Paksiw na Pata is a traditional Filipino meal that’s cooked in vinegar and soy sauce
Paksiw na Pata is a traditional Filipino meal that’s cooked in vinegar and soy sauce. The term “paksiw” generally refers to something that is cooked in vinegar and garlic, but many versions of Paksiw na Pata actually include soy sauce or fish sauce for flavor and color. The meal will take a little over 2 hours to cook, but the results are well worth the wait! Paksiw na Pata is pork hock cooked in vinegar and soy sauce . Although the term “Paksiw” means cooking in vinegar and garlic, the soy sauce is added to bring additional flavor and color. A bit of sugar and banana blossoms are also incorporated into the dish.
Paksiw na pata is Filipino dish made of pork hocks and banana blossoms stewed in vinegar and soy sauce. Melt-in-your-mouth tender and smothered in a sweet and savory sauce, it’s delicious with steamed rice! Paksiw is a Filipino-style of cooking where meat, fish or vegetables are stewed in vinegar and spices such as garlic, ginger, onions, and peppercorns. In this pata version, pork hocks or knuckles are the type of cut used and soy sauce is added for a savory flavor. Other key ingredients also give this patang paksiw its distinct taste. Brown sugar is stirred during the last few minutes of cooking for a touch of sweetness along with dried banana blossoms for texture. Here are Ingredients of Paksiw na Pata. 2 lbs Pork hock pata, sliced crosswise. 1 teaspoon garlic crushed. ½ cup soy sauce. 2 cups water. 3 tablespoons vinegar. ½ cup brown sugar. 100 grams banana blossoms dried, soaked in water. 5 pieces dried bay leaves. 1 tablespoon whole pepper corn. Salt to taste. While you can just throw everything in the pot to simmer, I suggest taking the extra step of browning the pork. Searing over high heat caramelizes the surface of the meat. which enriches the dish with more complex flavors. Allow the vinegar to boil, uncovered and without stirring, for a few minutes to cook off the strong acid taste.
Here are instructions on how to cook Paksiw na Pata. 1st step. Boil 6 cups water in a pot. Add the pork hock. Continue to boil for 15 minutes. Discard water and wash the pork with running water until all impurities are cleaned. 2nd step. Pour the water in a pot and bring to a boil. Add the whole pepper corn and dried bay leaves. 3rd step. Pour soy sauce into the pot and add the garlic. 4th step. Put-in the sliced pork hock and simmer for 1 to 1.5 hours (or cook in pressure cooker for 30 minutes). 5th step. Add the vinegar and simmer for 10 minutes. 6th step. Place the banana blossoms in and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. 7th step. Add the brown sugar and salt and simmer for 2 minutes. 8th and last step. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!
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