Monday, September 27, 2010

the magic recipe...

ok, it's been a while since we had filipino food in this house.  so today i decided to make adobo a very popular filipino dish and it's the kids and mr. L's favorite.  unfortunantly, in times past it's always been a FAIL...it never comes out like my moms or as the kids would say "it's doesn't taste as good as lola's". today i found a recipe online and thought i would give it a try.  well, i have to admit, i thought it was pretty good if i had to say so myself and i was right because the kids had seconds and mr. L even said this tastes just like your moms : ).  scored!  i found the magic recipe!  so if any of you are interested, here's the recipe:  

ingredients:

1 pound of pork cut into bite sized cubes
1/2 cup of white vinegar
1 head garlic, finely chopped (i put an extra few cloves)
3 pcs. of bay leaves
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 cup water
1 teaspoon peppercorn

how to make it:

with a little oil brown pork in a heavy skillet
ad vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorn and water.
bring to a boil, simmer for 20 minutes
when the juice is absorbed just add another cup of water.
cover and let simmer until pork becomes tender.

serve over rice.

bon appetit!

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11 comments:

Caroline said...

Oh that looks quite frankly incredible!! How are you?? XO

Michele said...

Delicious! I'll definitely have to try that. :)

Small Burst said...

Oooh, I never make adobo because I'm too scared. Thanks for the recipe!! I'm trying it this week.

Sandy a la Mode said...

ohh!! that looks sooo sooo delicious!! my college roommate was filipino and she used to cook filipino food all the time!! adobo and lumpia, YUM!!!!

Sunny said...

Yummo- this looks good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Diana Mieczan said...

Looks and sounds so good:) Thanks,darling

jen@odbt said...

My dad makes the best adobo but I'll have to give this a try since they won't be visiting until November. That's a long time to wait.

Suzanne said...

Yum, my mom mixes chicken in there too and it is also my dad's favorite!

jozen said...

oh yum! my dad makes the best adobo! my filipino cooking NEVER tastes as good as my mom's. NEVER.

Vanessa said...

OMG I'll have to try this recipe out. I have NEVER been able to make adobo like my lola! And everytime I ask my mom for the recipe she says that she just throws all of the ingredients in there HA Thanks love, I'll try this out<3

Small Burst said...

Hi Alele. I just made adobe using this recipe and used chicken. It was so good! Thanks!!!