Shrimp and Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Ingredients:
350 grams fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 pieces Chicken fillet
350 grams fettuccine, cooked according to package instruction
1/4 cup butter
1 red bell pepper, cut into cubes
salt and pepper to taste
grated Parmesan cheese
chopped spring onion

Alfredo Sauce:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 pack all-purpose cream
1/2 cup full cream milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Rub chicken fillet with salt and pepper then grill until cook.
2. Cut into serving pieces and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, melt butter then add shrimp.
2. Season with salt and pepper then cook until starts to turn pink. Remove and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, melt butter and add cornstarch. Mix until well blended.
2. Add all purpose cream, full cream milk, grated Parmesan cheese.
3. Mix well until thickens. Stir into pasta then add red bell pepper, chicken and shrimp.
4. Transfer into serving plate then sprinkle with grated cheese and chopped spring onion.

Note: Alfredo sauce is also available in grocery stores.

Creamy Clams Carbonara


Ingredients:
500 grams spaghetti or any pasta
800 grams clams(halaan)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 head garlic, peeled and chopped
4 strips bacon, cut into cubes and fried
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup sliced shiitake mushroom
1 big can evaporated milk
2 x 250 ml all purpose cream
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste
parsley for garnishing(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare pasta based on cooking instructions. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and mushroom then saute for 2-3 minutes.
2. In a same pan, add clams then cover and simmer until shells open.
3. Add the evaporated milk and all purpose cream then bring to boil while keep stirring.
4. Add the grated cheese then keep stirring for about 3-5 minutes or until beginning to thicken.
5. Add fried bacon then adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
6. In a serving plate, arrange pasta then add the sauce on top. Sprinkle with grated cheese and garnish with parsley. Serve!

Filipino Media Noche Favorite Dishes

Just several days more and we will be welcoming a new year!

There are many interesting superstitions and beliefs for Filipinos during New Year’s Eve and New Years Day. They say these will bring them a prosperous New Year. For example, they say if you want to grow taller, you have to jump twelve time when you get up. On the New Year’s Eve, you have to wear polka dots which signifies coins (for wealth). When the clock strucks 12:00 midnight, make as much noice as you can to drive away bad spirits, thus some uses firecrackers, blow trumpets, rev up their engines, and even use the pots as gongs!

When it comes to “Media Noche”, we also believe in serving 12 kinds of round fruits (some also believe that the seeds should not be black), and of course, different dishes for abundance.

We have listed several dishes that we have featured in FSR so you can easily choose which one you want to serve for your friends and family:

Pasta:
Spaghetti Carbonara

Meaty Spaghetti

Pansit Bihon Canton Guisado

Desserts:
Fruit Salad

Mango Float Graham

Gelatin

Rice Cakes:
Biko(Filipino Sweet Sticky Rice)

Sapin Sapin

Maja Blanca

Pork:
Lechon Baboy (Roasted Pig)

Pork Hamonado Roll

Grilled Pork Belly

Beef:
Baby Back Ribs

Beef Caldereta

Fish/Seafood:
Relyenong Bangus

Breaded Butterfly Shrimp

Garlic Cream Dory

Buttered Shrimp with Garlic

Baked Cream Dory

Chicken:
Pininyahang Manok

Chicken Ham and Cheese Roll

Shrimp Marinara


Ingredients:
500 fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
350 grams spaghetti pasta
Parmesan cheese for garnishing
Fresh chopped basil for garnishing
Garlic bread

Marinara Sauce:
3 cups crushed tomatoes
3 cups tomato sauce
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes/powder
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a saucepan, heat oil then saute garlic until golden brown.
2. Add shrimp then sprinkle with salt, cook until color turns to pink.
3. Transfer half of shrimp to a plate and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, add crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce. Bring to boil.
2. Add dried oregano, basil, parsley, chili, and Parmesan cheese.
3. Adjust seasoning according to taste then stir cook over low heat until mixture thickens.
4. Put back remaining shrimp then stir. Remove from heat.

Part 4
1. Toss marinara sauce with the cooked pasta.
2. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and chopped basil.
3. Serve with garlic bread.

Spaghetti Pesto with Grilled Chicken


Ingredients:
200 grams spaghetti pasta
1/4 kilo chicken breasts or fillet
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon Spanish paprika
salt and pepper to taste

Pesto Sauce:
3/4 cups fresh basil leaves, chopped
3 tablespoons pine nuts or roasted pili nuts or walnuts
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Pound chicken breasts then season with salt, garlic powder, cumin, paprika and ground pepper.
2. Grill for 20 minutes or until cooked.
3. Let it cool then cut into strips. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a large pot, prepare pasta based on cooking instructions. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a food processor or blender, process chopped basil, pine nuts, salt and pepper until blended.
2. Add extra-virgin olive oil then continue blending until combined. Add more olive oil if needed.
3. Pour on spaghetti pasta the toss until coat evenly.

Part 4
1. Transfer spaghetti pesto into serving plate.
2. Top with grilled chicken slices then garnish with chopped basil.
3. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese then serve with garlic bread. Enjoy!

