Easy Pork Adobo Recipe
Filipino Pork Adobo is a meat dish that is simmered until fork-tender in spices and flavors that’s sweet, sour, salty. One of the most popular dishes of the Philippines and also one of the easiest to make.
- 1 - 1.5 kg pork shoulder (cut into abt 1-1.5” cubes)
- 1 whole Garlic (crushed and peeled)
- 1/2 cup Vinegar
- 1/2 cup Soy sauce
- 2 cups Sprite (see Notes for substitution)
- 1 Tbsp black peppercorns
- 4 bay leaves
Place all the ingredients in a big bowl and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or overnight) to marinate.
Transfer to a pot with a tight fitting lid and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Skim off scum that floats to the top as it begins to boil. Reduce heat to medium (or medium low) and cook for 40-50 minutes or until meat is tender and the sauce thickens.
Serve with rice.
***Use 2 cups water plus 1 Tablespoon ( or two ) of sugar in place of Sprite.
*** Adobo tastes better the next day so don’t eat it all at once.
*** I save the fat that has rendered while cooking and use it for fried rice.