Saturday, January 27, 2007

"Giniling na may Itlog ng Pugo" (Ground Pork with Quail Eggs)

I have red ripe plump tomatoes in my fridge. A piece of green bell pepper, a carrot and a potato. A box of quail eggs. I was wondering what to cook with these ingredients ... I thought of this recipe. This is not my first time to cook this dish. All I need was ground pork. I bought some in a nearby "talipapa", it's a small wet market.

Good for 4-6 servings.

You'll need:
  • 1/4 cup of cooking oil
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 medium red onion, finely minced
  • 250 grams red ripe plump tomatoes, finely minced
  • 1 medium potato, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 450 grams lean ground pork
  • a teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsps of fish sauce
  • a small piece of green pepper, seeded and finely minced
  • a cup of water
  • a piece of pork cube
  • 1 heapful teaspoon of white sugar
  • 2 dozens of hard-boiled quail eggs

Here's how:

In a pan, over medium-high heat. Put oil. Saute garlic until rich golden brown. Add onion and tomatoes. Cook until very limp. Put potato and carrot. Cook for 5 minutes. Place the ground pork, pepper and fish sauce. Cook for 8-10 minutes. Stirring often to separate the ground pork.

Put the green pepper. Saute for another 5 minutes. Add in the water, pork cube and sugar. Mix. Cover. Bring to boil. Then, reduce fire to low. Simmer for 12 minutes. Meanwhile, shell the eggs.

Add the quail eggs. Stir. Cook until it boils again.

Serve over warm cooked rice or as filling for your white bread.

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