As a kitchen enthusiast, I always fantasize joining culinary competition such as MasterChef. I used to daydream being in front of the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Joe Bastianich.
If such moments happen, for sure, I will showcase the Filipino dishes, that whether people accept it or not, now gaining international highlights. Yema cake, kare-kare, halo-halo, ube halaya, and even puto are among the Pinoy dishes I’ll cook.
For finals, I’ll feature the ever popular adobo. I may cook it along with the side mash potato.
Here is my Adobo with Mashed Potato Recipe:
Ingredients for adobo
- 3/4 kilo pork belly, chopped
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 pieces laurel leaves
- Onion Spring, chopped
Ingredients for mashed potato
- 1/2 kilo potatoes, and chopped into cubes
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 3 tablespoons butter
- salt and ground pepper
Make the adobo:
- In a pan mix all the ingredients and bring into a boil.
- Put into a low hit and remove from fire when the mixture forms a sauce.
- Set aside.
Make the mashed potato:
- Boil the potatoes until soft. Drain and put in a bowl with cover.
- Put the milk, butter, salt, and pepper. Cover the bowl for a few minutes or until the butter melts.
- Use an electric masher to mix the ingredients together.
- Plate the adobo and mashed potato. Garnish with spring onion.
- Serve and enjoy.
- For a creamy mashed potato, you can use cream (3/4 cup).
- If you don’t have an electric or manual masher, you can use a fork.