Pinakbet (Pakbet)


Ingredients:
1/4 kilo pork belly, cut into small cubes
1/4 lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined(optional)
1/2 squash, chopped into 2×1 inch cubes
1 large eggplant, cut in halves and sliced diagonally
1 bunch string beans(sitaw), cut in 2-inch length
6 pieces okra, cut diagonally
3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
1 piece onion, chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, sliced in strips
3 large tomato, diced
4 tablespoon shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1 cup of water
3 tablespoon cooking oil
salt, sugar and pepper to balance the taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat cooking oil over medium heat.
2. Saute the garlic, ginger, onion and tomato
3. Add the pork and cook for about 5-8 minutes or until color turns light brown.
4. Put-in the shrimp and shrimp paste and cook for 2 minutes.
5. Add water and increase the heat to bring it to a boil. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until pork is tender.
6. Add the squash and cook for another 5-8 minutes or until texture becomes soft.
7. Add in all the remaining vegetables, mix with the other ingredients.
8. Simmer for 5 minutes or until all the vegetables are cooked.(Do not overcook the vegetables)
9. Serve with rice. Share and Enjoy!

Special Lomi


Good for 5-6 servings

Ingredients:
500 grams lomi noodles
100 grams pork, boiled and cut into small pieces
100 grams shrimp, peeled
1/2 cup chicken balls, cut into half
4 gloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, chopped
1 cabbage, chopped
1 pieces carrots, sliced
2 1/2 liters chicken stock
1/4 cup cornstarch(dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
2 pieces raw egg, beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup kikiam, slice thinly diagonally(optional)
100 grams chicken breast, boiled and shredded(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Wash lomi noodles in running water. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute the garlic and onions.
2. Add pork and chicken balls then cooked until color turns to brown.
3. Add shrimps and stir fry then pour broth and bring to boil.
4. Add noodles and simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Add vegetables then cook for another 3 minutes.
6. add dissolved cornstarch then season with salt and pepper.
7. Pour beaten egg then continue stirring.
8. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot.

Pork Broccoli and Cauliflower


Ingredients:
1/2 kilo pork loin, sliced thinly into strips
1 medium size broccoli, cut into serving pieces
1 medium size cauliflower, cut into serving pieces
1 medium sized onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small ginger, chopped
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 cup water or beef stock
3/4 teaspoon cornstarch or flour(dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
salt and pepper to taste.

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In the same pan, saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add pork then stir cook for 5 minutes or until light brown and start to sizzle.
3. Add oyster sauce, soy sauce, water, salt and ground pepper then simmer for 10 minutes or until tender.
4. Add broccoli and cauliflower then cook for a minute.
5. Pour dissolved cornstarch then simmer until thickens. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
6. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Oven-Baked Lechon Belly


Ingredients:
2-3 kilo pork belly, wash and clean
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon grind black pepper

Brine:
5 cups water
1 stalk lemon grass (tanglad)
1 stalk onion leeks
2 pieces bay leaves
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon peppercorn
5 tablespoons rock salt

Stuffing:
1 stalk lemon grass (tanglad)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 onions, quartered

Glaze:
3 fresh milk (optional)
2 tablespoons oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine, brine ingredients then simmer for 5 minutes over low heat. Let it cool.

Part 2
1. In a large container, place pork belly then soak with the brine. Refrigerate overnight.

Part 3
1. Remove pork belly from the brine then pat dry.
2. Rub pork belly with salt and pepper.
3. Place stuffing in the center then roll. Tie and secure with twine.
4. Brush the surface with milk/oil mixture then place in a baking pan.
5. Bake in a preheated oven over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 1/2 hours. Baste every 30 minutes.
6. Set oven into a grill then baste with milk/oil mixture.
7. Grill each side for 3-5 minutes or until the skin is crispy.
8. Remove from the oven then chop into serving pieces. Serve with Lechon sauce.

Pork Barbecue (Inihaw na Baboy)


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork meat with fat, sliced into thin pieces
bamboo skewers (soak in water for 15 minutes)

Marinade:
1 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup calamansi or lime juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/4 cup banana ketchup (optional)

Procedures:

Part 1
1. In a large container, combine marinade ingredients and pork. Marinate inside the fridge overnight.
2. Remove pork from marinade.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup marinade then mix with 1 tablespoon oil and ketchup for basting.

Part 3
1. Arrange marinated pork as desired on bamboo skewers then brush with marinade mixture.
2. Repeat the steps for the remaining pieces.

