Paksiw na pata is another variation of soy-based Filipino stews but in this dish banana blossoms and pork shanks are used as well as brown sugar to sweeten the sauce. This dish can easily be a one-step process with all the ingredients thrown together in one wok or pot and forgotten until done.
Paksiw na Pata is cooked in vinegar and soy sauce. Although the term (PAKSIW) generally means cooking in vinegar and garlic; “soy sauce” is added to bring additional flavor and color.
This dish is very easy to prepare and to cook. This is my version of Paksiw na Pata (Pork Hock Sweet Sour Stew) Recipe! Enjoy!
1½ kg. pork legs, sliced into 1½ in sections
½ cup dried banana blossoms
4-5 pcs. bay leaves, dried
¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup vinegar
8-10 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups water
1 tbsp. whole peppercorns
4-5 tbsp. cooking oil
1 tbsp. salt or salt to taste
In a wok over medium heat, add oil then add the pork legs. Sauté until pork legs turns brown and remove from wok then set aside.
In a wok over medium heat, sauté garlic then add the pork legs, water together with the soy sauce, half of the vinegar, peppercorn and dried bay leaves.
Bring to a boil then simmer in low heat for 1½ – 2 hours until tender.
Add the remaining vinegar, sugar and the banana blossoms then continue to simmer for 15 – 20 more minutes.
Season with salt,
Serve with steamed rice.
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