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Paksiw na Pata

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Paksiw na Pata is pork leg cooked in vinegar and soy sauce. Although the term €œPaksiw€ means cooking in vinegar and garlic, the soy sauce is added to bring additional flavor and color. This is a very simple dish that has a great resemblance to the ever popular Pork Adobo dish. What I like about this dish other than its simplicity is the way the pork fat melts in my mouth. That is not an idiomatic expression, I really mean it. Imagine tenderizing the meat until it almost separates from the bone while the gelatin-like fat floats around the pan. When that very same fat reaches your mouth, it automatically melts having a texture similar to the filling of a bavarian donut. Just some precautions; this dish is not intended for those who have high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
  Pork leg 2 Pound, slice (crosswise)
  Crushed garlic 1 Teaspoon
  Soy sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vinegar 3 Tablespoon
  Brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Banana blossoms 100 Gram, soaked in water for 1 hour, drained well (Dried)
  Bay leaves 5 Small
  Whole pepper corns 1 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste

1. In pot pour water bring it to a boil.
2. Add the whole pepper corn and bay leaves.
3. Add soy sauce and garlic, stir and let it boil again.
4. Add pork legs and simmer everything for 1 – 1 ½ hour.
5. Add the vinegar and simmer for 10 minutes
6. Add the soaked banana blossoms in and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes
7. Add the brown sugar and salt and simmer for 2 minutes and turn off the heat.

8. Serve with steamed rice

If cooking in pressure cooker cook the pork for 30 minutes.

Things You Will Need
Large pot

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
115 Minutes
Ready In: 
145 Minutes
Filipino Pork Leg in Soy Sauce
This video is in Filipino.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 524 Calories from Fat 227

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.8%

Saturated Fat 10 g49.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1930 mg80.4%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.58 g2.3%

Sugars 25.5 g

Protein 40 g80.8%

Vitamin A 7.3% Vitamin C 3.8%

Calcium 3.2% Iron 9.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Paksiw Na Pata Recipe Video, Filipino Pork Leg In Soy Sauce