Baked Bacon Oysters

Filipino Style Recipe: Baked Bacon Oysters is another easy and simple dish made of fresh oysters, steamed until the shells open then baked together with bacon and cheese.

Ingredients:
24 fresh oysters
8 bacon strips
1 tablespoons chopped parsley
100 grams cheddar or mozzarella cheese

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, cook bacon over medium heat until shrunk but not crisp. Drain on paper towel.
2. Chop bacon into pieces and tidbits. Set aside.

Part 2
1. Rinse and brush oysters to remove dirt.
2. Steam oysters for 3-5 minutes or until shells open.
3. Remove top shells using a knife.

Part 3
1. Arrange oysters in a baking pan, add bacon tidbits then cover each oyster with cheese.
2. Bake in a preheated oven over 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is melted.
3. Transfer to serving plate, top with bacon pieces then sprinkle with parsley.
4. Serve immediately.

Basic Cupcake with Cheese and Bacon

Filipino Style Recipe: Basic Cupcake with Cheese and Bacon is a basic white cupcake that you can frost with your favorite frosting. However, in this recipe, i tried to make a twist by using grated cheese and bacon as topping.

Ingredients:
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 3/4 cup cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 tablespoon Powdered buttermilk
2 eggs at room temperature
2 tablespoon Vanilla
1/4 cup vegetable Oil
1 cup milk

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer at low speed for about 4 minutes.
2. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and buttermilk. Add to the butter and mix until well blended.
3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, and oil and pour to the flour mixture. Mix at low speed until just combined.
4. Still at slow speed, add milk to the butter and mix until just combined. Do not over mix. The batter will be a bit liquid.

Part 2
1. Fill muffin pan with cupcake liners about 1/2 full and bake in preheated oven at 350 Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
2. Remove from oven and top with grated cheese and bacon.You can also opt to frost with your favorite frosting like Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Frosting.

Bacon Fried Rice

Filipino Style Recipe: Bacon fried rice is another easy and simple rice dish. It is mainly made up of cooked rice stir fried together with bacon, green peas and other spicy seasonings. This can be serve during breakfast together with your favorite dish and soup.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 3-4 servings

Ingredients:
3 cups cooked rice, leftover
150 grams cured bacon
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 white onion, chopped
2 tablespoons spring onions
2 tablespoons green peas
1 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 pieces raw eggs, beaten
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In the pan, heat oil then fry bacon over medium heat until crisp.
2. Drain on paper towel then cut into small pieces. Set aside.
3. Reduce and reserve the excess oil. Leave at least 2 tablespoons oil in the pan.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, saute garlic, onion and green peas for 2 minutes.
2. Add cooked rice and 2 tablespoons reserved oil then stir cook for 3 minutes. Add eggs then set for a minute.
3. Add 1 tablespoon spring onions then stir, scramble and break them into small pieces.
4. Add bacon then season with salt and pepper according to taste.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve with other dish. Enjoy!

Classic Potato Salad

Filipino Style Recipe: Classic potato salad is one of the popular salad that usually serve in any occasions. It is consists of boiled potato chunks tossed in mayonnaise, bacon tidbits, parsley, spring onion, lemon juice, salt and pepper for salad dressing. This is usually serve as side dish together with your favorite pasta.

Estimated time of preparation: 20-30 minutes. Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 cup ham or smokey bacon tidbits
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 cup spring onion, chopped
3 tablespoons lemon or calamansi juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon mustard(optional)
3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped(optional)
1/2 cup celery, chopped(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, boil water with salt then cook potatoes for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
2. Drain and Let it cool then place in a large bowl. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine all the remaining ingredients and stir until well blended.
2. Pour over potatoes then toss gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours before serving.

Bacon Wrapped Hotdogs

Filipino Style Recipe: Bacon wrapped hotdogs is another simple yet delicious appetizer. Usually the cocktail hotdogs wrapped in bacon strips then bake until crisp. This is commonly serve in any occasion specially during holidays and birthdays. Definitely, the kids will love this!

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
300 grams honeycured bacon
400 grams cocktail hotdogs
toothpick

Procedures:
1. Wrap a piece of bacon around each cocktail hotdog then secure ends with toothpick.
2. Repeat the step for remaining pieces then arrange in a baking pan.
3. Bake in a preheat oven over 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.
4. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately.

