Bagnet Stew

Filipino Style Recipe: Bagnet Stew is another way on how to cook bagnet as main ingredient. Bagnet is a popular delicacy in Ilocos made from pork belly deep fried until crispy and blister on skin. This dish has a sour and a little salty taste best to serve during rainy and cold season.

Ingredients:
500 grams bagnet, cut into serving pieces
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 onions, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
4-5 cups water
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste
1/2 small cabbage, quartered (optional)

Procedures:
1. In a large casserole, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and tomatoes.
2. Add bagnet and saute for 3-5 minutes.
3. Pour water then cover and simmer over medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Add more water if necessary.
4. Season with fish sauce then simmer for a minute.
5. Add cabbage then simmer for another 3-5 minutes. Serve

Sinigang sa Miso (Tilapia)

Filipino Style Recipe: Sinigang sa miso (Tilapia) or tilapia in miso-tamarind soup is another Filipino soup dish. This is similar to other sinigang that has a sour broth. The fish cooked in a combination in rice washing, tomatoes, vegetables, miso paste and tamarind which gives a sour taste.

Ingredients:
1 kilo tilapia, cut into 2-3 pieces
3 tablespoons miso paste
1 pack of tamarind powder or tamarind(sampalok)
3 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
2 large tomatoes, chopped
a bunch of mustard greens(mustasa)
3 green pepper(siling haba)
1 liter water or rice washing
cooking oil
fish sauce, salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1(Optional)
1. In a frying pan, heat oil then fry tilapia until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a casserole, heat oil and saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.
2. Add miso paste and fish sauce then stir cook for a minute.
3. Pour water then bring to boil. Add sinigang mix then bring to boil.
4. Add fried tilapia and green pepper then cook for another 2 minutes.
5. Season with salt and ground pepper according to taste.
6. Add mustard greens then simmer for a minute. Serve hot!

NOTES:
1. To extract tamarind juice instead of sinigang mix, boil unripe tamarind until soften then pound and extract the juice.

Chicken Tinola with Corn

Filipino Style Recipe: Chicken Tinola (Tinolang Manok) with corn or Filipino chicken ginger soup with corn is one of the common dish in the Philippines. A simple and easy to cook recipe with corn cobs for more flavorful taste to our dish.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 45-50 minutes.
Good for 4-6 persons.

Ingredients :
1 kilo chicken, cut into serving pieces
2 pieces chayote squash(sayote) or 1 green papaya, cut into serving pieces
2 Japanese corn cobs, cut into 4-5 pieces
1 cup chili leaves or malunggay leaves
1 thumb-sized ginger, cut into strips
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoon fish sauce(patis)
1 litre of water or rice washing
4 tablespoon vegetable oil
salt to taste

Procedures :
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat then saute ginger, garlic and onion.
2. Add chicken, fish sauce, ground pepper and continue sauteing until the color chicken turn to light brown.
3. Pour water then add corn. Simmer for 10 minutes or until chicken and corn are tender.
4. Add in chayote then continue simmering for another 5 minutes.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste then add chili leaves then turn off the heat.
6. Let stand for a few minutes to cook the leaves then transfer to a serving dish and serve. Enjoy!

Mushroom Sotanghon Soup with Meatballs

Filipino Style Recipe: Mushroom and Sotanghon Soup with Meatballs is another easy and mouth-watering soup dish that usually during rainy season. The dish is consist of sotanghon noodles boiled in pork soup together with mushrooms and meatballs.

Ingredients:
2 packs sotanghon noodles
100 grams oyster mushrooms, torn into 2-3 pieces
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pork bouillon
fish sauce or salt and ground pepper to taste
3/4 litre of water
2 tablespoons chopped spring onion (optional)

Meatballs:
300 grams ground pork
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 raw egg
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
1 teaspoon soy sauce(optional)
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1(Skip this procedure if you are using premade meatballs from the market)
1. In a bowl, combine all the meatballs ingredients and mix thoroughly.
2. Scoop and form the mixture into 1 tablespoons ball shaped.
3. In a frying pan, heat oil and deep fry until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, soak sotanghon in water until soft then cut into desired length. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pot, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and mushroom.
2. Add water and bring to boil then add pork bouillon.
3. Add meatballs and simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Season with fish sauce and ground pepper according to taste.
5. Add sotanghon noodles then simmer for another 2 minutes.
6. Transfer to serving bowl and sprinkle with spring onion then serve immediately.

Crispy Pork Sinigang

Filipino Style Recipe: Crispy Pork Sinigang is another variety of Filipino tamarind soup. This dish has a sour taste best to serve during rainy and cold season.

Ingredients:
3/4 kilo pork belly
1 cup flour
1 cup breadcrumbs
2 eggs, beaten
8 pieces tamarind(sampalok) or 1 pack sampaloc mix
1 big-sized onion, chopped
3 medium-sized tomatoes, quartered
2 medium-sized taro(gabi), peeled and cut into cubes
1/2 bundle of string beans(sitaw), cut into 2 inches long
1 bundle of river spinach(kangkong leaves)
3 pieces green pepper(siling haba)
salt and fish Sauce(patis)
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 liters water
oil for frying
3 pieces okra, trimmed(optional)
1 radish, sliced(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, boil pork belly with salt for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and reserved the broth.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper then mix well. Set aside.
2. Prepare beaten eggs and breadcrumbs into a separate bowls. Set aside.
3. Dredge the meat into flour mixture then shake off to remove excess flour.
4. Dip in beaten eggs and press into bread crumbs to coat all sides.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil then deep fry coated meat until light brown.
2. Drain on paper towel then cut into serving pieces. Set aside.

