Adobong Sitaw is just one of the many ways to enjoy the original Filipino style of cooking which uses soy sauce and vinegar marinade.
Usually, people disregard the hidden flavor of sitaw or string beans since it gets served as just an additional ingredient for several recipes. But this time, the healthy and cost-friendly vegetable becomes the star of the show. Plus, the supposed hidden and unknown flavor of the veggie suits the marinade so much that it turns into a delectable and tasty dish.
Even for me, I consider the dish as a personal favorite. Being a lover of vegetables, I would prefer to eat string beans rather than use animal meat for the recipe. Vegans will surely approve of this dish because it means they can enjoy the taste of adobo without sacrificing their vegetable-only diet. For those who love both beans and meat, do not fret, since the recipe may include some pork meat too.
It has been well-known all around the country how adobo - which Filipinos consider as their pride and glory - was developed into what it is today. Early Filipinos came up with the cooking method even before the colonial era started. They would marinate their meat using vinegar so they can eat them for longer. After that, the new Pinoys gave the current recipes a few twists and they came up with more exciting dishes.
Health Benefits of Sitaw
These beans are amazing vegetables. They contain lots (when I say lots, as in very high amounts!) of minerals and healthy vitamins. This makes the dish a must for the kids as it can provide them with calcium.
What are you waiting for? Time to go to the market to buy the ingredients for your next meal, which is adobong sitaw. Surprise the family with the amazing taste of vegetables cooked in adobo style. Put a few pork slices while you’re at it, so they can enjoy its taste more. But it is also fine to stick to the plain and healthy side of the recipe.
Adobong Sitaw Recipe
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 200 g pork cut into small cubes
- 1 bunch long beans cut into 2 inch pieces
- 3 tbsp vinegar
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- black pepper
- cooking oil
- Using a pan over medium heat, add the cooking oil and saute the garlic and onion until the onion turns translucent.
- Add the pork and cook for 5 minutes until it is tender and turns light brown.
- Put the string beans, vinegar and soy sauce. Season with black pepper and let it cook for another 2 minutes until the string beans are tender.
- Serve and enjoy!