Pork Essentials:Crispy Adobo Pork over Garlic Mash

21
Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousChef

Adobo is the national dish of the Philippines, and I have seen it made with pork, chicken, and fish. While I am not trying to replicate an authentic adobo dish, it was the foundation for this recipe.

When finished, the pork will be fork tender, and have an amazing rich flavor without being covered with an overpowering sauce. In my opinion, this dish is best served with some garlic mash potatoes.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4 - 6
Prep:
12 Hr
Cook:
3 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • THE MARINADE

  • 2 lb
    pork shoulder, boneless, cut into large cubes
  • 1/2 c
    white rice vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp
    tamari sauce
  • 6 - 8 clove
    garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
  • THE COOKING

  • 1 c
    filtered water
  • 1 c
    chicken stock, not broth
  • 2 Tbsp
    lard, or grapeseed oil
  • OPTIONAL ITEMS

  • ·
    garlic mash potatoes
  • ·
    fish sauce

How to Make Pork Essentials:Crispy Adobo Pork over Garlic Mash

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. THE MARINADE
  3. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Combine the vinegar, tamari, garlic, and black pepper into a large bowl, or Ziploc bag.
  5. Add the pork and toss.
  6. Store in the refrigerator and marinate overnight, or a minimum of 12 hours.
  7. THE COOKING
  8. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  9. Place a rack in the bottom position, and preheat the oven to 250f (120c).
  10. Place the pork, the marinade, chicken stock, and the water into an ovenproof pot with a tight-fitting lid.
  11. Place on the stovetop until the mixture comes up to a simmer.
  12. Place in the preheated oven, and bake until the pork is tender, about 2.5 to 3 hours.
  13. Strain the liquid through a sieve, and reserve the pork.
  14. Return the liquid to the pot and boil over medium heat until it is reduced to about 1.5 cups, about 20 minutes.
  15. Add the lard or grapeseed oil to a sauté pan, and turn the heat up to medium high.
  16. Add the pork, and cook until it browns, and begins to crisp, about 8 – 10 minutes.
  17. Chef’s Note: If you have a small pan, you may have to cook the pork in batches.
  18. Return the pork to the pot, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  19. PLATE/PRESENT
  20. Serve the pork over garlic mash potatoes and lightly drizzle some of the sauce over the top. For an extra flavor level, have some good fish sauce on the side. Enjoy.
  21. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

Printable Recipe Card

About Pork Essentials:Crispy Adobo Pork over Garlic Mash

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Puerto Rican



Show 14 Comments & Reviews

10 Moist & Flavorful Pumpkin Bread Recipes

10 Moist & Flavorful Pumpkin Bread Recipes


Filled with spices of the season, pumpkin bread is a fall favorite. It can be enjoyed for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or dessert. A simple pumpkin bread recipe is delicious but many ingredients can be added to turn this quick bread into something special. Dates, cranberries, or chocolate chunks can be folded into the batter. […]

20 Dinner Ideas for When You Don’t Know What to Make

20 Dinner Ideas for When You Don’t Know What to Make


Ever feel like your weekly menu is stuck in a rut? We’re here to help. These family tested and approved recipes will shake up your kitchen and be a hit at your dinner table. Easy to make and oh-so-yummy, check out these tried and true dinner ideas for when you don’t know what to make!

Apple Desserts You’re Going to Want to Make Today

Apple Desserts You’re Going to Want to Make Today


While apple desserts are popular year-round, they make their way back to being a staple on menus in the fall. From Dutch babies to muffins and slab pie to fresh apple cake, it’s all apple all the time and most taste buds are OK with that. Filled with apple, spice, and everything nice, you’re going […]