Sunday, November 04, 2007

Orangey Coke Adobo

“Anyone can cook!” so goes the motto of Chef Gusteau from the movie Ratatouille. Truly, anyone can TRY to cook but the resulting taste of any dish is still quite different even when using the same recipe. All these years, my adobo recipe, has been barely edible even after countless tips and references from friends and cook books. This made me think that maybe cooking, after all, is only for a selected few.

Determined in doing better, I enrolled myself in an intensive cooking and baking course for the whole month of October. It has been a very fun and tasty month. For our yearbook, we were asked to submit a recipe of our own. I came up with an adobo recipe inspired by my girlfriend. She once told me of a story of her mom making adobo with coca-cola. Yup! You read right. It’s adobo with coke! Sounded really weird at first, but once I tried it, it was the first time, in years, I truly enjoyed my adobo. What are you waiting for? Go and try it for yourself!

Duck in Orangey Coke Adobo
(Based from Chef Jun-Jun’s recipe but with a few modifications)

1 med. Duck
1/4 cup corn oil
5 cloves garlic (minced)
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 tbspn ground ginger
Juice of 1 orange
Zest of 1 orange
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbspn worcestershire sauce
1 cup coca-cola regular (8 oz.)
2-3 pcs. bay leaf
1-2 tbspn peppercorns
salt & pepper

1. Clean meat and chop into serving pieces.
2. Marinate duck with salt and pepper. You can crush some of the peppercorns for this.
3. Saute onions and garlic in oil. Add ginger and duck and cook until light brown in color.
4. Add soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, peppercorns, orange, and orange zest.
Let simmer for a couple of minutes.
5. Add coke and bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer until meat is tender.
You may add 1-2 cups of water if more simmering time is needed.
6. Serve hot with reduced sauce and lots of rice!

Notes: Duck may be replaced with pork, chicken, or a combination of both.
Meat may be boiled beforehand with salt and ginger to tenderize the meat.
(Remove ginger from the recipe if using pork)

Warning: Don't use Coke Light. ^^

I hope you’ll enjoy this as much as I did ^^

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  1. haha just saw the movie this week and it has been playing everyday. Was about to blog about it, na-unahan man ko nimo.

    "Anyone can cook but only the fearless can be great." - Gusteau

    Ispiring, coz if the rat can cook so can you. hahaha

  2. @freeze!

    you saw the movie? pirated nanaman ba yan? hehehe ^^

    go ahead and blog about it.
    My blog is all about the adobo recipe naman e. hehehe ^^

    thanks for dropping by ^^

    Try this recipe nya, you won't regret it jud. Kaso your fam is not into fatty foods man hehehe ^^

  3. @freeze

    I meant to say ... "you just saw the movie?" hehehe ^^

  4. wow! grabe na ito! serious! cge gai daw ko recipe sa imong chiffon cake beh.=)

  5. @rose!

    Hi! sige nako sa imo ^^
    happy baking! ^^

  6. ahahahaaha :) sumbong ka mommy :) hahah making fun of her coke light substitution :) Until now we still laugh about it :)

  7. @maia

    mas lingaw ang write up nako for the yearbook ^^ send nako sa imo pag final na hihihi

  8. sunud iluto dimsum napud :) okies will wait for it sa email :)

  9. dimsum would be great!
    pero lahi naman technique pud ana guro hehehe ^^ siomai ra possible for now hehehe

  10. yummy might try this :D

  11. @ideru

    gokai shinai yo! hoshou(?)shimasu!
    tsukette mina! ^^ hihihi

    love your baking! maybe I'll post some cake recipes after I've tried them in the next couple of months ^^

  12. @ideru

    my jap has deteriorated na talaga.
    dapat "koukai shinai yo" yan hehehe ^^ "you won't regret it" ang meaningi hihihi

  13. Thanks for this Steph...3+ years pa nako nabasa but still helpful. Will ask my sis to make it. hahaha! = )

  14. Shared it sa akong FB sad. Hope you don't mind = D

  15. Hi Deb!

    nabuhi ka!
    hopefully it turns out great. ;-)


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