Showing posts with label Filipino. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Filipino. Show all posts

Monday 5 June 2017

Filipino Adobo....

Adobo is a popular dish and it is unofficially considered as the national dish of Philippines.When the Spanish invaded and settled in the Philippines during the 16th century, they discovered this traditional Filipino cooking method and called it adobo, which is the Spanish word for marinade.
  There are many regional variations of adobo, but most recipes includes vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, and black pepper.  Coconut vinegar, rice vinegar, or cane vinegar is used. At times even white vinegar can be used. Adobo can be made with meat, fish or vegetables. It is most commonly made with chicken and pork or both combined. It is served with white rice. It was traditionally cooked in small clay pots.
Information from the net.... 
This time while my stay in Singapore, I was invited by a Filipino friend for dinner. She has made few traditional dishes, one of them was Chicken Adobo. I fell in love with this dish and can have a plate full of rice with it. It's very simple to make. It is tangy and salty in taste. It's a must make dish. 
Chicken Adobo.... Here is my version of it.... 
For Marinating the Chicken
1 kg of Chicken with skin or without skin cut into pieces
4 tbsp Soya sauce
3 tbsp Cane Vinegar
6 Garlic cloves crushed
Salt to taste
1 tsp Pepper powder
Add all the above ingredients into a bowl and mix it well. Cover and marinate it for at least 3 hours to overnight.
For Chicken Adobo 
Marinated Chicken
4 Garlic cloves sliced
8 Black Pepper Corns
2 Bay leaves
3 tbsp Oil
Take a wok, add oil. Let the oil heat. Add the chicken pieces and fry it until brown on both the sides. Pour in the marinated juices, garlic, bay leaves and pepper corns. Add a cup of water. Cover and cook till the chicken has become tender. Serve it with hot steaming rice.

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Filipino Style Chicken Curry

Filipino  Style Chicken Curry
500 grams Chicken cut into pieces
2 medium size Potatoes peeled and cut into 4 pieces
1 Big size Onion cut into cubes
1 Big size Carrot cut into medium size pieces
1 Green Capsicum cut into cubes
1 Red Capsicum cut into cubes
6 Garlic cloves chopped
1 small piece of Ginger chopped
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Pepper crushed
2 tbsp Curry powder
1 tbsp Fish sauce
2 cups of Water
1 cup Coconut milk
2 tbsp Oil

Take a wok, add oil and heat it. Fry the potato pieces till light brown in colour. Remove it from the oil and keep it aside. Add the chicken and fry till brown in colour. Add garlic, ginger and onion together. Let it sauté for few minutes until soften.Add the fish sauce, salt, pepper and curry powder. Stir it until properly mixed. Add the water. Cover the pan and let it simmer for 5 minutes.  Lower the heat and  add the red and green cupsicum, potatoes and carrots. Simmer till the potato pieces are almost done.  Add coconut milk and stir occasionally and cook for 5 minutes. Serve it while still hot.

P.S. I did not have red capsicum so I added red chilli sliced