Simple Roast Chicken


Ingredients:
1 whole chicken, cleaned
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons rock salt
2 tablespoons coarse black pepper
5 stalks lemongrass(tanglad), crushed

Procedures:
1. Using marinade injection, inject the milk to reach deep into the chicken meat.
2. Rub chicken including the cavity, between skin and meat with salt and pepper. Set aside for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
3. Once ready, stuff chicken with lemongrass.
4. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit then roast chicken for an hour or grill over hot charcoal until golden brown while basting skin with soften butter occasionally.

Classic Red Velvet Cupcake


Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
4 tablespoon red food color
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
red velvet crumb

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting:
200 grams cream cheese, softened
60 grams butter, softened
2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
A dash of salt

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, unsweetened cocoa, baking soda and salt then mix well. Set aside.

Part 2
1. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy (around 5 minutes).
2. Beat in eggs one at a time then mix in the sour cream, food color, and vanilla.
3. Add flour mixture gradually until just blended. (Do not overbeat as this will make the cupcake dry and hard.)

Part 3
1. In a muffin pan, line muffin cups then fill-in batter up to 2/3 of the muffin cup.
2. Bake in preheated oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until done. (Cupcakes is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.). Let it cool.

Part 4
1. In a electric mixer, whip butter on medium speed for 5 minutes or until becomes creamy.
2. Add cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla and salt then keep mixing for another 5 minutes or until becomes light and fluffy.
3. Add sugar then beat until smooth.
4. Scoop and spread the frosting on top of cupcakes. Sprinkle with red velvet crumb.
Refrigerate before serving.

Ginataang Tambakol


Ingredients:
500 grams tulingan(skipjack tuna), sliced into serving pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 piece onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, diced
2 pieces green chili(siling haba)
1 cup coconut cream (1st extract)
1 cup coconut milk (2nd extract)
2 pieces eggplants, sliced
1/2 cup of vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, heat oil the saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Arrange fish and eggplants then add fish sauce, vinegar, ground pepper and coconut milk.
3. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until almost tender.
4. Add coconut cream and simmer for another 10 minutes or until creamy and oily.
5. Add green chili and cook for another minute.
6. Serve and Enjoy!

Tomato and Basil Salad with Crouton


Ingredients:
200 grams croutons
6-8 ripe tomatoes, diced
1 red onions, chopped
1 tablespoon capers
3 tablespoons black olives, sliced
a bunch of fresh basil, torn into pieces

Dressing:
8 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, ground pepper, and sugar. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine croutons, basil, tomatoes, onions, capers and black olives.
2. Pour dressing over the salad then toss before serving.

Fish Fillet in Spicy Mango Sauce


Ingredients:
500 grams cream dory fillet, cut into serving pieces
cooking or vegetable oil for frying
ripe mango and green bell pepper strips for garnishing

Coating:
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water

Spicy Mango Sauce:
1 fresh ripe mango, cut into strips
1/4 cup rum
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch (dissolved in 1 tablespoon water)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, egg, ginger powder, water, salt and fish fillet then stir to coat evenly.
2. Let sit for 15 minutes at room temperature.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat cooking oil and deep fry fish pieces for 3 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Drain on paper towel and set aside.

Part 3
1. For the sauce, In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine rum and mangoes then stir cook until the sauce reduced.
2. Add honey, sugar and water then mash the mangoes until puree. Add chili flakes then adjust sweetness according to taste.
3. Add dissolved cornstarch then keep stirring until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat.

Part 4.
1. In a serving plate, place fried fish fillet then add mango and bell pepper strips.
2. Pour the sauce on top, serve and enjoy.

Hainanese Chicken


Ingredients:
1 (800 grams)whole chicken
1 tablespoon rock salt
75 grams ginger, sliced
2 pieces onions, quartered
6 stalks lemon grass, pounded
1/2 tablespoon pepper
salt to taste
3 liters water
1 tablespoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1 tablespoon water)
hainanese rice (optional)
dipping sauce: ginger sauce, sweet soy sauce and chili sauce (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Rub and massage chicken with rock salt for 5 minutes.
2. In a stock pot, add half of the sliced ginger, onions, lemon grass, salt, pepper and water. Bring to boil.
3. Stuff the other half inside the chicken and add into stock pot. Let boil for 40 minutes over medium heat.
4. When the chicken is done, remove from heat and stand for 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a pan, boil 3/4 cup of chicken broth and dissolved cornstarch. Adjust seasoning with salt.
2. Debone the chicken and transfer to serving plate. Pour the chicken with thickened stock then garnish with parsley.
3. Served with hainanese rice, ginger sauce, sweet soy sauce and chili sauce.
4. Served the remaining chicken broth as soup and adjust seasoning according to taste.

Spicy French Bean Stir Fry


Ingredients:
1/4 kilo french beans, trimmed
1/4 kilo ground pork
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon dried chopped chili
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add ground pork, fish sauce then stir cook until light brown.
3. Add french beans, oyster sauce, soy sauce and water then simmer for 3-5 minutes.
4. Add chili flakes, salt and pepper according to taste then simmer for another minute.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately.

Toast Stuffed Bread


Ingredients:
4 slices loaf bread
1 green/red bell pepper, diced
2 slices ham, diced
2 raw eggs, beaten
grated cheese
vegetable oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Slice each bread to make a hole, leaving the outer layer intact. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry ham and bell peppers. Remove and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, Add oil then place outer layer bread.
2. Add 1 tablespoon sauteed ham and bell peppers inside the bread.
3. Pour 2 tablespoons beaten eggs then sprinkle with grated cheese.
4. Top the inner layer bread, wait for a minute until set.
5. Flip and fry the other side until toast.
6. Repeat the procedures for the remaining pieces.

Chicken Asado


Ingredients:
1 kilo chicken, cut into serving pieces
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup water
250 grams Bok Choy(Chinese Petchay),blanched

Marinade:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster Sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
4 pieces star anise
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
1 onion, chopped
5 gloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt and pepper

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and marinate chicken for 1 hour. Remove from marinade and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry potatoes until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, fry chicken for 5 minutes or until light brown. Reduce oil if needed.
2. Add marinade and water, cover and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes or until chicken is tender. Add water if needed.
3. Add fried potatoes then adjust seasoning with sugar, salt and pepper according to taste.

Part 4
1. In a serving plate, arrange bok choy then add chicken asado. Serve with steamed rice.

Cream Dory in Red Sauce


Ingredients:
2 pieces whole cream dory fillet, halves
2 tomatoes, cubed
1/2 cup tomato paste
4 tablespoons calamansi/lemon juice
2 tablespoons sliced black olives
1 tablespoon capers
3 garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon dried basil flakes (optional)
chopped spring onions for garnishing

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Marinate fillet into ginger powder, salt, ground pepper and calamansi juice for 15 minutes. Drain.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil then fry marinated fillet until light brown. Drain and set aside into serving plate.

Part 3
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion, and tomatoes until soft.
2. Add black olives, capers, chili flakes, tomato paste, and water. Stir and bring to boil.
3. Season with sugar, salt, and pepper to taste. Simmer until the sauce reduced.
4. Pour the sauce on top of fillet then garnish with spring onions. Serve with steamed rice.