Saturday, December 31, 2011
Pork Adobo With Pineapple Recipe by Overseas Pinoy Cooking
Pork Adobo with Pineapple. Pineapple is one of the popular fruits here in Australia I regularly see them at Woolworths supermarket fresh produce section, they are even sold in halves. I though I could make an adobo with fresh pineapple served in pineapple shell/bowl. I grab one halve piece of fresh pineapple, bell pepper, pork, vinegar and soy sauce. This recipe is a bit fancy on the serving preparation. As I mentioned I wanted to serve it in a curved out pineapple shell/bowl. I used a small knife to cut out the shell outline then used a spoon to curved and scoop out the pineapple meat from the shell. It is a bit difficult to extract the pineapple meat in good solid chunks so some of the meats came out crumbled. Cooking is basically the same as any meat adobo. Here is how I made the dish.
1/2 kilo pork, cut in large cube
1/2 fresh pineapple, skin/shell on
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 head garlic, crushed, chopped
1 thumb size ginger, sliced
2 small size onion, quartered
1 medium size bell pepper, cut into large squares
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. peppercorns
2-3 pieces bay leaf
Using a small knife and a spoon curve and scoop out the meat from the pineapple, discard the core and cut meat into large cubes, keep aside. Cut/chop flat the bottom of the pineapple shell/bowl to keep it from rolling, keep aside. I a sauce pan place the pork, garlic, ginger, peppercorns, bay leaf, vinegar, soy sauce, pineapple juice and 1/2 cup of water bring to a boil and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Now stir in the sugar, onions, pineapple and bell pepper, cook for another 5-10 minutes or until almost dry. Remove from pan and pour the adobo in the pineapple shell/bowl. Serve with a lot of rice.