Ensaladang Talong


Ingredients:
4 large eggplants(talong)
2 white onions, cubed
4 medium-sized tomatoes, cubed
2 pieces green pepper
2 tablespoons sauteed shrimp paste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Broil eggplants until skin are charred and blister.
2. Let it cool then peel off the skin and remove the crown and the stem.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, mash lightly the eggplants with a fork then add onions, tomatoes and green pepper.
2. Serve with sauteed shrimp paste.

Fresh Lumpia (Lumpiang Sariwa)


Ingredients:
Filling:
1/2 cup ground pork
2 cups carrots, shredded
2 cups cabbage, shredded
2 cups water chestnuts(sayote) or turnips(singkamas), shredded
1 cup baguio beans, shredded(optional)
1 tablespoon onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup ground peanuts
Lettuce leaves
Lumpia wrapper
butter or cooking oil
Salt to taste

Sauce:
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup chicken broth or water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 cloves garlic; minced

Procedures:
Cook the Filling:
1. In a saucepan, heat butter and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add ground pork, simmer until it changes color.
3. Season with soy sauce and sugar.
4. Add vegetables and continue cooking until it is half-done.
5. Adjust seasoning with salt according to taste. Set aside.

How to make the Sauce:
1. In a saucepan, pour chicken broth and bring to boil.
2. Add sugar and soy sauce then mix well.
3. Dilute the cornstarch in water and pour in the saucepan.
4. Boil in a very low fire, stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens.
5. Add the garlic. Set aside.

To Wrap the Filling:
1. On top of the lumpia wrapper, place a leaf of lettuce and 3 tablespoons of the mixture.
2. You may roll up folding one end and leaving other open or just roll up and place in the platter.
3. Garnish with sauce and minced peanuts.

Salt and Pepper Pork Ribs


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork ribs, cut into serving pieces
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 green chili peppers(siling haba), sliced
1 red chili pepper, chopped
salt and grind pepper
cooking oil for frying

Marinade:
2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
2 tablespoons rice wine

Coating:
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, grind
1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine marinade then add ribs, marinate for 2 hours inside the fridge.
2. Add coating then toss until well coated.

Part 2
1. In a deep cooking pot, heat oil then deep fry ribs for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and drain.

Part 3
1.In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion, and chili over low heat. 2. Add fried ribs the toss to combined. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste. Remove from heat and serve.

Steamed Pork Dumplings


Ingredients:
250 grams ground pork
1 cup cabbage, chopped into small pieces
20-25 pieces gyoza or dumpling wrappers
2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
salt and ground white pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage and 1/2 teaspoon salt then let sit for 10 minutes.
2. Squeeze the cabbage firmly to discard excess water.
3. In a large bowl, ground pork, combine cabbage, green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and ground white pepper then mix evenly with your hand.

Part 2
1. Scoop a spoonful of mixture then place in the center of wrapper.
2. Moisten the entire edge of wrapper with water then fold in half.
3. Seal and crimp the edges then press against bottom into sheet pan.
4. Repeat the procedures to remaining mixture.

Part 3
1. In a steamer, arrange the pork dumplings lined with cabbage leaves. 2. Cover and steam for 10 minutes.
2. Serve with dipping sauce.

Crispy Shrimp Gambas


Ingredients:
1/2 kilo Prawns, cleaned
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons hot sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch or flour(dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste
Chopped spring onion for garnishing(optional)

Batter:
1/2 cup flour
a dash of salt
1 raw egg
1/2 cup water

Procedures:
Part 1
1. 1. In a bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper, egg and water to make a smooth batter. Stir to mix well.
2. Dip shrimp into batter then hold it up to drain well.
3. Deep fry shrimps until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add bell pepper then continue sauteing for a minute.
3. Add tomato sauce, hot sauce, soy sauce and dissolved flour then simmer for 3 minutes or until thicken.
4. Add shrimps then season with salt and pepper then cook for 2 minutes or until tender. Garnish with spring onions.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately with garlic rice.

Buffalo Chicken Tenders


Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs. chicken breast tenderloins, boneless, skinless
2 raw eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tsp salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
oil, for frying
Bleu Cheese Dressing, for dipping

For Buffalo Sauce:
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup hot sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika

Procedures:
Part 1
1.In a pan over low heat, combine sauce ingredients then stir until well blended. Cover and keep warm.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine egg and milk then mix well.
2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, and ground pepper then mix well.
3. Dip the chicken into egg mixture then dredge into flour mixture. Shake off to remove excess flour.
4.Dip again the chicken into egg mixture then dredge into flour mixture. Shake off to remove excess flour.
5. Repeat the steps for the remaining chicken. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil then deep fry chicken for 5-8 minutes or until light brown. Drain on paper towel.
2. Toss chicken in buffalo sauce until coated evenly. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with ground dried parsley.
3. Serve with Bleu cheese dressing.

Grilled Chicken, Apple and Almond Salad


Ingredients:
1/4 kilo chicken breasts or fillet
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon Spanish paprika
salt and pepper to taste

1 fresh apple, sliced thinly
1/4 cup unsalted roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
lettuce leaves, cut into serving pieces
1/4 grated Parmesan or cheddar cheese (optional)
3/4 cup salad dressing(Dijon, honey mustard or any dressing)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Pound chicken breasts then season with salt, garlic powder, cumin, paprika and ground pepper.
2. Grill for 20 minutes or until cooked.
3. Let it cool then cut into strips. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a large bowl, arrange lettuce then top with sliced apple, almond and grilled chicken.
2. Pour the salad dressing then toss to combine.
3. Sprinkle with grated cheese then serve cold.

Easy Tuna Sisig


Ingredients:
1 can tuna flakes in oil, drained
1 white onion, minced
3 pieces chili, chopped
2 tablespoons crushed chicharon
1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise
1/2 tablespoon margarine
liquid seasoning
1 raw egg (optional)
calamansi (optional)

Procedures:
1. In bowl, combine tuna flakes, chicharon, mayonnaise, onion and chili.
2. Heat sizzling plate over low flame then grease with margarine.
3. Add tuna mixture then season with liquid seasoning. Mix well.
4. Add raw egg then mix again until cooked.
5. Remove from heat then serve immediately with calamansi and steamed rice. Enjoy.

Pork Sisig Kapampangan


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork meat(combination of cheek, ear and snout)
200 grams chicken liver (optional)
4 tablespoons butter
3 pieces onion, minced
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
3-4 chili hot pepper(siling labuyo), chopped
3 green chili (siling haba), chopped (optional)
3 gloves garlic, crushed
3 pieces bay leaves
1 tablespoons rock salt
1 teaspoon peppercorn
4 tablespoons vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine pork meat, garlic, bay leaves, rock salt and peppercorn.
2. Pour enough water, simmer for 1 hour or until tender. Drain.

Part 2
1. Grill over hot charcoal until crisp and browned.
2. Slice the pork cheeks and ears into small pieces. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, melt butter then saute ginger and onions.
2. Add chicken liver then crush while cooking until tender.
3. Add chopped pork cheeks and ears and stir fry for 5 minutes.
4. Add chopped green chili and hot pepper,
5. Season with vinegar, salt and ground pepper. Mix well.
6. Stir cook until the sauce thickens. Serve.

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.