Dinakdakan (Ilocano – Filipino Recipe)
Dinakdakan is one of my favorite pork dishes. It is a comfort food that reminds me of happy, childhood memories because this is one of my mom’s specialties. Dinakdakan is always present in our family’s special lunch or dinner during special occasions.
1/2 kilo pork belly (Variation: 1/2 kilo pig ears or pig face)
1/4 pork liver
2 tablespoons of utak ng baboy “pig brain”
2 medium sized red onions (minced)
2 stalks of onion leaves (sliced thinly)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup pure calamansi juice
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1) Boil the pork belly or pig ears, liver and pig brain for about 30 minutes or medium tender.
Note that the brain should be secured in a zip-lock plastic or regular plastic use in making ice.
2) Grill the pork meat and liver for about 5 minutes, flipping them every once in a while.
3) Slice the pork meat and liver into thin and rectangular shape.
4) Combine the soy sauce, calamansi juice/extract, black pepper, minced onions, mayonnaise, and utak ng baboy to the sliced pork meat and liver. Mix well then garnish it with the onion leaves.
5) Ready to serve with rice. Share and enjoy!