Grilled Stuffed Squid


Ingredients:
1 kilo large/medium sized fresh squid, clean
1/2 cup soy sauce
4 tablespoons calamansi juice
salt and ground pepper to taste
2 tablespoons cooking oil
3 large tomatoes, chopped finely
2 onions, chopped finely
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienne
1/4 cup chopped parsley(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Marinate squid in soy sauce, calamansi juice and ground pepper. Refrigerate for 6 hours. Drain.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine tomatoes, onions, ginger and parsley, salt and pepper. Toss together.
2. Stuff the mixture inside the squid then secure with toothpick. (Do not to over stuff the squid)
3. Grilled over hot charcoal for 10 minutes. Baste with marinade and cooking oil.
4. Transfer to serving plate then slit the squid vertically.
5. Serve with liquid seasoning.

Baguio Beans Gising Gising


Ingredients:
450 grams baguio beans, cleaned and chopped thinly
300 grams ground pork
1 cup coconut cream(1st extract)
1 teaspoon sauteed shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
salt and pepper to taste
4 pieces red hot chillies(labuyo), sliced into small pieces
1 cup coconut milk(2nd extract) (optional)

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, cook pork meat until color turns to light brown and start to render oil.
2. Add garlic and onion then saute until translucent.
3. Add shrimp paste, cumin powder and continue sauteing for a minute or until cooked.
4. Pour coconut milk, simmer until reduced and thick.
5. Pour coconut cream, baguio beans and chopped chili, cook for 3 minutes or until tender and crisp.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper then transfer to serving plate then serve.

Crispy Fries


Ingredients:
1 kilo potatoes, washed
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried basil flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 cup water
vegetable oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cut potatoes into thin slices, then place into ice cold water.
2. In a bowl, combine flour, garlic powder, basil flakes, salt and paprika then mix until well combined.
3. Sifted then add water and stir until well blended. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a deep pan, heat oil. Dip potato slices into flour mixture one at a time.
2. Fry until golden brown and crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels.
3. Repeat for the remaining slices. Place fries into serving bowl then garnish with parsley.
4. Serve with favorite dipping sauce.

Fried 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 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 breadcrumbs, flour, cornstarch, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Dip squid into beaten eggs then dredge into breadcrumbs mixture.
3. Repeat the step a second time.

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 grated cheese and chopped parsley.
5. Serve with marinara sauce.

Pakbet with Bagnet


Ingredients:
1/4 kilo bagnet, cut into serving pieces
1/2 squash, chopped into 2×1 inch cubes
1 large eggplant, cut in halves and sliced diagonally
1 bunch string beans(sitaw), cut in 2-inch length
6 pieces okra, cut diagonally
1 medium-sized bitter melon(ampalaya), cut in half seeded and slice diagonally
1 bunch winged beans(sigarilyas), sliced
3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
1 piece onion, chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, sliced in strips
3 large tomatoes, diced
4 tablespoons shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1 cup water
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, fry bagnet until crispy. Put into a strainer and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, remove excess oil then saute the garlic, ginger, onion and tomatoes.
2. Add shrimp paste and cook for 2 minutes. Add water then bring to a boil.
3. Add squash and cook for another 3 minutes or until texture becomes soft.
4. Add the rest of the vegetables, then season with salt and pepper. Add water if necessary.
5. Cover and simmer over low heat until vegetables are tender. (Do not overcook the vegetables)
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve with bagnet on top. Share and Enjoy!

Crispy Fried Calamares


Ingredients:
500 grams squid, clean and cut into rings
1 lemon, juice
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
salt and pepper to taste
2 raw eggs, beaten
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
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, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Add squid then dip in beaten eggs. Dredge it with bread crumbs then place on a plate.

Part 3
1. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry the squid for a minute or until golden brown. Do not overcooked.
2. Remove squids and drain on paper towels.
3. Serve with garlic dip or tomato salsa. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

For Garlic Dip:
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fine sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt and white pepper

Procedures:
1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients.

For Fresh Tomato Sauce:
Ingredients:
1 cup chopped tomatoes, seeded
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons fine sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons olive oil

Procedures:
1. In a sauce pan, heat olive oil then saute garlic, onions and tomatoes until soften.
2. Add parsley, water, salt and sugar then simmer for 5 minutes.
3. In a blender, transfer tomato mixture then process until smooth.
4. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil then mix well.

Tahong and Chorizo


Ingredients:
500 grams fresh mussels(tahong)
1 chorizo sausage, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, finely sliced
2 fresh tomatoes, chopped
4 cups rice water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons fish sauce(patis)
salt and pepper to taste
1 bundle young pepper leaves(dahon ng sili)
1/2 teaspoon saffron

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Wash the mussel thoroughly and drain.
2. Place the mussel 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 large pot, heat oil then add chorizo. Cook until starts to brown and crisp.
2. Add garlic, onion and ginger then saute for 2 minutes.
3. Add tomatoes then cook until soften.
4. Add mussel and stir fry for 2 minutes.
5. Add rice water and simmer until shells are opened. Add water if necessary.
6. Add fish sauce and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
7. Add young pepper leaves and saffron then turn off the heat.
8. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot.

Ginataang Laing


Ingredients:
25 pieces taro(gabi) leaves, dried and shredded
1/2 kilo pork, diced
1/4 cup shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1 cup 1st extract coconut milk(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)
1/4 kilo shrimp, boiled and peeled(optional)
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 in the taro leaves. Pour in the coconut milk(2nd extract) but do not stir. Bring to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Add green chili pepper, red chili, shrimp and shrimp paste.
5. Season with salt and pepper then cook for 2 minutes.
6. Add the remaining coconut milk(1st extract) and continue to simmer until oil comes out.
7. Transfer to serving bowl then serve with steamed rice.

Watermelon Lemonade


Ingredients:
Watermelon, seeds removed, cut into chunks (for 2 cups juice)
Lemons (for 1 cup lemonade)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup water
ice
mint for garnishing (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1 (Syrup)
1. Dissolve sugar in a boiling water. Transfer into glass container and let it cool in an ice bath. Set aside.

Part 2 (watermelon juice)
1. In a blender, puree watermelon until smooth. Transfer into a separate bottle.

Part 3 (lemonade)
1. Squeeze lemons and strain into a pitcher. Add syrup and stir until well blended.

Part 4 (Assembly)
1. In a tall glass, add ice then pour lemonade (half of the glass).
2. Place spoon over the edge then pour slowly the watermelon juice over the spoon.
3. Garnish with mint and serve.

Ginisang Sayote with Shrimp


Ingredients:
300 grams shrimps, peeled and deveined
2 pieces chayote(sayote), peeled and cut into small pieces
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, cut into cubes
5 stalks cilatro, chopped
2 1/2 cups water
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then add shrimps.
2. Season with salt and pepper then cook until starts to turn pink. Remove and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, saute garlic, onion, cilantro and tomatoes.
2. Add chayote then stir cook for a minute, pour water then cover and bring to boil. Add water if necessary.
3. Season with fish sauce and pepper then simmer for 3-5 minutes or until tender.
4. Put back the shrimps then cook for another minute.
5. Transfer to serving bowl then garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve.