I have a good one here for you! This creamy + rich coconut pork adobo is a an easy and fantastically flavored dish that you can thank me for later. The slow simmer really creates a v tender, well-rounded dish that has a slight tang to it. Hungry yet?!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve eaten Filipino adobo. My mom inarguably makes the best adobo (biased, I know) and growing up, it was eaten quite often due to how easy it was to make. This version is wonderful, as it adds a layer of creaminess that really takes this already wonderful dish up a notch.
One crucial tip for making this is to use a few key ingredients. Within the ingredients portion, I tagged the ingredients I recommend using for this dish and for traditional Filipino adobo: Lauriat Soy Sace, Datu Puti Vinegar, and Aory-D Coconut Milk. My mom used these ingredients/brands and can be found at most Asian markets.
Coconut and Pork Adobo
- Add oil to a hot skillet over medium-high flame. When oil gets hot, swirl the pan to cover the bottom.
- Add garlic, onion and sauté until fragrant and soft (2-4 mins). Add pork and brown on top and bottom (4-5 mins).
- Add coconut milk, soy sauce, pepper, peppercorns, and bay leaves and stir until well-mixed. Add vinegar (DO NOT MIX) and cover the skillet with a lid.
- Once the contents come to a boil, gently stir and add water. Cover with lid again and slow-simmer for 1 hour or until the pork is tender and sauce is slightly reduced.
- A few minutes before serving, add long beans and cook until tender.
- The color should be a medium-to-dark brown and taste creamy + slightly tangy.