Iya Cooks: Easy and Yummy Pork Adobo

This signature Filipino dish has hundreds of versions but I gotta say that this is the best because this is MY version. Charot! :p I still think that my dad makes the best pork spareribs adobo but I still haven’t perfected his recipe so this will do for now.

I usually just cook for myself. This recipe is good for 2 though. Because well… my appetite is big like that.

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The ingredients for Iya’s Easy and Yummy Pork Adobo are:
1/4 kilo pork, cut into serving pieces
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup cane vinegar
1 tablespoon muscovado sugar
1 head garlic, smashed
1 small red onion, chopped
1 laurel leaf
2 small potatoes, cut into large cubes
salt and pepper
some oil for frying

Step 1 – Marinate the pork for at least 3 hours (better if overnight) in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, onion, laurel leaf, sugar, salt and pepper.

Step 2 – Heat some oil in a pan over medium heat and LIGHTLY fry the marinated pork. Set aside. be careful not to scrape its glaze.

Step 3 – Add more oil into pan and fry the potatoes. The juice and bits from the fried pork will be absorbed by the spuds. Yummy. Set aside.

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Step 4 – Add more oil into pan (haha, I hope you’re using a healthy kind of oil like evoo!) and saute the garlic and onions that you drained from the marinade.

Step 5 – Once the garlic and onions are fried, transfer them into a big pot along with the pork and potatoes and add the marinade. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 6 – This is optional. You can add a few tablespoons of water if you don’t want the sauce to be too thick. You can also add a small siling labuyo for that extra kick! Bawal bawasan ng garlic ang recipe. Dagdagan, pwede. All my adobo recipes are sagana sa bawang.

Ta-nan!

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Serve with rice or eat as is as pulutan. As you can see, I like my favorite adobo with my favorite beer, San Mig Lemon. Solb na solb! Cheers!

// listening to Fun – We Are Young

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