Monday, October 12, 2009

Pork Sinigang (Pork Sour Soup)

Serves 8


2  1/2 pounds pork ribs, cut to pieces
1 cup tamarind juice or 1 packet of tamarind soup base
1 big whole tomato
1 medium-sized radish, peeled and  cut into 1/4" slices
10  small whole taro roots, peeled
3 cups string beans, cut into 3"
4 cups Kangkong leaves, cut into 3"
4 medium-sized green finger or Jalapeno pepper


Boil the pork together with tomatoes  in six cups water on high heat for 5 minutes, then lower heat to medium and cook for 35 minutes to one hour or until tender. 

Add the taro roots and cook for another 10 minutes.  Add the radish and cook for 5 minutes. 

Add the tamarind juice or the tamarind soup base. 

Add the string beans, and the jalapeno or any finger green Chili pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes. 

Add the Kangkong leaves and push leaves with a cooking spoon to submerge in liquid but not to overcook. Turn heat off.

*  Serve with fish sauce on the side

* Serve with steamed rice

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