Chicken and Banana Adobo

Filipino Style Recipe: Chicken and Banana Adobo is another variety of popular Filipino Adobo. This dish is similar to traditional chicken adobo with fried banana.

Ingredients:
500 grams chicken, cut into serving pieces
3-4 pieces cardava banana (saba), cut into serving pieces
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup vinegar
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon peppercorns
3 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
2 tablespoons sugar
salt to taste
1/4 cup cooking oil
1-2 cups chicken broth

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine chicken, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, soy sauce and vinegar.
2. Marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes.
3. Drain garlic and chicken then reserve the sauce. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry banana until light brown. Remove and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, fry marinated chicken for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Reduce oil to 1 tablespoon. Add garlic then fry until light brown.
3. Pour marinade and water then simmer for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is tender. Add more water if necessary.
4. Add fried banana and sugar then adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve with steamed rice.

Banana Peanut Butter French Rolls

Filipino Style Recipe: Banana Peanut Butter French Rolls is a simple yet special bread dish that can be served together with hot coffee. The bread flatten then fill with peanut butter and banana. Roll then dip in egg and milk mixture. Coated with sugar and cinnamon powder then fry until golden brown.

Ingredients:
10 slices white bread
1 cup peanut butter
2-3 pieces banana, peeled and cut into quarter vertically
1 raw egg
1/2 cup milk
5 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 cup butter
caramel syrup (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon powder then mix well.
2. In a separate bowl, combine egg and milk then whisk until combined.

Part 2
1. Remove the crusts from each slice of bread then flatten with a rolling pin.
2. Fill each slice with peanut butter.
3. Add sliced banana and drizzle with caramel syrup then roll the bread tightly.

Part 3
1. In a pan, melt butter. Dip each roll in egg-milk mixture then roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture.
2. Lightly fry each roll until golden brown. Drain.
3. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar. serve immediately with hot coffee.

No Cook Banana Chocolate Pudding

Filipino Style Recipe: No Cook Banana Chocolate Pudding is an easy to prepare dish and does not need any cooking or baking. The pudding tastes like soft ice cream so your kids will really love it.

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups cold milk
1 pack (5 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup whipped cream
1 (240 grams) sour cream
1 (16 oz) cookies such as shortbread cookies
8 bananas, peeled and sliced

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine the chocolate pudding mix and milk then beat together until it thickens.
2. Add the sour cream and beat again. Fold in whipped cream. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a rectangular container, arrange a layer of cookies at the bottom.
2. Spread a layer of the pudding mixture, then a layer of slicked bananas.
3. Repeat the layers until all ingredients are consumed.
4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Tip: Soak bananas in orange juice or water with vit c to avoid darkening.

Banana-Choco Crepes

Filipino Style Recipe: Banana-Choco Crepes is a popular dessert made of very thin pancakes originated from France. It is consists of flour, eggs, milk, vanilla and salt whisk together then cooked and swirl in hot pan with butter until almost set. Crepes can be serve with different variety of fillings.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 5 minutes
Good for 6 crepes

Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract(optional)
1 ripe plantain, sliced
chocolate ice cream
chocolate syrup
confectioner’s sugar

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour and eggs. Whisk well.
2. Add milk, vanilla extract, butter and salt. Mix until well combine.

Part 2
1. In a non-stick pan, melt butter then scoop and pour 1/4 cup of batter.
2. Swirl the batter then cook for 20 seconds or until almost set. Flip and cook the other side.
3. Transfer to serving plate then place the banana slices and a scoop of chocolate ice cream in the center.
4. Fold both side to form a triangle then pour chocolate syrup on top. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar then serve.

Banana Crumb Muffins

Filipino Style Recipe: Banana Crumb Muffins is another delicious pastry similar to banana bread. Mainly made up of bananas mixed together with muffin mixture, topped with crumb. This muffin has a very delicious and good smell while the crumb gives a crunchy texture.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 20 minutes
Yield: 10 muffins

Ingredients:
Banana Mixture:
4 medium overripe bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Flour Mixture:
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Crumb Mixture:
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon flour

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon until well blended.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together the bananas, white sugar, vanilla, and egg until well blended.
3. Combine the banana mixture with the flour mixture until just blended or sticky. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and sugar until it they form small crumbs.
2. In a muffin pan lined with muffin cups, spoon the banana-flour batter until almost full.
3. Sprinkle the crumbs on top then bake in preheated oven over 350 Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes.
4. Let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Braised Pork in Oyster Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Braised pork in oyster sauce is another simple yet delicious pork dish similar to adobo and estofado. I usually cooked pork in a blend of soy sauce, water, sugar, garlic and peppercorn. Then simmered in oyster sauce together with fried bananas and hard-boiled eggs.