Part 4
1. Grill pork over hot charcoal for 5 minutes on each side or until tender while basting with marinade mixture.
2. Transfer serving plate and serve with spicy vinegar. Enjoy!

Easy Pork Stew


Ingredients:
500 grams pork loin, sliced into strips
3 cups water
1 carrot, cut into strips
2 potatoes, cut into strips
1/2 cup green peas
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
fish sauce or salt to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add pork meat and continue sauteing until color turns to light brown.
3. Pour water and simmer for 25 minutes or until pork is tender.
4. Add green peas, carrot and potatoes then simmer for 3 minutes. Seasoned with fish sauce and ground pepper according to taste.
5. Simmer for another 5 minutes or until sauce is reduced and thickened.
6. Transfer to serving plate and serve.

Turbo Lechon Belly


Ingredients:
2 kilo pork belly, wash and clean
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon ground pepper

Brine:
5 cups water
1 stalk lemon grass (tanglad)
1 stalk onion leeks
2 pieces bay leaves
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon peppercorn
5 tablespoons rock salt

Stuffing:
1 stalk lemon grass (tanglad)
1 stalk onion leeks (optional)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 onions, quartered

Glaze:
3 fresh milk
2 tablespoons oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine, brine ingredients then simmer for 5 minutes over low heat. Let it cool.

Part 2
1. In a large container, place pork belly then soak with the brine. Refrigerate overnight.

Part 3
1. Remove pork belly from the brine then pat dry.
2. Rub pork belly with salt and pepper.
3. Place stuffing in the center then roll. Tie and secure with twine.
4. Brush the surface with milk/oil mixture then cover with aluminum foil.
5. Place in a preheated turbo broiler over 355 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours.
6. Remove the foil then brush again with milk/oil mixture.
7. Roast for another hour until the skin is crispy.
8. Chop then serve with Lechon sauce.

Laing (Taro Leaves)


Ingredients:
25 pieces taro(gabi) leaves, dried and shredded
1/2 kilo pork belly, diced
1/4 cup shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1 cup 1st extract coconut cream(kakang gata)
2 cups 2nd extract coconut milk(gata)
3 pieces green chili pepper(siling haba), sliced
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 onions, chopped
2 tablespoons ginger, chopped
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2-3 pieces red chili(labuyo)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a casserole, saute garlic, ginger and onions.
2. Then add the pork, continue sauteing until color turns to light brown.
3. Add shrimp paste then stir cook for 2 minutes.
4. Pour coconut milk (2nd extract) then bring to boil.
5. Add in the taro leaves then push down until submerge then cook for 20 minutes. Do not stir.
6. Add coconut cream (1st extract) then simmer for 5 minutes.
7. Add green chili, red chili then adjust seasoning according to taste.
8. Continue to simmer for 10 minutes or until oil comes out.
9. Transfer to serving bowl then serve with steamed rice.

Creamy Bacon Carbonara


Ingredients:
500 grams linguine pasta
400 grams bacon
100 grams sliced button mushroom
1 can evaporated milk
250 ml all purpose cream
1 can creamed of mushroom soup
1 head garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
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. Fry the bacon but not too crispy. drain and cut into small pieces. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion. Add mushroom and 3/4 of fried bacon.
2. Add evaporated milk and creamed mushroom soup.
3. Add the all purpose cream and grated Parmesan cheese. Stir and bring to boil. Season with ground pepper. (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.
5. Prepare pasta into serving plate, top with grated Parmesan cheese together with the remaining bacon and chopped parsley.
6. Serve with garlic bread. Enjoy

Pork and Beans Igado


Ingredients:
500 grams pork loin, cut into serving pieces
150 grams pork liver, cut into serving pieces
1 cup white beans (bitsuelas)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup anatto water
3 tablespoons vinegar
3 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large white onion, chopped
2 cups water
2 pieces potatoes, cut into serving pieces (optional)
1 pork bouillon
3 tablespoons cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, soak beans in water overnight. Wash on running water then drain. Set aside.
2. In a pot, boil water then cook beans for an hour or until tender. Add water if necessary then set aside.

Part 2
1. In a large bowl, combine pork meat, liver, garlic, soy sauce and anatto water then marinate for an hour.

Part 3
1. In a pot, heat oil then saute garlic and onion. Add pork meat, liver and marinade then cook for 10 minutes.
2. Add water, boiled beans, potatoes, bay leaves, and pork bouillon. Simmer for 20 minutes or until pork is tender.
3. Pour vinegar and simmer for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
4. Simmer for another 3 minutes or until sauce thickens.
5. Transfer to serving plate and serve.