Chocolate Mousse

Filipino Style Recipe: Chocolate Mousse is a popular chocolate dessert made of melted chocolate and milk incorporate together with gelatin then refrigerate until set.

1 1/2 cup evaporated milk
1-7 gram envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
whipped cream and cherries for toppings(optional)

Part 1
1. In a sauce pan, dissolved gelatin in water over low heat. Keep stirring.
2. Add evaporated milk and sugar then continue stirring until steaming hot. Do not boil.

Part 2
1. In a large bowl, combine chocolate morsels, vanilla and milk mixture then mix until blended. I used hand mixer.
2. Pour the mixture into molds then refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until set.
3. Top with whipped cream and cherries then serve chilled. Enjoy!

Sugar Glazed Meat Loaf

Filipino Style Recipe: Sugar Glazed Meat Loaf is a mouth-watering dish that can be served in any occasion specially during Holidays. It is budget friendly and foolproof even for those who do not know how to cook. Kids and adults will really love this.

Good for 2 small loaf pan

1 kilo lean ground pork
3/4 cup milk
2 raw eggs
1 medium onion, chopped
3/4 cup bread crumbs
2 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the Glaze:
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon oyster sauce

Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine the pork, milk, salt, eggs, sugar, ground pepper, onion, and bread crumbs then mix well.
2. Divide the meat mixture equally and put in two 8×4 or in one 9×5 loaf pan.

Part 2
1. To make the glaze, combine the ketchup, sugar and oyster sauce.
2. Pour on top of the meat and spread evenly.
3. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour or until the juices at the side is clear.
4. If not yet done, bake for another 10 minutes. Remove from the pan then slice and serve.

Beef Picadillo

Filipino Style Recipe: Picadillo is a Spanish dish similar to Arroz Ala Cubana. The dish is consists of ground beef cooked in tomato paste, sweet peas, bell peppers and carrots then season with salt and pepper. This is another simple and easy to prepare recipe.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes.
Estimated time of cooking: 40 minutes.
Good for 3-4 persons.

1/2 kilo ground beef, pre-boiled
1 medium carrot, cut into small cubes
1/4 cup green peas, cooked
1 green bell pepper, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 pieces bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons grams tomato paste
1/4 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped

1. In a casserole, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and bell pepper.
2. Add ground beef then continue cooking until light brown.
3. Add carrots, green peas, bay leaves, cumin, salt and pepper then mix well.
4. Add tomato paste, water and parsley then simmer for 8-10 minutes. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Transfer to serving bowl then garnish with parsley. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Seafood Salpicao

Filipino Style Recipe: Seafood Salpicao is a simple and quick seafood. Usually the seafood like shrimps, squid, mussels, fish fillet, vegetables and herbs cooked together in oyster sauce, and other seasonings.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15 minutes
Good for 3-5 persons

1/4 kilo shrimp, cleaned
1/4 squid, cut into rings
1/2 mussels, steamed and removed from shells(optional)
1 onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
3 stalks onion leeks, sliced diagonally
2 tablespoons coriander, chopped
1 bell pepper, sliced
80 grams pieces snow peas, trimmed
100 grams young corn, halves
100 grams shiitake mushrooms, sliced
4 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a wok, heat oil then saute ginger, garlic and onion.
2. Add young corn, mushroom then stir fry for 3 minutes.
3. Pour water and bring to boil then add seafood and simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Add oyster sauce, salt and pepper according to taste.
5. Add snow peas, onion leeks, coriander and bell pepper then cook for another 3 minutes.
6. Transfer to serving plate then garnish with remaining coriander.

