My Hubby is from the Philippines, and their national dish is Adobo, usually made with pork, chicken, or beef, or a combination of the meats.
He has been longing for the dish for awhile now, but I didn't want to cook it with pork or chicken, even though he still eats chicken on occasion...So I adapted my Mother in laws recipe....All veggies..and it came out awesome..Hubby loved it.
It involves soy sauce and vinegar, so if you are watching sodium...you might want to adjust the amount of soy sauce, but it is part of what gives the dish its flavor..so I wouldn't adjust too much.you can use what veggies you want, but don't use any veggies that cook quickly..it will be mushy
1 onion chopped
3 cloves of garlic minced
2... 16 oz bags of frozen California mix(Broccoli, cauliflower and carrots)
a handful of frozen green beans.(I use whole green beans)
4 large potatoes chunked..skin on or off your choice
1/2 cup rice wine, Palm(found in Asian stores)or distilled white vinegar..Other vinegar's will not do for the authentic taste
1/4 cup soy sauce
cracked black pepper to taste
1 bay leaf
put everything in a pot and bring to a boil..cover reduce the heat until the veggies are cooked...if you want to reduce the sauce turn it up to high uncovered and let the liquid evaporate to the desired consistency...remove the bay leaf before serving
Edit..If you like your California mix veggies crisp...don't add them until the potatoes are almost cooked..Hubby likes them soft, so I just throw everything in the pot at the beginning.
Serve over rice
Last edited by Potatohead
on Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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