Igado Recipe Innards or the inner parts of animals like the intestine and liver? Yikes you might say upon hearing this, right? Have you tried eating animal liver? Let us say the pork’s liver? How does it taste? Yummy? How about animal’s intestines? Yummier?
Here in the Philippines, entrails of animals are also one of the delicious dishes of Filipinos. They cook the edible entrails together with the other parts of the animal like the pork meat. One dish which uses the innards of pork is the IGADO.
The main ingredient and must not be removed in this recipe is the liver. Igado will not be complete without it. You may add other innards with the liver in this dish. Meat can also be added just don’t forget the main ingredient.
This dish uses soy sauce, bay leaf, spices and others for seasoning. The ingredients are always available in the market if they are not in your kitchen. This dish is also very easy to cook and is not that expensive.
Animal entrails are sold cheaply in the market so don’t worry about your budget. This dish has less sauce when cooked. The taste of this recipe depends on the liver which gives it a delectable taste.
This dish is usually found on Filipino tables especially during occasions like fiestas and birthdays. It is a good dish because it uses all the edible entrails of the animal. So no parts are wasted because everything is used in Igado Recipe.
Tips How to Make Igado
Always remember to clean the innards thoroughly before cooking and before cutting them into pieces. The people of Ilocos even boil the entrails first before cooking it.
This way, the entrails are surely safe to eat and free from dirt. Remember that it came from the inside of the animal.
Some may find this recipe not so good because we are talking of animal entrails. But they should wait until they have tried eating Igado. It is different from the usual recipes that we have.
It can be considered a one of a kind Filipino dish. Not all dishes use innards, right? So it is uniquely delicious and very satisfying. Try and it will change your mind.
- 270 g pork
- 250 g pork liver
- 2 cloves garlic
- 20 g green bell pepper
- ½ cup green peas
- 1 small red bell pepper
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- 1 cup water
- Heat a pan and add some cooking oil.
- Saute the garlic and onion.
- Add the pork and cook until the color fades and turn into light brown.
- Add the pepper and stir.
- Pour the soy sauce.
- Pour the vinegar and simmer for 2 minutes. (do not stir)
- Add 1 cup of water and cook for 3 minutes.
- Add the liver and green beans then cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the green and red bell pepper.
- Cook for another 2 minutes then serve.