Thursday, December 06, 2007

Humba aka Braised Pork


Main ingredient:
1 kilo Pork (cut into chunk cubes) or 1 medium pig’s leg (pata), cleaned and cut into serving portions
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 1/4 cup white vinegar
1 head garlic (minced)
1 1/4 tablespoon cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 pieces laurel leaves
hard boiled eggs

main dish Serves: 4-6

Brown pork in oil.
In a casserole, put together pork, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, salt & pepper, sugar & laurel for 1- 2 hours.
Cook and simmer until pork is tender adding a little water every once in a while. Add the hard boiled eggs.
Serve hot.

I forgot where I got this recipe. I have been using this for years now. Another variation to this recipe that I did (found this out through experimenting):

- the ratio of vinegar to soy sauce is 2.5 or 2 parts vinegar to 1 part soy sauce. i do this when the sauce has almost evaporated and the pork is still a bit tough but sometimes i go directly to this ratio when i am just cooking a small batch.
- add 1 cup water to the soy and vinegar mixture, same as the above, always keep the water and vinegar to soy sauce ratio balance.
- use 1 small bottle of sprite or seven up instead of adding brown sugar. most importantly sweeten according to taste.

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