Adobong Pusit

adobong pusitHow to make Adobong Pusit:

Adobong Pusit is a tasty squid dish cooked using the popular Filipino adobo method. Squid is first boiled in soy sauce and vinegar then later sautéed in garlic, onions and tomatoes; this brings in an awesome array of flavors that will surely activate your taste buds.

Since this is a squid dish, make sure that you don’t cook the squid longer than the indicated time to preserve the tender texture. If in case the texture of the squid becomes rubbery due to over cooking, try cooking it some more. You see – there are two ways to ensure that the squid that you are cooking is tender: you can either cook it for a short time or add more cooking time as you usually do for pork.


1 lbs pusit

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1 small bay leaf

1/4 tsp. pepper

3-4 cloves garlic, minced

1/3 cup vinegar

1 tsp. sugar

1/4 cup water

3 tbsp. cooking oil

1 small onion, thinly sliced


1. Pull out head, tentacles, innards and transparent ribs from the body of the squid.

2. Cut off tentacles just above the eyes and discard innards and transparent ribs.

3. Wash and drain bodies and tentacles.

4. Combine salt, pepper, garlic, vinegar, water, sugar, and bay leaf.

5. Marinate squids in this mixture for 1 hour.

6. Drain.

7. Save marinade.

8. Saute’ onions in hot oil.

9. Add drained squids, saute’ until the juice evaporates (about 10-12 minutes).

10. Strain marinade, add to sauteed squids.

11. Let simmer for about 15 minutes.

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