Pork Estofado is a stewed pork dish served with fried plantains. It is a common Ilonggo dish. They’re from the Visayas region of the Philippines. For sure you will love this recipe. It’s just like your cooking adodo with a twist. Try it yourself and let me know your thoughts about it.
Pork Estofado Recipe
- 3 lbs Pork, Cubed
- 3/4 cup cooking oil
- 5 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp whole peppercorn
- 3 pieces dried bay leaves
- 4 plantain bananas, sliced diagonally
- 1 pc Carrot sliced diagonally
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- 3/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 cup water
- Heat a pan and pour 1/2 cup of cooking oil, when the oil is hot enough fry the sliced plantains until each side turns to medium brown. Drain excess oil, set aside.
- In a separate cooking pot, pour the remaining oil. Once oil is hot enough put in the garlic and saute until it turns to light brown.
- Add the pork and cook until 8-10 minutes.
- Put in the soy sauce, water, whole peppercorns and dried bay leaves and bring to a boil.
- Simmer until pork is tender.
- Add vinegar, simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add brown sugar and carrots, stir and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Garnish the fried bananas, serve hot and Voila!
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