I would go there and try to pretend like this is my entry for Filipino cuisine...but I feel too sleazy about it. This isn't even an actual Filipino recipe--it's just inspired by the flavors. So, I won't. Instead, I will tell you that this is AWESOME snack food. It's savory with a tangy, salty bite. I love it, and I'm sure you will, too.
Adobo-Flavored Almonds (from "The Filipino-American Cookbook" by, Jennifer Aranas)
-2 cups pecans, almonds, peanuts, cashews, or walnuts
-3 tablespoons brown sugar
-4 teaspoons soy sauce
-2 teaspoons vinegar
-1 teaspoon lime juice (or calamansi juice, if you can be authentic)
-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
-1/2 teaspoon pepper
1. Preheat oven to 325.
2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until the nuts are well coated. Pour the nuts onto a parchment-lined or lightly oiled baking sheet, separating the nuts as much as possible into a single layer.
3. Bake for 15 minutes or until nuts are golden brown. Cool 10-15 minutes before handling. They will be crispy with a brown, shiny glaze. Store in your cupboard in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.