Pork Embotido


Ingredients:
1 kilo ground pork
1 cup carrot, minced
1/2 cup bell pepper, minced
1 cup onion, minced
2 cups bread crumbs
1 pack cheese, grated
2 raw eggs
4 boiled eggs, quartered
4 hotdogs, sliced in half horizontally
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
ground pepper

aluminum foil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Put ground pork in a large mixing bowl. add the raw eggs and bread crumbs then mix.
2. Mix in all the other ingredients except the hotdogs and boiled eggs.

Part 2
1. Put around 3/4 cup of meat mixture in an aluminum foil.
2. Flatten the mixture then arrange horizontally the hotdogs and boiled eggs in the center.
3. Roll the meat so that the hotdogs and boiled eggs are in the center (like a maki).
4. Seal the edge of the aluminum foil. Repeat for the remaining ingredients.

Part 3
1. Steam for 45 minutes. Cool and chill overnight. Slice and serve with dipping sauce.

Spicy Sardines Lumpia


Ingredients:
2 small cans spicy sardines in tomato sauce
1 tablespoons flour
1 raw egg
1 red onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1 small carrot, minced
3 stalks parsley, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

18-20 pieces lumpia wrappers
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Using a strainer, drain sardines and reserve the sauce.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine sardines, flour, egg, onion, garlic, soy sauce, carrot, parsley, salt and pepper then stir while slightly mashing it using a pair of forks.

Part 2
1. Place 1 tablespoon of filling in a line shape at the middle of the wrapper.
2. Fold over the bottom edge of the wrapper to the center.
3. Fold the two sides towards the center and roll. Finally, use water of seal the lumpia completely.
4. Repeat until all wrapped up.

Part 3
1. In a frying pan, heat oil deep enough that wrapped lumpia is half-submerged.
2. When the oil is hot enough, deep fry lumpia for 5 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
3. Drain on paper towel then serve with sweet and sour sauce.

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.

Steak Caesar Salad


Ingredients:
1 large head romaine Lettuce, tear into serving pieces
1 slice pan seared steak, cut into small cubes
1 large fresh tomato, cut into cubes
1 red onion, cut into cubes
1 white onion, cut into strips, coated and fried
Caesar salad dressing

Procedures:
1. In a serving plate, arrange lettuce, tomato and onions.
2. Add steak then drizzle with Caesar dressing. Serve immediately.

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.

Butterfly Squid


Ingredients:
4 pieces Giant Squid
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup flour
2 raw eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil
bamboo skewers

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine cornstarch, flour, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper then mix well.
2. Prepare beaten eggs in a separate bowl.

Part 2
1. Clean the squid and remove the skin.
2. slit a long horizontal line on topside then press to flatten.
3. Slice 2 inch apart on both sides of the squid.
4. Skewered each squid then season with salt and pepper.
5. Dredge squid into dry mixture then shake off to remove excess mixture.
6. Dip in beaten eggs and dredge again into dry mixture to coat all sides.
7. Repeat the steps for the remaining squid. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat enough oil then deep fry each squid for a minute or until golden brown.
2. Drain then serve with dipping sauce.

Steamed Pork Dumplings


Ingredients:
250 grams ground pork
1 cup cabbage, chopped into small pieces
20-25 pieces gyoza or dumpling wrappers
2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
salt and ground white pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage and 1/2 teaspoon salt then let sit for 10 minutes.
2. Squeeze the cabbage firmly to discard excess water.
3. In a large bowl, ground pork, combine cabbage, green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and ground white pepper then mix evenly with your hand.

Part 2
1. Scoop a spoonful of mixture then place in the center of wrapper.
2. Moisten the entire edge of wrapper with water then fold in half.
3. Seal and crimp the edges then press against bottom into sheet pan.
4. Repeat the procedures to remaining mixture.

Part 3
1. In a steamer, arrange the pork dumplings lined with cabbage leaves. 2. Cover and steam for 10 minutes.
2. Serve with dipping sauce.

Buttered Beans Sprouts


Ingredients:
1/2 kilo sprouted mung beans(toge)
1 small-sized bell pepper, cut into strips
1 small-sized carrot, cut into strips
10 pieces green beans, slice diagonally
1/4 kilo ground pork
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter

Procedures:
1. In a frying pan, heat oil and stir cook ground pork until golden brown. Set aside.
2. In a same pan, add butter then saute garlic and onion.
3. Put back ground pork then a little water. Stir cook for 1 minute.
4. Add sprouted mung beans, and other vegetables. Cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are half-cooked.
5. Add oyster sauce then adjust seasoning according to taste.
6. Remove from heat. Serve with steamed rice.

Grilled Chicken, Apple and Almond Salad


Ingredients:
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

1 fresh apple, sliced thinly
1/4 cup unsalted roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
lettuce leaves, cut into serving pieces
1/4 grated Parmesan or cheddar cheese (optional)
3/4 cup salad dressing(Dijon, honey mustard or any dressing)

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 bowl, arrange lettuce then top with sliced apple, almond and grilled chicken.
2. Pour the salad dressing then toss to combine.
3. Sprinkle with grated cheese then serve cold.