My husband and I chorused upon seeing the video that we just shot. "But maybe I could work on it" I said, trying to convince my husband and for not making him feel bad about his camera work.
"No, you can't show it, it's out of focus - the camera was on the wrong setting.", he said firmly.
As much as I want to share a video blog today, I am unable to. Apparently, the pocket camera's setting was set to outdoor, the whole video was hazy, which he didn't notice because of the small screen. "No worries" was my reply as I reviewed the whole segment. I saw that I wasn't fully prepared. My lines looked too rehearsed, I talked like a robot... I realized I was the one who was not focused.
So here my friends is the dish that was supposed to be on video. Even though the video was out of focus, I'm quite pleased that it came out nicely in my photos.
Inihaw na Baboy (Grilled Pork Belly)
6 pcs. pork belly slices (around 1/2 inch thick)
3/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup cooking oil
1 tbsp minced thyme
3 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
Whisk together the vinegar, cooking oil, thyme and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Soak the pork slices in the mixture. Marinate the pork for 30 minutes.
Heat a charcoal grill. Grill the pork slices for 10 to 12 minutes. Let it cool. Slice into strips. Best served with a side of mango ensalada.
1 green mango, cubed
1 medium tomato cubed
1 small onion, chopped
1 tbsp shrimp paste (bagoong alamang) or fish sauce if shrimp paste is unavailable
1 freshly squeezed lime
1 tsp sugar
hot sauce (according to taste)
Mix all the ingredients together. Pour the dip onto the salad and mix well. Best served chilled.