Tender Braised Beef and Tendon


Ingredients:
500 grams beef brisket, cut into serving pieces
500 grams beef tendons, cut into serving pieces
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 small onions, chopped
7 cups beef stock
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 pieces star anise
a bunch of bok choy, trimmed
3 stalks spring onions, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
fish sauce and pepper to taste
1/4 cup cooking wine(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large wok, heat oil then stir fry beef and tendon until brown.
2. Pour cooking wine then toss and let it evaporate.
3. Remove everything from the wok and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same wok, heat oil then saute ginger, garlic and onion.
2. Pour beef stock, soy sauce, oyster sauce, star anise and sugar then stir and bring to boil.
3. Add tendon then cover and simmer in a low heat for an hour.
4. Add beef then simmer for another hour or until tendon and beef are tender. Add more water if necessary.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste then add bok choy, spring onions then simmer for a minute.
6. Turn off the heat then transfer to serving bowl. Enjoy!

Notes:
1. You may add 3 teaspoons of cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup water to thicken the sauce.

Braised Pork Belly


Ingredients:
500 grams pork belly, cut into serving pieces
1 cup water
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/3 cup vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon peppercorns
1/2 cup dried banana blossoms(puso ng saging)
salt to taste

Procedures:
1. In a big pot, combine pork belly, water, soy sauce and garlic.
2. Simmer and cook over low heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until pork belly is tender.
3. Add vinegar and simmer for another 3 minutes.
4. Add the bay leaf, banana blossoms, brown sugar, salt and simmer for another 5 minutes.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Remove from heat and Serve. Enjoy!

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.

Braised Beef and Tendon

Filipino Style Recipe: braised beef and tendon is a popular beef dish which was originate in Chinese cuisine. Usually the beef and tendon cooked in beef stock, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar and star anise until tender. Some add dissolved cornstarch to thickens the sauce and commonly serve with noodles or as main dish.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 2 hours and 40 minutes
Good for 5-6 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams beef brisket
500 grams beef tendons
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 small onions, chopped
7 cups beef stock
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 pieces star anise
a bunch of bok choy, trimmed
3 stalks spring onions, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
fish sauce and pepper to taste
1/4 cup cooking wine(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a big pot, boil water then blanch beef and tendon for 10 minutes. Drain and let it cool.
2. Cut beef and tendon to small cubes. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a large wok, heat oil then stir fry beef and tendon until brown.
2. Pour cooking wine then toss and let it evaporate.
3. Remove everything from the wok and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same wok, heat oil then saute ginger, garlic and onion.
2. Pour beef stock, soy sauce, oyster sauce, star anise and sugar then stir and bring to boil.
3. Add tendon then cover and simmer in a low heat for an hour.
4. Add beef then simmer for another hour or until tendon and beef are tender. Add more water if necessary.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste then add bok choy, spring onions then simmer for 3 minutes.
6. Turn off the heat then transfer to serving bowl. Enjoy!

Notes:
1. You may add 3 teaspoons of cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup water to thicken the sauce.

Braised Pork in Sweet Soy Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Braised pork in sweet soy sauce is similar to pork adobo and pork asado. It is consists of pork marinate and cook in a blend of sweet soy sauce, garlic, onion and peppercorn. This dish has a sweeter and more flavorful taste than the usual pork adobo.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 40 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo pork, cut in serving pieces
1/4 cup sweet soy sauce
2 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
10 pieces peppercorns
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1/4 cup water),(optional)
sugar, salt to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine pork, garlic, onion, sweet soy sauce and peppercorn for 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. Pour water then simmer in a medium heat for 30 minutes or until pork is tender. Add water if necessary.
2. Adjust seasoning according to taste then pour dissolved cornstarch.
3. Simmer until the sauce has thicken and start to render oil.
4. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate then serve with steamed rice.

Notes:
1. If sweet soy sauce is not available, you may dissolved 1/4 cup brown sugar in 1/4 cup dark soy sauce.

Braised Chicken with Black Beans

Filipino Style Recipe: Braised chicken with black beans is another popular dish in Chinese cuisine. Normally the chicken marinated, fried and then cooked with fermented black beans(tausi), bell peppers and sauce ingredients until thickened.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes(plus marinating time)
Good for 3-5 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo chicken, cut into serving pieces
2 tablespoon black beans(Tausi)
1 medium-sized onion
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
cooking oil for frying
salt and pepper to taste
1 piece red bell pepper, diced(optional)
spring onion for garnishing(optional)

Marinade:
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt

Sauce:
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine chicken and marinade then set aside for 20 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then stir fry chicken until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
2. In a same pan, reduce oil then saute garlic and onion then add black beans.
3. Add bell pepper and chicken then cook until tender.
4. In a bowl, mix sauce ingredients until well blended then pour in a pan.
5. Simmer until thickens then season with salt and pepper to taste.
6. Remove from heat then sprinkle with spring onion. Serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy.

Creamy Braised Pork

Filipino Style Recipe: creamy braised pork is another low carbohydrate dish. The pork comes out very tender and juicy while the milk reduces down to create a savory brown sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 4 servings

Ingredients:
4 slices boneless pork chops or pork loin
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 & 1/2 cup non-fat milk
250 grams grated Parmesan cheese(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper.
2. Trim fat from pork chops then add to flour mixture, stir to coat evenly. Set aside.
3. Add 1/2 cup milk to flour mixture and stir until well blended.

Part 2
1. In a pan, melt butter and fry pork chops about 3 minutes each side or until brown.
2. Pour milk mixture, cover and simmer in a low heat until meat is tender, stir occasionally.
3. Pour the remaining milk and cook until the liquid reduced and thicken. stir occasionally.
4. Transfer to serving plate, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Serve.

Braised Beef

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Filipino Style Recipe: braised beef is popular mostly in Chinese cuisine. Normally the beef cooked with soy sauce, sugar, star anise and cornstarch to thickens the sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Good for 4-6 servings

Ingredients:
1 kilo beef, cut into cubes
1/4 cup cornstarch(dissolve in 1/4 cup water)
5 gloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon peppercorns, crushed
2 pieces star anise
2 pieces bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste

1 medium-sized carrots, cut into cubes(optional)
1 medium-sized red bell pepper, sliced(optional)
1 cup green beans, trimmed and sliced(optional)
spring onions for garnishing(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a large pot, arrange beef and add garlic, onion, soy sauce, sugar, peppercorns, star anise, bay leaves and water.
2. Cover and bring to boil for about 1-2 hours or until the beef is tender. Add water if necessary.
3. Add cornstarch mixture and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
4. Add carrots, green beans and bell pepper, simmer for 3 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
5. Remove from heat then garnish with spring onions. Serve with steamed rice.