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.

Ensaladang Talong


Ingredients:
4 large eggplants(talong)
2 white onions, cubed
4 medium-sized tomatoes, cubed
2 pieces green pepper
2 tablespoons sauteed shrimp paste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Broil eggplants until skin are charred and blister.
2. Let it cool then peel off the skin and remove the crown and the stem.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, mash lightly the eggplants with a fork then add onions, tomatoes and green pepper.
2. Serve with sauteed shrimp paste.

Classic Pancakes


Ingredients:
200 grams all-purpose flour
1/4 cup melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 raw egg, beaten
300 ml evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Serving:
powdered sugar(optional)
maple syrup
vanilla whipped cream

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt. Mix well.
2. In another bowl, combine milk, eggs, vanilla and melted butter.
3. Combine the two mixtures then whisk until well blended.

Part 2
1. Heat a non-stick pan in a low heat, grease using melted butter then scoop and pour 1/3 cup of batter.
2. Swirl the batter then cook for 20 seconds or until almost set. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
3. Repeat the steps for the remaining batter.
4. Transfer the pancakes to serving plates. Sprinkle with powdered sugar then serve with maple syrup and vanilla whipped cream.

Roast Beef with Mushroom Sauce


Ingredients:
1/2 kilo beef sirloin, cut into small pieces
200 grams mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 can cream of mushroom
1/2 cup hot water
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon paprika or chili flakes(optional)
cucumber, chopped for garnishing(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, marinate beef with oyster sauce, paprika, salt and pepper for 30 minutes.
2. In a pan, heat olive oil then stir fry beef for 5 minutes or until brown.
3. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, melt butter and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add mushrooms and saute for 3 minutes.
3. Pour water and cream of mushroom then cover and simmer until the sauce is creamy. Stir constantly.
4. Put the beef back into the pan then adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Simmer for a while and turn off the heat.
6. Transfer to hot sizzling pate then garnish with cucumber. Serve with steamed rice.