The Happy Home Cook: Pork Belly Adobo

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 Pork belly adobo. (Photo by Ivan Kevin Castro)

Pork belly adobo. (Photo by Ivan Kevin Castro)

Ingredients

3 pound pork belly, cut into chunks
½ cup finely chopped onion
1 head of garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon patis (fish sauce)
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup vinegar
3 cups water
3 pieces laurel leaves
1 teaspoon coarse pepper
1 teaspoon fine pepper

Procedure

Sauté garlic and onion in hot oil until onion is transparent. Combine pork belly, salt, coarse pepper, fine pepper, and patis and cook for 5 minutes. Add soy sauce, vinegar, laurel leaves, and water, then bring to a boil. Covering the pot, cook for 10 minutes, then simmer for another 10 minutes. Serve hot.

Serves 6-8.

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Video by Ivan Kevin Castro

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