Recipe: Filipino Adobo

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This is one of the most popular dishes in the Phillipines. The main ingredients are soy sauce, vinegar and garlic. In the old times, meat was very difficult to preserve, so during the winter, they would marinate the meat in peppers, this would help avoiding the bacterias to invade the meat. Adobo comes from the word adobar, spanish word, which mean to marinate the meat in ingredients, like vinegar, vegetables, in order to give the meat a better flavor or to preserve the meat longer in the refrigerator.

My recipe is stir fry, I haven’t marinated. I also added some vegetables to give the meat an extra flavor. At the end I smooth the taste with a little bit of honey, the taste of soy sauce and vinegar with garlic was a little strong. That would have been difficult for my kids.

100g pork meat, cut in little pieces

green bell pepper

little onion

mushrooms

2 garlic, chopped

3 TBSP soy sauce

3 TBSP white vinegar

1 tsp honey

sesame seeds

1. in oil, caramelize onions, garlic, add meat, brown it.

2. add all other vegetables, mix, then add soy sauce and white vinegar.

3. when everything is well combined, then add the honey. Before serving, sprinkle sesame seeds.

My family enjoyed this. You eat this with white rice.

Susana

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