Filipino Recipe - Embutido
Embutido is a traditional Filipino style meatloaf, wrapped in an aluminum foil and steamed. There are so many ingredients needed and preparation time to make this recipe, but once it is prepared and cooked it can be stored and freeze, it is the perfect dish for those unexpected guests.
- 1 kilo minced pork
- 3 raw eggs
- 1 onion chopped finely
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 cup raisin/sultana
- 1/2 cup sweet relish
- 1 cup sausage/hotdog, chopped
- 1/2 cup grated cheese
- 2 hard boiled eggs quartered
- 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
- 3 tbsp bread crumbs
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- In a large bowl, combined all the ingredients except for the hard boiled eggs
- Mix well, until blended.
- Spread half of the mixture in an aluminum foil. (enough to make one roll)
- Arrange the hard boiled eggs on top.
- Roll the mixture over to form a jelly rod.
- Roll tightly and wrap in aluminum foil, seal both ends. Repeat with the remaining pork mixture. This can make 2 jelly roll depending on how big /small you want it.
- Place the roll in a steamer for one hour. Chill.
- Remove from wrapping before serving.
There are many ways to serve embutido:
- Serve as cold cuts -slice and decorate with tomatoes, cucumber or lettuce, run a small portion of tomato sauce on top.
- You can lightly pan fried the whole embutido then slice, serve with your favourite tomato sauce and eat it with boiled rice.
- Leftover embutido are ideal as sandwich filling.
Embutido is a common sight on the tables of Filipino families celebrating their fiestas, birthdays or any special occasions. It is also a popular dish for Christmas Noche Buena.
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