Paksiw na Pata Recipe

Paksiw na Pata Recipe

Paksiw is a popular method of cooking in the Philippines that uses soy sauce and vinegar. One variation of this dish is paksiw na pata. It uses chopped pork leg or hock as the main ingredients. A leftover lechon pata can be used for this recipe to shorten the process, but raw pork hock is good as well.

Cooking paksiw na pata is similar to that of pork adobo dish process, except that paksiw uses sugar and banana blossoms so it’s sweeter. More water is also added so the meat is not dry and sauce is thicker.

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Paksiw na Pata

This dish is one of the simplest to prepare. There are two ways to cook paksiw na pata: one is to braised the meat first before simmering or you can directly combine all the ingredients together and wait until the meat is cooked and tender enough that it almost falls off its bones.

What most people like about paksiw na pata is how you don’t have to put some effort into chewing the meat. You literally just have to chomp it once or twice and let your tongue do its job of tasting the flavor. Its gelatin-like sauce and the meat’s super tender skin just make the dish taste even better. However, this dish is not recommended for individuals who have health issues like high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Paksiw na Pata Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 kg pork leg (pata), chopped crosswise
  • 1 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pack dried banana blossoms (about 100 g), soaked in water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 5 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp whole pepper corn
  • Salt to taste

Cooking Paksiw na Pata

Instructions

  1. Put water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the whole pepper corn, dried bay leaves, soy sauce, and garlic, then wait until it reboils.
  3. Put in the sliced pork leg and simmer for 1 to 1.5 hours (or 30 minutes, if you are using a pressure cooker).
  4. Pour the vinegar and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Put the banana blossoms and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Add the brown sugar and salt and simmer for 2 minutes
  7. Remove the cooking pot from the heat. Arrange the food on a serving plate and serve hot.

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