This quintessential Philippines stew has been made with the same ingredients for hundreds of years: soy sauce, garlic, vinegar, bay leaves and black pepper. Other ingredients are added to make each adobo special, so we’ve included plenty of filling Free Foods and warming spices.


Slimming World Filippino Pork AdoboSERVES 4 – READY IN 1 HOUR  20 MINS

Low calorie cooking spray

6 shallots, peeled and finely chopped

1 red chilli, peeled and thinly sliced

2cm piece root ginger, peeled and finely grated

1 tbsp finely chopped lemon grass

2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely grated

1 tbsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground turmeric

100ml dark soy sauce

50ml white wine vinegar

4 tbsp tomato purée

4 bay leaves

700ml chicken stock

16 baby new potatoes

2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into bite-sized pieces

600g lean pork fillets, all visible fat removed, cut into bite-sized pieces

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chopped fresh coriander, to garnish


1 Spray a wok or large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium-high heat. Add the shallots, red chilli, ginger, lemon grass, garlic, ground cumin and turmeric and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until soft and fragrant.

2 Stir in the remaining ingredients and season well. Bring to the boil, cover tightly and reduce the heat to low.

3 Simmer gently for 45 minutes until the pork is tender. Ladle into bowls and garnish with the coriander to serve.


Credit: Recipes taken from Slimming World’s A Taste of Asia, available from all 10,000 Slimming World groups priced £4.95/€7.95. To find your nearest Slimming World group visit or call 0844 897 8000.


Images: Slimming World’s A Taste of Asia/Gareth Morgans.