I’m beginning to get the hang of experimenting and trying out if I have the skill.

Tonight, my recipe is pork adobo. Wish me luck.

Chicken Pork Adobo
Estimated cooking time: 50 minutes
You will need:
1/2 kilo pork, cut in cubes
1/2 kilo chicken, cut into pieces
1 head garlic, minced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 cup vinegar
2 cups of water
1 teaspoon paprika
5 laurel leaves (bay leaves)
4 tablespoons of cooking oil or olive oil
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons water
In a big sauce pan or wok, sauté garlic and onions on cooking hot 2 tablespoons of oil.
Add the pork and chicken to the pan. Add 2 cups of water, 1/4 cup of soy sauce, vinegar, paprika and the bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or when meat is tender.
Remove the pork and chicken from the sauce pan and on another pan, heat cooking oil and brown the pork and chicken for a few minutes.
Mix the browned pork and chicken back to the sauce and add cornstarch dissolved in water to thicken. Bring to a boil then simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
Serve hot with the adobo gravy and plain rice.
You have the option to add crushed ginger to the onions and garlic when sautéing. Ginger adds a unique flavor to your pork/chicken adobo.

I’m just not sure if it’ll taste as good ay my Mom’s.