Pork Sarciado

Weekend Snapshot: Iska’s Pork Sarciado

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This is my first time to join Weekend Snapshot and for that, I share this dish I concocted last Saturday. First time. Perfect. Successful. I’m quite proud of what I did here.

Boneless pork slices
1 tbsp Chopped parsley
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp Butter
1 Large tomato (or more), chopped
1 Large onion, diced
Sliced button mushrooms
1 tbsp Lemon juice
2 tsp Caster sugar
Salt and pepper

Lightly dust pork on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil and butter in a non-stick pan and cook pork over medium-high heat for about 6-7 minutes on each side until cooked through. Cooking with lid closed from time to time. Drain, reserving the juices in the pan.

Toss onion, tomatoes, mushrooms and half of chopped parsley with lemon juice and sugar for about 5 minutes until tender.

Serve pork with fresh salad greens and tomato mixture. Garnish with parsley. Pour sauce over pan-fried pork and that’s absolutely wonderful!

This is an entry for Weekend Snapshot 69. (A great number for a start!)

And more photos…

We woke up quite early yesterday to send off friends to the airport. Sarap, bakasyon sila sa Pinas.

Yellow wildflowers along the way. I love taking photos of flowers and blooms.

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I am not a professional cook. My only claim to having a culinary background is a short stint as my dad’s teen ‘sous chef’ in his carinderia ages ago. Dad ran small eateries since I was a young kid - serving standard ‘turo-turo’ food ranging from the likes of menudo, adobo, pritong isda, dinuguan, binagoongan, bopis, munggo, pinakbet and giniling to merienda fares like goto, ginataan, pancit bihon, halu-halo and saging con yelo.

My father, a farmer in his hometown before working his way to becoming an accountant, definitely influenced my cooking in a lot of ways than I thought. My siblings and I were raised in a backyard full of fruit trees and vegetable garden. We spent weekends and the summer breaks running around with ducks, chickens, goats and pigs. I had wonderful memories of gathering eggs, butchering chickens, selling vegetables and the sweet aroma of preserved fruits. But my love for art led me to a degree in Architecture. Just few months after getting my license, I went abroad and lived independently at age 23. Definitely no maid, no cook, and a totally different food culture. Along the way I met lots of friends and spent what seemed a lifetime learning new tricks and recipes.

Now living in Auckland, I am a work-from-home mum who juggles time between work, fun and family - in pursuit of work-life balance. No matter how busy I am, I love the idea of cooking for my family. My blog chronicles home cooking greatly influenced by life outside my home country from Southeast Asia to Beijing and Auckland. And most of the time, being busy also means easy (sometimes quick), affordable meals.

19 thoughts on “Weekend Snapshot: Iska’s Pork Sarciado

  1. Your food shots are always very well presented! I am not sure why but I don’t know much about sarciado….here you showed me how good it must be! Those flowers are a favorite of mine, too bad I dont know what its called :D Have a n enjoyable week!

    Mirages last blog post..Weekend Snapshot – Spotless!

    1. I was thinking of calling it another thing but can’t find the right words hahaha! Pork with tomatoes & onions with lemon and parsley? But what about the sugar? Wahaha! Ang gulo…

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