Calamari Salad


Ingredients:
500 grams squid, clean and cut into rings
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon paprika(optional)
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg, beaten
cooking oil for frying
1 pack romaine lettuce (greens)
4 pieces cherry tomatoes, halved
6 pieces pineapple chunk
chopped toasted nuts (optional)
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
chopped cilantro for garnishing

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Add squid and dip in beaten egg, deep-fry for a minute or until golden brown. Do not overcooked. Drain on paper towel and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a serving bowl, arrange lettuce, tomatoes, pineapple and toasted nuts.
2. Combine lime juice, wine vinegar, salt and pepper then drizzle into salad.
3. Top with fried calamari and cilantro. Serve immediately.

Ginataang Hipon at Kalabasa


Ingredients:
500 grams shrimps
1/2 squash(kalabasa), peeled and cut into cubes
1 bundle string beans(sitaw), cut in 3 inches long.
1 tablespoon shrimp paste
1 can coconut milk
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
2 pieces green chili(siling haba)
cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients:
Part 1
1. In a saucepan, heat cooking oil and saute onion and garlic.
2. Add shrimps then stir cook for 2 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, add shrimp paste and coconut milk then bring to boil.
2. Add the squash then cook 15 minutes or until soft.
3. Put the sauteed shrimps back then add string beans, cook for 5 minutes.
4. Add green chili then season with salt and pepper according to taste. Add water if necessary.
5. Cook for 2-3 minutes then remove from heat. Serve and enjoy.

Ginisang Sitaw at Kalabasa with Fried Tilapia

Simple, budget friendly, and healthy dish that you can serve to your family. Best served with steaming rice.

Ingredients:
1 piece tilapia, cleaned and halved
1/2 squash(kalabasa), peeled and cut into cubes
1 bundle string beans (sitaw), cut into 2inch long
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
2 medium-sized tomatoes, chopped
cooking oil
1 cup water
salt
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. Wash tilapia, dry, and sprinkle with salt. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry tilapia on both sides until brown . Remove from pan and set aside.
2. In another pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.Add tomatoes then continue sauteing for 5 minutes or until soft.
3. Add vegetables and stir cook for a minute, then add water and simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Season with fish sauce and pepper according to taste.
6. Cook until veggies are tender, add the fried tilapia and let it boil for 1 minute. Transfer to serving plate and serve.

Broccoli Flower with Toasted Garlic


Ingredients:
1 medium-sized broccoli flower, cut into serving pieces
1 head garlic, minced
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2/3 cup chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch (dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
a dash of dried chili flakes (optional)
sugar, salt and pepper to taste.
2 teaspoons sesame oil

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic until light brown. Remove and set aside.
2. In a same pan, add broccoli, chili flakes, chicken stock and oyster sauce then adjust seasoning according to taste.
3. Simmer for 2 minutes then transfer to serving plate.
4. Top with toasted garlic. Serve immediately.

Kangkong Gising Gising


Ingredients:
2 bunch of kangkong(water spinach), cut into small pieces
250 grams pork belly, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon sauteed shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1 cup coconut cream (1st extract)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
1 tomato, chopped (optional)
3 pieces red hot chillies(labuyo), sliced into small pieces
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Procedures:
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.
2. Add shrimp paste then continue sauteing for a minute or until it’s cooked.
3. Add pork then stir cook until tender.
4. Pour coconut cream then bring to boil over low heat.
5. Add kangkong stalks and chopped chili, cook for 3 minutes or until tender and crisp.
6. Adjust seasoning according to taste then cook until the sauce is reduced and thick. Add kangkong leaves then gently stir.
7. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate. Serve and enjoy!

Ginisang Black Eyed Beans


Ingredients:
1 cup black eyed beans
250 grams pork belly, sliced
5 cups water
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 bunch ampalaya leaves or malunggay leaves
1 pork cube
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup pork rind(chicharon), crushed

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Soak beans in water for 1-2 hours or overnight before boiling.
2. In a pot, boil water and add beans, simmer for 30 to 45 minutes or until beans is cooked.

Part 2
1. In a saucepan, cook pork until color turns to light brown and start to render oil.
2. Add garlic, onions and tomatoes, saute until it’s cooked.
3. Pour in boiled beans, broth and pork cube. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Bring to boil and simmer until slightly thick.
5. Add ampalaya leaves and pork rind. Cover and remove from heat. Serve.

Button Mushroom in Coconut Milk


Ingredients:
400 grams button mushrooms, whole
1 cup coconut cream
4 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 gloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
parsley or spring onions for garnishing(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and mushrooms until lightly browned.
2. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Pour vinegar and simmer for 1 minutes.
4. Add coconut cream and simmer until thicken. Stir constantly.
5. Transfer to serving plate and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.

Szechuan String Beans and Ground Pork


Ingredients:
1 bunch string beans(sitaw), cut into 2-inch lengths and ends discarded
1/4 kilo ground pork
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Szechuan Mixture:
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Procedures:
1. In a box, combine szechuan mixture then stir until well blended. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then stir fry string beans for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove and set aside.
2. In a same pan, saute garlic and onion until translucent.
3. Add ground pork then cook for 2 minutes.
4. Put back string beans then pour szechuan mixture. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Simmer for 3 minutes or until almost reduced and thickened.
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve hot immediately.

Upo Con Carne


Ingredients:
1 medium-sized Upo(White Squash), sliced into small pieces
1 can (medium-sized) spicy corned beef
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 white onion, diced
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a casserole, heat oil then saute garlic, onions and tomatoes over low heat.
2. Add corned beef and water then stir cook for a minute.
3. Add upo then cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until cooked.
4. Season with fish sauce, salt and pepper according to taste.
5. Serve with steamed rice.

Sizzling Tokwa


Ingredients:
Tokwa or Firm tofu, cut into cubes
1 red bell pepper, cut into cubes
2 green chili (siling haba), slice diagonally
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 bundle Spinach
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine soy sauce and honey then mix until well blended. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then stir fry tokwa until light brown. Set aside.
2. Saute onion, red bell pepper then put back fried tokwa.
3. Pour the sauce the toss to combine then add spinach.
4. Put in a hot sizzling plate then garnish with green chili. Serve!