Baked Bacon Oysters

Filipino Style Recipe: Baked Bacon Oysters is another easy and simple dish made of fresh oysters, steamed until the shells open then baked together with bacon and cheese.

24 fresh oysters
8 bacon strips
1 tablespoons chopped parsley
100 grams cheddar or mozzarella cheese

Part 1
1. In a pan, cook bacon over medium heat until shrunk but not crisp. Drain on paper towel.
2. Chop bacon into pieces and tidbits. Set aside.

Part 2
1. Rinse and brush oysters to remove dirt.
2. Steam oysters for 3-5 minutes or until shells open.
3. Remove top shells using a knife.

Part 3
1. Arrange oysters in a baking pan, add bacon tidbits then cover each oyster with cheese.
2. Bake in a preheated oven over 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is melted.
3. Transfer to serving plate, top with bacon pieces then sprinkle with parsley.
4. Serve immediately.

Nachos with Chili Con Carne

Filipino Style Recipe: Nachos with Chili Con Carne is a Mexican dish usually served as snack. The dish is consist of tortilla chips covered with chili con carne, sour cream and cheese.
100 grams tortilla chips
1/4 cup sour cream
1 Jalapeño pepper, sliced
1/4 cup black olives, sliced
2/3 cup cheese sauce/spread

Chili Con Carne:
500 grams ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons cayenne or chili powder
1 medium-sized red bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 large-sized tomatoes, chopped
1-2 teaspoons dried or fresh oregano(optional)
1 teaspoon cumin
1 cup beef stock or water
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil and add the ground beef. Cook over a medium heat until color turns to brown.
2. Saute the onion, garlic and chilli. After sauteing, mix with ground beef and simmer for 2 minutes.
3. Add beef stock, tomato paste and tomatoes then simmer for 20 minutes. Add more water if necessary.
4. Add the oregano, cumin and bell pepper then adjust seasoning according taste.

Part 2
1. Place nachos in a serving plate, add chili con carne on top.
2. Drizzle with sour cream and cheese.
3. Sprinkle with olives, onions and jalapeno. Serve.

Pinaksiw na Hito sa Soda

Filipino Style Recipe: Pinaksiw na hito sa soda is another quick and easy fish dish by Filipinos. Instead of traditional paksiw which has a sour and salty taste. This version of paksiw has an additional sweet flavor coming from soda. The dish can be served together with steamed rice or sometimes as pulutan(appetizer or finger food) with cold beer.

2 pieces large-sized catfish
6 gloves garlic, pounded
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced and pounded
4 tablespoons vinegar
3 cups soda(sprite or 7-up)
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
salt and vinegar for washing

Part 1
1. Rub catfish with salt then wash in vinegar.
2. Cut into 3-4 slices then rinse in running water. Set aside.

Part 1
1. In a large pot, arrange garlic, onions and ginger at the bottom.
2. Arrange sliced catfish then pour vinegar, soda, olive oil, salt and ground pepper.
3. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until the sauce reduced.
4. Remove from heat then serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy

Ensaladang Repolyo

Filipino Style Recipe: Ensaladang talong or Cabbage salad is another easy and simple salad that usually served as side dish. It is consists of branch cabbage toss with tomatoes and onions then serve with fermented fish sauce or toyo-mansi.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

1 small size cabbage, cut into seving pieces
4 medium size tomatoes, chopped
1 large size white onion, chopped thinly
3 tablespoons fermented fish sauce (bagoong isda)
2 tablespoons vinegar

Part 1
1. Blanch cabbage in a boiling water for a minute, Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a large bowl, toss cabbage and other ingredients.
2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cheesy Paprika Fries

Filipino Style Recipe: Cheesy paprika fries is a popular snacks made of potatoes cut into sticks then deep fried until crisp. Toss with cheese, paprika, garlic and salt powder.

