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Chicken Adodo: Much adobo about delicious victuals/vittals/vittles (pick your preferred spelling)

This is a traditional Filipino recipe which I’m learning to get good at.  While I love a good wine with a meal, this is a beer meal.  If you find a wine which fits with this recipe let me know.  I’ll continue to move the taste around on this recipe over time, but here is where I am with it.

The Ingredients

  • 2 lb (1 kg) chicken pieces, cut up or whole
  • 6 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped (yes, 6!)
  • 4 Tbsp (50 ml)   soy sauce
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) ground black pepper
  • 2 cups (500 ml) water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 Tbsp (25 ml) of olive oil

The Directions

  • Put bay leaves, pepper, soy sauce, and water in a saucepan. Cover and cook slowly about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the cooking oil in a large, heavy-bottomed frying pan. Peel the garlic, break the cloves into chunks, and brown them over medium-low heat (about 5 minutes).
  • Add the chicken to the fry pan and brown it over medium-high heat (about 5 minutes).
  • Add the broth to the fry pan and simmer, partly covered, until done (about 25 minutes).
  • Remove the bay leaves and serve over rice.

While this recipe uses chicken, doesn’t need to you can also use this recipe for pork or use both for a single meal if you are feeling adventuresome.  Since this is such a HIGHLY flavored meal, wouldn’t recommend wine – beer should work!  In case you haven’t notice, I think everything can use a little garlic.
Nostrovia!  ~E

Tue, July 6 2010 » Cooking, Random, Recipes