Part 4
1. In a pot, boil tamarind in 1.5 cups water, pound and strain the juice. Set aside.

Part 5
1. In a large casserole, pour pork broth, onion, tomatoes then bring to boil.
2. Add tamarind juice then bring to boil. Add gabi then simmer until tender.
3. Add radish, okra, green pepper, and string beans then simmer for another 5 minutes.
4. Adjust seasoning with fish sauce then add crispy pork and kangkong.
5. Turn off the heat then let it sit for 1-2 minutes or until kangkong is cooked.
6. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot with steamed rice.

Easy Tom Yum Soup

Filipino Style Recipe: Tom Yam or Thai Prawn Soup is a popular Thai soup dish. It consists of shrimps with lemon, fish sauce and some herbs and spices. I love tom yum soup but the only way to have it is in thai restaurants and usually, they are a bit pricey.While I was in the grocery I passed by this aisle with premixes and I decided to try one of the tom yum instant mix. I just added some of the ingredients to enhance the flavors and tadaaa! I have my budget friendly tom yum soup.

Ingredients:
1/4 kilo medium-sized shrimps, washed, peeled, and deveined.(save the head)
1 can shitake mushrooms, halved (you can substitute with button mushroom)
2 stalks lemon grass(tanglad), cut into 2 inch stalks and pounded
1 pack instant tom yum soup mix
1 piece onion cut into quater
1 small ginger cut into small strips
1 tablespoon fish sauce(preferably Thai fish sauce)
2 cups water
Spring onion, cut into 1 inch sticks for garnish

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Put the shrimp head in boiling water and let it boil for 5 minutes to release the flavor. Strain the shrimp head out of the boiling water.
2. Add onions, ginger, mushroom, and lemon grass and let it boil for 3 minutes.
3. Add the tom yum soup mix.
4. Add the shimp and cook until color turns bright orange, around 3 minutes.Season with fish sauce.
5. Remove and transfer to serving bowl. Top with spring onions.

Beef Bulalo

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef bulalo is a popular soup dish consisting of beef shanks and bone marrow that is usually served during cold or rainy season.

Ingredients:
1 kilo beef shank with bone marrow, cut into serving pieces
1 bundle Chinese cabbage
1 bundle bokchoy (pechay) (optional)
1/2 small cabbage, quartered
1 large onion, chopped
1 liter of water
2 Japanese corns, cut into 3-4 pieces
salt or fish sauce to taste
1 tablespoon peppercorns
1 & 1/2 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
3 stalks scallion, chopped

Procedures:
1. In a large pot, place beef, ginger and pour water then simmer for at least 1 hour until meat is tender. Remove the scum as it rises. Add more water if necessary. (Pressure cooker takes less time).
2. Add Japanese corn, onion and peppercorns then season with salt. Simmer for another 10 minutes or until corn is tender.
3. Add vegetables then simmer for another 3 minutes or until vegetables are half-cooked.
4. Sprinkle with scallion then transfer to serving plate. Serve hot.

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.

Spicy Beef Noodle Soup

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Beef Noodle Soup is one of the popular noodle soup dish. The dish most sought after/during rainy weather because it’s hot and spicy soup and tender beef gives warmth and comfort.

Ingredients:
200 grams beef chuck, cut into 1/2 inch
110 grams rice noodles
1 liter beef stock
2 pieces Thai bird chili, seeded and chopped
1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red onion, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 small carrot, chopped
a bunch of baby bok choy, cleaned
small handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup annatto water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a cooking pot, heat oil then saute garlic, onions and ginger.
2. Add beef, chili, paprika and cayenne then stir fry sauteing until begins to brown.
3. Pour beef stock then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 80-90 minutes or until the meat is very tender. Add water if needed.
4. Add carrots then simmer for 8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
5. In a small bowl, dissolved sugar in soy sauce and annatto water then stir into soup.
6. Add baby bok choy then adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste.

Part 2
1. In a large bowl, arrange rice noodles then pour the soup with beef and vegetables.
2. Wait for 2 minutes or until noodles is soft. Top with cilantro then serve immediately.

Kansi

Filipino Style Recipe: Kansi is a popular delicacy in Iloilo specially in Bacolod City. This dish is like a fusion of bulalo and sinigang that has a sour flavor coming from batuan fruit. Kansi most sought after during rainy weather because its hot soup and tender beef gives warmth and comfort.

Ingredients:
1 kilo beef shanks, cut into serving pieces
8 batuan (batwan)
250 grams green jackfruit (langka)
2 stalks lemon grass (tanglad)
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 onions, chopped
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste
1/2 small cabbage, quartered (optional)
1 tablespoon annato seeds (dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
red chili pepper (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large casserole, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add beef and pour water just enough to cover the meat.
3. Set over medium heat and bring to a boil and simmer for at least about 1-2 hours or until meat is tender.
4. Remove the scum as it rises. Add more water if necessary. (Pressure cooker takes less time.)

Part 2
1. Add lemongrass and Batuan, salt and pepper then simmer for another 5 minutes.
2. Add red chili and jackfruit then simmer until it’s cooked.
3. Add annato water then adjust seasoning according to taste
4. Add cabbage then simmer for another 3-5 minutes. Serve

Note:
1. You may use kamias as alternative to batuan.