Bring both the distinct and unique flavor of the squid, and the familiar delicious taste of the adobo together at home. This recipe is called the Adobong Pusit (Squid Adobo), and is a quick and easy dish that you can whip up for dinner together with your family.
Learn how to make this intriguing dish by reading the recipe article below.
What is Adobong Pusit?
Adobong pusit is a squid dish that uses the popular method of cooking the famous pork adobo here in the Philippines. Instead of using pork meat or chicken meat, the main ingredient here is the squid. Like the more popular version, this dish uses soy sauce, vinegar and the squid is brought to a boil, along with garlic, onions, and tomatoes.
How to Cook Adobong Pusit?
Once you have all of your ingredients prepared at the kitchen, the adobong pusit is a quick and easy type of dish to cook at home. To start, you only have two main steps when making it.
First one is to prepare the ingredients by chopping and slicing away. Once that is done, the next step will be to cook the ingredients, which is a matter of putting the ingredients into the pot one by one. It’s as easy as that!
Choosing the right size of squid doesn’t really matter when it comes to making the adobong pusit, but most people find that the smaller sized squids are more tasty, and are easier to handle both when cooking and when eating it than the larger sized ones, so go for it whenever you can.
Adobong Pusit Tips:
- The key to making a successful squid dish is to make sure that the squid stays tender throughout the cooking. So make sure that cooking the squid is just a short amount of time. If in case you find that the texture of the squid becomes too rubbery and hard to bite, another option you can do is to cook it longer, until it becomes tender again.
- When preparing the ingredients for the adobong pusit, it is always a good idea to make sure that the cuts of the ingredients are equal in size. This will make sure that you have an easier cooking experience since you’re sure that all of them will be cooked evenly.
- You can add in oyster sauce, as well as bay leaves in the mix of ingredients–these ingredients adds an extra and subtle kick to the adobo. But if you don’t have this available with you, it is safe to remove it from the recipe and you will still have a tasty adobo.
- You can reheat the adobo using a pan or microwave. When using a pan, set it on low heat and then cook just enough until the insides are hot enough. For the microwave, repeatedly heat it for 1 minute and 30 seconds and until you achieve the desired temperature.
Other Types of Adobo
Since adobo is so popular all over the country, there’s no doubt that there would be different kinds of adobo you can test out. Here are examples of some of them.
For a quick reference about this recipe, see the recipe table below:
Adobong Pusit (Squid Adobo) Recipe
- Cooking Pot
- 1 kg squid, cleaned
- 1 pc onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 pcs tomato, cut into cubes
- ½ cup vinegar
- 4 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 cup water
- 3 tbsp cooking oil, for frying
- salt and pepper, to taste
- In a cooking pot, pour in the water, vinegar, and soy sauce. Bring to a boil.
- Add in the squid. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Set aside.
- In a separate cooking pan, pour and heat the cooking oil over low to medium heat.
- Add in the garlic, onions, and tomatoes. Saute until cooked through and aromatic.
- Add the squid into the cooking pan. Then pour in the liquid mixture used to cook the squid. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper. Stir until well mixed.
- Transfer to a serving tray or serving bowl. Serve and enjoy!
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