Stir Cooked Buttered Vegetables

Filipino Style Recipe: stir cooked buttered vegetables is another simple yet healthy dish and usually served as side dish. It is consists of different varieties of vegetables steamed then stir cooked with butter, salt and pepper.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 15 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

1 carrot, cut into strips
1 small-sized cabbage, cut into serving pieces
100 grams beansprouts
3 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine
salt and ground pepper to taste

Part 1
1. In a pot, boil water with salt then add carrots and cabbage for 3 minutes.
2. Drain and plunge into cold water for another 3 minutes. Drain well and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, melt butter then add bean sprouts, carrots and cabbage.
2. Seasoned with salt and pepper then stir cook a minute or until tender.
3. Transfer the steamed vegetables into serving bowl. Serve immediately.

Spicy Chicken Paprika

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Chicken Paprika is a spicy chicken dish made from fried breaded chicken then tossed to coat in spicy paprika sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes(plus chilling time)
Estimated time of frying: 30-40 minutes.
Good for 3-5 persons

1 kilo chicken, cleaned and cut into serving pieces
cooking oil for frying

For Breading Mix:
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon salt

For Paprika Sauce:
1 teaspoon paprika pepper
1/2 cup hot sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 teaspoon garlic powder

Dipping Sauce:
1 cup mayonnaise
6 cloves garlic, minced

Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, paprika, cayenne and salt then mix well.
2. Place and toss chicken with the mixture until evenly coated.
3. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

Part 2
1. In a deep frying pan, heat enough oil to cover the chicken entirely.
2. Fry chicken for about 10-15 minutes in medium heat or until color turns to golden brown.
3. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a sauce pan, melt butter in a low heat then add butter, hot sauce, garlic powder, sugar and pepper. Stir well then turn off the heat.
2. In a large bowl, place the chicken then add sauce and mix until all the chicken coated evenly.
3. Serve immediately with dipping sauce and steamed rice.

Kinilaw na Dilis

Filipino Style Recipe: kinilaw na dilis is another variety of raw fish salad made of fresh anchovies fillet mixed with vinegar, chili, onion, ginger, calamansi juice, salt and pepper. This dish is another Filipino delicacy and usually served as appetizer or pulutan. Make sure it is fresh because the taste of kinilaw is depends on the freshness of the fish.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes(plus chilling time)

1/2 kilo anchovies(dilis)
6 tablespoons calamansi or lime juice
1 large white onion, chopped
3 tablespoons minced ginger
1 red bell pepper, slice thinly
3 pieces red or green chili(siling labuyo), chopped(optional)
spring onion for garnishing(optional)
1/4 tablespoon sugar(optional)
1/2 cup vinegar for washing
salt and pepper to taste

Part 1
1. Remove the heads of the fish then split the body into two and discard the bones and innards.
2. Repeat the procedure for the remaining fish then rinse and drain.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine fish fillet and vinegar then mix. Let stand for 5 minutes then drain vinegar.
2. Add the remaining ingredients then mix well.
3. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Serve chilled.

Seafood Angel Hair Carbonara

Filipino Style Recipe: Seafood Angel Hair Carbonara is another creamy and mouth-watering seafood-pasta dish. It is consists of seafood such as squid and clams then cooked together with evaporated milk, all purpose cream and cheese. Tossed together and topped with grated cheese. This can be served in any type of occasion or as mid-afternoon snack.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

500 grams angel hair pasta or any
800 grams clams
400 grams squid, cut into rings
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 head garlic, peeled and chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup sliced mushroom
1 big can evaporated milk
2 x 250 ml all purpose cream
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste
parsley for garnishing(optional)

Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare pasta based on cooking instructions. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and mushroom then saute for 2-3 minutes.
2. Add squid and stir cook for a minute. Remove and set aside.
3. In a same pan, add clams then cover and simmer until shells open. Remove and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, add the evaporated milk and all purpose cream then bring to boil while keep stirring.
2. Add the grated cheese then keep stirring for about 3-5 minutes or until beginning to thicken.
3. Put back the clams then adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Turn off the heat then add squid.
4. In a serving plate, arrange pasta then add the sauce on top. Sprinkle with grated cheese and garnish with parsley. Serve!