Pork Humba is a traditional Filipino dish that is savory, sweet, and packed with flavor. The dish is made by braising pork belly in a mixture of pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, and salted black beans. The combination of the sweet pineapple juice and the savory salted black beans creates a unique and delicious taste that is sure to please any palate.
How to make Pork Humba
To make Pork Humba, you will need the following ingredients:
- 2 pounds of pork belly, cut into chunks
- 2 cups of pineapple juice
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of soy sauce
- 1/2 cup of salted black beans
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon of black peppercorns
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cooking oil, for frying
To prepare the dish, start by heating some cooking oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the pork belly and cook until browned on all sides. Remove the pork belly from the pot and set it aside.
Next, add the garlic, onion, bay leaves, and black peppercorns to the pot and cook until the onions are translucent. Then, add the pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, and salted black beans to the pot and bring the mixture to a boil.
Once the mixture is boiling, add the pork belly back to the pot and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let the pork belly simmer for about 2-3 hours, or until it is tender and the sauce has thickened.
When the pork belly is done, remove it from the pot and let it cool for a few minutes. Then, slice the pork belly into bite-sized pieces and serve it with rice. The sauce from the pot can be spooned over the pork and rice for added flavor.
Overall, Pork Humba is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for any occasion. The combination of sweet pineapple juice, savory salted black beans, and tender pork belly creates a unique and delicious flavor that is sure to please any palate. Give it a try and you will not be disappointed.
- In a skillet, add pork pork, water, a dash of salt and pepper. Set the heat to medium. Cover and bring it to a boil.
- Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium low and cook for 30 - 45 minutes or until the meat is tender. Let it render its own fat until it turns golden brown. Flip the meat occasionally to cook it evenly. Don't let it burn.
- Turn the heat down and remove the meat from the skillet and set aside. Leave 2 - 3 tbps of the pork fat in the skillet.
- Add onion and saute until it becomes translucent.
- Add garlic and saute until it turns light golden brown.
- Add cooked pork meat into the skillet and give it a quick stir.
- Season with a dash of salt and pepper. Add pineapple juice, vinegar, dark soy sauce, brown sugar, bay leaves and star anise. Cover, turn the heat to medium-low and leave it simmering until the sauce thickens and you're satisfied with the texture of the meat.
- Lastly, add black beans and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Serve with steamed rice while it's hot. Enjoy!