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Adobo Pork

Wednesday, 12 December 2012


This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe originally printed in the Officers’ Wives Club Cookbook from Clark AFB in the Philippines. If desired, boneless chicken breasts could also be added (or substituted) to the recipe. (This recipe requires advance preparation.)


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Latin American
Cooking Method
Heat Level
Main Course

2 (10-ounce) bone-in pork chops, about 3/4 to one inch thick
Coarse kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

For the marinade:

1 cup homemade or low sodium chicken stock
1/3 cup finely chopped yellow onion
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 1/2 teaspoons)
1 1/4 teaspoons ancho chile powder
1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice


Prepare the marinade by combining all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Trim most of the fat from the pork chops and score the remaining fat. Place the chops in a resealable plastic bag and add the marinade. Squeeze the air out of the bag and marinate the chops, refrigerated, at least four hours or up to eight hours.

Remove the chops from the marinade and pat dry. Discard the marinade. Season the chops with salt and pepper.

Prepare the grill for medium-high direct cooking. Place the chops on the grill and cook, covered, about six minutes per side or to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

Remove the chops from the grill and bring into the kitchen. Tent with foil and allow the chops to rest for five minutes before serving.


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