When it comes to Filipino food there are so many ways of preparing foods and there are so many different variations on any particular dish like Pork Afritada, and it’s impossible to match that sentimental feeling that can get from home cooking.
Prep Time:30 mins
Cook Time:50 mins
Total Time:1 hour 20 mins
500 grams pork belly
2 tablespoons cooking oil
150 grams garlicky sausages sliced into rings
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 bay leaf
1 sprig oregano stripped
2 cups chopped tomatoes
patis (fish sauce) to taste
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 potatoes peeled and cut into wedges
1 carrot peeled and cut into wedges
2 bell peppers diced
1/3 cup sweet peas
Cut the pork belly into two-inch pieces.
Heat the cooking oil in a pan.
Over high heat, brown the pork pieces in the hot oil.
Lower the heat to medium.
Add the sliced sausages, chopped onion, minced garlic, bay leaf, and oregano.
Season with fish sauce and pepper.
Cook, stirring often until the onion bits soften.
Pour in the chopped tomatoes and soy sauce. Stir.
Bring to the boil, lower the heat and simmer for 45 minutes or until the pork is tender.
If the sauce dries out before the pork is done, add bone broth, half a cup at a time.
Add the potato and carrot wedges along with the bell peppers. Stir.
Cover the pan and simmer for another 15 minutes.
Taste the sauce (the vegetables will soak up the saltiness) and adjust the seasonings.
Stir in the bell peppers and green peas. Simmer for another five minutes.
This video shows a different variant for pork afritada.
Serving Size:1 cup
Saturated Fat:17 g
Unsaturated Fat:3 g
Trans Fat:0 g
Keywords: traditional, stewed pork, tomato based pork stew