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PORK ADOBO SA ACHUETE

Ingredients:
2 lbs pork shoulder or pork butt, cut into cubes
1/3 cup vinegar 
2 tablespoon soy sauce 
5-6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns 
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
4-5 pieces bay leaf
2 tablespoon cooking oil
1/2 tablespoon achuete powder diluted in 1 teaspoon cooking oil
1 cup water

Cooking Direction:
Saute garlic in cooking oil till caramelized 
Add slices of pork and saute till pork turns golden brown
Add water, vinegar, sugar, soysauce, peppercorns and bay leaves
Simmer in medium low heat till meat is fully cooked and sauce thickens 
Season with more salt and ground black pepper only if needed
Once sauce is really thick pour in the achuete oil
Simmer in low heat till adobo starts to sizzles 
Remove from heat and serve hot

Happy Cooking!


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