- YIELD: 6-8 servings
- PREP TIME: 30 min
- COOK TIME: 90 min
Pork with Shrimp Paste. An authentic Filipino dish.
|1||kg pork belly, cut into 1 inch strip.|
|1||head garlic, minced|
|2||large, red onions, diced|
|4||medium tomatoes, diced|
|2||eggplants, cut lengthwise then sliced into 1 cm thick|
|4||jalapeno peppers, seeded and thinly sliced, set aside a few slices for garnish|
|½||cup, Barrio Fiesta Sweet shrimp paste|
|1||cup pork broth*|
|1||tbsp granulated sugar|
|2||pork cubes, crushed, (optional)|
|salt and pepper to taste|
|¼||cup oil + more for deep frying the pork (approximately 4 cups)|
1. Boil the pork in water with salt, pepper and pork cubes. After boiling for 5 minutes, turn down the heat and continue cooking for 30 to 40 minutes until the pork is tender and the fat is really soft and has a buttery texture. Fish out the pork and set aside 1 cup of pork broth* for later. Slice the pork into 1 inch cube and pop in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
2. Heat the oil for deep frying.
4. In another pan, saute garlic, onion and tomatoes. Then add the shrimp paste, pork cube, sugar, vinegar and pork broth. Let it simmer for 5 minutes then add the eggplant and jalapeno. Finally, add the pork and toss until well combined. Taste for seasoning. Simmer for another 3-5 minutes. To serve, garnish with jalapeno slices on top. A perfect compliment to rice.
Makes: 6-8 servings
Note: You can cut total time in about 1 hour if you prep during the initial cooking time and inactive time.