Pork Guisantes is a pork stew cooked in a tomato based stock alongside other vegetables like green peas and capsicums. It is closely related to the Menudo but ingredients are simplified so it can be served in a regular basis making it one of the best examples of a simple common Filipino dish.
500g pork shoulder, sliced into long strips
1 yellow capsicum, sliced into strips
1 1/2 cups green peas
410g tomato puree
1 1/2 cups beef stock
1 tsp dried sweet basil
1 tsp dried oregano
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
freshly ground black pepper
1. In a pan add oil then sauté garlic and onions.
2. Add pork pieces then brown them on all sides, cooking roughly around 5 minutes.
3. Add tomato puree, beef stock, sweet basil and oregano, bring to a boil then simmer for 35-40 minutes in low heat.
4. Add capsicum and green peas then cook for 2-3 minutes.
5. Season with fish sauce and freshly ground black pepper. Serve with freshly cooked steamed rice.
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