No, this wasn’t lunch or dinner last weekend but a few months back when I was given a ‘pabaon’ upon attending a friend’s birthday party. Such a treat! There might be another way of cooking leftover lechon but having a … Continue reading Paksiw na Lechon
I hosted a simple dinner with new friends about a month ago and roasted 3 whole chickens. Potluck kami… so I ended up with massive left-overs. Don’t wanna be eating the same dish for days so I thought about paksiw na lechong manok. Perfect! Problem is… I don’t have Mang Tomas lechon sauce. Having no time to buy, I googled “how to make lechon sauce” and ended up reading Marketman’s recipe. Lechon sauce from scratch – fabulous!
I first tried his recipe; replacing cider vinegar with standard mukhasim vinegar and Reno liver spread with a packet of liver pate. Instant sawsawan for fried pork chops. Nice, YUM and chunky. Ubos agad. And so the next day, I decided to use the same recipe but go straight to paksiw na lechong manok.
We have been quite busy for the past several months and my cooking has been alternately quickies or leisurely-cooking while working. The quickies in the kitchen of course are my stir-fry veggies, quilos, fried meat/fish, halabos (shellfish cooked with salt and from its own juice and no water at all), easy soups and the likes. And when I say leisurely-cooking while working, this is slow-cooking for hours that I always make it a point to set my alarm clock every 30 minutes just so I won’t burn anything and trigger the smoke detector. Of course, leisurely styles of cooking like braising and stewing makes melt-in-the-mouth meals not possible with the quickies.