Pork Sinigang Recipe
Tangy tamarind is the base in this traditional Filipino pork broth.
Pork sinigang is a hearty Filipino soup made of rich pork bones and ribs balanced by tangy lemon juice and filled with taro, shrimp, and bok choy.
Tamarind soup base lends a sour and savory taste to this quicker-cooking, ground beef version of Filipino sinigang soup.
I follow this recipe pretty closely except I don’t use very much ginger. The bit i DO use i chop very finely. Also, I add OKRA and BOK CHOY along with the green beans. I love tomatoes so I also add 1-2 more depending on size of the tomato. My entire family LOVES it! It’s been a hit! It’s def a HIGH DEMAND meal, they ask me to make it at least once every other week!
I'm not a good cook by any means, but I can certainly follow directions! The recipe was pretty spot on. My hubby and I wanted more vegetables so I increased the water to 6 cups and added 1 bunch of Spinach (removed the stems of course), half a Daikon raddish (or "gabi") to the green beans the recipe calls for. Since the Daikon raddish comes in this huge foot long stock, I only used half and sliced up the rounds failry thin (I remember my Mom would cut them in chunks). Also, I didn't have tomato sauce handy and substituted ketchup instead. Recipe is must try for 1st time or occasional cooks!
Honestly, I tried this recipe and it just wasn't like others I've tried. I did a major swap out from pork chops to country style ribs, pork shoulder/pork butt or picnic pork, basically something with fat. My two VEGES of choice (besides standard onion and garlic) are daikon (white Japanese radish) and mustard greens (I prefer Chinese mustard greens but American mustard greens work well to) Also, i don't like the ginger or potatoes in recipe. I'm not a fan of green beans, tomatoes or eggplant in it. But if it's in it, I'll still eat it. I've never used knorr sinigang seasoning powder. I prefer a brand I find called "mamasita" Sinigang mix.
Wow I loved this! My mom was raised with traditional Filipino food and doesn't like tamarind, so when I made pork sinigang for her she was hesitant. However I think using the packet of tamarind soup base instead of fresh tamarind made the flavor much lighter and she really enjoyed it. When I made this, I added twice the amount of ginger called for, and spinach towards the end of cooking. I will try adding fish sauce next time and perhaps with shrimp, but this recipe was great!