Pork Dinuguan (Ilokano Style)

Filipino Style Recipe: Pork Dinuguan (Ilokano Style) or Pork blood stew is a Filipino recipe or dish that consist of savory stew of blood and meat simmered in a rich, spicy gravy of pig blood, garlic, pepper and vinegar. It is recognizably thick and dark. Some use crispy pork as alternative meat and cook until the blood dry. But it makes more special when adding chicharon.

Ingredients:
900 grams pork loin, cut into small cubes
450 grams pork innards (ear/intestine) (optional)
2 cups pork blood (some used beef blood)
2 cups pork broth
4 garlic cloves, crushed and minced
1 small onion, minced
1 thumb-sized ginger, minced
2-3 long green peppers(siling haba)
2 pieces bay leaf
1/2 cup vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a casserole, heat cooking oil and saute garlic, onion, and ginger.
2. Add pork innards then saute for 3 minutes.
3. Add pork and continue sauteing until color turn to brown.
4. Season with ground pepper, bay leaf and salt/fish sauce to taste, stir occasionally for 3 minutes until absorb the seasoning.
5. Add broth, bring to boil and simmer until pork becomes tender.
6. Pour pork’s blood , stirring occasionally to keep the mixture from curdling for 5 minutes.
7. Add vinegar and bring to boil without stirring.
8. Add sugar and green peppers. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
9. Simmer for another 10 minutes. Keep stirring.
10. Remove from heat and serve hot with chicharon or puto.

Crispy Pork Kilawin

Filipino Style Recipe: Crispy pork kilawin is another popular spicy and sour appetizer that usually served as finger food(pulutan). Normally the pork meat(usually cheek and ears) comes boiled and grilled then chop into small pieces. Mix well with onions, vinegar, soy sauce, salt and pepper.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 5-7 servings

Ingredients:
1 kilo pork meat(combination of cheek, ear and snout)
2 big red onions, chopped
2 thumb-sized gingers, minced(optional)
3 hot chili(siling labuyo), chopped
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
2 pieces green chili(siling haba), slice diagonally
1/2 cup vinegar
1/3 cup soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, Pour water, pork and salt. Bring to boil for 30-40 minutes or until soft and tender.
2. Drain and grill over hot charcoal until browned and crisp.
3. Let it cool then chopped into small pieces.

Part 2
1. In a large bowl, place chopped pork and other ingredients. Toss to combine.
2. Serve! best for pulutan.

Adobong Manok at Balunbalunan sa Gata

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobong Manok at Balunbalunan sa Gata or Chicken and Giblets Adobo with Coconut Milk is another variety of popular Filipino adobo. This dish has a creamy and spicy flavor similar to Bicol Express.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
200 grams balunbalunan (chicken giblets), cleaned
300 grams chicken, cut into serving pieces
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons cup vinegar
peppercorns
3 pieces bay leaves
1 cup coconut milk
2 pieces green chili, chopped
3 pieces bird’s eye chili (labuyo), chopped
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger
2. Add giblets and chicken then cover and simmer until tender. Add water if needed.
3. Add soy sauce, vinegar, peppercorns and bay leaves then simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Pour coconut milk and bring to boil. Keep stirring.
5. Add green and red chili. Adjust seasoning according to taste then simmer until thickens.
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately together with steamed rice.

Higadillo

Filipino Style Recipe: Higadillo is a common Filipino stew made from pork meat and liver cook and simmer in a thicken sauce together with desired vegetables and ingredients. This can be served as main dish together with steamed rice.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 40 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams pork, cut into strips
250 grams pork liver, cut similar to pork
2 potatoes, cut similar to pork
1 medium-sized carrots, cut similar to pork
1 cup lechon sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 cup water
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a skillet, heat oil then fry potatoes and carrots until light brown. Remove and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same skillet, reduce oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add pork then continue sauteing for 3 minutes.
3. Add pork liver and ginger powder then stir cook for another 3 minutes or until light brown.
4. Add soy sauce, lechon sauce and water then cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until meat is tender. Add more water if necessary.
5. Put back potatoes and carrots then add vinegar, bring to boil.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste then simmer until thickens.
7. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Note.
1. Alternative to lechon sauce, you may use live spread or breadcrumbs to thicken the sauce.

