Pork is one of the most demanded meats in the market. In America, I have observed that many people love to eat lean cuts of pork such as the shoulder, legs, loin and belly. But in the Philippines where I come from and other countries in Asia, pork is the favorite meat of all. We make use of all parts of the pig (from head to foot) and marinate it with soy sauce, vinegar and a variety of seasonings to make a very delicious and flavorful meal. The pork meat can be cooked in different ways such as roasted, fried or stew. Pork meat makes a good meal because it is very adaptable to the seasonings that are used in it.
Filipinos are known as one of the best cooks in Pork Cuisine. In 2009, I’ve watched Anthony Bourdain who is a self-confessed pork lover savor the Lechon (roasted pig) and loved the way it was perfectly cooked. Here’s a short clip from the Episode: Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations: Philippines. On one account, he also said that he loves pork sisig. Pork Sisig is a dish made out of pork head and liver seasoned with Calamansi (lime) and peppers. Source: Click YouTube for the clip.
In this post, I have prepared and made a video of another pork meal. I used one of the most bizarre parts of the pig but believe it or not, it’s one of the tastiest too. It may look exotic to some but this is a very tender and melts in the mouth kind of meat dish. This meal is called Braised Pork Feet and it is best eaten with hot rice.
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Check out the video of how to cook Braised Pork Feet and the complete recipe below. If you like the video, please subscribe and be updated with my latest projects and recipes from my Youtube channel: Made By Mom’s Hands.
- Pork Feet (sliced into smaller pieces)
- 1 thumb sized crushed Ginger
- 1 thumb sized Ginger (cut into small pieces)
- 4 stalks of Green Onions (cut into small pieces)
- 2 pieces of Star Anise
- 2 red chili peppers (for medium spicy)
- 3-4 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 3-4 tbsp Vinegar (I used coconut vinegar)
- 1-2 tbsp Sugar
- 1-2 tbsp of Cornstarch mix in water
- salt and pepper to taste
- Crush your thumb sized ginger.
- Boil water and add the crushed ginger. Then add the pork feet. Wait for the water to boil again and leave for 3 to 5 more minutes,
- Remove and transfer the meat into your pressure cooker. Throw out the water.
- After transferring the meat, add water . Make sure that all of the meat is covered. Soften your meat using your pressure cooker. I used an Instant Pot pressure cooker and used the Meat/Stew settings. In a regular pressure cooker, set the pressure to high and cook the meat in 35 minutes or until the pig's skin is melt in the mouth kind of soft.
- When the meat is ready, transfer it in a separate pan.
- Add the soup to your meat.
- Add the rest of the ingredients which are the sliced ginger, star anise, red chili peppers and onions.
- For the flavoring, add the soy sauce and vinegar to the mixture. Then add the sugar.
- For the texture, mix the corn starch in water and pour in the pot. The texture will depend on your preference. Add more cornstarch if you want it to be thicker.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
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