Higadillo is a type of Filipino stew. This dish makes use of pork and pig’s or cow’s liver which are cooked in a mixture composed of vinegar, lechon sauce, and water. This dish can be described as a combination of lechon paksiw, pork adobo, and igado.
Did you know that the word “Higadillo” is a Spanish word for liver? It is possible that this dish started out as an all-liver dish, and pork was added as time went by.
I enjoyed Higadillo with warm white rice. I topped a serving over a cup of rice and everything was all good. Have you tried to eat Higadillo? If not, now is the time to do so.
Try this Higadillo Recipe. Let me know what you think.
Higadillo Recipe (Pork and Liver Stew)
- 1 1/2 lbs pork sliced into strips
- 1 medium red onion minced
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 lb. cow or pig liver sliced into strips
- 3 tablespoons white or cane vinegar
- 1 cup lechon sauce
- 3 teaspoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 3/4 cup water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Saute the garlic, ginger, and onion until the onion becomes soft.
- Add the pork strips. Cook for 3 minutes.
- Put-in the liver. Cook for 3 minutes.
- Add the soy sauce, lechon sauce, and water. Stir and let boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Note: add water as necessary.
- Pour-in the vinegar. Allow to reboil.
- Add the sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook for 3 to 5 minutes uncovered.
- Transfer to a serving bowl.
- Serve. Share and enjoy!