It was a lovely Sunday morning when I woke up too early so I decided to think about cooking lunch. I want to try the famous Pork Adobo of the Philippines. Searched Google for a perfect recipe and found the easiest from Luto Ni Lola. Here’s the recipe I got from the site.
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 kilo pork, cut into cubes
- salt and ground pepper
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup white vinegar
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 3-4 bay leaves (aka laurel)
- 1/2 tspn peppercorn
1. On a hot skillet over medium heat, add oil. Saute garlic and pork cubes. Sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste. Cook while stirring occasionally until half-cooked, about 15 minutes.
2. Add water, vinegar, soy sauce, bay leaf and pepper corn. Do not stir. Turn down the heat. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until pork is done and sauce has almost dried up. Serve with rice.
NOTE: You should not stir the mixture right after adding the vinegar while cooking. This also goes with other vinegar-based food such as Paksiw (a stew in vinegar). The vinegar will not be cooked properly. Hence, the result would be sour and all you can taste is the raw vinegar. Unless if that’s what you prefer. Stir the food a few minutes after it started to simmer. That’s why it’s important to turn the heat down to avoid burning and to make the meat tender.
It was quite easy when you will be reading it but when I tried doing it already.. Boom. Semi fail! It tasted good but the meat was like so soak on oil. I think I’ve put too much on it. My hubby told me that the instructions is so easy. It’s just my first time and maybe that’s the reason why I’m having troubles with it. I’m really looking forward in perfecting this dish since this is one of my favorites. Specially if my Dad cooked it. Ü