The way I can describe this pork ribs adobo sa gata is the usual pork adobo cooked in vinegar, soy sauce, aromatics, spices and added with coconut milk. It is a pork adobo with a twist. If I’m not mistaken, this regional version of the pork adobo originates from Bicol or somewhere in the Visayas where there are plentiful of dishes cooked in coconut milk and coconuts abound. If you know how to cook adobo, I’m sure cooking adobo sa gata is a breeze.
How to Cook Pork Ribs Adobo sa Gata
- 1 kilo pork ribs cut into serving pieces
- 2 pcs red onion chopped
- 1 inch ginger sliced into strips
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 3 pcs bay leaves
- 2 pcs siling labuyo birds eye chilies, sliced
- 1 tsp whole peppercorns
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 2 cups coconut milk
How to cook Pork Ribs Adobo sa Gata:
- In a medium size pan, saute garlic, ginger and bay leaves until fragrant.
- Add in pork ribs and brown the meat on the bottom sides for about 5 minutes. Cover. Then do the same thing on the other side of the meat for 5 minutes.
- Then add 2 cups of water, soy sauce, vinegar, black pepper, onion, chilies and bring to a boil.
- Simmer until the meat is almost tender. Then add the coconut milk and simmer for another 10 minutes until the meat is completely cooked and the sauce is thickened.
- Season with salt or granulated seasoning if you want. Serve hot with steamed rice.