Okay in my last post I promised you Samak’s recipe for pig legs in Coca-cola and I never break my word, at least not in matters regarding pig legs. His recipe is a little vague, and a little short on precise measurements, but it could not be more intriguing.
So, you find five pig legs. (Ask your butcher. Be prepared for derisive laughter in response.) You put them in a large (ya think?) pot and add 4 bottles of Coca-Cola. (My guess is you don’t want to go with the Diet Coke.) Bring this to a boil.
Add a coriander root (do I know?), some garlic (he doesn’t say how much, I say the more the merrier), three tablespoons of salt, some pepper, a bunch of fish sauce, four cinnamon sticks and some “pongapalo” (If I knew I would tell you.) Add enough water to the pot to cover all the charming ingredients and bring to a boil.
Remove stems from some shitake mushrooms. Pour boiling water over them to soften. Then throw them in the pot.
Boil for at least three hours. (You might want to give it a couple weeks.)
Make a sweet sauce with see-uan. (I have no idea. Stop asking me questions.)
Serves about 60, would be my guess, depending on the size of your legs (no, not YOUR legs, the pigs’) although I don’t know where you’re going to find even three people willing to eat this dish.
A good appetizer might be the Roasted Crickets I told you about in another post. Serve those and follow up with the Pig Legs, your reputation as a cook will spread far and wide: nobody will ever come over for dinner again.