Adobong Manok at Balunbalunan sa Gata

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobong Manok at Balunbalunan sa Gata or Chicken and Giblets Adobo with Coconut Milk is another variety of popular Filipino adobo. This dish has a creamy and spicy flavor similar to Bicol Express.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
200 grams balunbalunan (chicken giblets), cleaned
300 grams chicken, cut into serving pieces
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons cup vinegar
peppercorns
3 pieces bay leaves
1 cup coconut milk
2 pieces green chili, chopped
3 pieces bird’s eye chili (labuyo), chopped
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger
2. Add giblets and chicken then cover and simmer until tender. Add water if needed.
3. Add soy sauce, vinegar, peppercorns and bay leaves then simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Pour coconut milk and bring to boil. Keep stirring.
5. Add green and red chili. Adjust seasoning according to taste then simmer until thickens.
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately together with steamed rice.

Pineapple Pork with Coconut Milk

Filipino Style Recipe: Pineapple Pork with Coconut Milk (Pininyahang baboy sa Gata) is another delicious dish that is commonly served by Filipinos. The pork is simmer and cook in coconut milk and pineapple juice together with pineapple chunks, fresh vegetables, and spices. The tender of pork, the sweet and sour flavor of pineapple and creamy taste of coconut milk makes the dish irresistible. This is truly a mouth-watering dish.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 40 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo pork belly, cut into serving pieces
2/3 cup pineapple chunks
1 cup coconut milk
1 green bell pepper, cut into cubes
1 medium carrot, cut into cubes
1 medium potatoes, cut into cubes(optional)
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons soy sauce
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons cooking oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a skillet, heat cooking oil and fry carrots and potatoes until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. Reduce oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add pork then continue sauteing until light brown. Season with fish sauce and pepper.
3. Pour coconut milk and pineapple juice then simmer for 20 minutes or until the meat is tender. Add water if necessary.
4. Add carrots, potatoes and bell pepper then simmer for 3 minutes.
5. Add pineapple chunks, soy sauce and fish sauce according to taste then simmer for another minute.
6. Remove from the heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve with steamed rice.

Skipjack Tuna in Coconut Milk

Filipino Style Recipe: Skipjack Tuna in Coconut Milk is another simple and easy Filipino dish. It is usually consist of skipjack tuna (tulingan) cooked in a combination of coconut milk, vinegar and some spices.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 4 servings

Ingredients:
500 grams skipjack tuna (tulingan), sliced into serving pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 piece onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, diced
2 pieces green chili(siling haba)
1 cup coconut cream (1st extract)
1 cup coconut milk (2nd extract)
2 pieces eggplants, sliced
1/2 cup of vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, heat oil the saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Arrange fish and eggplants then add fish sauce, vinegar, ground pepper and coconut milk.
3. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until almost tender.
4. Add coconut cream and simmer for another 10 minutes or until creamy and oily.
5. Add green chili and cook for another minute.
6. Serve and Enjoy!

Beef Bicol Express

Filipino Style Recipe: beef bicol express is a popular Filipino dish that has a spicy and creamy taste. This dish is another variety of bicol express originated in Bicol Region. The beef cooked in coconut milk together with shrimp paste, green peppers, beans and red chili.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 50 minutes
Good for 5-6 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo beef sirloin, cut lengthwise
4 pieces long green peppers(siling pangsigang), sliced diagonally
10 pieces baguio beans or green beans, sliced diagonally
1 cup coconut cream (1st extract)
3 cups coconut milk (2nd extract)
4 tablespoons sauteed shrimp paste (bagoong alamang)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
3 pieces red chili(siling labuyo)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl with water and salt, soak green peppers for 30 minutes then rinse and drain.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat vegetable oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add beef then continue sauteing until colors turn to medium brown.
3. Add the shrimp paste then mix for another minute.
4. Pour coconut milk then simmer until beef is tender. Add water if necessary.
5. Pour coconut cream then simmer until reduced.
6. Add the green peppers, baguio beans and red chili then adjust seasoning with salt according to taste.
7. Remove from heat then serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Binagoongang Bagnet sa Gata

Filipino Style Recipe: Binagoongang Bagnet sa Gata or Bagnet sauteed in shrimp paste with coconut milk is almost similar to binagoongang baboy. Bagnet is a popular delicacy in Ilocos made from pork belly deep fried until crispy and blister on skin. Normally the bagnet sauteed in shrimp paste together with tomatoes and chili then add coconut milk for more flavorful and creamy taste.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes

Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo bagnet, cut into serving pieces
1 1/2 tablespoons bagoong alamang (pre-sauteed salted shrimp paste)
1 cup coconut cream
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 pieces tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup water
2 pieces green chili(siling haba), chopped
1 piece bird’s eye chili(siling labuyo), chopped (optional)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
salt and brown sugar to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In the pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and tomatoes until soft.
2. Add shrimp paste and 3/4 bagnet then saute for a minute.
3. Pour water and bring to boil. Add chili and ground pepper.
4. Add coconut cream then simmer for 3 minutes.
5. Adjust season according to taste then continue cooking until thickens. Stir occasionally.
6. Transfer to serving plate then top with remaining bagnet. Serve with steamed rice.

