Tuesday, May 13, 2014

How to cook Pork Sinigang sa Sampalok (Sinigang na Baboy)

A bowl of hot Pork Sinigang sa Sampalok (Sinigang na Baboy)
Pork Sinigang sa Sampalok (Sinigang na Baboy)

Pork Sinigang sa Sampalok (Sinigang na Baboy)



 INGREDIENTS:

2 lbs. pork belly or buto-buto
1 tali ng kangkong (water spinach)
3 tbsp. patis (fish sauce)
1 tali ng sitaw (string beans), cut into 2 inches long
2 pcs. medium size kamatis (tomatoes), cut into dice
3 pcs. siling haba (green long chili)
2 ltr of water
1 pc. malaking pulang sibuyas (red onion)
2 pcs. gabi (taro roots), cut into cubes
5 pcs. okra, cut into half
1 pc. large talong (eggplant), sliced
1 pack of sinigang mix (good for 2 ltr of water)
2 tbsp. mantika (oil)



HOW TO COOK PORK SINIGANG SA SAMPALOK (SINIGANG NA BABOY):

1. Preheat the casserole and add the oil.

2. Sauté the sliced red onion until become translucent.


3. Add and sauté the pork belly until light brown.


4. Pour in 2 ltr of water, add gabi and tomatoes. Simmer for 30 mins.or until the meat becomes tender.


5. Add the sinigang mix, okra, talong and sitaw and simmer for 5 to 8 mins.


6. Add the kangkong and siling haba. Turn off the fire.


7. Serve hot with rice. Bon apettit!





LITTLE TRIVIA:
 

Tamarind (Tamarindus indica)
The tamarind is a long-lived, medium-growth, bushy tree, which attains a maximum crown height of 12 to 18 metres (40 to 60 feet). The crown has an irregular, vase-shaped outline of dense foliage. The tree grows well in full sun in clay, loam, sandy, and acidic soil types, with a high drought and aerosol salt (wind-borne salt as found in coastal areas) resistance.


HEALTH BENEFITS:

1. Tamarind promotes a healthy heart

2. Tamarind lowers cholesterol

3. Tamarind is use as a gargle for sore throats, and as a drink to bring relief from sunstroke.

4. Tamarind is a good source of antioxidants that fight against cancer.

5. Tamarind helps the body digest food

6. Tamarind juice is a mild laxative.


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