Wednesday, August 26, 2009


:} ADOBO from Spanish word ADOBADO means "TO MARINADE". I can say that Filipino foods are mixed of Chinese,Spanish,Japanese and American because of colonization hundreds of years ago.But during those times Filipino usually used salt and vinegar to cook and store food to avoid spoilage and to keep food last longer. One of the characteristic of ADOBO is you may store it for a week and yet it may taste the same or even better.The Filipino's ADOBO is the most famous because aside from being so delicious, filipino's used selected condiments and spices to stew chicken, pork, beef and squid. Here in the Philippines every regions have their own version of Adobo recipe, like in Central Luzon ( since its the capital RICE GRANARY of the Philippines), they are well know for their ADOBONG PALAKANG BUKID ( these are FROGS caught in the rice field with a green stripes at their back ), ADOBONG DAGANG BUKID (RATS caught and live in rice field also) and ADOBONG BAYAWAK ( MONITOR LIZZARD) which may considered "EXOTIC FOODS" generally and well accepted by most Filipino's . Nonetheless, Chicken and Pork ADOBO is the most popular in most households. Here is my sample recipe at your disposal. Enjoy cooking!

" Chicken and Pork Adobo"
1 cup native vinegar, 1 head garlic, crushed, 1/2 pepper, 1 bay leaf , 2 tbsp. rock salt,
1-4 tbsps. soy sauce, 1 chicken (about 500 gms.) cut up, 1/2 kilo pork,cut into 1'x 2' pcs., 1 slice of pork liver, cut, 2 cups water, cooking oil for frying.

In a saucepan, combine vinegar, garlic, pepper, bay leaf, rock salt and soy sauce. Put in chicken, pork and liver. Let soak for 20-30 mins. Add water and simmer uncovered until tender. Strain sauce. Set aside.Chop liver finely. Combine with sauce . Set aside. Brown garlic, chicken and pork in cooking oil. Return everything to saucepan, cover and simmer until sauce thicken

Tips: Left over Adobo can be flaked and add to sinangag ( adobo fried rice).

1 comment:

  1. congratuletions! Adobo is a good starting for a blog about food, and in Spain especially Andalucia, is very famous the adobo as a way of preparation the fried fish. In summer time we eat a lot, delicious!