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Pork Sisig

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Sisig is a popular appetizer (pulutan) turned main dish that originated from the culinary capital of the Philippines : Pampanga. This dish was invented by Lucia Cunanan or popularly know as Aling Lucing (she is also known as the sisig queen). Originally, sisig is composed of chopped pigs face (snout included) and ears with a generous amounts of chicken liver. Hundreds of sisig variations are available today ranging from the original pigs face (maskara) ingredient to a more healthy seafood concoction such as squid, tuna, milk fish (bangus), and mussels.
  Pig ears 2 Pound
  Pork belly 1⁄4 Pound
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs), mince
  Soy sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Ground black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Ginger peice 1 Small, mince (Optional)
  Chili 3 Tablespoon
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chicken liver 1⁄4 Pound
  Water 34 Ounce
  Mayonnaise 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon

1. In a pan pour water and bring it to boil, season with salt and pepper.
2. Place the pig ear and pork belly and simmer over low heat for 40 minutes to 1 hour or until the pork is tender.
3. After 1 hour remove the ingredients from the pot and drain the excess water.
4. On a preheat grill, place the pork ears and belly, grill until done.
5. Chop the pig ears and pork belly into fine pieces.
6. In a pan melt butter and sauté the onions until soft.
7. Add ginger and stir, add the chicken liver and cook until done.
8. Crush the chicken liver while being cooked in the pan
9. Add the chopped pig ears and pork belly then cook for 10 minutes
10. Pour the soy sauce and chili then mix well.
11. Add salt and pepper to taste.
12. Add the mayonnaise and mix with the other ingredients.

13. Serve Sisig hot.

Things You Will Need
frying pan

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
135 Minutes
Asian Grilled Pork
This video is in Filipino.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 693 Calories from Fat 528

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 59 g90.8%

Saturated Fat 23.5 g117.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 263.5 mg87.8%

Sodium 997 mg41.5%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.6%

Dietary Fiber 3.1 g12.5%

Sugars 1.9 g

Protein 34 g68.2%

Vitamin A 95.8% Vitamin C 17.3%

Calcium 3.9% Iron 17.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Apheng's picture
Can you fry the pig ears and liempo instead of grilling them? :D
Samina.Tapia's picture
Hi Apheng, yes you can pan fry them. You need not use any oil or fat to fry. You can also cook them in a hot oven at about 400 degree F until crispy and chewy.
AdingFaye's picture
Do u have 2 use those parts of the pig? How about porkchops parts?
Culinary.Crack.a.Jack's picture
Hi Ading, as you know originally it was made with Pig's face and ears. But now there are many variations of this recipe. You can use any part of the pig you want. In fact, now people are making this dish with other meats and seafood as well. :-)
Pork Sisig Recipe Video, Asian Grilled Pork