Tablea Chicken and Pork Adobo

This deep, dark adobo's secret ingredient? Chocolate.
4 servings
Wait Time
1 Hr 30 Mins
Active Time
10 Mins

Chocolate gets pigeonholed as a dessert-only ingredient, but using it for savory dishes can yield unexpectedly delicious results. Here, local tablea adds complexity to garlicky adobo—a deep, semi-sweet, semi-bitter richness that only dark chocolate can provide.

What is Adobo?
Adobo refers to the Filipino dish and cooking technique where ingredients are braised in vinegar with salt (usually soy sauce), garlic, peppercorns, and bay leaves. Almost anything can be adobo: meat, fish, seafood, vegetables. You’ll find endless variations on adobo across the Philippines, each with their own unique flavors, ingredients, spices, and textures.

Add maybe a chilli or two for heat, or leave this adobo alone to develop into a dark stew. This one's far from your lola‘s good old-fashioned take.

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