Turbo Lechon Belly


Ingredients:
2 kilo pork belly, wash and clean
4 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon ground pepper

Brine:
5 cups water
1 stalk lemon grass (tanglad)
1 stalk onion leeks
2 pieces bay leaves
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon peppercorn
5 tablespoons rock salt

Stuffing:
1 stalk lemon grass (tanglad)
1 stalk onion leeks (optional)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 onions, quartered

Glaze:
3 fresh milk
2 tablespoons oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine, brine ingredients then simmer for 5 minutes over low heat. Let it cool.

Part 2
1. In a large container, place pork belly then soak with the brine. Refrigerate overnight.

Part 3
1. Remove pork belly from the brine then pat dry.
2. Rub pork belly with salt and pepper.
3. Place stuffing in the center then roll. Tie and secure with twine.
4. Brush the surface with milk/oil mixture then cover with aluminum foil.
5. Place in a preheated turbo broiler over 355 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours.
6. Remove the foil then brush again with milk/oil mixture.
7. Roast for another hour until the skin is crispy.
8. Chop then serve with Lechon sauce.

Laing (Taro Leaves)


Ingredients:
25 pieces taro(gabi) leaves, dried and shredded
1/2 kilo pork belly, diced
1/4 cup shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1 cup 1st extract coconut cream(kakang gata)
2 cups 2nd extract coconut milk(gata)
3 pieces green chili pepper(siling haba), sliced
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 onions, chopped
2 tablespoons ginger, chopped
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2-3 pieces red chili(labuyo)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a casserole, saute garlic, ginger and onions.
2. Then add the pork, continue sauteing until color turns to light brown.
3. Add shrimp paste then stir cook for 2 minutes.
4. Pour coconut milk (2nd extract) then bring to boil.
5. Add in the taro leaves then push down until submerge then cook for 20 minutes. Do not stir.
6. Add coconut cream (1st extract) then simmer for 5 minutes.
7. Add green chili, red chili then adjust seasoning according to taste.
8. Continue to simmer for 10 minutes or until oil comes out.
9. Transfer to serving bowl then serve with steamed rice.

Banana Nut Bread


Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 pieces egg
1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoon buttermilk dissolved in 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 ripe bananas, mashed
2 tablespoon banana flavoring or vanilla extract
1/4 cup nuts,chopped (in this recipe we used candied cashew nuts) optional

Note:you can substitute then buttermilk mixture with 1/2 cup milk mixed with 1 tablespoon vinegar.

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, buttermilk, and flavoring. Mix together until well combined. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until well combined. Fold in the mashed banana.

2. Pour batter in prepared loaf pan until 3/4 full. Top with chopped nuts.

3. Bake in reheated oven at 150 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted at the middle comes out with few crumbs (not wet batter). Remove from oven and let cool. Run a knife around the pan to remove the bread.

Breakfast Spamsilog


Ingredients:
8 slices spam lite
4 cups leftover rice
4 raw eggs
1/2 head garlic, chopped
salt to taste
cooking oil
4 pieces tomatoes, halves

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry sunny-side up eggs until set. Drain and set aside.
2. In a same pan, fry garlic until light brown.
3. Add rice then season with salt. Keep stirring for 10 minutes or until well blended. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil then fry spam slices for 3 minutes or until light brown. Drain on paper towel.
2. Add sliced tomatoes then fry until soft. Drain.
3. Arrange fried spam in a serving plate with fried egg and fried rice.
4. Serve with tomatoes. Enjoy!

Chicken Adobo


Ingredients:
3/4 kilo chicken, cut into serving pieces
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sauteed sweet shrimp paste
1/2 teaspoon grind black peppercorns
1/2 head garlic, crushed
3 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
1 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
salt to taste
1/3 cup vinegar
1/4 cup cooking oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine chicken, soy sauce, shrimp paste and grind black peppercorns then marinate chicken for at least 1 hour.
2. Drain chicken then reserve the sauce. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil then saute garlic until golden brown. Remove and set aside.
2. Add marinated chicken then cook until light brown.
3. Add marinade, bay leaves, oyster sauce, whole peppercorns, and water then simmer for 20-30 minutes until meat is tender.
4. Add sugar then season with salt according to taste. Pour vinegar then simmer until liquid reduced.
5. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl then topped with toasted garlic.
6. Serve with steamed rice and crispy prawn fries.

