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Friday, December 02, 2011



Igado is one of the best tasting Filipino food, with its salty-sour flavor. Originally this is an Ilocano dish, wherein pork meat and pork innards (heart,kidney and liver) are stewed in soysauce and vinegar.
Well, some might find this kind of irky with the mention of those innards :), but this is a one must-try dish.
Oh, Ok! you're not much of those in your meal, so we'll opt out some. In this recipe, we'll just be using the tenderloin and the liver (relieved , huh?). I guess Igado wont be Igado without the liver, since Igado in spanish term is Higado
This is how my father used to cook this dish. String beans and lots of green chilis are used instead of green peas.

1/2 kg. pork kasim , cut into strips (or use tenderloin)
1/2 kg pork liver, cut into strips
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
1 red bell pepper, julienned
5 green chilis, chopped (more or less, as preferred)
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 red onion, chopped
2 bay leaves
2 tbsp oil
1 1/2 cup water
salt and pepper, to taste

How to prepare:

  • Heat oil in pan. Saute onions and garlic. Stir in pork tenderloins. Stir-fry until light brown.
  • Add soy sauce and water. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes or until meat is tender.
  • Add pork liver, vinegar, bay leaves, bell pepper and string beans. Season with salt and pepper. Add some water if it dries up. I personally like it with more sauce.
  • Cover and cook for about 5 minutes or until liver is cooked (don't over cook the liver).
  • Stir in the green chilis.
  • Serve with steamed hot rice. enjoy!

This post is linked to :  eRecipecards ,  Food Trip FridayFood Friday


Manang said...

Quite a yummy version, almost like adobo.
My Nanay has a different version...she just basically simmers the meat and innards (complete with liver, heart, and kidneys) in their own sauce, and then just adds soy sauce or hoisin sauce, then green peas (she does not use bell peppers). (She is Ilocano but she is quite a deviant cook like me :) at times. I miss such dishes with all those different textures that the innards offer. If I had tripe I would have asked her to cook callos as well...

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

thanks Manang!
Dishes like this brings back childhood memories.. :)

bonz said...

i miss eating this... ate this menu when I stayed at Ilocos for a few months.
will bookmark your recipe so I can try this one too.
thanks for sharing :)

Mirage said...

I've totally forgotten about this dish or perhaps it is called by another name? looks yumm!

Tetcha said...

We used to live with an Ilocano relative who whips up this dish. That's when I first got a taste of this Ilocano dish. It's been ages since I last had Igado. I'm craving for this! Thanks for the visit!

maiylah said...

this is the first time that i've heard of this dish...looks and sounds delicious!

thank you so much for sharing your igado dish over at Food Friday!
happy weekend :X

kat in the kitchen said...

masarap tingnan pero bawal sa akin :( happy FTF. Hope to see you at my blog

tatess said...

i am not ilocano but i love igado. first time i tried this was when a friends ilocano hubby cooked it and she brought some at work.then i fell in love with the dish.

Jessica said...

yum...looks delish, it makes me drool. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Dropping some love for Food Trip Friday, hope that you can return the favor too.


Unknown said...

Sarap nito ahh, titingnan ko palang parang kukulangin isang bandehan rice nito

Visiting from FTF


allen said...

This looks similar to sisig right? The presence of chili is making me avoid this food lol :)

Purabi Naha said...

What a yummy Igado! Loved this dish and I am surely gonna like the taste. ;;)

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