paksiw na pata
Who wanted to go to the market very often? The heat’s irritating, and, on rainy days, the market’s muddy and dirty. But, I’d like to shop there for meat and poultry items there. Also, fishes and veggies were the freshest at the market. Thus, whenever, the schedule calls for me to market hop, I get enough supplies that will last at least two weeks. There’s pork, chicken, seafoods and some breakfast food items like hotdogs and sliced ham.
BTW, I saw lots of SALAGUBANG being sold in the market today.
I also bought pork leg that weighs one and a half kilo costing P220 (about $5). I asked my “suki” (vendor) to cut the pork into smaller sizes as we have no sharp cutting knife in the kitchen. I make it a point to let the vendor pre-cut my ordered meats.
For the pork leg, I am cooking “paksiw na pata”.
*garlic and onions
*bulaklak ng saging (dried banana blossoms)
*drops of soy sauce for a little color
*patis (fish sauce)
AND, Del Monte pineapple tidbits (kids favorite)
Place the pork leg along with the rest of the ingredients in the pressure cooker. Cook for about 45 minutes.
VERY SIMPLE, isn’t it?
*Other version would add in vinegar and sugar to this recipe. I opted to replace vinegar with the sweetened pineapples. I thought the vinegar makes the pork a little harder to soften while the pineapples plus the syrup will add in the needed tenderness to the pork.
*One and a half kilo of pork leg yielded me more than enough for two meals. Hence, I had frozen the other half, to be consumed maybe next week:)
SHARING ANOTHER RECIPE HERE AT