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How To Cook Adobo

This is the most popular dish in Philippines! And each house wife has her own signature recipe. Adobo is cooked more often from chicken or pork (sometimes 50x50), slices of meat are fried first and then they are stewed in marinade from vinegar and soy sauce with addition of pepper, garlic and bay leaf. Add other ingredients to your taste. For example, add paprika, ginger and cloves. In this case, your kitchen will be filled with an amazing flavor! The meat turns very tender, fragrant and in addition, this dish does not at all require long standing near a stove! Just you try!

You will need the following:

  • 650 g of pork;
  • 1 onion;
  • 3 cloves of garlic;
  • 2 florets of cloves;
  • 2 bay leaves;
  • 50 ml of soy sauce;
  • 30 ml of wine vinegar;
  • 2 cm of a ginger root;
  • 1 tea spoon of brown sugar;
  • 0.5 of a tea spoon of peppercorns;
  • 50 ml of water;
  • 1 table spoon of paprika;
  • 5 table spoons of a seed oil;
  • salt, pepper to your taste.

Slice onion into semi- circles, split garlic into cloves, cut ginger into roughly the same pieces. Press slightly the peppercorns. Prepare bay leaves and cloves.

Slice the pork into loin chops (3x3 cm), fry them on the seed oil to get a golden brown, add all the rest of the ingredients,

Add all the rest of the ingredients, stir and stew approximately during 1-1,5 hours in order to get a tender meat.

The Philippine pork adobo is cooked!

Enjoy your meal!


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