How to Cook Igado (Pork and Liver Stew) – Igado Recipe / Ingredients

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How to cook igado - recipe & ingredientsIlocos Region is not only known for its breathtaking sceneries but also because of its mouth watering authentic dishes. Whenever I go home to Ilocos Norte, my vacation is not complete without dropping by to my favorite restaurants and have a taste of my favorite Ilocano dishes. I even buy and bring some to Manila. Some of Ilocano dishes or foods that I know and love are pinakbet, longganisa, empanada, miki and Igado. I usually post some articles about Ilocano recipes that I have mentioned whenever I have free time.

Anyway, in my previous posts, I have written some Ilocano recipes but haven’t included Igado yet. So today, I am going to write about how to cook Igado the Ilocano way.

How to Cook Igado (Pork and Liver Stew)

Here the ingredients you need to prepare:

  • 500 grams of pork loin
  • 250 grams of liver
  • 1 small can of green peas
  • 1 large potato, cubed
  • 1 large red bell pepper, squared
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 3 bay leaves ( laurel)
  • ½ cup of soy sauce
  • ¼ cup of vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon of ground pepper
  • 1 cup of water
  • Cooking oil

Cooking instructions you need to do on how to cook/make igado the Ilocano way:

  • Marinate the pork and liver with soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaves and pepper. Cover and let it stay for an hour.
  • After an hour or more, heat the cooking pot and put a little amount of cooking oil. Sauté garlic and onion until soft. Put the marinated pork and liver. Stir for a couple of minute. Pour the marinade into the cooking pot. Add water. Boil and cook the meat until tender.
  • Add the potatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Put green peas and bell pepper. You may put some seasonings to add the taste. Simmer for another five minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  • Remove from the heat. Transfer to the serving bowl. Serve hot with rice.

I hope this article helps you in anyway especially if you are just like me who often crave for Ilocano food. This is another Filipino recipe that is worth trying for.


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