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

Filipino Style Recipe: Bacon wrapped green beans is another simple yet delicious appetizer. Usually the green beans blanch then wrap in bacon strips and season with salt and pepper. Bake or fry until crisp and serve with sour cream.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
500 grams green beans or baguio beans, end trimmed
8-10 smoked bacon strips
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, boil water with salt then blanch green beans for a minute.
2. Drain and rinse in cold water. Set aside

Part 2
1. Wrap a bacon slice around 5-8 pieces of green beans.
2. Repeat the step for remaining pieces then place in a baking pan.
3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper then drizzle with olive oil.
4. Pre-heat oven over 400 degrees Fahrenheit then bake wrapped green beans for 15 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Filipino Style Recipe: Bacon wrapped asparagus is another simple yet delicious appetizer. Usually the asparagus wrapped in bacon strips the season with salt and pepper. Baked or grilled until crisp and serve with sour cream.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
16 pieces medium-sized fresh asparagus, trimmed to 5inch
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 smoked bacon strips
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup sour cream for dipping(optional)

Procedures:
1. Wrap a bacon slice around 2-3 pieces of asparagus then secure ends with toothpick.
2. Repeat the step for remaining pieces then season with salt and grind pepper.
3. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil then bake or grill for 8 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
4. Discard toothpicks then transfer to serving plate. Serve with sour cream.

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Scramble

Filipino Style Recipe: bacon, egg and cheese scramble is another easy yet delicious breakfast dish. It is consists of egg and milk mix until blended then cooked with bacon and grated with cheese. This is usually served with rice or bread.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes

Ingredients:
300 grams bacon, cut into cubes
3 pieces raw eggs, beaten
1/4 cup evaporated milk
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium-sized white onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Whisk until well blended.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and fry bacon until done. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, melt butter and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add egg mixture then cook in a low heat. Stir constantly until the mixture is soft and fluffy.
3. Add bacon and cheese. Stir until the cheese melted.
4. Remove from heat and transfer to serving plate. Serve and enjoy.

Creamy Carbonara Recipe

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Filipino style creamy carbonara recipe is another simple pasta dish. It is usually consist of pasta and a creamy white sauce topped with ham and bacon.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15-30 minutes.
Good for 4-6 person.

Ingredients:
500 grams Fettucine noodles(or any desired pasta)
1 can evaporated milk
250 ml all purpose cream
1 can creamed of mushroom soup
200 grams sweet ham
200 grams bacon
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
2. Fry the bacon but not too crispy. drain and cut into small pieces. Set aside.
3. Fry the ham, drain and cut into small square pieces. Set aside.

Part 3
4. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion. Add 3/4 of fried bacon and ham.
5. Add evaporated milk and creamed mushroom soup.
6. Add the all purpose cream and grated parmesan cheese. Stir and bring to boil.
7. Season with ground pepper.
8. Add more evaporated milk or a cup of water if the sauce is too creamy or salty.
9. Simmer until beginning to thicken. Remove from heat.
10. Prepare pasta on pasta tray, top with grated Parmesan cheese together with the remaining bacon and ham bits and chopped parsley.
11. Serve with garlic bread. Enjoy

Notes:
1. For additional ingredients, you may add 250 grams of mushrooms and a can of tuna saute together with bacon and ham.

Spinach Fettuccine Carbonara

Filipino Style Recipe: Spinach Fettuccine Carbonara is an easy and simple pasta dish. It is usually consist of pasta and a creamy white sauce topped with ham, bacon and grated cheese. This is similar to other carbonara but we used spinach fettuccine pasta to have a healthier version.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15-30 minutes.
Good for 4-6 person.

Ingredients:
500 grams Spinach Fettuccine (or any desired pasta)
1 can Creamed of Mushroom Soup
250 ml All Purpose Cream
1 can Evaporated Milk
200 grams sweet ham
200 grams bacon
1 head garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
250 grams grated Parmesan cheese

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.
2. Fry the ham, drain and cut into small square pieces. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion. Add 3/4 of fried bacon and ham.
2. Add evaporated milk and creamed mushroom soup then stir.
3. Add all purpose cream, ground pepper and grated cheese. Stir until well blended.(Add milk or water if the sauce is too creamy or salty)
4. Simmer until beginning to thicken then remove from heat.
5. Prepare pasta on pasta tray, pour the sauce on top then sprinkle with grated cheese. Add the remaining bacon and ham bits.
6. Serve with garlic bread. Enjoy

Notes:
1. For additional ingredients, you may add 250 grams of mushrooms and a can of tuna saute together with bacon and ham.

(thanks Ms.Rochelle for sharing)