Tuesday, January 11, 2005


More leftover stories! So this is another Filipino pulutan. It could also be an appetizer. I have tried avoiding foods like this but my friend gave half of a pig's head to me before Christmas. She wanted to have the whole but had no faith that she was going to give justice to it.

My husband's eyeballs were of course popping with excitement. In his mind we were lucky to have even just half of it. We haven't had this for a long time. Mind you, I was so guilty at the end for being a devil's advocate. Every bite I had scared me to death. Time to hit those exercise machines I guess.

2/3 cup of coarsely chopped shallots
1/3 cup of vinegar
salt to taste
1/2 cup of green onions finely sliced
pinch of sugar
1/2 tsp of ground pepper
2 tsps of finely chopped green hot chilies

I boiled the pig's head in a big saucepan for about 30 minutes or until I could literally separate the skin and flesh from the skull. I sliced the meat into small pieces, the way you'd normally slice carrots for soup. Oh well, not that clear but get the idea from the picture, okey?

In a pan, heat the oil and saute the shallots until shallots are transparent. Add the meat and cook for about 10 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the green onions which should be added after the stove is turned off and the meat just about ready to be served.
Eat with guilt!


Bokbok said...

Hi Ting,
I had never heard of this dish until friends from Paris came over last Saturday with it.

A real treat! My husband loved it! ^_^

JMom said...

I never knew this is what sisig was. I always thought it was pulutan. That's all my dad called it. I did this to the left over pork roast during the holidays, and my hubby liked it. It tasted like the NC chopped barbeque he is used to. Sarap! But I know what you mean about being awfully sinful.

ting-aling said...

Bok, nice to know you have them in Europe too.

JMom, Kapampangans call it sisig. Even the Ilonggos. But I think it is more known as dinakdakan. I just hate the brain part. I must have turne off some readers.

SiaoChaBoa said...

Ahhhhhhhhh.. sorry.. Ting-aling.. :(
Not into pork or it's head.. heh!

eye said...

sarap! mapaparami talaga kain mo ng kanin dito hehe! pero minsan nakakatamad maghiwa ng tenga/ulo ng baboy... masarap na rin yung ready-to-cook sisig ng monterey. o kaya yung de lata ng purefoods, although may halong liver ito. meron ba nitong mga ito dyan sa lugar nyo?

ting-aling said...

Eye, didn't know na meron na ring canned sisig..anong lasa? Wala pa sa amin niyan. Di ko na nilagyan ng utak. Grossed yong aking mga anak eh.

aurora said...

i am bisaya and have tried sisig only last year. ngayon filipino in union city, ca makes the best.
grilled pork and chopped and the sauce is mixed in (soy sauce, vinegar. chopped onion and jalapeno peppers). sarap!!!

ting-aling said...

good for you aurora. at least hindi mo masyadong miss and phils.