It's my turn this time around.I had difficulty thinking what to cook since I also suck at the kitchen.I was thinking of chicken curry since we have McCormick Curry powder but I am not a fan of curry so I had to think of another recipe.I then remembered that we also have Bay Leaves (laurel) so adobo (my favorite) came as an easier alternative.
I suddenly recalled my former housemate,Josh, is an adobo lover.I recall that he used to teach me his version of adobo.I forget how to do it of course being a person of short memory when it comes to cooking.Immediately phoned him for last minute help. Call a friend? :)
He told me to drop the pineapple,ginger and sweet potato and do in another way.He suggested I add liver spread instead.
So the final ingredients would be...
Saute onion and garlic with pork.Let it stay for 5 minutes.Added the chicken.Let it cook for another 3minutes.Add soy sauce and vinegar.Add half cup of water.Add pepper and two tablespoons liver spread.Let it simmer for a few minutes until meat is tender.
Finally added McCormick Bay Leaves (laurel) to remove the fishy smell from meat (malansang amoy) and add aroma into it.(Already salivating during this time).Let it cook for a few more minutes until much of the water has evaporated leaving a thick sauce.
Then the taste test with my wife ready with a plate of rice.I made her eat and evaluate my attempt to cook adobo.She said it falls a little (just a little) short of soy sauce and vinegar but it's good enough.I felt sooooo proud!
Pwede naman pala.An adobo meal without the potato and stuff.This is the tipid version.The liver spread also did wonder and the Bay Leaves gave the final touches,after all,smell play a big role in our appetite.
I am drafting this post at 1am and this makes me hungry again.I didn't eat with my wife but I made sure I set aside a plate of "my version of adobo" for breakfast.I can't wait! :)