Flavor Punches: Adobo
A classic, Filipino seasoning made with soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves and black pepper, resulting in a savory, rich and tangy sauce that makes protein or veggies sing!
- 1/3 c. White vinegar, ideally Filipino (alt: distilled white vinegar)
- 1/3 c. Soy sauce (or Tamari)
- 1/3 c. Water
- 2-3 Whole bay leaves
- 4-5 Garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
- 2 tsp. Freshly ground black pepper (alt: whole peppercorns)
- Kosher or Sea salt, to taste
Once bone-in meat pieces or vegetables are browned in a skillet, toss in garlic and bay leaves, vinegar, soy sauce, water, and black black pepper. Bring to boil, then cover and reduce heat to low and cook 30-45 minutes for bone-in meat until fully cooked/tender and falling off the bones; 10-15 minutes for veggies, until tender). Taste for seasoning and add salt, if necessary.
Serve with cooked rice, top with scallions (optional), sprinkle fresh lime (optional).