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Tocino 3

Tocino

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Description

Tocino is a very popular cured meat in the Philippines as well as other Spanish colonized countries such as Cuba and Puerto Rico. Tocino came from the same Spanish word which means “bacon”.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 kg pork loin, sliced in 1/4 in thick cuts
  • 3 tbsp anise wine
  • 3 tbsp annatto powder
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • oil

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a shallow bowl except for the pork.
  2. Sprinkle the mixture into the pork pieces.
  3. Leave in a covered container in room temperature for 1 hour
  4. Place the container in the refrigerator for at least 3 days.
  5. In a heavy pan add enough water to cover half of the pork pieces, bring to a boil then turn once. Once water has evaporated add a small amount of oil and quickly fry pork pieces until sugar has caramelized.

Notes

If you can’t find anise wine then the best substitute is mixing 2 tsp of anise powder and 2 tbsp of Chinese cooking wine together