Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 mins
Yes, you can pretty much "adobo" anything. Here is an adapted recipe I found somewhere online that I tweaked a bit here and there. [The original recipe contained MSG as one of the ingredients.] I don't know if this is "authentic" per se, because all cooks have their own preferences, but it does follow the basic recipe. Hope you enjoy!
- 1 lb medium shrimp, unshelled
- 1⁄2 cup vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄8 cup soy sauce
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil (or as you see fit)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons scallions, to garnish (optional)
- Wash shrimp and cut off whiskers. Drain.
- Place in pan or wok, add all ingredients except sugar and cooking oil.
- Cook shrimp until not quite cooked on MED HEAT, maybe 2-4 minutes depending on your shrimp size.
- Drain shrimp (along with garlic). Set sauce aside, and add the sugar.
- Heat cooking oil and fry shrimp and garlic together on MED LOW HEAT.
- When garlic is lightly browned, return the sauce to the pan and finish cooking shrimp.
- [Be sure to not overcook the shrimp-- you can tell if they turn into little O's" instead of C's].
- [Note: If you want a spicy "adobo", add 1 tablespoon of hot sauce or 1-2 minced hot peppers of your preference.].
- Put on serving platter and garnish with chopped scallions (optional).
- Serve with steamed Jasmine rice.