Chicken Intestine Adobo is locally known as “isaw” in the Filipino language and “silit” in the Ilocano dialect.
Adobo is one of the most popular methods of cooking in the Philippines. Almost all kind of meat can be cooked this way. Here’s how to cook “Adobong Isaw” or “Adobong Silit”.
1 kilo Chicken’s Intestines (Isaw), cleaned
1 head of Garlic, chopped
2 pieces Onions, julienned
1 cup Vinegar
3 Bay Leaves
1 tablespoon Muscovado Sugar (Molasses Sugar)
1/2 cup Soy Sauce
2 cups Water
a pinch of Ground Black Pepper
1 cup Canola Oil
1 teaspoon Achiote powder/seeds (Annatto)
3 Red Hot Chili Pepper (Siling Labuyo), chopped *optional
1. In a casserole, saute garlic and onions with half a cup of canola oil, put the intestines. Mix well.
2. Put 1 cup water, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and black pepper. Let it boil uncovered for 2 minutes then lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, covered.
3. Mix the remaining water with achiote powder and put in the casserole. Add the bay leaves. Remove the cover, increase the heat and let the liquid evaporates until you hear it sizzles, add the red hot chili pepper, put back the cover and fry for a minute or two.
4. Best served with steamed rice or a bottle of beer, or both.