Pork Adobo Recipe History
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The dish that originated in the Philippines, Pork Adobo is one of Pinoy’s favorite a dish that will not go missing in food stalls and cafeterias. It’s best served with warm white rice, pouring the sauce into the rice is recommended.
Adobo is general a Filipino stew, back in the days where there’s no freezer to store food, they use this method. Putting soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic on the meat will have a longer shelf life. Like any other adobo, it would be best to marinade the pork to make it more flavorful. There are 7000 plus islands in the Philippines definitely, they’ll be making their own versions of Pork Adobo Recipe depending on their taste buds. But right now, we will just learn the basics.
Pork Adobo Recipe Challenge
For today’s “Try Not To Say Aww” Challenge, I present to you, 3-year-old Riley Miel from the Philippines. She’s here to teach you how to cook the famous Pinoy dish, Pork Adobo, in the cutest, most adorable way.
This little lady has only recently started uploading cute instructive videos on YouTube. And she does it with the help of her mom. She currently has two videos on her channel, and the first one showcases her cooking skills.
In the video, she shares her special “Pinatuyuang Pork Adobo Recipe”. While most toddlers are into playing pretend cooking with kitchen set toys, three-year-old Riley Miel prefers the real deal. And apparently, she hasn’t only been blessed with charm and adorable looks, but also with creativity.
She starts the video by introducing herself, as to what all pros do. She, then, proceeds to list the ingredients. Like the chef that she is (Watch out Gordon Ramsay!), she guides the viewers to a step-by-step procedure on how to cook her best adobo recipe. Of course, she had to ask Mommy’s help with cutting the meat and vegetables, as well as with lighting up her miniature stove.
If you’re ready for extreme cuteness, watch the full video below.
Cooking Alternative and Additional Ingredients
Marinade the pork in soy sauce and garlic, you can also add vinegar. Doing this will make your pork adobo recipe authentic and savory, that’s actually a trick and that is if you have plenty of time. The marinade can be done for an hour or more, the longer the better. It can last for about 12 hours.
Drain the pork from the marinade and set it aside. In a pot, add a little cooking oil just to make sure that the pork will not stick on the pot. Pan-fry the pork until it turns brown. You can now add the marinade, even the garlic, add water if needed. Once it boils add the peppercorn and bay leaves. Bay leaves are one of the important ingredients of the Pork Adobo Recipe. Let it boil until the pork becomes tender. Just in case you did not add vinegar into your marinade, you can add it now and let it simmer for another 10-15 mins. Salt and sugar are optional depending on your taste. Onions are also optional but if you’ll add them, make sure to mince them and saute.
Pork – I prefer pork belly because of the perfect texture of the meat but you can use any cut of pork that you prefer. However, use leaner parts if you are trying to avoid fats. The Pork tenderloin is a healthier choice. The meat is very tender and contains way less fat than pork belly. You can also use other proteins such as chicken and beef meat using this recipe.
Vinegar and Soy Sauce – Having these two ingredients will surely makes your Pork Adobo Recipe Awesome! If you wanted to try your own recipe. I suggest you play with the mixture of it and there would be an endless taste of greatness.
Onion – I think that onions help a lot to improve the taste of the Pork Adobo Recipe. I use red, yellow, or white onion in my recipe but it changes the flavor depends on the onions used. Make sure to chop it into small pieces.
Dried Bay Leaves or Dahon ng Laurel – An ingredient that you can almost always find most of the time in the spice section of your local supermarket or in Any Sari-Sari Store. Trust me this makes a huge difference when cooking adobo.
Peppercorn – this is a traditional ingredient. It will not matter if you use ground black pepper or crushed peppercorn. Red and white peppercorns are also good alternatives.
Sugar – I’m not a fan of adding sweets to my recipes but having a teaspoon of sugar will move your pork adobo on the sweeter side. Also if you pour a lot of soy sauce or vinegar accidentally it will help balance the recipe. (add to taste).
Try this recipe and let me know what you think.
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If you’re looking for some chicken recipes, check out our Chicken Tinola recipe here.
Pork Adobo RecipePrint Recipe
- 1/2 Kilo Pork Belly
- 1 Clove Garlic Minced or Crushed
- 1 Onion
- 3 pcs. Bay Leaves
- 4 Tablespoon Vinegar
- 1/2 Glass Soy Sauce
- 1 Table Spoon Pepper Corn
- 2 Cups of Water
- Mix the pork belly, soy sauce, and garlic then marinate for at least 1 hour
- Heat the pot and put-in the marinated pork belly then cook for a few minutes
- Pour remaining marinade including garlic and onions.
- Add water, whole peppercorn, and dried bay leaves then bring to a boil. Simmer for 40 minutes to 1 hour
- Put-in the vinegar and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes