Tahong Sisig


Ingredients:
1 kilo mussels(tahong), cleaned with beard removed
1 thumb-sized ginger, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1 red onion, minced
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 pieces green chili pepper(siling haba), chopped
2 pieces red chili(labuyo), chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, place ginger and mussels with enough water. Bring to boil until the shells open.
2. Drain then remove the mussels from the shell. Set aside.

Part2
1. In a pan, heat oil the saute ginger and garlic.
2. Add mussels then season with paprika, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
3. Turn off the heat the transfer to mixing bowl.
4. Add onion, mayo and chili. Toss and serve.

Bagnet Sisig


Ingredients:
250 grams cooked bagnet, chopped (check bagnet recipe)
1 onion, finely chopped
2 red chili(labuyo), chopped (optional extra spicy)
2 pieces green chili, sliced diagonally
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 teaspoon ground pepper
1 raw egg (optional)
calamansi for garnishing

Procedures:
1. In a iron pan, heat oil then saute onion.
2. Add bagnet and continue sauteing until becomes crispy.
3. Season with soy sauce and ground pepper. Add red and green chili then stir cook for a minute.
4. Transfer to hot sizzling plate then top with raw egg. Serve immediately with calamansi.

Spicy Baby Squid Calamares


Ingredients:
500 grams baby squid, separate head from the body
1 lemon, juice
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
salt and pepper to taste
2 raw eggs, beaten
vegetable oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, marinate squid in lemon juice for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, cayenne, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
2. Dip squid into beaten eggs then dredge into breadcrumbs mixture.

Part 3
1. In a frying pan, heat oil until enough hot.
2. Fry the squid for a minute or until golden brown. Do not overcooked.
3. Remove squids and drain on paper towels.
4. Transfer into serving bowl and sprinkle with dried basil.
5. Serve with blue cheese dip.

Steak Caesar Salad


Ingredients:
1 large head romaine Lettuce, tear into serving pieces
1 slice pan seared steak, cut into small cubes
1 large fresh tomato, cut into cubes
1 red onion, cut into cubes
1 white onion, cut into strips, coated and fried
Caesar salad dressing

Procedures:
1. In a serving plate, arrange lettuce, tomato and onions.
2. Add steak then drizzle with Caesar dressing. Serve immediately.

Grilled Pork Belly


Ingredients:
6 slices pork belly

Marinade:
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup calamansi or lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large container, combine marinade ingredients and pork belly. 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 for basting.

Part 3
1. Grill pork belly over hot charcoal for 20-30 minutes on each side or until tender while basting with marinade mixture.
2. Transfer serving plate and serve with fried rice and mixed veggies. Enjoy!

Spicy Tahong


Ingredients:
1 kilo mussels, shelled and drained well
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 head garlic, peeled and minced
1 onion, chopped
5 pieces green chili pepper(siling haba), sliced
7 pieces red chili(labuyo)
4 tablespoons cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat olive oil then saute garlic, onion and chili peppers.
2. Add mussels and stir cook for about 3 to 5 minutes.
3. Add tomato sauce and wine then continue to cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. stirring regularly.
4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Transfer to serving plate. Enjoy

Pastil


Ingredients:
500 grams chicken breast
1/4 cup dark soy sauce
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 teaspoon white sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
a pinch ground black pepper
1 tablespoon cooking oil
20 pieces banana leaves, cut into semi-rectangular shape
10 cups cooked white rice

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, boil chicken breast for 20 minutes or until tender. Reserve 1 cup broth.
2. Shred chicken breast into small strips. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add shredded chicken then stir cook for a minutes.
3. Pour chicken broth, dark soy sauce and oyster sauce.
4. Season with sugar and ground black pepper according to taste then simmer until liquid evaporates. Turn off the heat.

Part 3
1. Singe each banana leaf into flames for a few seconds but do not burn. Let it cool then wipe with clean cloth.
2. Place banana leaf in a clean table then brush a little oil.
3. Scoop a half cup of rice and 1 tablespoon chicken filling then wrap neatly. Serve.neatly and serve.

Clams in Ginger Soup


Ingredients:
1/2 kilo fresh clams(halaan)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, sliced
2 thumb-sized ginger, finely sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 to 6 cups water, add more water if necessary
patis (fish sauce) to taste
ground black pepper to taste
chili leaves(dahon ng sili)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Wash the clams thoroughly and drain.
2. Place the clams in a bowl with water and salt.
3. Cover for several hours or overnight. This will allow the clams to expel sand.

Part 2
1. In a pot, heat oil and saute ginger, union and garlic.
2. Pour water then bring to boil. Season with fish sauce and pepper.
3. Add clams then simmer for another 3 minutes or until shells are opened. Discard shells that did not open.
4. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Add chili leaves and simmer for 2 minutes.
6. Remove from heat then serve.

Tinapa Spring Rolls


Ingredients:
12 pieces spring roll wrappers
1 raw egg, beaten
vegetable oil for frying

Filling:
1 smoked milkfish(tinapang bangus), flake and discard bones
1 small bunch parsley, finely chopped
2 salted eggs, scoop out and chopped
1 bird’s eye chili(labuyo), chopped
2 tomatoes, discard the seeds and chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 white onion, minced

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine all the filling ingredients then mix well.
2. Place 1 tablespoon of filling in a line shape at the middle of the wrapper.
3. Fold over the bottom edge of the wrapper to the center.
4. Fold the two sides towards the center and roll. Use a bit egg to seal the last edge.
5. Repeat until all wrapped up.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil deep enough that spring rolls is half-submerged.
2. When the oil is hot enough, deep fry spring rolls for 5 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
3. Drain on paper towel then serve with spicy vinegar.

Turbo Broiler Rosemary Chicken


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

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine rosemary, rock salt and black pepper then mix well.
2. Using marinade injection, inject the milk to reach deep into the chicken meat.
3. Rub chicken with rosemary mixture including the cavity, between skin and meat.
4. Set aside for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

Part 2
1. Once ready, stuff chicken with lemongrass.
2. Baste the skin with milk/oil mixture.
3. Place in a preheated turbo broiler over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour or until golden brown.
4. Serve with lechon sauce.