Pressure Cooker Pork Adobo
Growing up as a First Generation Filipino American, I was exposed to many different flavors and food textures as a child. While some of the flavors were amazing other’s were not so amazing, it was all a tasting game at one point.
I remember eating Pork Adobo when I was little in my Tita Luces (Aunt) kitchen. Among her many delicious dishes, I came across Pork and Chicken adobo in her home. I fell in love with the dish and couldn’t wait till I would be able to prepare it for myself in the future.
- Soy Sauce. I use a Filipino brand that is sold in my local Asian market. While my recipe is made using this brand you can sub it out for any other name brand. I personally choose to use the Filipino brand because it is a slightly sweeter version of the classic soy sauce.
- Vinegar. I have had many recipe users give me feedback and I am here to clear the air. I use Filipino vinegar in my dishes and have had no issues. However, I have had some input on users who have used apple cider vinegar. After testing it on my own I highly suggest you steer away from this swap out. If you are going to use a sub vinegar go for the WHITE VINEGAR option. Using the apple cider vinegar has been reported to leave a VERY overpowering flavor and odd texture.
- Brown Sugar. I use light brown sugar but you can use any brown sugar you have on hand. Alternately if you do not have brown sugar feel free to use white granulated sugar.
- Garlic. I go crazy with garlic but please use as much as your family would like. Adding too much garlic can overpower the flavor of the dish, while not using enough can mean less flavor. The more you cook this recipe the more you will be able to tweak it and make it your own.
Instant Pot Filipino Pork Adobo
When I grew up and finally was able to properly use a working stove I sat in the kitchen with my Tita Jho and watched her make this delicious dish using our family recipe. The one thing she taught me as a young bright-eyed teenager was that it’s good to sit down and watch or listen to someone who knows how to cook the dish and learn by interacting with them. Most importantly it was about trial and error in executing the dish.
After many years or preparing this dish, I finally mastered it in my early 20’s, this dish has become a family favorite in my home. One truth about this dish is making it on the stovetop has always been a multi-hour process for me and let’s face it, it wasn’t made often because of this.
When I discovered the amazing Instant Pot pressure cooker I thought wow! My cooking soul mate is finally here and she is ready to create some delicious food for me.
I have successfully cut down the cooking time for this dish from two and a half hours to 15 minutes. Seriously though that’s a miracle in itself I tell you. I really hope you enjoy my family’s take on this super popular dish in the Philippines and I hope you share it with all of your friends and family.