Adobo With Annato Oil ( Adobo Sa Atsuete)

Adobo Sa Atsuete ( Annato Oil )


1 kg pork belly slices

1 whole chicken cut into 12 pcs

3/4 cup apple cider vinegar

8 tbsp annato oil or 2 tbsp annato powder with 8 tbsp oil

8 tbsp chopped garlic

3 pcs bay leaves

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp fish sauce

1 tsp peppercorn

4 pcs chicken liver 

3 cups chicken broth

1 cup water


Marinate the chicken pieces with the ff: salt, fish sauce, apple cider, peppercorns and bay leaves for 4 hours or overnight.

In a saucepan, put the chicken liver with 3 cups chicken broth. Let it boil then cooked the chicken liver in a simmering mode for 30 minutes.

Then proceed on making a chicken liver puree by using your blender or you can just mash with the aid of a fork. Set aside the liver puree and set aside also the chicken broth that you use for cooking the chicken liver.

In a wok or sauce pan, put annato oil and fry the chicken and pork by batches. Fry them just to take out the raw look or pinkness.

Next, using the same wok or sauce pan, fry the garlic until the aroma comes out and put the fried pork together with the marinate sauce. Add the remaining chicken broth that you use for cooking the chicken liver. Cover and cooked by simmering for 45 minutes.

Now, add the fried chicken pieces and the chicken liver puree/mashed. Cook for another 45 minutes or until you reach the desired consistency. Add 1 cup water only if necessary. Serve and Enjoy.

Note: How do you make Annato oil? Put together 8 tbsp annato seeds and 8 tbsp oil, heat in a medium fire for 2 minutes, dont burn please. Now you have the oil, strain and use to cook your adobo 

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