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.

Crispy Pork and Broccoli

Filipino Style Recipe: Crispy Pork and Broccoli is another simple yet delicious pork dish. The dish is consist of pork belly boiled, fried and cooked in soy sauce, oyster sauce and hoisin sauce together broccoli and other spices.

Ingredients:
500 grams pork belly
2 cups broccoli florets, blanched
2 pieces bird’s eye chili (labuyo), chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoons hoisin sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste.

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, boil pork belly with salt for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and leave the pork to dry. Sprinkle with salt.

Part2
1. In a pan, heat oil then deep fry pork until light brown.
2. Drain on paper towel then cut into serving pieces. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion, chili and bell pepper.
2. Add pork then continue sauteing for a minute.
3. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, oyster sauce and hoisin sauce then pour the mixture into a pan.
4. Stir cook for a minute then add broccoli. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
5. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
6. Transfer into serving plate then serve immediately with steamed rice.

Spicy Hoisin Chicken

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Hoisin Chicken is a popular chicken dish originate from China that has become popular in Filipino cuisine. The chicken cooked in hoisin sauce, thick sauce and spices together broccoli and carrot.

Ingredients:
500 grams chicken fillet, cut into serving pieces
2 cups broccoli florets
1 carrot, sliced
110 grams shiitake mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, minced
1 tablespoon rice wine
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
salt and pepper to taste

Hoisin Mixture:
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon spanish paprika
1 cup water

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In bowl, marinate chicken in rice wine and cornstarch for 10 minutes.
2. In a separate bowl, combine hoisin mixture then stir until well blended.

Part 2
1. In a pot, boil water with salt. Add carrots then pre-cooked for 3 minutes.
2. Add broccoli and boil for another minute. Drain and wash on running water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add mushroom then stir fry until brown.
3. Add chicken then continue to stir fry until light brown.
4. Pour the hoisin mixture and chili flakes then adjust seasoning according taste.
5. Add carrot and broccoli then simmer until begins to thicken.
6. Transfer to serving bowl then serve immediately with steamed rice.

Broccoli Fussili Pesto Pasta

Filipino Style Recipe:This is a very healthy dish that will surely fill up your tummy. The spice from the tuna and freshness of pesto and basil is a very nice contrast.

Ingredients:
200 grams whole wheat Fusilli pasta
1 head broccoli
2 tablespoon Olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 head onion, minced
1 can spicy tuna, drained
3 tablespoon sliced black olives
10 pieces cherry tomatoes, cut in half
180 grams pesto sauce
Handful fresh basil,chopped
Parmesan cheese
Fish sauce to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cook fusilli according to package instruction. Drain and reserve water. Set aside.
2. Using then water from the pasta, boil again and blanch broccoli for 1 minute or until the color green becomes bright. Drain and dip into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.
Part 2
1. In a big pan, heat olive oil and saute garlic and onion until translucent. Add sliced black olives and tuna and cook for 3 minutes. Add cherry tomatoes and cook again until it is slightly softened.
2. Add the pasta on the pan then pour the pesto sauce. Mix until the pesto is evenly combined with the pasta.Add the broccoli.
3. Season with fish sauce according to taste.
4. Remove from heat. Top with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy.

Broccoli and Cheese

Filipino Style Recipe: Broccoli and Cheese is a simple side item that can be served together with your favorite dish. It is consists of steamed broccoli topped with cheese sauce.

Ingredients:
2 cups broccoli florets, steamed

Cheese Sauce:
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 cup non-fat milk
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoon all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat then add flour, milk, mustard and salt.
2. Whisk until begins to thicken. Add cheese then continue stirring until completely melted. Remove from heat.
3. Pour cheese sauce over broccoli. Serve.

Broccoli and Shiitake Mushroom in Oyster Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Broccoli and Shiitake Mushroonm in Oyster Sauce is another healthy vegetable dish yet easy and simple to prepare. The broccoli and mushroom sauteed and stir cooked in a blend of oyster sauce and chicken stock.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes.
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
1 medium-sized Broccoli, cut into serving pieces
115 grams Shiitake Mushroom, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/4 cup chicken stock or chicken bouillon dissolved in hot water
a dash of dried chili flakes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and shiitake mushrooms until light brown.
2. Add broccoli, chili flakes, and chicken stock then simmer for 2 minutes.
3. Add oyster sauce then adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. Simmer for another minute then transfer to serving plate. Serve immediately.

