Spicy Adobong Pusit – Spicy Adobo Squid

Yields: 2 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 15 Mins Cook Time: 10 Mins Total Time: 25 Mins
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Spicy Adobong Pusit, also known as Spicy Adobo Squid, is a popular dish in the Philippines that combines the rich flavors of adobo with the unique texture of squid. Adobo, a traditional Filipino cooking method, involves simmering meat or seafood in a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, and spices. The result is a savory and slightly tangy dish that is beloved by many.

The key to making a delicious Spicy Adobong Pusit is to use fresh squid and to marinate it in the adobo mixture for at least an hour before cooking. This allows the flavors to fully penetrate the squid and results in a more flavorful dish. The dish is typically prepared with the use of chili pepper, which give it a spicy kick.

To make Spicy Adobong Pusit, start by cleaning the squid and cutting it into bite-sized pieces. Next, mix together soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, peppercorns, and chili peppers in a bowl. Add the squid to the mixture and marinate for at least an hour.

When ready to cook, heat oil in a pan and sauté garlic until fragrant. Add the marinated squid and the remaining marinade to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the squid is cooked through.

Serve Spicy Adobong Pusit over steamed rice and garnish with sliced chili peppers and chopped green onions. The dish is best enjoyed with a cold beer or a glass of red wine.

For those who love spicy food, Spicy Adobong Pusit is a must-try dish. It is a perfect balance of flavors and textures, and the spicy kick is sure to please. Give it a try and enjoy a taste of the Philippines in your own home.


0/13 Ingredients
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0/9 Instructions
  • In a skillet, heat up the oil over medium heat, then add the chopped onion. Saute until it becomes soft or translucent.
  • Add minced garlic and saute until it turns light golden brown.
  • Add ginger and saute for about a couple of minutes. You can smell the aroma in the kitchen.
  • Add the red chilies and saute for about a minute.
  • Add sliced tomatoes into the pan and saute until it becomes soft. I'm using Roma tomato for this dish.
  • Add the squid and mix with the ingredients for about a couple of minutes or until the meat looks firm and white.
  • Add vinegar, soy sauce, oyster sauce, ground black pepper and brown sugar. Cover and leave it simmering for 5 minutes. Don't over cook the squid or it will turn rubbery.
  • Give it a quick stir and add the chopped long green chilli. Stir and let it simmer for another 3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and transfer into a bowl. It is best served with steamed rice on the side. Enjoy!

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