Geera Pork is a dish made out of bite sized pieces of pork cooked with cumin seeds and pepper then seasoned with other ingredients like pimientos, cilantro, garlic, onions and chillies.
This is the first time I am posting a Trinidad and Tobago or Trinbagonian dish, in fact our recipe for today is the first dish from that cuisine that I ever tried. Trinbagonian cuisine is quite new to me, due to the fact that it is not so popular in this part of the world. This island has a very colourful history and diverse culture hence the cuisine is a product of a unique blend of influences like Indian, African, Creole, Amerindian, European, Chinese and Lebanese.
Just take a look at this simple dish called Geera Pork, the spices used is reminiscent of the Indian and African cuisine while pimentos and cilantro from the Creole. This dish is commonly served in bars as finger food or what they call ‘cutters’ (similar to the Spanish tapas), basically it is made out of bite sized pieces of pork cooked with cumin seeds (geera) and pepper then seasoned with other ingredients like pimientos, cilantro, garlic, onions and chillies.
I guess a lot of Filipinos would like this and like the Trinbagonians we can also serve this as a “pulutan” (cutters) or even as Mains served with rice and some other side dishes. It’s simple, it’s tasty and what’s best is that it’s good with an ice cold beer.