Life Tastes Better with Chicken Adobo
Let me tell you right now! I love rice and I love chicken. So, when there’s both on the menu, no matter how it’s prepared, you can sign me up for it. Cliché I know! It’s just that both fit so wonderful together. Today I chose Braised Chicken Adobo! I’ve dedicated this Filipino dish to my good friend Edward A. Back in high school, all the way in 2005, I went over to Edward’s mom and dad’s house just to hang out and shoot some hoops. I remember being asked if I wanted to stay for dinner and I’m sure that respectfully in my head I was like “HELL YEA”. I always heard how amazing of a cook Edward’s mom was, so this was my opportunity to finally eat up the rumors.
The Flavor Comes From The Seasonings Used
Within the Philippines there are 3 proteins that are used the most. Chicken, Fish, and Pork. Within this dish the protein is braised in vinegar until well pungent and rich and along with the other ingredients it gives off an amazing sweet and sour flavor. The best part to this amazing recipe is the spices I’ve added for that PUNCH PUNCH KICK type of bite. Dried Red Pepper and a whole lot of pinches of Cayenne did the job. Every bite was absolutely life inspiring. Preparing all the ingredients was technically a hassle for me. Reason being is that I’m my own type of perfectionist, so along with taking pictures and videos, it took longer than expected and let me tell you, I WAS ALREADY HUNGRY TO BEGIN WITH!
Know What Your Cooking and Know Where It’s From
My commitment to food and the origins of all recipes are very important to my culinary journey. It’s my duty to keep as much authenticity to every dish even if my creativity as a CHEF recreates it. Therefore, I study the history of food. The word adobo is derived from a Spanish word called “adobar”, which actually means “marinade”. The existence of this awesome dish was first recorded in 1613 by the Spaniard Pedro de San Buenaventura. Later, in history it was then recorded to be one of the first dishes in the Filipino Country and of course one of the country’s top FAVORITES.
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