Special Pork Menudo with Olives
Special Pork Menudo with Olives. December has come and we are now starting to plan our menu for the coming Christmas Seasons. Traditionally the Pinoy Menudo is one of the more popular choices. Today I want to share a special version of the Pinoy Menudo, my Special Pork Menudo with Olives. The truth is there is no extraordinary special about the recipe. It is my usual menudo recipe with the addition of olives, to make it more appealing and of course improved the taste.
Making or cooking my Special Pork Menudo with Olives, as I said just uses my usual menudo recipe. In fact if you have your own special menudo recipe you can always use it for this menudo dish. Just add the olives and olive oil on the final stage of cooking.
Now if you are still looking for other version of Pinoy Menudo, check out the link list below to see the recipes on the archives.
Menudo with Christmas Ham
Pinoy Pork Menudo
Pork and Chicken Menudo
Pork Giniling Menudo
Vegetarian Menudo, Tofu Menudo
Fish Menudo, Tuna Menudo
Menudo with Baked Beans
Ok here is the recipe of my Special Pork Menudo with Olives try it.
1 kilo pork belly, cut into small cubes
1/3 kilo pork liver, cut into small cubes, rinse with water, drain
6 pieces Pinoy regular hotdog, cut crosswise into circle
2 medium size red/green bell pepper, trimmed, de-seeded, cut into squares
2 medium size potato, peeled, cut into small cubes
1 large size carrot, peeled, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup green peas, pre-cooked
1/2 cup chickpeas, pre-cooked
1 medium size onion, chopped
1/2 head garlic, chopped
3-5 pcs. bay leaf
1 tbsp cracked peppercorns
1/4 cup fish sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup raisin
1 cup green pitted olives
1 cup black pitted olives
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp. paprika
In a medium size sauce pan sauté garlic and onion until fragrant, add in the pork and stir cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Add in the fish sauce, soy sauce, tomato sauce, paprika, peppercorns and bay leaf stir cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1 to 2 cups of water bring to a boil and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the pork are tender. Add in the hotdogs, potatoes and carrots. Continue to cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Add in pork liver and raisins continue to cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the potatoes and liver are cooked and most of the liquid has evaporated. Add in the green peas, chickpeas, olives, bell pepper and olive oil. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, correct saltines if required. Continue to cook for another 1 to 2 minutes or until the liquid has turned into an oily sauce. Serve hot with a lot of rice.