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The Secret of Cooking Pork Adobo

The Secret of Cooking Pork Adobo - SUVI COOKING


In this recipe, we'll look into the intriguing realm of sous vide cooking and how it can take a traditional Filipino meal like pork adobo to new heights. Sous vide cooking, which includes vacuum-sealing food and cooking it in a perfectly regulated water bath, consistently produces tender and juicy results. By marinating the pork in a savory adobo sauce, the flavors enter into the meat, resulting in a scrumptious dish that will wow your family and friends. Let's get started on making this wonderful Pork Adobo Sous Vide step by step!

Recipe for pork adobo cooked  using sous vide style to provide the classic and flavourful taste. You may not be familiar with the fact that a Traditional Filipino National dish can be cooked with modern cooking methods  to deliver delicious taste. 

Why do people Sous vide Filipino Pork Adobo?

People consider various factors for cooking Pork Adobo by Sous Vide Method. Some of them are mentioned as follows:-

  • The very common reason people cook from sous vide machines is because meat gets perfectly tender without any attempt or failure just in one shot.
  • This method only takes 15 minutes of time from hands or persons attention.
  • It doesn’t waste the food and the No overcooking in this method only delivers great results.
  • You need not to be tense or keep an eye during cooking.Once you put it under the water you can leave it undisturbed  and schedule your routine work.
  • You can get a similar constant result each time.
  • In the Sous vide method of cooking it takes hours to give authentic taste.


  • 2 pounds (900g) pork shoulder, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup vinegar (preferably cane or white vinegar)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cooking oil for searing Steamed rice, for serving

How to cook Pork Adobo: A Stepwise Cooking Guide?

Step:-1 Prepare the pork 

Firstly, You have to Season the pork cubes with salt and pepper to taste. Place the pork in a zip-top bag, ensuring they are in a single layer & No Upside down layers are touched with each other.

Step :2 Create the Adobo Marinade

Secondly, Take a bowl in it and combine soy sauce, white vinegar, minced garlic cloves, bay leaves, black peppercorns, and brown sugar. Whisk well to dissolve the sugar and mix the flavors in adobo.

Adobo Marinade

Step:3 Marinate the pork

Now, Pour the adobo marinade into the bag with the pork, making sure the meat is fully submerged. Seal the bag using a vacuum sealer or the water displacement method.

Step :4 Preheat the sous vide water bath

Fill a large pot or sous vide container with water, and attach your sous vide cooker. Set the temperature to 155°F (68°C) for a tender result with a touch of pink or 165°F (74°C) for a fully cooked texture.

Step :5 Cook the pork adobo

Make sure you have to carefully place the sealed bag into the water bath, ensuring it is fully submerged. Clip the bag to the side of the pot to prevent it from floating. Cook the pork for 8 to 12 hours, allowing the flavors to infuse and the meat to become tender.

Step :6 Finishing touches

 Once the cooking time is complete, carefully remove the bag from the water bath. Transfer the pork to a plate and strain the adobo sauce into a separate bowl, discarding the bay leaves and peppercorns.

Step :7 Sear the pork 

This is an optional step you can do for an extra layer of flavor and texture, you can sear the pork. If you are willing Heat a skillet over high heat and add the vegetable oil. Once hot, sear the pork on all sides until nicely browned. Set aside.

Step:8 Reduce the adobo sauce

In a saucepan, pour the strained adobo sauce and bring it to a simmer over medium heat. Allow it to reduce by half, stirring occasionally, until it thickens slightly.

Step :9 Serve and enjoy:

Place the pork adobo on a serving platter or individual plates. Drizzle the reduced adobo sauce over the pork and serve with steamed rice. Garnish with chopped green onions or fried garlic for an added touch.

Ending Words

With the sous vide cooking method, this Pork Adobo recipe delivers perfectly tender and flavorful pork that will leave everyone asking for more. The combination of soy sauce, vinegar, and aromatics creates a harmonious blend of tastes that make this dish a true delight. Try this recipe and savor the goodness of Pork Adobo like never before!

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