Pork Guisantes (Filipino-Style Pork With Green Peas)

Pork Guisantes (Filipino-style Pork With Green Peas) 01This recipe always reminds me of fiesta and special occasions when I was growing up in Philippines, as it was always present in the menu served to the guests.

Pork guisantes literally translates to “pork with peas”. As simple as it sounds, this dish can be made several ways.

One popular version includes tomato sauce among the ingredients to heighten up the flavor. Another one that I’ve tried has liver in the dish, which makes it extra meaty.

However, the recipe that I am going to share today is a basic pork guisantes without the addition of tomato sauce or organ meat. It’s perfect for those who aren’t fans of tomato sauce or liver, but still wants a tasty dish of pork and green peas. Like many Filipino meat dishes, this goes great with boiled rice. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 50 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients:Pork Guisantes (Filipino-style Pork With Green Peas) 02
1 lb pork shoulder/butt
1 medium bell pepper
1 can sweet peas (15 oz), drained
2 cloves garlic
1 small onion
2 cups water
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Tools You’ll Need:
Knife
Cutting board
Can opener
Large saute pan/skillet or shallow cooking pot
Cooking spoon

Procedure:
1. Core bell pepper and remove seeds, then slice into strips about 1/4 inch thick.Pork Guisantes (Filipino-style Pork With Green Peas) 032. Crush garlic with the flat side of  knife, peel skin off, and chop into very small pieces. Similarly, peel onion and chop into small pieces.Pork Guisantes (Filipino-style Pork With Green Peas) 043. Trim off most of the fat from meat (optional), and slice into strips, about 1/4 inch thick.Pork Guisantes (Filipino-style Pork With Green Peas) 054. In a saute pan or pot, heat oil over medium high heat and saute onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.Pork Guisantes (Filipino-style Pork With Green Peas) 065. Throw in slices of pork and continue sauteing until meat has browned.Pork Guisantes (Filipino-style Pork With Green Peas) 076. Add water and bring to a boil. Once it boils, lower heat to medium low and simmer for 30 minutes  until meat is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Use a spoon to remove scum that rises to the top as the meat simmers.Pork Guisantes (Filipino-style Pork With Green Peas) 08 Pork Guisantes (Filipino-style Pork With Green Peas) 09 Pork Guisantes (Filipino-style Pork With Green Peas) 107. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 5-6 minutes till bell peppers are limp and water has mostly dried up.Pork Guisantes (Filipino-style Pork With Green Peas) 11 Pork Guisantes (Filipino-style Pork With Green Peas) 12 Pork Guisantes (Filipino-style Pork With Green Peas) 13 Pork Guisantes (Filipino-style Pork With Green Peas) 148. Serve immediately.Pork Guisantes (Filipino-style Pork With Green Peas) 16

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Easy pork and peas recipe also known as Pork Guisantes in Filipino cooking.
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Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb pork shoulder/butt
  • 1 medium bell pepper
  • 1 can sweet peas (15 oz), drained
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Core bell pepper and remove seeds, then slice into strips about ¼ inch thick.
  2. Crush garlic with the flat side of knife, peel skin off, and chop into very small pieces. Similarly, peel onion and chop into small pieces.
  3. Trim off most of the fat from meat (optional), and slice into strips, about ¼ inch thick.
  4. In a saute pan or pot, heat oil over medium high heat and saute onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  5. Throw in slices of pork and continue sauteing until meat has browned
  6. Add water and bring to a boil. Once it boils, lower heat to medium low and simmer for 30 minutes until meat is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Use a spoon to remove scum that rises to the top as the meat simmers.
  7. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 5-6 minutes till bell peppers are limp and water has mostly dried up.
  8. Serve immediately.

 

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  1. memarose3 November 29, 2015
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