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Ultra Rich Caramelized Filipino Pork Adobo


1 kilo Pork cubes (2.2 pounds)
1/2 cup Soy sauce
1/2 cup Vinegar (used apple cider vinegar)
1/2 cup whole garlic cloves
2 pieces bay leaf
1/2 tablespoon whole peppercorn
2 tablespoons oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 liter water (4.2 cups)
*added a few threads of dried lily flower (soaked and washed)

Marinade pork in soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bay leaf and pepper for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Heat oil in pan on high flame. Saute pork and add the brown sugar. Brown pork, or wait until sugar caramelizes. Add in remaining marinade and water. Boil for 5 minutes.

Lower the heat and simmer until tender (about 40-60 minutes). Sauce should have a syrup consistency.

*Every Filipino have their own recipe for adobo. It is the ultimate Filipino comfort food. Every single household have their own recipe, from their mother, from the grandmother or great great grandmother. So from the house of Pepper.ph to mine…it is proven and tested. I just can’t help to add my touch, I added dried lily flower or also known as azucena in Cebuano. It is usually added to “Humba” another mouth watering dish very popular in Cebu. It is  a pork belly cut into chunks stewed similarly to adobo, lots of garlic, peppercorns and soy sauce. These kind of food can only be perfected i the comforts of our home. enJOY!!!

You might also like my recipe for  Chicken Adobo

Source: Pepper.ph