Read on to get my easy pork afritada recipe.
Cooking afritada shows how much influence the Spaniards had on Philippine cuisine. Afritadang baboy (pork) or manok (chicken) is a simple saute'-stew recipe that is tomato-based. Being so, it's yummy for both children and adults. It's not pork caldereta, by the way. Although, there are some similarities.
Afritadang baboy is very easy to cook, really. Its ingredients are not hard to find, either. All you need is the complete list of the needed ingredients which I am sharing with you right now.
Ingredients in cooking afritadang baboy:
- pork tenderloin, cubed
- garlic, chopped
- onions, chopped
- carrots, cubed
- red bell peppers, cut
- green bell pepper, cut
- potatoes, cubed
- tomato sauce
- fish sauce
- cooking oil
- hot water
Let's start cooking afritadang baboy:
1. Fry the carrots and potatoes first in a very hot pan.
2. Set aside in a dry bowl once cooked. Season with fish sauce and pepper as it sits.
3. Saute' garlic in the same pan.
4. Fry the pork when the garlic turns golden.
5. Add the onions when the pork is cooked or changed its color.
6. Season the dish with a bit of fish sauce to taste.
7. Let it sit under low-medium heat.
8. When the onions are cooked, add in the season carrots and potatoes.
9. Add hot water, tomato sauce and the bell peppers.
10. Let it boil under low heat. Add water when necessary.
12. Season the dish with fish sauce, pepper and sugar, as desired.
13. Serve with hot rice.
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