Sunday, September 04, 2005

...first time cook

did i say in my previous post that cooking Adobong Sitaw would be a cinch? Only I can make it complicated. So I woke up that saturday morning early.. around 8 am.. I was thinking.. uh-oh, cooking day today.. at 9 am I was ready to start.. so the recipe i got from pinoycook said 1/4 liempo.. so I removed the liempo from the ref (defrosted already) then my Dad butted in and said

"ano yan! bakit liempo! giniling lang!!"
i said "eeeeeeeeh dadiiii sabi sa recipe LIEMPO okay.. liempo gagamitin ko"
tas sabi ni dadi: "ano yan, adobong baboy with sitaw!?"
i said: "recipe ko toh, ok?"

basta, ang kulit ni daddy.. kabado din ata sa pagluluto ko hehe! (meh narinig pa akong magsasayang lang daw ako ng liempo, eh iihawin pa daw nya yun)

anyway, i proceeded with chopping the liempo to chunks and here's what the recipe said..(taken from pinoycook.net)


Place liempo cubes in a single layer in a non-aluminum skillet. Pour vinegar over them. Add crushed garlic, peppercorns, onion & bay leaf. Set skillet over high heat. Bring to a boil. Cook until vinegar has evaporated and the pork starts rendering fat. Cook pork in its fat until brown. Pour off fat from skillet. Add onions and cook until limp. Pour in soy sauce and 1/2cup of water. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer until pork is tender, about 30 minutes. Check liquid once in a while while pork is simmering. Add more water if mixture becomes dry, about 1/4 c. at a time.

When pork is tender, add sitaw. Cover and continue simmering for another 10 mins or until sitaw is done. Serve hot.


okay, so i read on and did the following:
1. placed liempo in skillet (now that i think about it, it was an aluminum skillet)
2. added vinegar
3. added soy sauce
4. put to a boil
5. added garlic
6. added onions

then i read the recipe again. oh shit! ndi pa pala yung toyo! anakng. ahmm.. watodo, watodo.. so i just continued boiling it.. and scrapped out a whole lot in the recipe talking about draining the fat, etc.. just added water constantly for 30 minutes until the pork became tender..wahaha.. so kabado na ako nito..while waiting, i looked at some of our pinoy recipe books at the Adobo section and hinahalo naman kagad nila so i thought, pwede pa siguro ito. Then i added the sitaw. lecheng sitaw ayaw magkalasa. LOL! at ang tagal maging limp uh. hay. ang tagal kong hinintay maluto nun, sabi 10 mins lng daw, malapit na ata sa 20 yun nung okay na siya for me. bwehehe.

nung tinikman ni pangs, okay daw! hahaha. (kasi sasapukin ko siya kung hindi!) i even photographed the moment (to follow) para maalala ko at mapressure siyang ngumiti sa camera. ehehe.

sitaw
hehe, told ya pinikturan ko talaga!
pangs eating
posing muna bago kumain.. oh, hinga ng malalim
take a big bite
takes a big bite!
approve daw
approve daw!! haha! yahoo!!

enganyo ako.. kanina nagprito ako itlog tinuran pa ako ni dadi palpak din ang sunny side up namin (naging scrambled) hehe.. luluto ulit ako ngayon for dinner.. lumpiang ubod naman! fried! gudluck ulit sa ken.

p.s.
thanks to mec, naiinspire ako magluto. bwehehehe.

2 comments:

twistedzero said...

ay, wala yung pics. kala ko pa naman makikita ko yung pics ko dito eh.hehehe

nwei, thank you so much pangs. i know that "learning to cook" is part of your married life preps. and it assures me na hinde ako magugutom. hey, i can eat your adobong sitaw everyday. medyo chewey yung sitaw pero ang sarap. tamang tama sakin yung alat, perfect sa rice. dami ko ngang nakain kahapon eh. LOVES IT. nilagang upo with bagoong pangasinan naman next time! hehehe

iloveyou my pangs, my favorite cook!

can't wait for next luto!

harbie said...

hey gewi! what a coincidence! adobo rin unang luto ko dito sa Tate! adobong manok, na walang dahon ng laurel, at kikkoman soy sauce ang gamit na toyo. hehehe! di pa kami gaanong settled sa grocery non, so kung ano ang kayang lutuin given the sahog, yun ang ulam! =P

I learned a trick with adobo, gisahin mo muna yung bawang (at sibuyas, kung adobong sitaw ulet), add the sahog, then yung vinegar, then yung toyo. DON'T stir it until it comes to a boil. sabi ni mama, at ng lola ko, baka daw magkaron ng after taste na maasim pag hinalo agad. Dunno, sinundan ko lang eh, success naman! =)

Good luck sa ating domestic life mare! I'm learning a lot about married life... on-the-spot training! hahahah! But I'm really happy, I can't wait for you to be this happy too! =D