Paksiw na Lechon (Roast Pig Stew)

I could name at least 5 families, not including my own, who had Paksiw na Lechon today or will have it in a day or two.  They are the very same families who watched the Pacquiao-Hatton fight with us yesterday.  Hee hee.  We had a potluck get-together yesterday night and one family brought lechon (roast pig) all the way from Houston.  In spite of the 3-hour drive, the lechon was still moist and oh-so-good and some of the skin were still crispy.  Almost everyone had a freezer bag of lechon to take home and everyone who did planned on doing one thing with it, turn it into paksiw.

The last time I had Paksiw na Lechon was after Christmas in 2006.  I remember it well because that Christmas, a very dear friend of mine and hubby’s gifted us with a whole roast pig!  I can still remember the look I had on my face when we came home from mass and saw the lechon on the kitchen counter.  It’s a cross between utter surprise and panic.  Haha!

For dinner tonight, we finally had Paksiw na Lechon.  I didn’t realize how much we’ve missed it.  Two years is a long wait indeed. :)

INGREDIENTS

1 lb roast pork (approximate weight) – cut into one-inch cubes
1 1/2 cups lechon liver sauce (I used an entire bottle of the Mang Tomas brand of lechon sauce.)
1/4 cup vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup water

DIRECTIONS

1.  Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and mix thoroughly.

2.  Bring to a boil then turn the heat down to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

If you noticed, Paksiw na Lechon and Adobo share almost exactly the same recipe.  Hubby is not a big fan of vinegar, which is why I only used 1/4 cup.  I could have actually used less.  But paksiw is not paksiw without vinegar! I made sure I had Hubby taste the paksiw first before I turned off the heat and considered the dish done. Being the darling and smart husband that he is, he was all praises. Not bad for a first try! ;)

You have plenty of room for tweaking here.  Some of you will want more lechon sauce, some less, more vinegar, less sugar, etc.  So have fun adding to and taking away from the measurements.

Have a great week ahead, y’all!  Cheers!


About The Author

Comments

15 Responses to “Paksiw na Lechon (Roast Pig Stew)”

  1. JMom says:

    I’m cooking this tonight too! I made my oven lechon yesterday, so today it’s paksiw. Yummy!

    Reply

    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi JMom! I so want to try your oven-roasted pork already! Soon sana. Inuubos lang muna namin ang laman ng fridge. Hahaha!

    Reply

  2. Twinkie says:

    NAKAKAGUTOM!!!

    Twinkies last blog post..Propose?

    Reply

    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Twinkie! Oh I just love it when readers leave my blog feeling hungry. ;) Hahaha!

    Reply

  3. iska says:

    That bowl looks really yummy :-) Kaka-miss ito, bihira kasi magkaron ng lechon…

    iskas last blog post..Garlic Tiger Prawns – Shades of Spring and Summer

    Reply

    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Iska! Oo nga, bihira kasi ang lechon. Puwede na rin lechon kawali. Hee hee! :D

    Reply

  4. mumay says:

    looks so good !!! i have a version of the paksiw if you are craving for it used left over lechon kawali …. i know it’s not the same but it works after you haven’t eaten the real one for a long time lol !!!! :) but for now….. enjoy it

    Reply

    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Mumay! Yes, yes, I also thought that lechon kawali would be the next best alternative. I’ll try a friend’s oven-baked lecho kawali. I don’t think I’ll dare frying pork! The kitchen will be a war zone of sorts if I do! Hahaha!

    Reply

    mumay Reply:

    yes me too i just bake them …!

    Reply

  5. Meeya says:

    hehe, kami rin pag may lechon for sure paksiw kinabukasan. pero may isa pa kaming option aside from paksiw: sinigang na lechon. :) sabi ni allan kung may leftover pa daw kayong lechon, pwede bang ipa-fedex dito? haha!

    Reply

    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Mee! Tulad nga ng sabi ko sayo, ngayon ko lang narinig ang sinigang na lechon! Sabihin mo kay Allan, sorry at wala ng ipapafed-ex. Maglechon naman kayo ulit tapos padalhan niyo kami! :) Haha!

    Reply

  6. pakisabay na rin ako sa fedex ni mama mee hahah!

    Reply

    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi StripeatYellow! Naku, sorry at wala ng ifefedex! Hahaha! :)

    Reply

  7. How did I miss this post! I LOVE lechon paksiw but have never made it even though your recipe makes it look so easy. I guess it’s because I can’t find Filipino-style lechon here in Minneapolis. The closest is Chinese roast pork (not the red one) but the flavor isn’t quite the same. Then again, if I really crave, I’ll use whatever’s available, right? 8-)

    Tangled Noodles last blog post..Noshing on Nostalgia

    Reply

  8. upto6only says:

    hi just dropping by. i was able to cook paksiw na lechon using mang tomas. hehehe i was craving one time and instead of buying i prepared it myself. sarap.
    .-= upto6only´s last blog ..My Happy Cup =-.

    Reply