Tuesday, August 5

Recipe of the Day

Chicken Adobo - Recipezaar

A staple of Filipino food is adobong manok or chicken adobo. Easily prepared and very tasty, there is no way you can pass up this meal. This plus steamed rice and I reach a certain level of food heaven most people in America miss out on. Give it a try, you wont regret it. Picture courtesy Ewen and Donabel.

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* 2 1/2 lbs chicken pieces (bones are OK)
* 3-4 cloves garlic, minced (I prefer to smash the cloves, which is more traditional)
* 1/3 cup white vinegar
* 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns, cracked
* 1 bay leaf
* 1/3 cup soy sauce
* 3/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste (I leave this out))
* vegetable oil or vegetable oil cooking spray (for sauteing)
* 3-4 medium potatoes, cut in 1 in. pieces (optional)
* water (to cover)


1. Combine all ingredients in a deep glass or stainless steel sauce pan.

2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat to medium low.

3. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes or until the meat is very tender.

4. Gently turn the meat occasionally during the course of cooking.

5. Transfer to a serving platter or bowl and cover with sauce. Serve with warm steamed rice.

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