Dinakdakan II (with pig’s brain)

I have posted a DINAKDAKAN recipe few months ago wherein, I used mayonnaise and some seasonings. When my mom read that post, she suggested me that she will make a DINAKDAKAN with dressed with real pig’s brain as long as I give the credits to her. So this time, it’s my mom’s recipe of the authentic Ilocano cuisine of DINAKDAKAN without the substitute for
pig’s brain.

DINAKDAKAN (with pig’s brain)

pig’s brain (you may ask this from your local meat vendor)

1/2 kilo pig’s ear, pig’s skin (or just simple ask the vendor any pork meat for Dinakdakan)
1 kilo slab of pork
3 cups medium white onion, peeled and chopped
1/4-1/2 cup calamansi juice
1/4 cup mayonnaise
red chili peppers, chopped

Place pig’s brain in a small plastic (plastic for ice making will do). Tie the plastic soas water will not enter the plastic.

Put in a small saucepan and pour water, about 1/2 liter water.

Bring to simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove the plastic from the water and place pig’s brain on a plate.

Put pig’s ear, skin and meat on a large saucepan or pot. Add 1 liter of water. Season with salt and pepper.

Bring to boil and cook until tender, about 30-40 minutes. Remove from broth.

Grill with charcoal or with automatic griller the meats.

Chop skin, ear, meat into small pieces.

Place chopped meats in a large bowl.

Add about 2-3 tablespoon of cooked pig’s brain, mayonnaise, white onion, calamansi juice,red chili peppers, salt and pepper. Mix until well blended. Adjust flavor by adding salt or calamansi juice.


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