Remember when I said that I'll try to cook adobo using Chef Rob Pengson's recipe (read my blog post about Nestle's Creamy Chicken Adobo)? T and I went ahead and spent our afternoon cooking in his home.
Almost everything is in the box given to me by Nestle except for the meat, garlic, and oil. To recap, here are the ingredients you need to cook Creamy Chicken Adobo:
1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
1/3 cup vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1 sachet 8g Maggi Magic Sarap
1/4 cup crushed garlic
1/2 cup oil
1 pack Nestlé All Purpose Cream 250ml
I'm no Martha Stewart and this is the first time I'll be cooking a main dish all by myself without my mom or any instructor guiding me. Wish me luck!
The recipe calls for crushed garlic but I decide to chop the peeled garlic into small pieces.
First I add vinegar, soy sauce, water, Maggi Magic Sarap, and garlic to a pan.
T makes me laugh when he says how scared or uncertain I look while I'm doing all of this.
I then add the meat (instead of chicken I used pork) and leave it uncovered. When the sauce starts to boil, I lower the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes but this time covered. Cook until the meat is tender but not disintegrated if you're using chicken,
I remove the meat from the pan and separate the sauce in another bowl. You can use a strainer if it's easier for you.
Now it's time to fry the meat and T helps me out because I'm scared of getting burnt. Here he is going all Captain America on the frying pan because of the violent oil splatters. T removes the excess oil and as soon as the meat is golden brown, I put in the sauce set aside earlier. I let it simmer again until the sauce is almost dry.
And now comes the best part... I pour in a pack of Nestle All Purpose Cream and mix, mix, mix. We're almost done!
Tada! Nestle Creamy Adobo made by yours truly. I can't believe it. I cooked something on my own (except for the frying part) and it actually tastes good! T and I can't wait to try more recipes next time. I think I'm starting to enjoy this.
If someone as clueless as I am in the kitchen can cook Nestle Creamy Adobo, so can you! Try it at home and see for yourself. Share your creations with us and don't forget to use the hashtag #CreatewithCream.