How to perfect cooking ADOBO?

@laniekins (4585)
Philippines
December 10, 2010 3:38am CST
I cooked adobo quite many times but over and over again I still forgot the steps and I always ruin the dish, it's always a disaster . How do you make a perfect chicken or pork adobo? The best one.
5 responses
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
10 Dec 10
I am not perfect in cooking adobo but I like putting more soy sauce than vinegar when I cook adobo.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
13 Dec 10
How do you balance the salt taste?
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
21 Jun 11
Hahaha...I just guess it.....I just adjust it when I taste it while cooking.
• Philippines
10 Dec 10
Adobo is one of the common dish in Filipino dishes. For me cooking of adobo can be a lot ways, you can fried your pork or you can put a tomato in your saute. But the most important of all you have to marinade your pork or chicken to vinegar and soy sauce for at least 30 minutes. Then saute the garlic,onions, tomato(optional) or you can fry first the pork then follow the saute.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
13 Dec 10
A tomato at Adobo? that's kinda weird. So marinating is the best key to taste adobo good. One of my big problem is I overcooked it which result to bitter taste and dark color . Thanks anyways for the tip.
@marguicha (80234)
• Chile
24 Jan 11
The word "adobo" means marinating in Spanish. I´m sure this traditional dish was brought from Spain where it acquired some special traits due to the special ingredient the country had to offer.
@syoti20 (5296)
• Philippines
10 Dec 10
When you cook your fire should be on the slow. Sautee garlic once the garlic is brown add the pork and toast it until golden brown. And follow by soy sauce.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
13 Dec 10
Must be the reason why I overcooked the dish, cause I don't low down the fire.
@owlwings (38062)
• Cambridge, England
10 Dec 10
If you follow one of these recipes exactly, you should not go wrong! There are many good recipes on the Internet. I look for ones where the instructions are detailed and methodical and the list of ingredients gives exact measurements. I also look for comments from people who have used the recipe, where possible. http://www.filipinofoodrecipes.net/adobo.htm http://www.allfavoriterecipe.com/adobong-manok http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1639,158189-231194,00.html
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
13 Dec 10
Thanks for the recipe links, they seem simple, I hope I can do that! cheers
@chowee (517)
• Philippines
10 Dec 10
actually ADOBO is one of my favorite filipino dish ever. If i will be asked, adobo would be the best if it is somewhat sweet with little ketchup on it. and of course the meat must be tender and the flavor must reached into the inner part of the meat. But, you can also searched some recipes in other sites which also has different procedures and different flavors.