It is Sunday. Typical day to bond with the kids.
I thought of a picnic in the garden. Eating together is our simple way to bond.
So I sent my son, Joseph, to buy ingredients for Nilagang Baboy.
After gathering everything he needed, he started cooking it.
He cooked it on charcoal (while watching "The Expendables" on his lappy) under the mango tree.
|It is now boiling|
|Joseph's Nilagang Baboy|
Joseph's Nilagang Baboy (Boiled Pork)
- 1 lb. pork (choices of belly, hocks, neck or any bony parts of pork), cut into serving pieces ? 1 lb. pork (choices of belly, hocks, neck or any bony parts of pork), cut into serving pieces
- 5-6 cups water ? 5-6 cups water
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed ? 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 onion, quartered ? 1 onion, quartered
- 2 green onions (scallions), sliced ? 2 green onions (scallions), sliced into 1? long
- 1/4 tsp. peppercorn ? 1/4 tsp. peppercorn
- salt to taste ? salt to taste
- 2 taro or gabi, quartered (optional) ? 2 eddoes- also known as taro or gabi, quartered (optional)
- 2 potatoes, quartered
- 2 saging na saba ? 2 potatoes, quartered
- ? 1 can pork and beans petchay
- ? pechay (bok choy) or cabbage leaves
- Place pork in a big pot and let it covered with water. Bring to a boil.
- Lower the heat and let it simmer until pork is tender for about an hour.
- Remove all the resulting scum that will rise to the top of the pot.
- Add crushed garlic, sliced onions, scallions, peppercorn and season with salt.
- Add quartered (if using) and potatoes. Cook until tender.
- Add the saba.
- Add pechay or cabbage leaves. Do not overcook the green vegetables.
- Remove from heat. Serve hot.