Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Pinaupong Baboy at Pinabisaklat na Manok

Dear insansapinas,
Yong aking kaibigan na tinatakaw ako palagi sa pagkaing Pinoy, nagpadala ng picture ng baboy na nilechon nila. Sa Arizona sila nakatira at kkukunti rin ang Pinoy doon. Bakit pinaupo. Ito, tingnan ninyo. Walang awa sa baboy, pinagpawisan na hindi pa pinadapa.

Ito naman  ang recipe ko ng Pinaupong errm pinabisaklat na manok (reposted from my other blog).

I cooked. Yes, you gotta believe me (sounding like Michael Jackson in his song "I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus).I got the recipe of pinaupong manok from as friend's blog. I felt blessed that I have that lone whole chicken sitting in my fridge . Consumers practically  swooped down on almost chicken products from a store nearby...whole, breasts only, chicken wings and drumsticks when there was a recall of beef products.
I followed the cooking  instruction to the letter until the point when the chicken is placed in a casserole sitting down without touching the metal.  This time, I missed the words breast side down. I was thinking of a chicken in a sitting position on its buttocks. So sue me. I was used to buying lechong manok and roasted chicken in stores when I feel like eating chicken.

The chicken would fall on either side hitting the metal portion of the pressure cooker. The cover would not close. The chicken is too "tall" sitting down . Besides, the garlic and the whole onion slid from its insides that I thought, it " laid  an egg" posthumously.

I put back the stuffings and then retried making it "sit" but it won't. Stubborn chicken!!!

There is only one way by which I can make it sit and  stay seated, pulled the legs apart and spread them to make a balance. It worked.

My own recipe. Pinabisaklat na manok, yum.


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