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Pork adobo with coconut milk in a pan
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Adobo sa Gata

Pork Adobo with Coconut milk is hearty, tasty and creamy, it's perfect with steamed rice
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: adobo sa gata, pork adobo with coconut milk
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 485kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo


  • 3 pounds pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 Thai chili peppers, stemmed and chopped
  • salt to taste


  • In a pot over medium heat, combine pork, onions, garlic, peppercorns, bay leaves, water, vinegar and soy sauce. Bring to a boil for about 5 minutes, skimming scum that floats on top. 
  • Lower heat, cover and simmer for about 30 to 40 minutes or until meat is tender. Drain meat. Reserve the aromatics and 1 cup of the liquid.
  • In a wide pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add meat and aromatics and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.
  • Add reserved liquid, coconut milk, and chili peppers. Lower heat, cover and continue to cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or until meat is completely cooked and sauce is reduced and thickened. 
  • Season with salt to taste.  Serve hot.


Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 950mg | Potassium: 1225mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 69.5mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 4.9mg