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Pork Adobo Recipe

Pork Adobo Recipe
  • Category

    Main Dish

  • Cusine



1 tablespoon oil

3 pounds fatty pork shoulder, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup rice vinegar, plus more to taste

1 cup coconut mik

4 bay leaves

8 cloves garlic, peeled and lightly crushed


Heat oil in a large straight-sided sauté pan on very high heat until oil begins to smoke. Sear pork in batches, leaving plenty of open space in the pan, until a light crust forms, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. When last batch of pork is seared, return all pork to pan and add soy sauce, vinegar, coconut milk, bay leaves, and garlic. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a bare simmer and cook, covered, for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until pork is very tender but not completely falling apart. Remove pork from pan and set aside. Strain sauce into a fat separator or measuring cup and skim off fat, reserving for another use. Return sauce to pan, add about 1 tablespoon of vinegar, and cook on medium high heat until sauce reduces to less than 1 cup. Return pork to thickened sauce and add salt and vinegar to taste. Serve with rice and chopped scallions for garnish.