Cheesy Baked Corned Beef Hash Brown

Filipino Style Recipe: Cheesy Baked Corned Beef Hash Brown is another delicious and mouth-watering breakfast dish. This dish is consists of corned beef and chopped potatoes cooked and sauteed together with bell peppers, garlic and onions in butter. The corned beef-potato mixture arrange and press down in ramekins or any baking pan then submerged in egg-milk mixture. Sprinkle with Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese then baked until done

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 3-4 servings

Ingredients:
2 cups Corned Beef
2 cups cooked potatoes, chopped
1 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, grated
2 pieces red and green bell pepper, cut into cubed
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil and melt butter then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add bell pepper, corned beef, and potatoes then season with salt and pepper.
3. Stir cook for 3 minutes or until light brown. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine beaten eggs and milk then stir well. Set aside.
2. In a ramekins, arrange and press down corned beef-potatoes mixture then sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
3. Pour egg-milk mixture then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

Part 3
1. Bake in a preheated oven over 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes.
2. Remove from oven then serve immediately.

Notes:
1. You may use quickmelt cheese as an alternative to Mozzarella cheese.

Piniritong Dinuguan (FRIED PORK MASK STEWED IN HOG’S BLOOD)

Filipino Style Recipe: “Dinuguan” has been a signature Filipino dish since time immemorial. Different regions and localities vaunt their own version of this recipe which foreigners term as “chocolated pork”. In view, no matter what variation nor modification is applied in terms of ingredients or part of meat utilized, they all boil down to: stewed pork with hog blood. Making waves currently is the presentation that contains “chicharon” (pork crackling) on top…aptly calling it “Crispy Dinuguan”.

Veering away, this recipe’s technological cooking procedure will NOT make use of “chicharon” but desired crunchiness is attained.

INGREDIENTS:
MEAT:
1 kilo pork mask, eardrums included, fully cleaned, sliced into 4 pieces

BOILING BROTH MIX:
1 liter tap water
10 grams salt
3 grams cracked black pepper
10 ml. ginger juice
(This blend removes “lansa” (fishy-ness) of meat
and letting it absorb little flavor
otherwise not attained by boiling in just plain water)

FRYING & SAUTEING MIX:
30 ml. EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
6 cloves crushed fresh garlic
3 small “siling pansigang” (banana peppers or chili fingers),
de-seeded and sliced into smaller pieces.

HOG’S BLOOD MIX:
1 kilo hog’s blood. Strain to get away from further coagulation
or lumping. Set aside.
100 ml. of leftover boiling broth mix
25 ml. cane vinegar
15 ml. soy sauce

FLAVOR ENHANCERS:
80 ml. fresh milk or evaporated milk
10 ml. “patis” (fish sauce)
10 ml. ginger juice
4 pieces dried bay leaves
2 grams ground black pepper
3 grams MSG(optional)

PROCEDURES:
Part 1
1. In a suitable casserole, blend all ingredients of boiling broth mix.
2. Add pork mask slices and boil to desired tenderness.
3. Remove boiled mask, cut into smaller pieces.
4. Set aside both pork mask pieces and the leftover boiling broth mix which will be utilized later.

Part 2
1. In frying pan, under medium setting, heat EVOO, fry garlic and sliced banana peppers for 1 minute.
2. Add pork mask pieces, tossing constantly and continue frying until they turn crispy (approx. 5-8 minutes)
3. Using slotted ladle retrieve fried mask and set aside. This meat is done.
4. In the same leftover frying/sautéing mix (oil), add in all ingredients of hog’s blood mix. Transfer to another casserole if need be.
5. CONSTANTLY STIRRING, (to avoid further blood coagulation) bring to a boil.
6. When boiling starts, add in ALL ingredients of the flavor enhancers. Continue boiling for 1 minute adding extra “patis” or black pepper or milk if so desired. DONE. This is now your “DINUGUAN” without the meat.
7. When serving, pour unto bowl, add in desired quantity of fried pork mask, mix a bit, garnish with “sili pansigang” then serve with a smile and be PROUD of your creation.

