Adobo sa Achuete

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Adobo sa Achuete

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Filipino

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup atchuete seeds (annatto seeds)
  • 2 pieces medium size red onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon whole black pepper
  • 2 pieces bay leaf
  • 250 grams pork kasim, adobo cut
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/8 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • salt and sugar, to taste
  • toasted garlic, for toppings
  • spring onions chopped, for toppings

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a medium-sized stock pot over medium heat and add atchuete seeds and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes; strain oil and return to the pan.
  2. Sauté onion and garlic, then add whole black pepper and bay leaf.
  3. Add pork and sauté until it becomes brown. Add water and fish sauce, stir well. Cover and let it boil with occasional stirring, until meat becomes tender.
  4. Then add the vinegar, but do not stir. Let it boil first for a few minutes, before stirring, until you attain the desired consistency of the sauce. Season with salt and sugar to taste.
  5. Turn the heat off and transfer in a serving bowl and top with toasted garlic and spring onions.

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