Creamy Bacon Carbonara


Ingredients:
500 grams linguine pasta
400 grams bacon
100 grams sliced button mushroom
1 can evaporated milk
250 ml all purpose cream
1 can creamed of mushroom soup
1 head garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
250 grams grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoon parsley, chopped(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Set aside.

Part 2
1. Fry the bacon but not too crispy. drain and cut into small pieces. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion. Add mushroom and 3/4 of fried bacon.
2. Add evaporated milk and creamed mushroom soup.
3. Add the all purpose cream and grated Parmesan cheese. Stir and bring to boil. Season with ground pepper. (Add more evaporated milk or a cup of water if the sauce is too creamy or salty.)
4. Simmer until beginning to thicken. Remove from heat.
5. Prepare pasta into serving plate, top with grated Parmesan cheese together with the remaining bacon and chopped parsley.
6. Serve with garlic bread. Enjoy

Beef Arroz a la Cubana


Ingredients:
400 grams lean ground beef
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 beef bouillon cube
1/4 cup fermented black soy beans
1/4 cup raisins
4 pieces ripe cardava bananas, halves
4 raw eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
sugar, salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry banana until light brown. Drain and set aside.
2. In a same pan, fry sunny-side up egg until set. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, saute garlic, onion, then add ground meat and cook until light brown.
2. Add tomato paste, beef bouillon, soy sauce and ground pepper then cook for 10 minutes. Add a little water if necessary.
3. Add black soy beans and raisins then simmer for another 3 minutes.
4. Adjust seasoning with sugar and salt according to taste then cook until nearly dry.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve with steamed rice, fried banana and egg.

Pork and Beans Igado


Ingredients:
500 grams pork loin, cut into serving pieces
150 grams pork liver, cut into serving pieces
1 cup white beans (bitsuelas)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup anatto water
3 tablespoons vinegar
3 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large white onion, chopped
2 cups water
2 pieces potatoes, cut into serving pieces (optional)
1 pork bouillon
3 tablespoons cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, soak beans in water overnight. Wash on running water then drain. Set aside.
2. In a pot, boil water then cook beans for an hour or until tender. Add water if necessary then set aside.

Part 2
1. In a large bowl, combine pork meat, liver, garlic, soy sauce and anatto water then marinate for an hour.

Part 3
1. In a pot, heat oil then saute garlic and onion. Add pork meat, liver and marinade then cook for 10 minutes.
2. Add water, boiled beans, potatoes, bay leaves, and pork bouillon. Simmer for 20 minutes or until pork is tender.
3. Pour vinegar and simmer for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
4. Simmer for another 3 minutes or until sauce thickens.
5. Transfer to serving plate and serve.

Yang Chow Fried Rice


Ingredients:
8 cups cooked rice(preferably leftover)
1 cup Chinese sausages, sliced
200 grams prawns, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup sweet peas
1/2 cup carrot, diced
2 raw eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 stalks green onions, chopped
1/2 cup butter
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon sesame oil(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In the pan, melt butter then stir fry sausages for a minute.
2. Add garlic, green onion and carrots then saute for another minute.
3. Add shrimps and sweet peas then stir cook for another minute.
4. Add cooked rice, soy sauce and sesame oil then mix until rice is well coated.
5. Pour beaten egg then continue stirring until the egg is cooked.
6. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
7. Transfer to serving plate and garnish with chopped green onions.

Honey Garlic Chicken


Ingredients:
8-10 pieces chicken legs and wings, cleaned
4 cups flour
salt and pepper to taste

Sauce:
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
1/4 cup water

Procedures:
Part 1
1.Combine sauce ingredients then marinate chicken for at least 2 hours or over night inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. When ready, remove chicken from the marinade and reserve the marinade.
2. Toss chicken with flour, salt and pepper then shake off excess.
3. Arrange chicken in a baking pan then drizzle with cooking oil.
4. Bake in a preheated oven over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. Turning the chicken at 20 minutes.

Part 3.
1. Meanwhile, Simmer marinade in a sauce pan for 5 minutes or until reduced by half.

Part 4.
1. Take chicken from oven then toss with the sauce.
2. Return to oven then cook for another 5 minutes.
3. Transfer into serving plate then serve hot immediately.