Sauteed Ampalaya with Chicharon

Ingredients:
1 medium-sized bitter gourd(ampalaya), cut in half then removing the seeds and sliced crosswise
1 cup pork rind(chicharon), crushed
200 grams pork, cut into small pieces
1/2 squash, chopped into 2×1 inch cubes
2 tablespoons shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1/2 cup water
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
2. In a bowl, combine bitter gourd, 1/4 cup salt and enough water then soak for 15 minutes. Rinse, drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add pork continue sauteing until light brown.
3. Add shrimp paste and then squash, stir cook for 3 minutes.
4. Add bitter gourd, water then simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Add pork rind then season with sugar, salt and pepper according to taste.
6. Turn off heat then serve with steamed rice.

Blueberry Graham Icebox Cake


Ingredients:
2 cups blueberry pie toppings
300 grams graham crackers
2 cans (300 ml) condensed milk
2 cans (300 ml) all purpose cream

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In bowl, combine all purpose cream and condensed milk. Mix well.

Part 2
1. Chill a metal rectangular container.
2. Dip the graham cracker into cold water and arrange a layer at the bottom.
3. Spread a layer of cream mixture then a layer of blueberry pie toppings.
4. Repeat step 2 and 3 up to 4 layer then spread with blueberry pie toppings.
5. Refrigerate overnight. Serve cold.

Simple Roast Chicken


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

Procedures:
1. Using marinade injection, inject the milk to reach deep into the chicken meat.
2. Rub chicken including the cavity, between skin and meat with salt and pepper. Set aside for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
3. Once ready, stuff chicken with lemongrass.
4. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit then roast chicken for an hour or grill over hot charcoal until golden brown while basting skin with soften butter occasionally.

Ginataang Tambakol


Ingredients:
500 grams tulingan(skipjack tuna), sliced into serving pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 piece onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, diced
2 pieces green chili(siling haba)
1 cup coconut cream (1st extract)
1 cup coconut milk (2nd extract)
2 pieces eggplants, sliced
1/2 cup of vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, heat oil the saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Arrange fish and eggplants then add fish sauce, vinegar, ground pepper and coconut milk.
3. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until almost tender.
4. Add coconut cream and simmer for another 10 minutes or until creamy and oily.
5. Add green chili and cook for another minute.
6. Serve and Enjoy!

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.

Hainanese Chicken


Ingredients:
1 (800 grams)whole chicken
1 tablespoon rock salt
75 grams ginger, sliced
2 pieces onions, quartered
6 stalks lemon grass, pounded
1/2 tablespoon pepper
salt to taste
3 liters water
1 tablespoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1 tablespoon water)
hainanese rice (optional)
dipping sauce: ginger sauce, sweet soy sauce and chili sauce (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Rub and massage chicken with rock salt for 5 minutes.
2. In a stock pot, add half of the sliced ginger, onions, lemon grass, salt, pepper and water. Bring to boil.
3. Stuff the other half inside the chicken and add into stock pot. Let boil for 40 minutes over medium heat.
4. When the chicken is done, remove from heat and stand for 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a pan, boil 3/4 cup of chicken broth and dissolved cornstarch. Adjust seasoning with salt.
2. Debone the chicken and transfer to serving plate. Pour the chicken with thickened stock then garnish with parsley.
3. Served with hainanese rice, ginger sauce, sweet soy sauce and chili sauce.
4. Served the remaining chicken broth as soup and adjust seasoning according to taste.

Spicy French Bean Stir Fry


Ingredients:
1/4 kilo french beans, trimmed
1/4 kilo ground pork
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon dried chopped chili
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add ground pork, fish sauce then stir cook until light brown.
3. Add french beans, oyster sauce, soy sauce and water then simmer for 3-5 minutes.
4. Add chili flakes, salt and pepper according to taste then simmer for another minute.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately.

Toast Stuffed Bread


Ingredients:
4 slices loaf bread
1 green/red bell pepper, diced
2 slices ham, diced
2 raw eggs, beaten
grated cheese
vegetable oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Slice each bread to make a hole, leaving the outer layer intact. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry ham and bell peppers. Remove and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, Add oil then place outer layer bread.
2. Add 1 tablespoon sauteed ham and bell peppers inside the bread.
3. Pour 2 tablespoons beaten eggs then sprinkle with grated cheese.
4. Top the inner layer bread, wait for a minute until set.
5. Flip and fry the other side until toast.
6. Repeat the procedures for the remaining pieces.

Chicken Asado


Ingredients:
1 kilo chicken, cut into serving pieces
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup water
250 grams Bok Choy(Chinese Petchay),blanched

Marinade:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster Sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
4 pieces star anise
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
1 onion, chopped
5 gloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt and pepper

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and marinate chicken for 1 hour. Remove from marinade and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry potatoes until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, fry chicken for 5 minutes or until light brown. Reduce oil if needed.
2. Add marinade and water, cover and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes or until chicken is tender. Add water if needed.
3. Add fried potatoes then adjust seasoning with sugar, salt and pepper according to taste.

Part 4
1. In a serving plate, arrange bok choy then add chicken asado. Serve with steamed rice.

Seasoned Baked Potato Wedges


Ingredients:
4 medium-sized unpeeled potatoes, cleaned
1 raw egg, beaten
6 tablespoons olive oil

Dry Mixture:
3 tablespoons cornstarch/cornflour
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or paprika
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine dry mixture then mix until well combined. Set aside.
2.Prepare beaten egg into a separate bowl.
3. Dip potato wedges in beaten eggs then dredge into dry mixture to coat.
4. Repeat for the remaining pieces.

Part 2
1. In a baking pan, arrange potato wedges then drizzle with olive oil.
2. Bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on the outside.
3. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.