Spaghetti Carbonara


Ingredients:
500 grams spaghetti noodles
1 can evaporated milk
250 ml all purpose cream
1 can creamed of mushroom soup
200 grams sweet ham
1 head garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons butter
250 grams grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoon parsley, chopped(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, melt butter then fry the ham until crisp. Remove and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, saute garlic and onion. Add fried ham.
2. Add evaporated milk and creamed mushroom soup.
3. Add the all purpose cream and grated parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with ground pepper then stir and bring to boil. Add more evaporated milk or a cup of water if the sauce is too creamy or salty.
4. Simmer until beginning to thicken. Remove from heat.

Part 4
1. Prepare pasta on pasta tray then pour creamy sauce. Top with remaining ham, grated Parmesan cheese and parsley.

Meaty Spaghetti


Ingredients:
1 pack(500 grams) spaghetti noodles
1/2 kilo ground beef
10 regular hot dogs, sliced diagonally
5 cloves garlic, minced
4 medium-sized onions, minced
500 grams spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 cups banana ketchup
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
1 beef bouillon cube
2 tablespoons sugar
salt and pepper to taste
cheddar cheese, grated
1 small can evaporated milk(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Set aside.
2. Add cooking oil to prevents the pasta from sticking together.

Part 2
1. In a large sauce pan, melt butter and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add ground beef and cook until brown.
3. Add hot dogs, spaghetti sauce, beef bouillon cube, ketchup, and water.
4. Simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
5. Add evaporated milk then season with sugar, salt and pepper according to taste. Stir and simmer a few more minutes.
6. Arrange pasta into serving plate, top with spaghetti sauce and grated cheese. Enjoy!

Kare Udon

Filipino Style Recipe: Kare Udon is a popular curry soup dish inspired by Indian and Japanese cuisine. Generally the soup is made of udon noodles with thick curry flavoured broth.

Ingredients:
1 pack udon noodles
3 cups vegetable broth
250 grams beef tenderloin, cut into serving pieces
2 tablespoons oil
1 white onions, sliced
1 carrot, sliced
3 black fungus mushrooms(tengang daga), chopped
1/2 Chinese cabbage (baguio pechay), cut into pieces
2 cubes curry roux
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 hard-boiled egg, halves
1 stalk onion leeks, chopped

Procedures:
Part 1.
1. Cook noodles according to package instruction. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pot, heat oil then stir fry beef until brown all sides. Set aside.
2. Saute onion, mushroom, carrot and curry powder. Pour a cup of vegetable soup then cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
3. Add curry roux and beef then stir cook until then meat is tender and the sauce thickens.
4. Add the rest of vegetable, broth and curry mixture. Simmer for a few minutes.
5. Prepare cooked udon noodles in a bowl then pour the curry soup.
6. Add hard boiled egg then garnish with green onions. Serve.

Pansit Palabok with Squid

Filipino Style Recipe: Pansit Palabok with Squid is popular noodle dish in the Philippines. Pansit palabok is made of pansit bihon served palabok sauce made of shrimp juice, annatto water, flour and fish sauce. Topped with squid, tinapa flakes, sliced hard-boiled eggs, and chicharon.

Ingredients:
500 grams rice or cornstarch noodles (bihon), I used HOBE special palabok
8 pieces calamansi, sliced
spring onions for garnishing(optional)

Sauce:
200 grams ground pork
annatto water(dilute 1 tablespoon annatto seeds in 1/4 cup hot water)
1/2 cup flour or cornstarch(dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
2 pieces onions, chopped
1 shrimp cube(Bouillon cube)
3 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste

Toppings:
500 grams squid, clean and cut into rings
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion,chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 hard boiled eggs, sliced
1/2 cup smoked fish(tinapa)(fried and flakes)
1/2 cup chicharong baboy, ground

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute ginger, garlic and onion.
2. Add squid, soy sauce and vinegar then stir cook over high heat until the sauce reduced.
3. Add oyster sauce then cook until almost dry. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil saute onion then add ground pork. Cook until brown.
2. Pour water, annato water, shrimp cube and dissolved cornstarch. Continue stirring until thicken.
3. Season with fish sauce and pepper according to taste. Keep warm and set aside.

Part 3
1. Cook pasta according to package instruction. Drain and transfer to serving plate.

Part 4
1. Pour the sauce on top then arrange squid over the sauce.
2. Sprinkle with ground chicharon, tinapa flakes and spring onions then serve with calamansi.

Spicy Shrimp Fettucine

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine is an easy and simple pasta dish consist of fettuccine pasta and shrimp cooked in spicy red sauce.

Ingredients:
1 medium white onion,minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 pieces tomatoes, minced
2 pieces green chilies, cut diagonally
1/4 kilo shrimps
1 can shiitake mushrooms, halved
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 kilo fettuccine, cooked according to package instruction
oil for sauteing
salt and pepper to taste
4 tablespoon Parmesan cheese

Procedures:
1. In a sauce pan over medium heat, saute onion and garlic until translucent and fragrant.
2. Add tomatoes and cook until soft. Add the chilies and mushrooms and cook for 5 more minutes.
3. Add the shrimps and cook until color tuns orange. Add the tomato sauce and let it simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Add the cooked fettuccine and mix. Remove from heat and transfer to serving dish. Top with Parmesan cheese.