Sinigang na Baboy sa Sampalok is one of the most common dish for the Filipinos. The best this about this is that it’s easy to make.
The sour, tingling, and exploding flavor make sinigang a favorite dish of every household in the Philippines.
Sinigang is primarily composed of meat, vegetables, and seasonings. Traditionally, fruits like calamansi, sampalok, and kamias are added to make the soup sour and more flavorful.
However, with this modern-day, where people are busy, artificial flavorings are everywhere. They make life easier but admit it, they make our palate a little frustrated.
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This recipe involves sampalok or tamarind, which is first boiled in a cup of water, crushed, and then strained. Moreover, the meat used is pork.
- 1 kilo pork (kasim) – chopped into small pieces
- 1/2 kilo tamarind
- 1 bundle string beans – chopped
- 5 pieces medium tomatoes – chopped
- 1 large radish – peeled and chopped
- 2 medium red onion – chopped
- 4 cloves garlic – crushed
- 8 cups water
- Salt and pepper to taste
Prepare the Tamarind Mixture
- Clean the tamarind one by one. This will remove the dust and other materials.
- In a pan, boil 1 cup of water.
- Then, add the tamarind and let it boil.
- Using the ladle, crush the tamarind.
- Drain then set aside.
Make the Sinigang na Baboy sa Sampalok
- In a pan, boil the seven cups of water.
- Add the pork then boil for about 20 minutes.
- Add the tamarind mixture then boil for five minutes.
- Put the radish, tomatoes, onion, and garlic. Then, boil for another minute.
- Add the string beans and boil.
- Serve and enjoy.
- You can just gradually add the tamarind mixture based on your preferences.
- When adding the salt, make sure it’s a bland based on your preferences. When you continue to boil, it will become saltier.
- Much better if you will it sinigang na baboy sa sampalok with rice and spicy fish sauce.