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Pineapple Pork Adobo


All good things to those who wait… and I promise this one is worth it! Succulent, juicy pork in a rich, glossy sauce, set off with pops of fresh, charred pineapple. This one pulls out all the stops!




15 minutes + 30 minutes marinating

2 hour 15 minutes


¾ cup apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup light soy sauce

3 tbsp brown sugar

¼ tsp ground black pepper

1 tbsp finely grated ginger

6 garlic cloves, finely chopped

800g (1.7 lb) pork belly, skinless, cut into roughly 4cm (1.5”) squares

3 tbsp vegetable oil

1 brown onion, halved, sliced

1 long red chilli, finely sliced

4 bay leaves

½ pineapple, skin removed, sliced

¼ cup sliced spring onion (scallions), to serve

Step 1

Whisk together the vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, pepper, ginger and half the chopped garlic. Place the pork in a large bowl and pour over the vinegar mixture. Toss to coat. Cover and set aside in the fridge to marinate for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large, heavy-based pan over high heat. Remove pork from the marinade and cook in batches (about 3-4 minutes each side) until golden brown. Reserve the marinade for later. Transfer the pork to a plate and set aside.

Step 3

Place the pan back on medium-high heat and add another tablespoon of oil. Add the onion and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes or until the onions have coloured and are soft. Add the remaining garlic and chilli and cook for another minute. Add the pork, reserved marinade, bay leaves and ¼ cup water. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 90 minutes. 

Step 4

Meanwhile, in another pan, add the remaining oil over a medium heat and caramelise the pineapple for 5-6 mins or until there is a golden crust on each chunk (you may need to do this in batches).

Step 5

Transfer pork and pineapple pieces to a large bowl or platter. 

Step 6

Place the sauce over medium-high heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes to thicken slightly. Pour sauce over pork and scatter over the spring onion.

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What our customers say

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5 out of 5 stars (based on 4 reviews)
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October 10, 2022

Perfect adobo! Family favourite dish now!

Love this combination, taste amazing together! We double the pineapple as it’s soooo good together every bite!

September 13, 2022

Delectable Dish!

If you like sweet, sour, and savory all at the same time, this is the dish for you!! We make this at least once a month and after two years haven’t tired of it yet!

August 29, 2022

Full of flavours, can’t stop eating!

This is the second time I made this dish and I’ll definitely make it again and again. Approved by the whole family including a picky eater. It’s soooo yummy. The pineapple goes perfectly with the adobo, so good. Thank you Marion!

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