Pork Estofado

Ingredients :

  • 1-1/2 lb. pork, cubed
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 6 pcs. peppercorn, crushed
  • oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup olives (optional)
  • 2 pcs. Chinese sausage, sliced
  • 1 can pimiento, cut into strips
  • 4 pcs. saba (banana plantain), quartered and fried
(Metric Cooking Conversion)

Cooking Procedures :

  1. In a glass bowl, combine soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, brown sugar, onions and peppercorns.  Stir in pork.  Cover and refrigerate for an hour or two.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Remove pork from marinade and reserve.  Fry pork until lightly brown.  Pour off excess oil, leaving 3 to 4 tbsp. in the pan.
  3. Pour in the marinade and 1/2 cup water to cover the meat.  Let it simmer gently for 25 minutes.  Correct seasonings.
  4. Add tomato sauce, olives, Chinese sausage and pimiento.  Cook for a few more minutes until pork is tender.
  5. Remove from heat.  Transfer to a serving dish.
  6. Serve with fried saba on top.

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