Nilaga in filipino means ‘boiled’ and one of them is this Nilagang Baboy which is another filipino recipe that is easy to make that you just throw everything in the pot and let it cook until tender. Aside from pork, you can use beef, shrimp or any kind you like and just add any vegetables of your choice. We at Lutong Bahay Recipe, like to add corn and ripe saba (banana plantain) in cooking this filipino dish. Sometimes we add pork & beans, and even add a thumb-size ginger for a pungent flavor.
Nilagang Baboy Recipe
- 1 lb. pork (choices of belly, hocks, neck or any bony parts of pork), cut into serving pieces
- 5-6 cups water
- 1 whole corn
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 onion, quartered
- 2 green onions (scallions), sliced into 1” long
- 1/4 tsp. peppercorn
- salt to taste
- 2 eddoes- also known as taro or gabi, quartered (optional)
- 2 potatoes, quartered
- Banana Plantain (saging na saba)
- 1 can pork and beans
- pechay (bok choy) or cabbage leaves
Cooking Procedures :
- Place pork in a big pot and let it covered with water. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let it simmer until pork is tender for about an hour.
- Remove all the resulting scum that will rise to the top of the pot.
- Add crushed garlic, sliced onions, scallions, peppercorn and season with salt.
- Add quartered eddoes (if using), whole corn, saging na saba and potatoes. Cook until tender.
- Add the pork and beans. Simmer for 5 minutes. Adjust according seasoning to taste.
- Add pechay or cabbage leaves. Do not overcook the green vegetables.
- Remove from heat. Serve hot.