It's Monday and time to get back to cooking food that's great for dinner and filling for tomorrow's lunch. I'm making a family favorite called Adobo (pork or chicken). This is a Filipino dish that emphasizes in using vinegar, soy sauce, peppercorns and other spices that make this a truly unique dish. I've heard that you can brown the meat after marinating it in the sauces and spices but my mother's recipe doesn't require you to. Today, I will try and put the two techniques together.
What you will need:
1-2 lbs of Pork or Chicken
1/4 Cup of White Vinegar
1/4 Cup of Kikkoman soy sauce
3 Tablespoons of Mushroom soy sauce
3 Tablespoons of Fish Sauce
2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire
3 Bay Leaves
2 Teaspoon of Black Pepper
4-5 Cloves of crushed Garlic
1 1/2 Cup of Water
Tools and Things:
A nice large pot with a lid
- Over medium heat, add oil. Then add garlic and meat. Stirring frequently, brown the meat.
- Add jalapenos, vinegar, soy sauces, fish sauce, worcestershire, bay leaves and black pepper. Make sure the meat is completely coated with these ingredients.
- Add water. Cover pot and bring adobo to boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and keep covered for about an 45 minutes- 1 hour. Make sure you keep an eye on your pot. Checking it occasionally so you don't have burnt adobo. It should be ready when the meat is super tender.
- Oh, and don't forget to remove the bay leaves. Not really fun to eat.