Estimated time of preparation: 10-15 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 3-5 persons

Ingredients:
3/4 kilo pork belly, cut into serving pieces
4 pieces plantain bananas(saba), sliced diagonally
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon whole peppercorn
1/8 teaspoon dried chili flakes
10 pieces quail eggs, hard-boiled
1 cup water
cooking oil for frying
2 pieces star anise(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1(optional)
1. In a pan, heat oil and fry the sliced bananas until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
2. In a casserole, combine pork, garlic, soy sauce, water, sugar, star anise and peppercorn then marinate for 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. Place the casserole in a stove then cook pork for 30 minutes or until tender. Add more water if necessary.
2. Add oyster sauce, fried bananas, hard-boiled quail eggs and chili flakes then simmer for 2 minutes.
3. Adjust seasoning according to taste then continue cooking until the sauce is thicken.
4. Transfer to serving plate then serve with steamed rice.

Nilagang Buto-buto ng Baka

Filipino Style Recipe: nilagang buto-buto ng baka is an easy yet delicious Filipino soup dish. This soup dish is so simple to prepare but time consuming. The beef simmered for an hour until tender then cooked with corn cob, potatoes, carrots and other veggies. This is so popular and can be served anytime or the best during rainy season.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 60-80 minutes
Good for 3-5 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams beef ribs, cut into serving pieces
7 cups water(add more if necessary)
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon peppercorn
2 potatoes, quartered
1 bundle bok choy(pechay)
1/2 small cabbage leaves(repolyo), cut into serving pieces
fish sauce or salt to taste
1 piece beef bouillon cube(optional)
1 carrots, cut into serving pieces(optional)
1/2 bundle green beans, trimmed and cut into 3-4inch(optional)
1 Japanese corn cob, cut into serving pieces

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large casserole, place the beef and add water. Set over medium heat and bring to a boil and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours or until meat is tender. (Remove the scum as it rises.)
2. Add more water if necessary. Pressure cooker only takes 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. Add onion, peppercorn, beef bouillon cube and sprinkle some salt.
2. Add corn, potatoes, and carrots then continue cooking until cooked.
3. Add the green beans then simmer for 3-5 minutes. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. Add cabbage and pechay then simmer for another minute.
5. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy

Banana Rebosao

Filipino Style Recipe: Banana rebosao or saging rebosado is a sweet delicacy made from crystallized banana. This dish is popular in southern part of Mindanao specially in Zamboanga and Basilan. Bananas comes fried then mix in sugar syrup until well coated and crystallize. This is similar to banana cue but different in cooking procedure.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
1 kilo unripe bananas, peeled and cut into quarter vertically
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
oil for frying

Procedures:
1. In a frying pan, heat oil then deep fry bananas for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
2. In a sauce pan, boil water then add sugar then keep stirring until thick and sticky.
3. Add fried bananas then mix until well coated. Keep stirring until sugar are crystallize and almost dry.
4. Transfer to serving plate and let it cool before serving.

Nilagang Buto-Buto ng Baboy

Filipino Style Recipe: nilagang buto-buto ng baboy or pork ribs stew is another simple soup dish. Pork ribs boiled until tender then add onion, peppercorn, salt, potatoes, cardava banana, cabbage and green beans. This dish is usually serve as main dish specially during rainy season.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 3-5 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams pork ribs, cut into serving pieces
7 cups water(add more if necessary)
1 onion, sliced
1/4 teaspoon peppercorn
1 piece pork bouillon cube(optional)
2 potatoes, quartered
3 pieces cardava banana(saging na saba), cut into 3-4 pieces(optional)
1 bundle green beans, trimmed and cut into 3-4inch(optional)
1 bundle bok choy(pechay) or cabbage leaves(repolyo), cut into serving pieces
fish sauce or salt to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large casserole, place meat and add water then bring to a boil and simmer over medium heat or until meat is tender.(Remove the scum as it rises.)

Part 2
1. Add onion, peppercorn, pork broth cubes and sprinkle some salt.
2. Add banana and potatoes and continue cooking until potatoes are cooked.
3. Add the green beans. Simmer for 3-5 minutes then adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. Add pechay then turn off the heat and leave for about 3 minutes before serving.
5. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy

Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Filipino Style Recipe: Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream is a healthy dessert dish made of banana and peanut butter mix together until soft-serve consistency then chill before serve. This dish is a perfect dessert specially during summer season.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus freezing time)
Good for 2 servings

Ingredients:
8 pieces ripe bananas, peeled and slice into discs
4 tablespoons peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract(optional)

Optional Toppings:
* grind almonds
* chocolate chips
* crushed chocolate cookies

Procedures:
1. In a food processor or high-speed blender, place bananas then process until creamy and smooth.
2. Add peanut butter and vanilla extract then process again until well blended and soft-serve consistency.
3. Transfer into freezer-safe container then place in freezer for at least 2 hours.
4. Serve chilled with toppings.