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.

Mushroom and Tomato Pasta

Filipino Style Recipe: Mushroom and Tomato Pasta is an easy and simple pasta dish consist of linguine pasta and a creamy white sauce with mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese.

Ingredients:
250 grams linguine
2 tablespoon butter
5 cloves garlic, miced
5 pieces tomatoes, chopped
1 cups oyster mushroom, torn into 2-3 pieces
1 pack (250 ml) all purpose cream
1 piece chicken bullion dissolved in 1/2 cup water
1/4 cup Parmesan or Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon dried basil flakes (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cook pasta according to package instruction. Drain.
2. Sprinkle with oil to avoid from sticking and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan over medium heat, saute garlic in butter until translucent.
2. Add tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft and the juices comes out.
3. Add the mushrooms and cook for about 3 minutes.
4. Add the all purpose cream and chicken broth, reduce heat and let it simmer uncovered until liquid is reduced and the sauce is a bit thickened.
5. Add the cheese and season with salt and pepper.
6. Scoop the sauce over pasta, top with cheese and basil.

Beef Mami

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef Mami is one of the most popular noodle soup dish that can be served during rainy or cold season, because of its hot and delicious soup and the tender of beef brisket gives warmth and comfort.

Ingredients:
500 grams beef brisket, cut into serving pieces
200 grams Asian or egg noodles
1 water or beef stock
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red onion, chopped
1 beef bouillon cube
3-5 pieces star anise
a bunch of Chinese cabbage or baby bok choy, cleaned and chopped
small handful of spring onion, chopped
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Choices of toppings:
steamed dumplings
hard-boiled eggs

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Prepare noodles based on cooking instruction. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute the garlic and onions.
2. Add beef brisket then cooked until color turns to light brown.
3. Add water, beef bouillon and star anise then simmer until beef is very tender. Add water if needed.
4. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Keep warm.

Part 3
1. In a large bowl, arrange noodles and Chinese cabbage.
2. Pour soup then top with beef brisket and other toppings.
3. Sprinkle with spring onions. Serve immediately with fish sauce.

Lasagna with Alfredo Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Lasagna with Alfredo Sauce is one of the popular Italian dish. This dish is made with a layer of wide-flat pasta shape, meat sauce and creamy white sauce.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo Lasagna pasta (cooked according to package direction)

Meat Sauce:
1 kilo ground lean beef
6 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup tomato paste
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup fresh basil, chopped(optional)

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

Toppings:
1/2 cup grated Mozarella cheese
grated Parmesan cheese

Procedures:
1. In a large pot, prepare lasagna pasta based on cooking instructions. Make sure to cooked it well then set aside.

Meat Sauce:
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion
2. Add ground beef, salt and pepper. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until tender.
3. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, basil and brown sugar. Cook for 10 minutes.
4. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Remove from heat. Set aside.

Alfredo Sauce:
1. In a separate 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. Keep warm and set aside.

Assembly:
1. In a rectangular(12x8inch) baking dish, arrange pasta sheets at the bottom.
2. Spread a layer of meat sauce then a layer of Alfredo cheese.
3. Repeat alternate layering up to 4 layers is formed.
4. top with Mozarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.

Baking:
1. Cover with aluminum foil then bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
2. Remove foil then bake for another 20 minutes.
3. Let it cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

Serving:
1. Arrange lasagna slices in a serving plate then top with remaining Alfredo sauce. Serve with toasted bread.