Thursday, March 1, 2012

Chicken and Pork Adobo

Adobo is a famous Filipino dish. That is why when my husband's colleague enthusiastically said, 'oh, I would love to come to lunch. Would you cook Filipino food?' I decided to go for the number one Filipino dish and it was a success, too.

But before that, I checked different recipes in the web. There are many ways to cook adobo, so I went for the easiest way to cook adobo.

Ingredients for Chicken and Pork Adobo

1/2 k pork, cubed
1/2 k chicken, cut in pieces
1/2 c soy sauce
1 c vinegar
1 pc onion, chopped
1 head garlic, crushed
4 tbsp olive oil
some peppercorns
2 Laurel leaves
some water

2 boiled eggs

Marinate pork and chicken pieces in soy sauce and vinegar for at least an hour. If you have time, marinate overnight.

In a wok (or a big sauce pan), heat the oil then saute garlic and onions. Scrape the sauce from the chicken and pork pieces and fry for a few minutes. Remove the chicken and pork from the wok/sauce pan and set aside.

Pour the sauce from the chicken and pork marinade into the wok/sauce pan, add some water, peppercorns and the laurel leaves. Let simmer.

Add the fried chicken and pork pieces. Cover and let simmer without stirring in a low fire for about 20 minutes. Add salt and/or pepper if desired.

Meanwhile, cut the boiled eggs into thin slices and prepare the adobo plate.

Serve with steamed white rice and green salad.

P.S. I decided to have a plate for the chicken and pork pieces and a bowl for the sauce because I don't know if our guest appreciates the mixture of soy sauce and vinegar. You see, my girls used to hate the said mixture. They started loving the taste of adobo when I separated the meat from the sauce.

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