Adobong Talaba

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobong talaba or oysters adobo is another variety of Filipino adobo consists of oysters cooked in adobo sauce made of soy sauce and vinegar. Oysters is an aphrodisiac food and a good source of energy for lactating mothers. This kind of dish is so simple yet delicious and commonly served as appetizer or pulutan.

Estimated time of preparation: 8 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams fresh oysters(talaba), cleaned and drained
3 tablespoons canola oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
12 pieces peppercorns
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 green chili(siling haba), sliced
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and peppercorns.
2. Add oysters and vinegar then cook until almost dry and brownish.
3. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, add soy sauce and water then bring to boil.
2. Add green chili and simmer until liquid is reduced.
3. Put back the oysters then adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. Simmer for a minute then turn off the heat. Serve with steamed rice.

Adobong Kambing sa Gata

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobong kambing sa gata or goat meat adobo in coconut milk is another variety of Filipino adobo. Many people do not want the goat meat because of strong smell but boiling it together with ginger and onion helps to lessen the unwanted odor. When the meat is tender, sauteed until brown and cooked it in a blend of soy sauce, vinegar, salt, pepper and coconut milk.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of boiling: 40 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo goat meat, cut into serving pieces
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
2 cups coconut cream
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 pieces bay leaves
1 cup water
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
1 onion, quartered
1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
sugar and salt to taste
2 pieces red and green bell peppers, sliced(optional)
1 1/2 tablespoons sauteed shrimp paste(I used Dizon Farm Shrimp Paste),(optional)
a dash of dried chili flakes(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, boil enough water to cover the meat then add ginger, onion and salt.
2. Add goat meat then simmer until the meat is tender. Add water if needed, drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic until light brown.
2. Add bay leaf, peppercorn and shrimp paste then continue sauteing for a minute.
3. Add goat meat then stir cook until light brown then add bell peppers.
4. Add water and soy sauce then simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Add vinegar then simmer for 5 minutes or until start to render oil.
6. Add coconut cream and chili flakes then simmer until sauce is half absorbed. Stir occasionally.
7. Adjust seasoning according to taste then transfer to serving plate. Serve with steamed rice.

Adobong Tokwa’t Baboy

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobong tokwa’t baboy or pork and tofu adobo is another variety of Filipino adobo. This dish is similar to usual tokwa’t baboy and pork adobo which we used firm tofu as meat extender . The procedures is simple, we fried tofu until brown and marinate pork then cooked and simmered soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, salt and sugar until tender.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo pork, cut into serving pieces
340 grams tokwa(firm tofu), cut into cubes
1/3 cup vinegar
salt to taste
cooking oil for frying
3 tablespoons oyster sauce

Marinade:
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 gloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon peppercorns
3 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
1 tablespoon sugar

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine pork, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, sugar and soy sauce. Marinate for 30 minutes.
2. In a pan, heat oil then fry tokwa until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
3. In a same pan, fry marinated pork until brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pot, Add pork, marinade, oyster sauce and water then simmer until tender. Add water if necessary.
2. Pour vinegar and simmer for 5 minutes then adjust seasoning according to taste.
3. Add fried tokwa then stir cook for 2 minutes or until sauce is reduce.
4. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate. Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Button Mushroom Adobo sa Gata

Filipino Style Recipe: button mushroom adobo sa gata or adobong kabute sa gata is another variety adobo dish. This dish is healthier because we will use mushrooms instead of meat. We will also include coconut cream to produce creamy and tasty flavor. The procedure is easy and simple, saute button mushrooms in vinegar and coconut cream then cook until thicken.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking : 10 minutes
Good for 2 persons

Ingredients:
400 grams button mushrooms, whole
1 cup coconut cream
4 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 gloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
parsley or spring onions for garnishing(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and mushrooms until lightly browned.
2. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Pour vinegar and simmer for 1 minutes.
4. Add coconut cream and simmer until thicken. Stir constantly.
5. Transfer to serving plate and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.