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.

Fish Fillet in Spicy Mango Sauce


Ingredients:
500 grams cream dory fillet, cut into serving pieces
cooking or vegetable oil for frying
ripe mango and green bell pepper strips for garnishing

Coating:
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water

Spicy Mango Sauce:
1 fresh ripe mango, cut into strips
1/4 cup rum
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch (dissolved in 1 tablespoon water)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, egg, ginger powder, water, salt and fish fillet then stir to coat evenly.
2. Let sit for 15 minutes at room temperature.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat cooking oil and deep fry fish pieces for 3 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Drain on paper towel and set aside.

Part 3
1. For the sauce, In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine rum and mangoes then stir cook until the sauce reduced.
2. Add honey, sugar and water then mash the mangoes until puree. Add chili flakes then adjust sweetness according to taste.
3. Add dissolved cornstarch then keep stirring until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat.

Part 4.
1. In a serving plate, place fried fish fillet then add mango and bell pepper strips.
2. Pour the sauce on top, serve and enjoy.

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.

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.

Calamari Salad


Ingredients:
500 grams squid, clean and cut into rings
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon paprika(optional)
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg, beaten
cooking oil for frying
1 pack romaine lettuce (greens)
4 pieces cherry tomatoes, halved
6 pieces pineapple chunk
chopped toasted nuts (optional)
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
chopped cilantro for garnishing

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Add squid and dip in beaten egg, deep-fry for a minute or until golden brown. Do not overcooked. Drain on paper towel and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a serving bowl, arrange lettuce, tomatoes, pineapple and toasted nuts.
2. Combine lime juice, wine vinegar, salt and pepper then drizzle into salad.
3. Top with fried calamari and cilantro. Serve immediately.

Garlic and Parsley Shrimp


Ingredients:
1 kilo shrimps, removed head and shells
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons butter
6 cloves garlic, minced well
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine butter, garlic and parsley then mix until well blended.

Part 2
1. In a nonstick pan, heat oil then stir fry shrimps until color turns to pink.
2. Pour butter mixture, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper then simmer until cook.
3. Transfer to serving plate then serve with fried rice.

Soy Garlic Shrimps


Ingredients:
500 grams shrimps, head removed
1/4 cup soda
6 cloves garlic, pounded
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil

Procedures:
1. In a pan, Add shrimps and soda then simmer over low heat until fully absorb.
2. Add oil, soy sauce and garlic then toss until brown.
3. Transfer to serving plate then serve with cold beer.

Cream Dory Teriyaki


Ingredients:
2-3 pieces Cream Dory
3 tablespoons calamansi/lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
toasted sesame seeds
spring onions

Teriyaki Sauce:
3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
1 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon Spanish paprika
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Marinate cream dory in calamansi juice for 30 minutes. Set aside.
2. In a bowl, combine teriyaki mixture then mix until blended.

Part 2
1. In a baking pan, lined with aluminum foil.
2. Season cream dory with salt and pepper then pour teriyaki sauce on top.
3. Bake in a preheated over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until cooked.
4. Transfer to serving plate then drizzle with teriyaki sauce.
5. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and spring onions. Serve.

Broccoli Flower with Toasted Garlic


Ingredients:
1 medium-sized broccoli flower, cut into serving pieces
1 head garlic, minced
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2/3 cup chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch (dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
a dash of dried chili flakes (optional)
sugar, salt and pepper to taste.
2 teaspoons sesame oil

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic until light brown. Remove and set aside.
2. In a same pan, add broccoli, chili flakes, chicken stock and oyster sauce then adjust seasoning according to taste.
3. Simmer for 2 minutes then transfer to serving plate.
4. Top with toasted garlic. Serve immediately.