Paksiw na Pata

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.

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pata tim

Pata tim is a popular Chinese dish back home, must be Cantonese. I had other ways of cooking pork leg but I remember this dish I decided to check the internet. The recipes I found r a bit complicated; the pork needs to be steamed & requires longer cooking time (which I don’t hav, im a working mom so I decided to make some alterations to make it easier for me. It was really successful though, finished to the last drop of sauce!

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