Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pork Afritada

The word afritada is a Spanish term which means fried. This is a misnomer since pork afritada  is not a fried dish but a tomato-based stew that is cooked in garlic, onion, bell pepper, potatoes and tomato sauce. It is often confused with menudo, kaldereta  and mechado. This meat stew is often prepared during festive occasions such as fiestas, birthdays and weddings. Preparing this dish is quick and easy. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a yummy dish for lunch or dinner. Happy cooking!  

  • 500 gms pork, cut into serving pieces
  • 2 potatoes, quartered
  • 1 carrot, quartered
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1 pc red or green bell pepper, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • salt/fish sauce
  • cooking oil

1. In a large pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.

2. Once cooked, add the pork and cook until lightly browned.

3. Add water and salt/fish sauce. Bring to a boil.

4. Add carrots and potatoes. Cook until tender.

5. Add the tomato sauce and red/green bell pepper. Simmer
    for about 10-15 minutes.

6. Serve.

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