The word Adobo was derived from the Spanish word “adobar”. It means to marinate. This is a dish composed of pork (or chicken) slices cooked in soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic. It is perfect served with freshly cooked white rice.
Note: it is not essential to marinate the pork or chicken.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Serves: 4 people
- 1kg Pork Belly or Pork Shoulder (substitute chicken if preferred)
- 2 tablespoons Garlic, minced or crushed
- 5 Dried Bay Leaves
- 4 tablespoons Vinegar
- 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Peppercorns
- 2 cups Water
- Salt to taste
- Sugar (optional)
- Combine the pork belly, soy sauce, and garlic, and marinate for at least 1 hour (or overnight).
- Heat a large pan on low heat with a little oil, add the marinated pork, and cook for a few minutes.
- Pour in remaining marinade, including garlic.
- Add water, whole peppercorns and dried bay leaves, and bring to a boil.
- Simmer for 40 minutes to 1 hour (until meat is tender)
- Add the vinegar and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Add salt to taste.
- Add a little bit of sugar to caramelise the sauce (optional).
- Serve hot with fresh rice.
- Share and enjoy!