Inihaw na Isaw ng Baboy (BBQ Pork Intestine)
Inihaw na isaw ng baboy is a grilled sliced pork intestine in bamboo skewers. This food is sold in the streets by vendors along with other bizarre Filipino foods like adidas (chicken feet) and kwek-kwek (quail egg in orange batter). Despite its unattractive appearance, this dish is actually delectable, just trust your sense of smell.
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When preparing inihaw na isaw ng baboy, make sure that the pig’s large intestine that you will be cooking is cleaned thoroughly. That involves scrubbing the inside and out of the guts and boiling it until tender and odor is less pungent.
Once you are finished, season it with garlic powder, salt, pepper, cumin, and cayenne pepper powder, then place it in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours before grilling.
Remember, the taste of your inihaw na isaw ng baboy depends on the kind of spices you use on it, so choose your seasonings carefully.
Preparing the Delicious Inihaw na Isaw ng Baboy
- 3 lbs pig’s large intestine
- 3 tbsp coarse sea salt
- 1 tsp cumin
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper powder
- ½ cup vinegar
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- 4 thumbs ginger
- 1 quart water
- 8 pieces dried bay leaves
- 1 tbsp whole peppercorn
- Clean the intestines thoroughly including the inside part with running water.
- In a large cooking pot, mix water, vinegar, peppercorn, bay leaves, ginger, and 2 tablespoons of salt. Bring to a boil.
- Add the intestine and let it boil for 1 hour until the smell is less strong. Repeat the process, if necessary (meaning discard the initial water and ingredients used).
- Remove the intestine from the pot and drain the excess water. Slice the guts into small pieces.
- Place the sliced intestines in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon salt, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne pepper powder, and ground black pepper. Mix all the ingredients. Cover it and place in the fridge. Marinate overnight.
- Skewer the sliced intestines using a bamboo skewer.
- Grill it for 3 minutes each side or longer until the inihaw na isaw ng baboy is well done. Don’t forget to baste it with soy sauce, vinegar, banana ketchup, sugar, and oil mixture.
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