Polvoron


Yield: 40 pieces

Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup powdered milk (I used Nido Fortified)
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
* japanese paper or or cellophane
* polvoron moulder

Flavoring: (Optional)
3/4 cup (crushed toasted pinipig, ground cookies and cream(Oreo), chocolate powder, etc…)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan over medium heat, toast flour for about 15 minutes or until color turns to light brown. Stir constantly.
2. Transfer to a bowl and let it cool. Set aside.

Part 2
1. Add powdered milk and sugar then mix until well combined.
2. Pour melted butter then mix well until smooth.
3. Add the flavoring you choose then stir well.

Part 3
1. In a polvoron mold, scoop and press the mixture until compact.
2. Freeze polvoron for 30 minutes or until firm then wrap with japanese paper then secure by twisting both ends.
3. Repeat until all the mixture are consumed. Done!

Tuna Aglio Olio


Ingredients:
400 grams spaghetti pasta
1/4 cup olive oil
8 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 can spicy tuna flakes in oil, drained
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 tablespoons capers
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes(optional)
basil leaves for garnishing (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

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

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil then saute garlic, dried basil, capers and chili flakes.
2. Add tuna and stir cook for 3 minutes then season with salt and pepper.
3. Add remaining olive oil and pasta then toss until coat evenly.
5. Transfer to serving plate, garnish with basil leaves then serve.

Pork Barbecue (Inihaw na Baboy)


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork meat with fat, sliced into thin pieces
bamboo skewers (soak in water for 15 minutes)

Marinade:
1 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup calamansi or lime juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/4 cup banana ketchup (optional)

Procedures:

Part 1
1. In a large container, combine marinade ingredients and pork. Marinate inside the fridge overnight.
2. Remove pork from marinade.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup marinade then mix with 1 tablespoon oil and ketchup for basting.

Part 3
1. Arrange marinated pork as desired on bamboo skewers then brush with marinade mixture.
2. Repeat the steps for the remaining pieces.

Part 4
1. Grill pork over hot charcoal for 5 minutes on each side or until tender while basting with marinade mixture.
2. Transfer serving plate and serve with spicy vinegar. Enjoy!

Easy Pork Stew


Ingredients:
500 grams pork loin, sliced into strips
3 cups water
1 carrot, cut into strips
2 potatoes, cut into strips
1/2 cup green peas
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
fish sauce or salt to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add pork meat and continue sauteing until color turns to light brown.
3. Pour water and simmer for 25 minutes or until pork is tender.
4. Add green peas, carrot and potatoes then simmer for 3 minutes. Seasoned with fish sauce and ground pepper according to taste.
5. Simmer for another 5 minutes or until sauce is reduced and thickened.
6. Transfer to serving plate and serve.

Oven Grilled Stuffed Bangus


Ingredients:
1 large-sized milkfish(bangus)
2 onions, chopped finely
4 tomatoes, chopped finely
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons cooking oil
aluminum foil for wrapping

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Clean fish but keep the scales intact.
2. With a sharp knife, slice the back of the fish and remove innards.
3. Rub the skin with salt.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, tomatoes, onions, ginger, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Stuff the mixture inside the fish then brush the skin with cooking oil.
3. Wrap with aluminum foil then grill in a preheated oven over 200 degrees celsius for 30 minutes.
4. Remove from oven and open the aluminum foil. Drain the liquid.
5. Put back the fish then grill for another 10 minutes or until turned to brown.
6. Serve with toyomansi dipping 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.

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.