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Pork Estofado Recipe

My dad is one of the best cook ever and this is one of his favorite dish to cook.

  • 1 lb pork belly, cut into large cubes
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 large potato, cut into 8 cubes
  • 1 plantain or saba banana, cut into 4 pieces 
  • 1 small red bell pepper, julienne
  • 2 slices of pineapple   
  • 1 stem green onion for garnishing 
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce 
  • 3 pieces bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoon cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Direction:
  1. Fry potatoes and banana till golden brown in medium low fire, set aside.
  2. Saute garlic and onion till caramelized.
  3. Add slices of pork till outer part turns brown.
  4. Add bay leaves, soy sauce, water and pineapple. Simmer in medium fire till meat is fully cooked and sauce thickens. Reduce fire to low.
  5. Add bell peppers and season with salt, ground pepper and sugar, simmer for few minutes.
  6. Add fried potato, banana and pineapple. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat, arrange in a serving dish, garnish with slices of green onion and serve. ENJOY!

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