sauce and cook for about 1 min. Add in 1/4 cup water and bay leaf, cover and simmer on low heat until pork is tender.
- When the pork is tender, add the potatoes and carrots, tomato ketchup and 1/4 cup water. Cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender.
- Add in raisins and salt to taste. Cook for another 5 mins until the raisins are re-hydrated.
- Serve with rice.
This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (July 2014 Event: Potato) - organised by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) and Mui Mui (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Jasline (Foodie Baker)
I am submitting this post to Asian Food Fest – Philippines hosted by The Sweet Spot
I have learnt that the Filipino loves sweet and savoury food. The addition of raisin must be giving in this pork dish a balance.
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