Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wendell's Pork Guisantes

Recipe thanks to Mary Pascua

Wendell made this ono Pork Guisantes last week. The recipe is from an old cook book published in 1974 called Hawaii Filipina's Favorite Recipes.

Gonna take a break from blogging. Ran out of stuff to post. Will be back when there's something for me to share. See ya!


1 lb. pork butt, sliced (separate fatty and lean pieces)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
3 bay leaves, crumbled
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 cup water
8 oz. tomato sauce
2 tsp. chopped pimento
1 cup frozen peas, cook using package direction

Saute pork fat and garlic until brown; eliminate any excess oil. Mix together salt, bay leaves, pepper, onion and lean pork, then add to pork fat and continue cooking for 5 minutes or until lean pork is cooked. Add water and simmer until water evaporates. Taste for seasoning, adding more salt if necessary. Add tomato sauce and pimento and simmer for 1 minute. Add peas.


Lorna Nishimitsu said...

I love pork and peas, but I usually put way more peas, and add patis for some seasoning!

jalna said...

Lorna, I had to reread the ingredients and you're right . . . no patis. Gotta have patis! And only 1 cup peas? I like your version better!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh...don't stay away too long! I love your blog!


Honolulu Aunty said...


Anonymous said...

j: the only Filipino food I love. My two ex coworkers, both Filipino, told me to soak the whole pork butt in vinegar for about an hour. That's how I learned to eat it but now I prefer the sweeter (today's) version. I also flipped it totally and made it more American by using tomato soup and added peas and carrots. I like sweeter foods vs. pickled/sour. -N

Chet Colson said...

Wendell's pork guisantes looks delicious. Have nice break from blogging. I'll log back on in a few weeks. Leave for Hokkaido on Monday, Sayonara.

jalna said...

Awwww, thanks Izsmom.

Yes, Aunty!

You so innovative, N!

Oh Chet! So excited for you and Gayle!!

K and S said...


Susan said...

I saw this and immediately knew it was a Filipino dish and yes, surprised no fish sauce in recipe. Take care, see you back soon😊!

jalna said...

It was, Kat!

See you, Susan!