Thursday, June 17, 2010

June 2010 Meal #5: Pork Abobo

Meal #5 is a dish we make often and it's usually my husband who cooks it. Admittedly he does cook this dish better than I can which is Pork Adobo. It's a Filipino dish consisting of pork or chicken soaked in vinegar, shoyu, garlic, and oil.  My husband never goes by a recipe to cook the pork adobo, just by taste, smell, and eyeballs the amount of ingredients used. So I apologize I don't have his "recipe".  However, I do have one that's great for chicken that I use.

3 lbs. belly pork or chicken pieces
3/4 cup shoyu
2 cups water
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
6 cloves garlic peeled and smashed
1/2 tbsp. peppercorn
2 bay leaves

Combine all ingredients and cook on medium heat until meat is tender.

We usually have leftover pork adobo after dinner and what we like to do for the next morning is to turn that leftover pork adobo and turn it into fried rice.  I don't have a picture of night's dinner but a picture of what it was turned into the next morning.  To make the fried rice all I did was scoop out the meat separating the fat and whatever peppercorns and bay leaves I could gather.  Discard the fat, peppercorns, and bay leaves and wash out the pot.  I then scramble about 4-6 eggs and add in the pork adobo to help warm it up and flavor the eggs.  Then add in cooked rice and mix thoroughly.  Great way to turn last nights leftover into breakfast and lunch the next day.  Again I apologize for the quality of the picture below, this also was taken with my phone camera.


  1. Pork Adobo! My husband cooks this ALL THE TIME. Yeah, that's what happens when you marry a Filipino. ;)

  2. Haha! Yes I agree! This is one of the few things he cooks better than me :o)