Ella Bella’s Pulled Pork Adobo sa Gata (infused with coconut milk)

Prep time: About 5 minutes

Cooking Time: Using the crock pot, 8 hours; Using the stove top, 2 hours on medium low

Calories per serving (6 servings):  295, served on a sesame bun

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Woot! First post for June! It’s been so hectic at work and I seriously needed a stress reliever. So today, I made some baked blueberry donuts using my donut recipe. Sorry to disappoint though because this recipe is not a dessert at all.

I bet I’m not the only one who avoids the oven like the plague each summer. I like using the grill but I’m not really ready to do that yet. However, my other best friend this time of the year is the crock pot. My house gets hot very quickly so I am really thankful for having a crock pot that still allows me to do one of my favorite things to do 🙂

I posted a chicken adobo recipe not too long ago. This is similar but more designed to a wider range of palates. I know pulled pork recipes are popular here so it just made sense to come up with this.

So here’s what I used to put this super easy recipe together:

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1.5 lbs boneless rib chops, rinsed (thawed if using frozen meat)

1/3 cup Light Soy Sauce (about 6 Tbsp)

Rice Vinegar, 3 tbsps

Pure Honey – 1 Tbsp

Whole Black Peppercorns, 1/8 teaspoon

Fresh garlic, 2 cloves, minced

1/3 cup light coconut milk

2 dried bay leaves

If you are using the crock pot to make this, it will probably take you less than 5 minutes to prepare. All you need to do is mix the last 6 ingredients together in a small bowl.

Pour half of the soy sauce mixture into the crock pot.  Next, line up your boneless chops, one by one, on the bottom of the crock pot. Cover them with the rest of the soy sauce mixture. Cook on low for 8 hours. After 8 hours in the crock pot, it will look like this:

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Make sure you scoop out the peppercorns as well as the bay leaves as you wouldn’t want to eat them 🙂 Save some (if not all) of the soy sauce mixture as that would be like your barbecue sauce!

I have cooked pork adobo using a stove top many times. If you don’t have a crock pot, I’m pretty sure you will achieve similar result if you cook it for 2 hours on medium low.

Cool it down then shred with your clean hands. Enjoy with coleslaw. I used Broccoli Slaw with sea salt, pepper and plain greek yogurt to complete my meal. I also served it in a sesame bun. Feel free to use buns of your choice or serve the pulled pork over warm rice. Bon appétit!

          Eat well and be well. – Ella Bella

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