Note:
1. How to cook bagnet, please refer to this link: Bagnet

Chicken Binagoongan with Gata

Filipino Style Recipe: Chicken Binagoongan with Gata or Chicken sauteed in shrimp paste with coconut milk is almost similar to binagoongang baboy. Normally the chicken sauteed until light brown then cooked in shrimp paste and chili. Add coconut milk for more flavorful and creamy taste.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 20-25 minutes

Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo chicken, cut into serving pieces
1 1/2 tablespoons bagoong alamang (pre-sauteed salted shrimp paste)
1 cup coconut cream
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 pieces tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
3 pieces bird’s eye chili(siling labuyo), chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
5 pieces calamansi, juice
1 teaspoon dried rosemary(optional)
chopped spring onion for garnishing(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, marinate chicken in calamansi juice and dried rosemary for 15 minutes.

Part 2
1. In the pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and tomatoes until soft.
2. Add marinated chicken and continue sauteing until color turns to light brown.
3. Pour water and shrimp paste then simmer for 10 minutes or until tender. Add more water if necessary.
4. Add brown sugar, chili, ground pepper then continue cooking for another 3 minutes in low fire.
5. Add coconut cream then simmer until thickens. Keep stirring.
6. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with spring onion. Serve with steamed rice.

Sinantolan

Filipino Style Recipe: Sinantolan is another popular side dish from Southern part of Luzon specially in Laguna and Bicol region. This dish is made of grated santol meat cooked in shrimp paste and coconut cream and usually serve with fried and grilled food.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
8 pieces santol, peeled and grated the meat
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons sauteed shrimp paste
2 pieces red chili(siling labuyo), chopped
4 cup coconut cream
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add sauteed shirmp paste, chili and santol meat.
3. Stir cook for 5 minutes then pour coconut cream.
4. Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until start to render oil.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
6. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate. Serve with steamed rice.

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Sinanglay na Tilapia

Filipino Style Recipe: sinanglay na tilapia is another simple and easy Filipino dish. This dish is similar to ginataang tilapia but we stuffed tilapia with ginger, onion, garlic and tomatoes then wrapped with pechay leaves. The wrapped tilapia cooked in coconut milk until the fish is tender. Sinanglay na tilapia is a popular dish specially in Bicol region.

Estimated time of prepar ation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 4 servings

Ingredients:
4 pieces medium-sized tilapia, cleaned and removed scales
2 bunches pechay leaves
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 onions, minced
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
4 pieces medium-sized tomatoes, diced
3 pieces green chili(siling pang-sigang)
2 cups coconut milk
1/2 cup water
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine garlic, onions, ginger, tomatoes, salt and pepper then mix well.
2. With a sharp knife, slice the back of tilapia then stuff with mixture.
3. Wrap around the stuff tilapia with pechay leaves then secure with thread.

Part 2
1. In a pan, arrange wrapped tilapia then pour coconut milk and water.
2. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the fish is cooked then add green chili.
3. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste then simmer for another minute.
4. Remove from heat then transfer into serving plate. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Buko Tart

Filipino Style Recipe: Buko tart is another popular Filipino delicacy and pasalubong from southern Luzon specially in the province of Laguna . Buko tart is a smaller version of buko pie or custard pie, the filling is made up of coconut meat, coconut juice milk, sugar and cornstarch then mix until well blended. Pour the mixture into a pie crust and cover with top crust then bake until firm and done.

Estimated time of preparation: 15-20 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 60-70 minutes

Ingredients:
Pie Filling:
2 cups coconut meat, shredded
1/2 cup coconut water
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup cornstarch

Pie Crust:
2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon salt
3-4 tablespoons ice-cold water

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a deep pan, combine filling ingredients then simmer and stir in a low heat until thickens. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour and salt then mix well.
2. Add butter then mix thoroughly. Gradually pour cold water then mix until well blended.
3. Gather the dough into a ball shape then refrigerate for 30 minutes.
4. In a clean flat surface, place dough in wax paper then flatten using a rolling pin until 1/8 inch thick.

Part 3
1. Cut out a circle shape in a flat dough then arrange and press down in a tartlet or muffin pan.
2. Prick dough with a fork then pour with coconut filling.
3. Place top cover dough over the filling then seal the edges and prick with fork.
4. Bake in a preheated oven over 400 degrees Fahrenheit then bake for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes:
1. You may brush the top cover with egg-water mixture before baking to produce a glossy and brown color to the crust.

Button Mushroom Adobo sa Gata

Filipino Style Recipe: button mushroom adobo sa gata or adobong kabute sa gata is another variety adobo dish. This dish is healthier because we will use mushrooms instead of meat. We will also include coconut cream to produce creamy and tasty flavor. The procedure is easy and simple, saute button mushrooms in vinegar and coconut cream then cook until thicken.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking : 10 minutes
Good for 2 persons

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.