Recipe by : Ariel Jasa, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Pork Hardinera is that complex dish from Quezon province which is a fusion of meatloaf, Menudo, and Embutido.
It is a special occasion dish with a lot of ingredients -- but well worth all the work!
This recipe is cooked by steaming in a banana-leaf lined loaf pan, it is like the meatloaf, except that it has cubed pork rather than ground.
The ingredients are like that of the menudo - and prepared just like it before setting on the loaf pan.
And, just like the embutido, it has hard-boiled eggs set in the center of the pan for a nice surprise once you cut into it.
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IN THE PANTRY:
1 Grease 2 loaf pans with margarine and line them with banana leaves. Set aside.
2 Saute the garlic and onion, then add the pork, chicken liver, chorizo and hotdog. Cook for 2 minutes.
3 Add the tomato sauce, raisins, pineapple and pickles and bring to a boil, cook for about 10 minutes.
4 Stir in the breadcrumbs to thicken, divide into 2 (1 portion for each loaf pan).
5 In each loaf pan, pour 1 beaten egg, and add the meat mixture.
6 Steam for 40 minutes, and let it cool down before inverting on a serving platter.
7 Remove the banana leaves and serve.
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