philippine chicken and veal stew (adobo)

Categories
Filipino
Poultry
Main dish
Low-cal/fat
Soup/stew
Yield
2 servings
MeasureIngredient
8 ounces Skinned and boned chicken
  Breasts, cut into 1-inch
  Pieces
8 ounces Veal, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 tablespoons Cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Soy sauce
1½  Garlic cloves, crushed
½ small Bay leaf
Crushed peppercorns
2 cups Water
  Pimento to garnish
1 cup Cooked enriched rice,
  Sprinkled with chopped fresh
  Parsley

A typical stew which blends the Oriental and the Western cuisines. It is said that Philippine dishes require garlic and bay leaf from Spain, pepper from Malay, soy sauce from China, and vinegar to prove it's a native of the Philippines. DIRECTIONS: Broil chicken and veal on rack close to source of heat. Turn once to brown all sides.

Transfer to flameproof serving casserole with cider vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaf and peppercorns. Let stand at least 1 hour, turning meat pieces several times. Add water to cover meat. Cover casserole and let simmer very slowly for 1 to 1½ hours. At the end of the cooking process there should be very little sauce left in pan.

If necessary, remove cover and let simmer until liquid reduces.

Remove bay leaf. Garnish with pimento. Serve each portion over ½ cup rice. *From Weight Watchers International Cookbook* Submitted By MICHELLE BRUCE On 01-31-95

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