Sisig for KCC (February Theme: Aphrodisiac)

Sisig for KCC (February Theme: Aphrodisiac)

The February theme for KCC is aphrodisiac, very appropriate for this month of love ;). Food that are considered aphrodisiacs are either visually stimulating or contains nutrients that gives you stamina or so they say. Some foods that are known as aphrodisiacs are oysters, banana, strawberries, chocolates and chillies to name a few..

Whether aphrodisiacs work or not depends on a person, my two cents on this is any food can be an aphrodisiac in the in the right setting with the person you’re intimate with.

I’m sharing my recipe for sisig..it has lots of chillies, a known aphrodisiac that fires you up from within ..you’ll feel the heat from your throat down to your belly to the rest of your body… whether that leads you to something romantic or not with your love one is your business ;)

Sisig is a popular dish from Pampanga, Philippines. It’s  pork, the face part actually (called maskara) which may include the ear/s; it is boiled then grilled ( or sometimes fried) then chopped and marinated in chilli soy sauce mixture then cooked on a sizling plate. I don’t know why it’s called sisig but I know that it’s delicious!

One thing about sisig though is it’s not that easy to make, for me at least, though the recipe is pretty simple. It’s the chopping that makes me not want to cook this often that’s why when I do, I make it in big batch and store in into portions in the freezer; that way we can have sisig instantly whenever we feel like eating it which is pretty much every meal until it’s all gone..lol

One more thing, maskara or the pig’s face is not always available so what I do is use the meat from the neck and the shoulder part.  It has a good amount of pork in it which makes this dish extra flavorful but if you have health concerns,  just trim the fat or buy a leaner meat.   The recipe below is for a kilo of meat, feel free to make adjustments according to your taste.

Here, it is:

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this is the pork all chopped up after boiling and grilling..

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..and here’s the  marinade

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mix the pork and the marinade in a bowl, cover and let stand at least an hour…

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..cooki it in a sizzling plate… crack an egg on top, but this is optional

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..mix it again and squeeze calamansi or lemon juice  just before serving….nom, nom, nom!

SISIG
makes about 6-8 servings
Ingredients

2 lbs or 1 kilo pork (neck and shoulder part)
red onions
green chillies
red hot chilli peppers ( siling labuyo)
1/3- 1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup calamansi juice (or lemon juice, vinegar can also be used but I only used calamansi juice)
ground black pepper
egg ( optional)

Here’s how:
Wash and put pork into a big pot, add bay leaves and peppercorns. Bring to a boil and simmer until tender but not too tender. Drain and slice pork into big slab and grill over charcoal or indoor grill is fine too.

Let the meat rest and cool before chopping into small pieces. Combine chopped onions, chillies, soy sauce and calamansi juice in a bowl; add this marinade to the chopped pork and let stand for at least an hour.

After sometime marinating..
Preheat a greased non-stick sizzling (cast-iron) plate over the stove; Add some marinated pork and cook for just about a minute or two. Turn off heat and crack an egg over the meat; stir and serve..squeeze some calamansi or lemon juice over just before serving..so yummy! Enjoy! :)

Have a nice day! :)

Check out other KCC members’ blogs and their aphrodisiacs..  Thanks, Pia for choosing this month’s theme ! :)

8 Responses to "Sisig for KCC (February Theme: Aphrodisiac)"

  1. MJ   January 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    hi, i was googling the sisig and found your site. thanks for sharing this, i ‘ll make it tomorrow:)

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  2. Jeannie   February 23, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Sounds delicious! The cooking part is tedious work though lol! Great idea to cook a huge portion for freezing!

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  3. MaryMoh   February 23, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    That looks very delicious and spicy indeed. I probably won’t add the very spicy chillies. Can’t eat too hot.

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  4. Pia (Taga_luto)   February 22, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Olive, Olive!!! this is a tease=;) This is one of my favorite. I also make big batch everytime i make this because of 3 reasons. The first is the same as yours, not easy to make so i might as well make them at one time then freeze. The second we love this so we need lots and lots of this..we could eat this the entire week=;) 3rd, it was hard to find “pigs face” but due to the supply and demand. Even the regular grocery store here are carrying pigs face separate nga lang..you buy the ears, pigs maw, cheek separately..but it’s okay. At least it’s readily available. Now, i’m craving for this=;) Thank you Olive for the share of your sisig recipe!!!

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  5. Peggy   February 22, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Oooh this brings back childhood memories! My mom used to make this every now and then… I think I better give her a call =)

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  6. Tita Flips   February 21, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    The crunch and sizzle… just love this.

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  7. cusinera   February 21, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Sarap! specially those crispy skin bits and that marinade looks yummy=)

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  8. Adora's Box   February 21, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I’ve never made sisig before but had it once or twice. It does taste really good and very much attuned to Filipino tastes. Your sisig looks so good every step of the way. If I were to make it, I might just nibble at every stage and end up with little or no finished product at all.

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