Wednesday, February 4, 2009

pork liver adobo

the refrigerator's almost empty... i don't know what to prepare for lunch... no more pork... only chicken legs and pork liver. i don't have vegetables anymore either except for cabbage. then i remembered my lola's adobong atay ng baboy (pork liver adobo), that gave me an idea. i'll prepare that for lunch. tomorrow's thursday and we can go to the grocery after kim's office hours, anyways, it's weekend here after tomorrow. as for now, i'll cook this pork liver adobo.

this is very simple to make and fast to cook. cut the liver while it is still a little frozen so that it's easier to cut and not soggy. i also put a lot of garlic since i like the smell of sauted garlic. i didn't add salt since i already have soy sauce but if soy sauce is not enough, you can always season with salt. i have heard that after mixing all together the marinade and the pork liver, you must heat the oil in the wok and prepare to cook the adobo. the liver should not be marinated longer since it will hardened. in cooking also, liver should be cooked fast or else it will hardened also. taste a liver then when there is no more blood inside, then it's done. no need to add water since the liver will dispell it's own liquid. as soon as liquid comes out, taste the sauce and season according to your preference.

this makes 3-4 servings.

1/4 kl. pork liver, cut into serving portions
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. ginger, minced
1 medium onion, sliced
2 bay leaf
1 tsp. whole pepper corns
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 lemon juice
1 tbsp. freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp. oil

mix together pork liver, half of garlic, ginger, bay leaf, whole peppercorns, half of soy sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, ground pepper. mix until well blended.

heat the oil in a wok, saute the remaining garlic and onion until fragrant. add the liver and the marinade. do not cover nor mix. let boil before mixing. cook for 6 minutes covered. mixing once in a while.

take out the cover. taste the sauce and season upon your desired preference. add the remaining soysauce and mix again. cook for another 2 minutes.

serve with hot rice.