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How to Cook Estofadong Baboy (Sweet Pork Stew)



Welcome to Panlasang Pinoy! I'm Vanjo Merano And today, we'll be making Pork Estofado Here are the ingredient's we'll need for this recipe I'll be using pork shoulder for this recipe You could also use pork belly We also need saba bananas, cut into small pieces Here are the carrots Soy sauce White vinegar Here's the brown sugar This is important for Estofado Here's the crushed garlic And here's the ground black pepper Aside from these ingredients, we'll also need beef broth As well as cooking oil And for you, here's the complete list of the ingredients Along with the measurements for each one You can use this as a guide for shopping So you can get all the ingredients we'll need for this recipe Ready? Come on, let's get cooking To make the pork more flavorful, the first thing we need to do is to marinate it

Add the pepper Just add it to the pork Then, add the garlic We just crushed the garlic using a mortar and pestle It's important to crush the garlic well, so that its flavors will come out Now, we'll add the soy sauce This is dark soy sauce, or the common soy sauce we can usually buy But you could also use light soy sauce if you'd like Let's add the white vinegar Those are all the ingredients we need for the marinade Then, we'll mix everything together Now, we'll heat up a pan Add cooking oil And once the oil is hot, let's start pan-frying First, we'll pan-fry the carrots We'll add all the carrots into the pan I usually pan-fry the carrots for 45 seconds on each side Afterwards, we'll flip the carrots and let the other side cook And we'll do the same thing, cook the other side for 45 seconds Then, we'll move this into a clean plate and set it aside Here are the saba bananas We'll do the same thing again Using the oil left in the pan, pan-fry the saba bananas I fry this for about 40-45 SECONDS After this, we'll flip them over and cook the other side Simple, isn't it? After this, we'll take the bananas out of the pan one-by-one And move it into a clean container Then, we'll set them aside Now that the carrots and bananas are ready, it's time for the meat We'll still use the oil left in the pan for frying, but we can add extra oil if needed At this point, the pork has been marinated for 3 hours or more, so it will be very flavorful I usually fry each side of the meat for 1 minute to 1 1/2 minutes It depends on the cut of the pork The thicker it is, the longer it will take to fry Afterwards, we'll flip this And use the same procedure on the other side Now, add the garlic This is the same garlic we used in the marinade I'm cooking the garlic in the oil alongside the pork to enhance its flavor and aroma Let this cook until the garlic turns slightly brown At this point, the garlic is ready and so is the pork This has been cooked just right You'll notice that both sides of the pork is caramelizing This is what we want to get out of the pork, that's why we fry it Don't fry the pork for any longer, since it has a tendency to get tougher Now, we're ready to add the marinade This is the same marinade we soaked the pork in earlier All the flavors are still in here, so we'll add it in Bring this to a boil Then, add the beef broth I use this to enhance the taste of the Pork Estofado But you know, a lot of people ask us "Why are you using beef broth when you're cooking pork?" The answer is simple Beef broth and chicken broth are commercially available And beef broth is the closest to pork But if you have pork broth available at your local grocery store, it would be the better option We'll cook this over medium heat for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until the pork has completely tenderized You could also just use water for this step, but you could also add a pork or beef cube to enhance the flavor Now the pork tender as it gets, that means we're ready to add the rest of the ingredients The next thing I'll add is the brown sugar This ingredient is crucial for Estofado, since Estofado is typically sweet It's like a sweet version of Adobo Just mix Then, let it cook for another 15 minutes or until half the sauce has been reduced You'll notice that as we're cooking, the sauce gradually thickens and becomes darker in color That means we can now add our pan-fried carrots and saba bananas Let's add the carrots Since we've already fried the carrots, we don't need to cook this for much longer Actually, they're already cooked Let's add the bananas and mix them together Now, the Pork Estofado is ready We can now put this on a serving plate or in a serving bowl, depending on what you want to use Then, it's ready to serve Here's our Pork Estofado! We're now ready for the tasting portion Let's give it a try Let's just grab a bit of this I'll put it in a bowl to taste it This is the part I like, the one with a bit of fat Wow I like how the meat is tender It's very moist in the inside

I could taste the moisture at first bite, since this is the fatty part of the pork Since we used the pork shoulder This meat tends to be moist in the inside So as you bite, you'll feel how tender the meat is And the taste of our Pork Estofado has just the right amount of saltiness Since we only used soy sauce and didn't use additional salt For me, this saltiness is just right Plus, the vinegar complements the taste, much like Adobo, but just a sweeter version And we used just the right amount of brown sugar The soy sauce, sugar, and vinegar These three ingredients blend together really well and made this dish even tastier You know, this makes a great lunch or dinner for the whole family I'm sure they'll love it Thanks for watching this video! I hope you learned something new And if you enjoyed this video, don't forget to leave a like For those of you who haven't already, I invite you all to subscribe to our Panlasang Pinoy YouTube channel That way, you'll be notified each time we upload a new video Thanks again, and I'll see you in our next video!

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