Adobong Pusit is a tasty squid dish cooked according to the Filipino Adobong Pusit recipes. The popular adobo method of boiling the main ingredient in a mixture of soy sauce and vinegar is followed here as well. The squid thus cooked is then tossed with garlic, onions and tomatoes as recommended by the traditional Adobong Pusit recipe. The flavors of Adobong Pusit are believed to be enhanced by cooking it in the Filipino way. There are no restrictions about the size of squid that can be used in this very popular Adobong Pusit recipe however the small and medium sized ones are considered to be best while preparing a dish of Adobong Pusit.
History of Adobong Pusit Recipes
The Filipino Adobong Pusit recipes are not too removed from the history of the adobo which had been brought to the country by the Spaniards. The extensive use of vinegar while cooking the squids in Adobong Pusit ensures that the dish can be preserved naturally without the aid of a refrigerator which had not been there 500 years ago when the dish first originated in the islands of Philippines. The students and people who have to carry food over long distances prefer the squid cooked according to the Adobong Pusit recipe even now.
Ingredients & Preparation of Adobong Pusit
Cleaning of the squid is the most important part of cooking the Filipino Adobong Pusit and utmost care is normally taken to keep the ink sac intact while removing the stomach and head completely. The ink sac also has to be carefully removed to be used later in the stage. The sautéing of the squid along with the basic ingredients of garlic, onions and tomato is also something that requires total attention as overcooking of the squid would spoil the Adobong Pusit completely. Pouring the squid ink along with the adobo sauce after the squids are removed from the heat is another way of retaining the original flavor while cooking Adobong Pusit.
Serving the Filipino Adobong Pusit Filipino
Adobong Pusit is always served with hot steamed rice which is the staple food of the Filipinos.
Variations in the Adobong Pusit Recipe
The adobo dishes are eaten throughout Philippines with slight variations. While in other parts of Philippines the dish is eaten with the sauce, a very crispy and dried version of the Adobong Pusit recipe is cooked in Cebu. The caramelized form of Adobong Pusit is another popular form of this traditional dish.
Adobong Pusit.: Trivia
The traditional Adobong Pusit contains squids with their skins kept intact.