Paksiw Na Pata (Braised Pork Hocks)

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READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash pork hocks and pat dry.
  • Place wok or a deep wide pan over high heat.
  • Add 3 tablespoon oil.
  • Sear sides of pork legs until lightly browned.
  • Transfer all the seared pork legs temporarily on a plate.
  • In the same wok or pan, sauté onions, garlic, and bay leaves for about 2 minutes.
  • Add pork legs, water, vinegar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and star anise.
  • Let it boil for about 6 minutes then take off and discard foam that may surface on top of the water.
  • Cover wok or pot, turn heat to low, and let it simmer for about 1 1/2 hours or until meat is tender when pierced by fork.
  • Add banana blossoms, and sugar by stirring them inches.
  • Continue to simmer for another 15 minutes.
  • Add more sugar and soy sauce if needed.
  • Served with hot steamed rice.
  • ENJOY!
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