Adobo
























When I visited my mom's house last week, our yaya made adobo. I was craving for some more, so I made some for dinner.

Adobo in our family home is always served with lots of sauce. Yum! We put potatoes and eggs too, but for this dish, I didn't have any eggs in the ref. (Must include in grocery list next time!)

To make this yourself, you'll need:
pork cubes (with fat! That's the yummiest part!)
vinegar
soy sauce
garlic
salt and pepper
water
red wine
bay leaf
potatoes

olive oil


Put a bit of olive oil in a pan and saute garlic. Add the pork cubes and brown on all sides. Add potatoes, bay leaf, some water, red wine, soy sauce and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.

Some months ago, Mike and I were having lunch at Chelsea, and beside us sat a group of ladies in their 60s. They were talking about an adobo recipe where you first had to cook liver then mash it up and add it into the sauce.

I've heard of a version where you needed to cook the pork dry, extremely dry, before adding the liquids.

My version is just the easy, basta-masarap-yan kind. I just put everything in a pot, add ingredients to adjust flavors, leave it to cook so some time later, we have a bowl full of yummy adobo to pour over white rice. Basta masarap!

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