Adobong Pusit at Baboy, Squid and Pork Adobo. I first tasted this adobo squid and pork combination at a specialty restaurant at Resorts World in Manila right across NAI Terminal 3 and Nichols. Since then, I just could not forget about it. It is a fusion of taste of my two favorite adobo, Adobong Baboy and Adobong Pusit. Cooking my Adobong Pusit at Baboy, Squid and Pork Adobo is a bit tricky. Cooking time of squid and pork are miles apart. Squid when overcooked tend to become rubbery and in contrast when undercooked the fishiness of a raw squid remains. To get away with a rubbery squid. The squid has to be slow cooked for a long time. But this cooking method makes the squids meat to be on the dry side and the size reduced significantly.
To compensate for the different cooking times the squid was added at the final stages of cooking. I would advised to use a larger size squid or cut it larger. The squid shrinks significantly during cooking.
Here is the recipe of my version of Adobong Pusit at Baboy, Squid and Pork Adobo.
1/2 kilo medium size squid
1/2 kilo pork belly cut into large cubes
1 head garlic, peeled, crushed
1/2-3/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tsp. peppercorns
3-5 pieces bay leaf
1 stalk lemongrass, trimmed, crushed
To clean the squid. Partially pull out the head and the innards will come out with it. Remove and discard the ink sack and entrails. Remove the membrane from the body and wash out the entrails. Final wash squid and drain. Keep aside. Put in the pork first in a sauce pan. Pour in about 1/2 cup of water. Add in the lemongrass, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, peppercorns and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and simmer at medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes. Add more water if required. Add in the squid and continue to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until almost all the liquid has evaporated and has turn to an oily sauce. Correct saltines if required. Serve with a lot of rice.
See other adobo recipes:
Adobong Ilocano, Chicken Adobo
Adobong Atay at Balunbalunan ng Manok sa Pinya
Adobong Manok sa Gata
Adobong Isaw, Adobong Bituka
Adobong Baboy sa Asin
Adobong Baboy sa Gata, Pork Adobo in Coconut Milk
Adobong Puti, No Soy Sauce Adobo
Beef Spareribs Adobo with Oyster Sauce
Batangas Adobong Dilaw
Chicken Adobo, Food Safari Chef Ricky Ocampo’s Recipe
Humba, Adobong Bisaya
Pork Adobo sa Pinakurat
Pork and Chicken Adobo
Pork Adobo with Pineapple
Pork Adobo with Chunky Chicken Liver Sauce
Pork Humba with Pineapple
Duck Breast Adobo, Adobong Pato