As the Liempo Estofado recipe already introduces itself, the dish is made up of pork belly, saging na saba and carrots (which are optional) drenched in a mixture of soy sauce, bay leaf, peppercorns, and vinegar.
Author:Recipe ni Juan
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:50 mins
Total Time:1 hour 10 mins
2 lbs. pork belly, sliced
4 pieces ripe saba banana, peeled and sliced
2 medium carrots, sliced
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
½ cup soy sauce
3 pieces dried bay leaves
¼ cup red wine vinegar or cane vinegar
3 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1½ cups water
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Salt to taste
Heat the cooking oil in a cooking pot.
Sauté the garlic.
Add the pork and cook for 2 minutes.
Pour-in the soy sauce and water. Add the bay leaves and ground black pepper. Let boil and then simmer for 30 minutes.
Add the vinegar and sugar. Cook for 15 minutes. Note: add water if needed
Put-in the banana and carrots. Cook for 10 minutes.