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.

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.

Sinigang sa Miso (Salmon Head)


Ingredients:
1 kilo salmon head, sliced into serving pieces
3 tablespoons miso paste
6-8 pieces tamarind(sampalok)
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 litre of water or rice washing
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup vinegar
fish sauce, salt and ground pepper to taste
2 bunches mustard greens(mustasa) or pechay
2 small white radish(labanos), peeled and sliced(optional)
3 green chili(siling haba)(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a casserole, arrange salmon then add vinegar. Bring to boil then drain. Set aside.

Part 2
1. boil unripe tamarind until soften then pound and extract the juice. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pot, heat oil and saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.
2. Add miso paste and fish sauce then stir cook for a minute.
3. Pour water then bring to boil. Add tamarind juice then bring to boil.
4. Add salmon then cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Adjust seasoning then add vegetables and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
6. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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

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.

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.

Fresh Lumpia (Lumpiang Sariwa)


Ingredients:
Filling:
1/2 cup ground pork
2 cups carrots, shredded
2 cups cabbage, shredded
2 cups water chestnuts(sayote) or turnips(singkamas), shredded
1 cup baguio beans, shredded(optional)
1 tablespoon onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup ground peanuts
Lettuce leaves
Lumpia wrapper
butter or cooking oil
Salt to taste

Sauce:
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup chicken broth or water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 cloves garlic; minced

Procedures:
Cook the Filling:
1. In a saucepan, heat butter and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add ground pork, simmer until it changes color.
3. Season with soy sauce and sugar.
4. Add vegetables and continue cooking until it is half-done.
5. Adjust seasoning with salt according to taste. Set aside.

How to make the Sauce:
1. In a saucepan, pour chicken broth and bring to boil.
2. Add sugar and soy sauce then mix well.
3. Dilute the cornstarch in water and pour in the saucepan.
4. Boil in a very low fire, stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens.
5. Add the garlic. Set aside.

To Wrap the Filling:
1. On top of the lumpia wrapper, place a leaf of lettuce and 3 tablespoons of the mixture.
2. You may roll up folding one end and leaving other open or just roll up and place in the platter.
3. Garnish with sauce and minced peanuts.

Salt and Pepper Pork Ribs


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork ribs, cut into serving pieces
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 green chili peppers(siling haba), sliced
1 red chili pepper, chopped
salt and grind pepper
cooking oil for frying

Marinade:
2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
2 tablespoons rice wine

Coating:
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, grind
1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine marinade then add ribs, marinate for 2 hours inside the fridge.
2. Add coating then toss until well coated.

Part 2
1. In a deep cooking pot, heat oil then deep fry ribs for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and drain.

Part 3
1.In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion, and chili over low heat. 2. Add fried ribs the toss to combined. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste. Remove from heat and serve.

Classic Beef Tapa


Ingredients:
500 grams beef sirloin, sliced thinly
3 tablespoons cooking oil

Marinade:
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons lime or calamansi juice
3 tablespoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon oyster sauce(optional)
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine beef and marinade. Mix well then cover and marinate overnight inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat vegetable oil.
2. Add marinated beef in a single layer, cook for 3-5 minutes each sides or until color turns to lightly browned and tender.
3. Transfer to serving plate. Serve with mashed potatoes and veggies.

Note: Traditional beef tapa served with fried rice and egg.