Tuesday, August 08, 2006

"Giniling at Patatas ni Lola" (Grandma's Groundpork and Potato Recipe)

A simple dish with minimal time to prepare and cook. Ingredients are very easy to find. My mother's version of "Giniling".

Giniling, in english, is ground meat, be it pork, chicken or beef. In Filipino cuisine, it's a viand. It’s like "Menudo" but with finely chopped ingredients.

  • 300 grams lean ground pork.
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp + ½ tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps cooking oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely crushed
  • 1 medium (35 g) red onion, minced
  • A few drops of orange food color
  • 1-1/3 cup water or rice wash
  • 1 chicken cube
  • ¼ kg potato, cut into thin short strips

Here's how:
  1. In a bowl, put ground pork, pepper and a tablespoon of soy sauce. Mix thoroughly. Set aside.

  2. In a wok, saute garlic in cooking oil until golden brown. Add onions. Cook until soft. Place marinated ground pork. Add some drops of orange food color. Sauté for 5-7 minutes or until liquid evaporates.

  3. Add water, chicken cube and half tablespoon of soy sauce. Mix. Cook for another 5 minutes with cover. Put potato. Cover again. Bring to boil. Turn off heat. Let it stand for a few minutes.

  4. To serve: in a plate, put hot cooked rice and "Giniling". Mix thoroughly. Drizzle lightly with fish sauce all over.

If you don't have orange food color, substitute a tsp of atsuete with lihia soaked in 1-½ tbsp of warm water. Mash, to extract color. Strain seeds.

1 comment:

hellojuvy said...

Thank you for this recipe! I tried it and the people here loved it. :) Simple and very easy to do.