Monday, September 29, 2008

adobong kangkong

category: side dish
servings: 4-6

kim and i saw this newly displayed kangkong at the grocery store and we both had the idea of cooking adobong kangkong. since i remembered how kim's mother cooked it (i was secretly watching my parents-in-law cook... ;) hehehe...), we then grab a bunch.

we like adobong kangkong with bagoong on the side. mmmmm... yummy... kim really liked it.


1 slice liempo, cut into thin slices
1 bunch kangkong, cut into 2" lengths, separating the lower portion of the stalks from the leaves
1/2 head garlic, minced
1 onion, finely sliced
freshly ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
4 tbsp. vinegar
4 tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 cup water

simmer the liempo slices in a pan with just water enough to cover the meat. season with salt. then the water evaporates, it will release its own oil let it fry until golden brown.

add the garlic and onion. saute until fragrant and the garlic turns golden.pour in the vinegar. let boil without stirring.

pour in the soy sauce and water. stir, bring to a boil.

add the bay leaf, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the liquid has reduced by almost half.

add the kangkong stalks. cover and simmer for 2 minutes.

add the kangkong leaves. stir and cook just until the leaves are wilted, about 1 minute.