Recipe: Pork Adobo

Sherry M Watson
Ratings : 4.2 ⭐ from 1842
⌛ 40 mins
🗒️ 9 ingredients
👩‍🍳 3 people

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Recipe: Pork Adobo


  • 1.5 lbs pork belly, cut into 1.5-2” chunks
  • 1 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 5 cloves garlic; minced
  • 3 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1.5 tbsp Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Cornstarch slurry
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💡️ After preparing all the ingredients, it's time to create pork adobo by adhering to the 7 following procedures:


  • If you have time, marinate your pork belly pieces in soy sauce and garlic powder for at least 20mins.

    Recipe: Pork Adobo

  • If you don’t have time, or you’re really hungry like I was, just coat the pork belly pieces in about 1 cup soy sauce and 3 tbsp garlic powder while you mince up 5 cloves of garlic.
  • In a med-high heated pan with oil, fry the pork belly til golden brown on all sides.

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  • Remove the pork, and add your minced garlic. Do not burn the garlic.

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  • I added 3 bay leaves and 1.5 tbsp of Black peppercorns to bring out their flavors. Sauté for a minute.

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  • Add the pork back in with the remaining soy sauce marinade, and add water just until half of the pork is covered. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to med-low and cover for at least 30 mins.

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  • Add half cup of Apple cider vinegar (or to taste). Balance the salty/sour with some sugar. pour in about 2tbsp of a cornstarch slurry (1 part water : 1 part cornstarch) to thicken the sauce. Done!

    Recipe: Pork Adobo

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