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Pork Adobo Recipe (Filipino Pork Casserole)
Pork Casserole or Pork Adobo
Pork Adobo Filipino Recipe
Pork Adobo makes a change from chicken adobo. Also pork are cheaper to buy and it is very tasty when cooked properly. I like cooking this sort of adobo because it is delicious. Pork adobo is so easy to prepare and cook. This is also a popular dish amongst Filipinos like the chicken adobo. It is a succulent dish especially if you use the belly part of the pig for this recipe which is widely used for this kind of dish by Filipinos like me.
With pork adobo, you can also boil eggs and serve it with this recipe.
Tips on Cooking Filipino Pork Adobo
I am going to show how the pork adobo is cooked by using the photos that I took when I was cooking our dinner. I think it is better to use photos to illustrate how it's done. It does heIp. I find that if I marinade the pork pieces for an hour or overnight with soy sauce, ground black pepper, a little salt, and crushed garlic before cooking, it tastes so much better.
Also if you use the pork belly for this recipe, it is even more delicious. The only snag is, it is full of fatty tissues. I suppose if you only cook it now and again it would not hurt. I prefer to use this bits of the pig because it is very tasty when cook this way. I mean if you want to use the lean meat of the pig, that is fine as well. It depends on your personal choice really. Try using different parts of the pig and experiment which part taste better.
Pictures showing how to cook pork adobo
Cook Time for Pork Adobo
Ingredients for Pork Adobo
- 3 or more slices Pork Meat, cut up to small pieces
- 5 or 6 Tablespoon soy sauce
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 cloves garlic, diced
- 1/2 onions, diced
- 2 tablespoon cooking oil
- 5 pieces potatoes, cut up into two halves
- 2 tablespoon vinegar, white malt
- 2 or 3 pieces bayleafs
- 8 pieces blackpeppercorn
How to cook Pork adobo
- Saute the garlic and onions until soft in cooking oil. You can add ginger too if you like.
- Followed by the pork meat, stir and brown the meat.
- When meat is brown, add the soy sauce,salt and pepper, whole black peppercorns, bay leafs and potatoes. Keep stirring for a few minutes then add water enough to cover the ingredients.
- Leave to cook in low heat until meat is tender and sauce is thickened. When potatoes and meat are cooked, taste and see if it needs more of the different ingredients if not, add the white malt vinegar and cook for a few more minutes.
- While waiting for the meat to cook, you cook the rice and the vegetables that you like to go with your pork adobo.
Tips for Cooking Rice
When cooking rice make sure you don't put too much water otherwise the rice becomes like a rice pudding. You don't want your rice to become mushy and wet. My tip is to use a rice cooker that way it doesn't burn at the bottom of the saucepan and the rice cooks perfectly. Also cooking rice is much easier in a rice cooker.
Always wash the rice though before cooking.The only thing you have to remember is getting the measurement of the rice to a perfect equivalent with the water so rice won't be too mushy. I use 1 cup rice measure and 2 cups water or if you want the rice to be drier you can use 1 cup rice to 1 and 1/2 cup water. Hope this helps.
Filipino Pork Adobo
Do you prefer Pork Adobo than Chicken Adobo?
Filipino Chicken adobo
- How to Make Chicken Adobo with Potatoes
For me, chicken adobo is the easiest food to prepare and cook, accompanied by rice and vegetable of your choice.
© 2013 Linda Bryen