Thursday, March 5, 2009

Repost: Paksiw na Pata

NOTE: This is a repost, due to friends asking for the recipe..It was posted 11/15/08.  Clarissa and Ate Cecile..eto na po...

I had some friends came over today to just hang around and eat. I was thinking of making Kare kare, I had all my ingredients ready, but I didn't realize I don't have atswete for coloring. I decided to cook Paksiw na Pata instead.


2 lbs. Pig's Feet                                                                             
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
3 pcs. bay leaves
1/2tsp. ground pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. brown sugar
a pinch of MSG (optional)                                                         dried banana blossom if available


1. Boil the pig's feet until it's tender. Make sure you don't put too much water, just enough to cook the meat.

2. When the meat is tender to your satisfaction, add all the remaining ingredients.

3. Add seasonings if needed. You decide on how sweet, sour or salty you want your dish.

Makes 4-5 servings.


Chicken Afritada


Steaming Chicken Afritada still cooking on the stove.

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This dish is one of my favorites, so as my son Dan. I do this recipe at lest once a month. sometimes I cook it with pork, but most of the time, I do chicken. This was our dinner last Monday night.



1 whole chicken, cut into small pieces

1/2 cup chicken liver and gizzard (optional)

1/2 cup soy sauce

1 small can of tomato sauce

3 pcs. of bay leaves

1 whole red bell pepper (sliced)

2 large sized potatoes (cut in small pieces)

1/2 tsp. ground pepper

salt to taste

a pinch of MSG (optional)

1 tsp. garlic minced

1/2 medium sized onion, sliced)

2 tbs. cooking oil


1. Sautee garlic and onion in a large pot using 2 tbsp. cooking oil.

2.  Add the chicken and the gizzard, soy sauce and at least 2 cups of water, ground pepper, bay leaves and half of the red bell pepper.

3.  Stir  frequently to avoid burning at the bottom.  Add water as needed to boil the chicken . When chicken  is almost done, add tomato sauce and the liver.

4.  Let boil for at least 4-5 minutes, when chicken  is really tender to your satisfaction, add potatoes.

5.   Let boil and when potatoes are almost done, add the rest of the bell pepper, salt to taste and MSG if you prefer.

6. Makes 8-10 servings.