Pork Guisantes

Pork Guisantes is a pork stew cooked in a tomato based stock alongside other vegetables like green peas and capsicums. It is closely related to the Menudo but ingredients are simplified so it can be served in a regular basis making it one of the best examples of a simple common Filipino dish.

Pork Guisantes, also known as Pork and Peas, is a popular Filipino dish that combines savory pork with sweet peas in a delicious and hearty stew. The dish is made by simmering chunks of pork shoulder or pork belly with green peas, onions, garlic, and a variety of flavorful seasonings and spices similar to Menudo.

One of the key ingredients in Pork Guisantes is soy sauce, which is used to add a rich and savory flavor to the dish. The pork is also typically browned in oil before being simmered with the peas, which helps to seal in the juices and add a crispy texture to the pork. The peas, meanwhile, add a sweet and tender contrast to the hearty pork, making the dish a satisfying and well-balanced meal.

Another important ingredient in Pork Guisantes is tomato sauce, which gives the dish its rich, slightly tangy taste. The tomato sauce is often used to thicken the stew and create a more cohesive flavor. Some people also like to add a little bit of sugar to the stew to balance out the acidity of the tomato sauce.

Other common ingredients that are used to make Pork Guisantes include bay leaves, which add a subtle woodsy flavor to the dish, and potatoes, which can be added to the stew to make it even more filling. Some people also like to add a little bit of cornstarch or flour to the stew to make it thicker and more substantial.

Pork Guisantes is often served with rice, which helps to absorb the flavorful sauce and make the dish even more filling. Some people also like to garnish the dish with chopped cilantro or green onions for added flavor and color.

Overall, Pork Guisantes is a flavorful and satisfying dish that is perfect for a comforting meal. With its combination of savory pork, sweet peas, and a variety of flavorful seasonings, it’s no wonder why it is a popular dish in Philippines.

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Pork Guisantes

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Description

Pork Guisantes is a pork stew cooked in a tomato based stock alongside other vegetables like green peas and capsicums. It is closely related to the Menudo but ingredients are simplified so it can be served in a regular basis making it one of the best examples of a simple common Filipino dish.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 500 g pork shoulder, sliced into long strips
  • 1 small yellow capsicum, sliced into strips
  • 1 small red capsicum, sliced into strips
  • 1 1/2 cups green peas
  • 400 g tomato puree
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 1 tsp dried sweet basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • oil
  • fish sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a pan add oil then sauté garlic and onions.
  2. Add pork pieces then brown them on all sides, cooking roughly around 5 minutes.
  3. Add tomato puree, beef stock, sweet basil and oregano, bring to a boil then simmer for 35-40 minutes in low heat.
  4. Add red capsicum, yellow capsicum and green peas then cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Season with fish sauce and freshly ground black pepper. Serve with freshly cooked steamed rice.

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16 Responses

  1. This sounds very interesting Raymund. I have ever cooked pork like this before.
    Have a super week ahead.
    :-) Mandy

  2. Karen says:

    What a delicious sounding dish…I cook pork often.






  3. I have never prepared a meat stew made from pork shoulder so this sound interesting to me. It looks delicious!






  4. i had this kind of this in Spain restaurant Ray,
    never know this is considered as a filipinese dish too….

  5. kiwidutch says:

    Raymund, this looks SO yummy I may have to get it into this weeks menu!

  6. Simplicity is what make this dish even more delicious !
    Love this






  7. This looks very comforting. I wonder if it could be made in a slow cooker too? I’ve been using our slow cooker a lot lately.

  8. YUM that looks simple and simply delicious !






  9. Looks amazing. i just pinned it to my must try board!






  10. Kristy says:

    I’m all for a simple dish and this one looks warm and comforting. :)

  11. mjskit says:

    What a beautiful dish and so simple! I could definitely eat this! Thanks!






  12. Anything with peas and pork has my vote!

  13. suituapui says:

    This looks so good, reminds me of something my mum used to cook and I grew up eating, sure loved it. Would love to give this a try, thanks for sharing.






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