4 large potatoes, washed and dried
2 cups peanut oil
1/2 cup cheese powder
1 tablespoon Spanish paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Part 1
1. Cut potatoes into 1/2-inch-thick sticks.
2. In a small bowl, combine cheese powder, Spanish paprika, garlic powder and salt until blended. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In deep pan, heat oil then fry potatoes for crisp. Drain.
2. Combine fries and powder mixture, toss to coat then serve with dressing.

Steamed Okra with Shrimp Paste

Filipino Style Recipe: Steamed Okra with Shrimp Paste is an easy and simple Filipino dish. We usually served this every morning together with fried rice.

10 pieces okra, trimmed
2 tablespoons sauteed shrimp paste (recipe)

1. In a steamer, steam okra for 10 minutes then transfer to ice water for 3 minutes to stop cooking. Drain.
2. Transfer okra into serving plate then serve with sauteed shrimp paste. Enjoy!

Fried Anchovy Salad

Filipino Style Recipe: Fried Anchovy Salad is a simple and easy yet delicious salad. The sweetness of the dressing and the saltiness of anchovy makes this salad so special.

1 pack green and purple lettuce
1/4 cup fried achovies
2 tablespoons black olives, pitted
6 pieces cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
Mayonnaise (optional)

For the dressing:
1/4 cup Greek dressing
2 tablespoon honey

Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine Greek dressing and honey then mix well.

Part 2
1. In a large big bowl, tear lettuce into serving pieces.
2. Add the black olives, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber.
3. Add fried anchovies on top then garnish with honey dressing and mayonnaise.
4. Serve immediately as appetizer.

Steamed Shrimp

Filipino Style Recipe: Steamed Shrimp is a simple but tasty shrimp dish, the shrimps steamed in a salted water until cooked then serve with spicy vinegar.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 5-7 minutes

500 grams shrimp
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1. In a saucepan, boil enough water with salt and lemon juice.
2. Arrange shrimp in a steamer rack or wire colander then season with garlic powder, salt and ground pepper. (Do not allow water to come through the steamer rack.)
3. Steam the shrimp for 5 minutes or until color turns to pink.
4. Let it cool then serve with spicy vinegar.

Breaded Butterfly Shrimp

Filipino Style Recipe: Breaded Butterfly Shrimp is another simple yet special shrimp dish that is usually serve as appetizer or pulutan together with your favorite dip. The shrimp were butterflied then coated into flour mixture, eggs and breadcrumbs. Deep fried until golden brown then serve with dipping sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 30 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10 minutes

500 grams large-sized shrimp
2 pieces raw eggs, beaten
2 cups panko breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika powder (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil for frying

Part 1
1. Remove head, peel, and devein the shrimp. Tail intact.
2. Using a knife, slice lengthwise then open the cut to butterfly the shrimp.

Part 2.
1. In a bowl, combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, ginger powder, salt and pepper.
2. In a separate bowl, pour beaten eggs then add a littler water.
3. In another bowl, combine panko breadcrumbs and chopped parsley.

Part 3
1. Holding the tail, dredge the shrimp into flour mixture then dip in egg mixture.
2. Dredge again the shrimp into flour mixture then dip in egg mixture.
3. Press into breadcrumbs to coat evenly. Repeat for the remaining shrimp.

Part 4.
1. In a skillet, heat oil then deep fry breaded shrimp for 2 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Drain on paper towel. Serve with dipping sauce.

Crispy Oyster Mushroom

Filipino Style Recipe: Crispy Oyster Mushroom is a simple yet standout dish made of oyster mushroom coated in batter then deep-fried until medium brown. This is usually serve as appetizer or pulutan.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 8 minutes

150 grams oyster Mushroom, clean, rinse and pat dry
cooking oil for frying

2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup ice cold water
1 tablespoon sesame oil
salt and white pepper to taste

1. In a bowl, combine batter ingredients and whisk well. Mixture should not too runny or thicken.
2. In a pan, heat enough oil for frying.
3. Dip oyster mushroom into batter then fry until medium brown. Drain on paper towel.
4. Transfer to serving bowl then serve with your favorite dip.