Adobong Manok

(Filipino chicken in vinegar sauce) Adobong manok, often called "chicken adobo," is often considered the national dish of the Philippines. Its origins are with the Spanish colonizers — adobo is the Spanish word for a marinade — but Filipinos have happily adapted it as their own. Image by stu_spivack

The vinegar marinade makes a dish that stores very well in the Filipino heat. Endless varieties of adobo exist and each region has its own specialty. Besides chicken and pork, there is fish, squid, green bean and even eggplant adobo. 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients          
Chicken, cut into serving pieces -- 2 1/2 to 3 pound White vinegar -- 3/4 cup Soy sauce -- 1/4 cup Onion, thinly sliced -- 1/2 Garlic, crushed -- 4-6 cloves Bay leaf -- 1-2 Peppercorns -- 6-8 Salt -- 1 teaspoon Water -- 1 cup Oil -- 1/4 cup

1. Add the chicken pieces, vinegar, soy sauce, onion, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns and salt to a large, non-reactive bowl and refrigerate for 1-4 hours to marinate. 2. Place the chicken and its marinade in a large pot. Add the water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30-45 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender. Add water as necessary to keep the chicken from drying out.

Remove the chicken from its sauce. and pat dry. Adobo Variations   Adobong Manok na Gata (Chicken in vinegar sauce with coconut milk): Use 1 cup coconut milk instead of the water. 5.       Source: http://www. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high flame and sauté the chicken pieces to brown them. Add a little sugar to round off the tartness if you like. Bring the remaining sauce to a boil over medium flame and cook until somewhat reduced and thickened. The pork is usually browned in oil first and then simmered with the rest of the ingredients.whats4eats. Using a combination of pork and chicken is very popular. Vary the proportions of vinegar and soy sauce to your taste. Add 1 cup pineapple to the simmering sauce or use pineapple juice instead of the water. Pork adobo is probably even more popular than chicken. Toss the browned chicken pieces with the reduced sauce and serve with rice.3. Pork Adobo: Substitute 1 1/2 pounds of cubed pork for the chicken. Remove from heat and set aside. but it adds a lot of flavor and color. reserving the sauce. but white or cider vinegar can be . Sautéing the chicken or pork can be eliminated if you like. 4. Sugar cane vinegar is used in the Philippines.

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