Adobo, in general, is the most popular dish in the Philippines. It is derived from a Spanish word meaning “marinade/ sauce/ seasoning”. Adobo basically involves cooking in soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic; and this particular way of cooking became a common term across a wide range of different Filipino dishes.
Pork Adobo is one of the simplest, easiest, and most affordable amongst the different versions of Adobo. It is the go-to dish of many Filipinos when it comes to regular dinners and a staple in restaurants and karinderyas. While there are probably hundreds of versions of Pork Adobo, it still involve these basic ingredients.
The recipe you are about to learn is very basic, with minimal ingredients. While you have the option to alter the recipe depending on your preference, these recipe will guide you to acquire that classic Pork Adobo taste.
Pork Adobo Ingredients:
- 2 lbs pork belly
- 2 tbsp garlic, minced or crushed
- 5 pieces dried bay leaves
- 5 tbsp vinegar
- 3/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tbsp whole pepper corn
- 1 1/2 cup water
- salt to taste
How To Cook Pork Adobo:
- In a bowl, place pork belly, then add soy sauce and garlic. Marinade for at least 1 hour.
- In a pot, put marinated pork belly, heat, then cook for a few minutes.
- Add water, whole pepper corn, and dried bay leaves then bring to a boil.
- Simmer for 40 minutes to 1 hour.
- Pour vinegar then simmer for another 12 to 15 minutes.
- Add salt to taste.
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