Traditional Dish in my Country Philippines
Adobo is one of the most traditional dish in Philippines. Adobo could be meat, vegetables, seafoods or the combination of all but the most popular is pork adobo. Cooking pork adobo is quick and simple. The main ingredients are meat, garlic, soy, vinegar and pepper. The best part of the meat is pork belly due to the fats will add flavours to the slow cooking process. Now a days, bay leaves has added for aroma and fragrance.
Quick and easy Pork Adobo recipe: (Serves 8)
1 kg pork belly, cut into cubes (2 inches)
5 cloves garlic, smashed
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 Tbsp vinegar
2 Tbsp cooking oil
1/2 tsp black peppercons
2 bay leaves
2 tsp sugar
1 onion, sliced (optional)
1.) Start by marinating the meat into a bowl. Combine all ingredients except the oil and let it set for at least 2 hours to absorbs the flavour.
2.)To start the cooking, heat the oil in heavy cooking pan. Add the meat mixture into the pan and leave the marinating sauce for later. Stir the meat until brown then add water. When its boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes stirring occasionally. The meat should be tender and the marinating sauce is now ready to add. Simmer for another 20-30 minutes until most liquid has evaporated.
3.) Serve with plain rice.