If you want something that’s filling for your family meal, but are tired of the usual deep-fried or roasted meats, why not go for a recipe that makes use of the flavorful Filipino combination of vinegar, garlic and soy sauce to form a delicious sauce that cuts through the silky richness of pork knuckles slowly simmered over a hot stove? With a bit of brown sugar to your sauce, the saltiness and sweetness come together to form one thick sauce over a tender mouthful of pork. This homemade recipe adds a touch of comfort to a long day—with the cabbage and banana hearts simmered in, you have one ready viand that’s easy to serve straight out of the pot as a complete meal with a big bowl of steamed white rice. Adjust the vinegar level to your preference—some prefer a bit of a pucker in their paksiw!
- Pork Legs/Pata
- 1 cup Vinegar
- 3 tbsp. Sugar
- 1 tbsp. Salt and 1 tsp. Pepper
- Bay Leaf
- Banana Shoots/Flower
- 2 cups of Water
- Wash the Pork Legs and Set Aside
- Prepare and cut the ingredients.
- In a medium pot boil the pork legs together with onion, garlic, water, vinegar, bay leaf.
- Let it boil for 45 minutes. Stir well and cook.
- Serve with rice. Enjoy