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Pork Sinigang Recipe in Tamarind Soup Base
Pork Sinigang : A Filipino Stew Recipe
Pork Sinigang in Tamarind Soup Base
Sinigang is one of my family's favorite main dish. We can serve sinigang on a daily basis and on occasions like family reunions, birthdays and any special gatherings. Specially during rainy season. And even on hot summer days, Sinigang is irresistible for most of us. Sinigang is known for its sour taste. Filipinos love for Sinigang started during early spanish time. We have variety of Sinigang recipes. We can cook fish, beef, chicken and pork in Sinigang. We even have Shrimp Sinigang. But definitely the widely known Sinigang recipe is the one with Tamarind. We cook Fish Sinigang in guava fruit, santol fruit (sour apple/ cotton fruit), kamias (bilimbi fruit/ averrhoa) fruit, key lime fruit or in Tomato Paste. We even have pork or beef red sinigang. Sinigang can be very rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, Niacin, Selenium, Thiamine, Riboflavin and Potassium.
- 1 kilo pork belly / pork tail, cut in chunks
- 3 pieces finger pepper
- 2 cups taro, bite size
- 1 cup spinach leaves
- 2 onion, sliced
- 1 cup string beans
- 1/4 okra / lady's finger / gumbo, diadonally sliced into two
- 1 cup tomato, slice in chunks
- 1- 1 1/2 liter water
- tamarind soup base
This is how to cook Pork Sinigang in Tamarind Soup Base..
- Bring water to boil together with the pork belly cut in chunks.
- Simmer for 25-30 minutes or until pork is tender.
- Add the sliced tomatoes and onion together. Then let it simmer for another five minutes.
- Add the tamarind soup base, then add 1/2 teasepoon of salt or to taste.Then, let it simmer.
- Add the taro and simmer for another five minutes.Then,
- Add the okra or what they call the 'lady finger' and let it simmer again.
- Lastly, add the string beans together with the finger pepper and the spinach leaves. Simmer for another five minutes. Then serve.
My kids loves Sinigang that you could even cook it daily, seven times a week in different versions, in different recipes. But still never stop craving as if they had never tasted it before. That maybe the other reason why Department Of Tourism conducted a survey on what food should be a National Filipino Food. Because Sinigang had loved by most Filipinos and it has a wide variation and it can also be a good source of healthy nutrients. And since Sinigang is plainly a Filipino recipe. But this has not yet been confirmed. This Filipino Stew recipe can have a lot more nutrients and vitamins which is good for our kids. But it can also be a source of high cholesterol for pork Sinigang, but no cholesterol when you choose fish for Sinigang and less cholesterol when you choose red meat.