Gengibre Mão de Porco


Pig’s trotters with ginger

This is considered to be a healthy tonic to help women recover after childbirth.

Gengibre Mão de Porco from Sedaliza Luiz, courtesy of HA d’Assumpção. To read the original recipe (in Portuguese), click HERE

2 pig’s trotters, cut into pieces
3.5oz | 100g ginger, grated
½ cup of Chinese dark red vinegar
2 spring onions, coarsely cut
1 slab of Chinese brown sugar (jagra) or 2 tbsp of dark brown sugar

Fry the spring onions in a little oil then add the trotters and cook for a while. Discard the spring onions.

In a separate saucepan, cook the ginger in the dark vinegar then add the trotters and cook until tender.

Add the sugar and cook a trifle longer.

The gravy should be rather thick.

Mão de Porco Azedo from “Guilly” Canavarro Remedios

We have not yet tested this recipe. It is recorded here to allow experimentation and verification.

1 lb | 450g pig’s trotters
1 piece ginger size of a dollar coin
2 oz | 56g jagra or to taste
4-5 tsp good Cantonese vinegar
salt to taste

Wash the trotters well, scraping the surface till quite clean. Cut in 2″ | 5cm lengths.

Scrape with skin off the ginger and crush it.

Put all the above contents in a pan adding enough water to cover, bring to the boil and simmer till quite tender. There should not be very much gravy left.

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