Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pork Hamonado

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My mother's pork hamonado for lunch two Sundays ago.  Yes, it's a cholesterol-laden, artery-clogging dish---I guess my mother wanted to live dangerously once in a while.  Pork hamonado is somewhat a heirloom recipe---my grandmother used to prepare this dish.   At home,  we usually use pork belly because it's boneless and the thick layer of fat keeps the meat moist as it simmers.   Salt, ground black pepper and diced garlic are rubbed on thick slices of pork belly then it's marinated with unsweetened pineapple juice overnight.   My mother's "modified" version is frying pork belly until it's golden before slow-cooking meat in marinade until tender.  


Pork hamonado is  basically a pork stew, cooked slowly in pineapple juice and spices allowing flavors to blend.  The result is super tender meat, pork fat that melts in your mouth, with the sweet and delightful flavors of pineapple, garlic, peppercorn and onions.  Garnish with slices of pineapple and sweet pickles.

Perfect with steamed rice.




24 comments:

Dharma Shots said...

Oh how I love those pineapple toppings. I have wonderful memories of this food when I was still a kid, granny would always have them on our table every Christmases that she was with us.

Guiltless Grub

wenn said...

wow, i surely love it..

mirage2g said...

ayyy I love viand with pinya on it! And your mom knows how to tempt me hehe, andami!

chubskulit said...

This reminds me of Thanksgiving, yum!

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☺lani☺ said...

My hubby will love this! Pork eater yun eh :). Happy Friday!

Viola said...

Mmmm I would like to taste it..! :)

Photo Cache said...

i've never had this. maybe i'll check online for recipes and try it. can i make this on the slow cooker?

Luna Miranda said...

@ Maria, slow-cooker is fine...i also prefer slow-cooker. it's just my mom who insists on cooking it the old-fashioned way. if she has her way, she would cook it in uling.:p

Vernz said...

di pa ako nakakain ito ng homemade .. kasi mga SDA yung roots ko kaya wala kaming ganitong heirloom recipe.. hehehe

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Clarissa said...

lol over the uling(makaluma ba talaga?^_^)

I guess isang beses lang akong nakatikim ng pork hamonado--binigyan kami ng kapit-bahay namin(nag-kwento pa ako dito lol)sa pasko.Feeling ko rich na ang noche buena namin nun.Sana makatikim ako uli nyan!^_^

Enjoy your weekend,LM!

Nathalie said...

I need to try this one of these days. Thanks for sharing it!

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Cheerful said...

hi there, looks so yummy, love that it looks saucy, and the pineapple toppings complete it! can i have some?! :) happy friday!

Sidney said...

Looks yummy... congrats Luna... now you made me hungry !

maiylah said...

drooling here... lol!

Race said...

hi it looks very good, it's also our specialty in the house but cooked differently, first it's lean meat with fillings of cheese, hotdogs, pineapple tidbits,etc then tied like a roll of meat parang hamon :-) pero sure ako halos pareho lang ang lasa!

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oggi said...

One of our favorites, sarap!

I'll cook one for Thanksgiving and fry the belly first before stewing. Thanks for sharing.

anne said...

Do you have a recipe you like to share, it looks so yummy

Jeanny said...

looks really good. Will try to follow this recipe. Pwede to sa NOche Buena :)

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

Your picture and the description is enough to make me feel hungry!!!!! :D

Cecile said...

yum, reminds me of Christmas....maybe i'll serve it sa Pasko...

Cacai M. said...

Ooh pork hamonado or I call it as pork ham.. yumm! My aunt does perfect also of this. NOw I missed her cooking. :)

Cacai M. said...

Here's my food Trip Friday diay.. heheh.. thanks for sharing Luna.. :)

Kero said...

ang saraap! I miss cooking this pero pork ribs ang ginagamit ko...cge I will try pork belly as soon as we can visit a Pinoy supermarket for the main ingerdient hehe.

Thank you for the visit, Luna! Have a blessed Sunday!

Jay - agent112778 said...

perfect for the holidays

and i hope i can taste it, bawal ang fats sakin kasi eh :(

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