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Friday, May 21, 2010

Recipe: Adobong Puti

Two nights ago, I shared in twitter and plurk that I was cooking Adobong Puti (White Adobo) for dinner. My update was followed by interest on how it looked and how it is cooked. And so I promised to share the recipe.

I never realized that there are some who haven't tried Adobong Puti. I thought it had the equal popularity as the normal Adobo.

Adobong Puti is simply Adobo without the soy sauce. However, I don't cook my Adobo the same way I cook my Adobong Puti.

Like Adobo, the Adobong Puti is a staple at my parent's home. Both my parents are good cooks. My mom's Adobo is to-die-for (when I worked in the Phils, my workmates ask me to exchange ulam with them whenever I had Adobo for baon), while my Dad cooks a mean Adobong Puti.

Although I never try to rival my parents cooking, I have tried to replicate their Adobo dishes to remind me of home and sometimes, just because I miss them. Not to mention that is one of the easiest Filipino dish there is.

Two nights ago, I think I succeeded in cooking Adobong Puti, one I think my parents can be proud of.

What you need:

Half a kilo of Pork (I combine two kinds of Pork: pork neck and pork shoulder), cut into cubes
5 cloves of Garlic
1/2 cup Vinegar
2 tbsp Canola Oil
2 cups Water
2-3 Bay Leaves
Salt and Pepper, to taste

What you need to do:

1. Put all ingredients (except Canola oil) in a wok. Cover and let it simmer over medium heat.
2. Occasionally mix and take out pork residue on top.
3. Cook until water is gone and only the oil from pork is visible.
4. Add Canola oil and turn up the heat to crisp the meat.
5. Cook until crisp and golden brown.
6. Serve hot with rice.

Kain na! {Filipino way of saying Bon Appetit!}