Beef Broccoli and Cauliflower

Filipino Style Recipe: beef broccoli and cauliflower is another easy and healthy beef dish. The beef cut into strips then marinated and stir cooked with broccoli and cauliflower in a blend of oyster sauce, cornstarch, salt and pepper.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 45-50 minutes.
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo sirloin or flank beef, sliced thinly into strips
1 medium size broccoli, cut into serving pieces
1 medium size cauliflower, cut into serving pieces
1 medium sized onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small ginger, chopped
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon lemon or calamansi juice
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/2 cup water or beef stock
1 teaspoon cornstarch or flour(dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
sugar, salt and pepper to taste.
1 teaspoon sesame oil(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine beef, soy sauce, lemon juice, salt, ground pepper, sesame oil and marinate for 15 minutes.

Part 2
1. In the same pan, saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add beef then stir cook for 5 minutes or until light brown and start to sizzle.
3. Add oyster sauce, water, sugar, salt and ground pepper then simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Add broccoli and cauliflower then cook for a minute.
5. Pour dissolved cornstarch then simmer until thickens. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
6. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Stir Fried Ginger Beef and Broccoli

Filipino Style Recipe: stir fried ginger beef and broccoli is another simple yet delicious beef dish. This dish is similar to beef broccoli which is usually serve in Chinese restaurants. The beef strips marinated then cooked and simmered together with red bell pepper and broccoli until the meat is tender.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 10-15 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
300 grams beef sirloin, sliced thinly into strips
2 cups broccoli florets
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes(optional)
3 tablespoons cooking oil

Marinade:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/4 cup water or soda
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine beef and marinade then stir together. Set aside for 30 minutes.
2. Blanch broccoli in hot water for 1-2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, heat cooking oil and stir fry beef until for 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
2. In a same pan, saute garlic, ginger, bell pepper, chili flakes then pour marinade and bring to boil.
3. Pour dissolved cornstarch and adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. Add broccoli and beef then simmer in a minute.
5. Remove from heat then serve hot immediately with steamed rice.

Pan Grilled Chicken Barbecue and Broccoli

Filipino Style Recipe: pan grilled chicken barbecue and broccoli is another mouth-watering chicken dish. This dish is similar to chicken barbecue but we cooked chicken into grill pan instead in hot charcoal. Usually the chicken marinated in seasonings then grill until tender then serve with grilled broccoli for side dish.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 15-20 minutes each side of chicken
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
2 pieces chicken legs with thigh attached
2 cups broccoli florets, halves

Marinade:
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons calamansi or lime juice
4 gloves garlic, pounded
2 bay leaves(laurel)
1 tablespoons
1/2 cup soda(7-up or sprite)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large container, combine soy sauce, calamansi juice, bay leaves, garlic, soda, salt and ground pepper.
2. Using a sharp knife, slits the chicken meat diagonal cuts on both sides.
3. Add chicken then cover and marinate for 4 hours or overnight inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. Remove the chicken from marinade and set aside.
2. Add ketchup to marinade for basting. Mix until well blended.
3. In a grill pan, heat olive oil then grill marinated chicken over hot charcoal for 15 to 20 minutes while basting each side with marinade mixture.
4. In a same pan, grill broccoli for 3-5 minutes.
5. Transfer chicken and broccoli to serving plate and serve immediately.

Shrimp and Broccoli Pasta

Filipino Style Recipe: shrimp and broccoli pasta is a simple yet healthy dish consists of shrimp and broccoli sauteed and stir cooked in olive oil with chili flakes and garlic. Toss in spaghetti pasta with lemon juice, white wine and chopped parsley. This is another mouth-watering dish but easy to prepare.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15 minutes(plus cooking time for pasta)
Good for 4-5 persons

Ingredients:
400 grams spaghetti pasta or any pasta
500 grams shrimp, peeled but retain the tail
2 cups broccoli florets, halves
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
1 lemon, juice
1/4 cup white wine
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare pasta based on cooking instructions. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil medium heat then melt 2 tablespoons butter.
2. Add garlic and chili flakes then saute for a few seconds.
3. Add shrimp then stir cook for a minute. Remove from the pan and set aside.
4. Add broccoli then cook for a minute or until tender. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Part 3
1. Add lemon juice and wine then bring to boil until reduce in half.
2. Add and melt the remaining butter then turn off the heat.
3. Add pasta, shrimp, broccoli and parsley then toss to coat.
4. Transfer to serving bowl then serve with toasted garlic bread.