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Gwyneth Paltrow's Version of Adobo

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Version of Adobo

| On 07, Jul 2014

Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow decided to take on a Filipino dish and posted it via her lifestyle blog Goop.

For the post “4th of July Cookbook Club” Paltrow enlisted a number of recipe she cooked before. Probably, suggesting the world some dishes in celebration of the Independence Day.

One of the suggested recipe was the “Adobo-Fried Chicken & Waffles” and from the title itself Paktrow’s version is a fried adobo paired with waffles and a dip made from water, lemon juice, maple syrup, fish sauce, soy sauce and chilies.

“This is Filipino adobo, not the Spanish version. The vinegar brightens the richness of the fried chicken and helps with digestion,” Paltrow said. “Add more or fewer chiles, depending on how much heat you like.”

Paltrow kept the recipe quite simple. She poached the chicken parts into a mixture of vinegar, bay leaves, garlic, sugar, soy sauce, salt, pepper flakes, and pepper corn for 15 minutes and let it rest covered for about 20 minutes. She then dunked the chicken in buttermilk and coated it using a combination of flour, paprika, salt and spices, then fried.

Last two years ago, Paltrow attempted to combine flavors the Asian way. In the post “Cooking Catch,” she cooked a grouper (lapu-lapu) along with stir fried vegetables. She use Asian condiments which includes Datu Puti Soymansi – combination of soy sauce and calamansi (citrus) packed in a bottle.


“In this preparation, the veggies are touched with some South East Asian overtones,” Paltrow said. “Toyomansi, a calamansi (Filipino citrus) – infused soy sauce, and a soy sauce with bonito. He adopted these flavor profiles from his time cooking in Philly.”

Goop is considered a general blog established by Paltrow herself in 2008. Here she use to post foods, which is mostly recipe, fashion, positive outlook, philosophy, and random thoughts. She collaborated with different people in different categories and walks of life in order to keep this website going.

Learn more the author of this post:

I am Ringo and allow me to say not an ordinary man. I've been working home base since 2009 and as of now, has no plans of returning to corporate. Web designer. Frustrated chef. Foodie. Good son (ehem!). Good father (to two labrador retrievers). And, a servant of God.


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