Friday, January 04, 2008

"Igado" (Pork & Liver In Rich Soy Sauce)

  • 1/2 kilo pork shoulder (kasim)
  • 200 grams pork liver
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 pcs Philippine lemon, topped
  • 2 tbsps oil
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 medium (75 grams) red onions
  • 2 medium (75 grams) red plump tomatoes
  • 1 pc (50 grams) red bell pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsps soy sauce
  • 1 pc (100 grams) potato
  • 1 can liver spread
  • 3 tbsps green peas
thickening agent:
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 cup water


Slice the pork and liver into long thin strips.

In a bowl, put the pork, black pepper and soy sauce. Squeeze 2 Philippine lemons, strain the seeds using your hand. Disregard. Mix well. Set aside.

Pound the garlic finely. Mince finely the onions and tomatoes. Cut the potato into short-length strips. Seed and slice the red bell pepper into thick strips.

In a pan, over medium-high fire, put oil. Heat moderately. Add garlic. Saute until rich golden brown. Follow with onions and tomatoes. Saute and mash until limp.

Put the pork with its marinade and bell pepper. Stir-fry for 6-8 minutes. Add water and soy sauce. Squeeze the juice of the remaining Philippine lemon, straining the seeds. Mix. Cover. Bring to boil. Then, decrease fire to low. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Increase fire to medium, put the pork liver, potato and liver spread. Mix. Lid on. Bring to boil Cook for another 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the ingredients for the thickening agent.

Add the thickening agent and green peas. Cook until it boils.

Serve with rice.


Connie said...

This looks really, really good! I'll have to try it one of these days. Haven't had much time for cooking since I gave birth.

Pretty Life Online said...

wow yummy! just missing pinoy food hehehe kaya parati me nandito... LOL!

idealpinkrose said...

i wish i can buy some fil products here so that i can make what you post here...

btw, you've been tagged. check it here.

Abby said...

yummm-o! i haven't really tried this but you make it look easy and tasty. btw, got any boneless crispy pata recipe? i tried making once, it was a disaster.

have a great and yummy day

shades of hue said...

OMG. This is what I've been looking for. I live in the US and one of the Filipino guys who cook this told me I couldn't have his recipe because it's a family secret. Hmp. So glad I found it here! Thank you!

Liza said...

I haven't tried Igado and I ddon't like liver but that one looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I think I should try it. :)

BJ said...

Tuwing pumupunta ako dito nagugutom ako. Bakit kaya?