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The next generation of foodies: Philippines

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      Chicken Adobo I start my quest to grow the next generation of foodies, with Philippines. Benji helps me with my kids and with everything around the house. Benji is from the Philippines. This is one of Benji's recipes and all the kids absolutely love this dish. Chicken Adobo is a national dish of the Philippines, and is probably the most recognised Filipino dish. Although it has a Spanish name, it has nothing to do with the Spanish abodo sauce. Benji makes this dish with chicken, but he says that in the Philippines, depending on the region, you can make it with chicken, pork or fish. 'Abodo' refers to the process of stewing in vinegar. It is the Spanish word for 'marinate'. There are many variations of this sauce, but the basic ingredient is vinegar and soy sauce. Different types of vinegar can be used, but we use the Japanese rice vinegar. In the olden days the Filipinos cooked meat with vinegar and salt to preserve the meat. Then the Chinese traders introduced soy sauce, and the salt got replaced by soy sauce. The sauce of this dish is absolutely amazing, and goes perfectly with white rice. Here is the basic recipe: ________________ Chicken Abodo 1-1.5kg chicken pieces 1/2 cup vinegar 1/2 cup soy sauce 1 cup water 2-3 bay leaves 2T peppercorn (we left this out for the kids..) 4 garlic cloves 1 onion Combine the chicken pieces, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, peppercorn, bay leaves in a large pot. Cover and marinate for 1-3hrs. Bring chicken to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat, cover and let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid and simmer until the sauce is thickened and chicken is tender (around 30min more). Serve with white rice.

10 comments

Mar 27, 2017 • Posted by Benji

Thank you for the appreciation. I am proud that i came from the so called Adobo Nation.

Mar 27, 2017 • Posted by Angela Wajner

This looks delicious. Would I be able to do this with beef?

Mar 27, 2017 • Posted by Tim Schouten

Adobo Chicken is one of my favourite Filipino dishes! Totally makes me miss living in South-East Asia. I will definitely be trying your recipe out! P.S. Anyone reading this post who has not tried Adobo Chicken – don’t waste time to try this… You will not be sorry – yum !

Mar 27, 2017 • Posted by Miki Nava

So happy you tried the recipe and loved it! More to come soon!! ;)

Mar 27, 2017 • Posted by Antonella Sannino

Love the historical details on the origin of this dish! We were so eager to try it but had no chicken so used belly of pork. The result was spectacular – fragrant, tender and absolutely scrumptious! This has definitely become an overnight favorite recipe . We have just done an online shop of lots of chicken! We had never heard of this dish and the tasty marinade: we are thrilled to have discovered it via the Two Little Piggies Thank you! Xxx

Mar 27, 2017 • Posted by Miki Nava

Thanks to you Benji, for the new recipes you introduce us to! The kids (AND adults) love this one!

Mar 27, 2017 • Posted by Miki Nava

So happy you and the kids liked it! More to come from Benji!

Mar 27, 2017 • Posted by Andrea

Finally a super easy meal devoured by the kids and adults alike! Particularly with the eldest having her braces adjusted today a soft, succulent and delicious chicken was just what the dentist ordered! Looking forward to trying the next recipe. Tx Miki and Benji

Mar 27, 2017 • Posted by Miki Nava

I also miss all the good Asian food!

Mar 27, 2017 • Posted by Miki Nava

Yes! You can make with beef or even fish.

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