Coconut Crusted Chicken

This recipe is a twist on the usual breaded chicken. Using desiccated coconut as crust gives the necessary crunch to this chicken recipe and a nice aroma.Dip with your favorite sauce such as sweet chili sauce or garlic mayo.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo chicken breast fillet, halved or chicken tenders
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, finely ground
2 egg whites
1 cup desiccated coconut
vegetable oil for deep frying

Procedures:
1. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, salt, cayenne, and black pepper,
2. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until frothy.
3. In another bowl, put the desiccated coconut.
4. Pound chicken fillet to tenderize. For each piece of chicken, dredge in cornstarch mixture, shake off excess. Next, dip into the egg white. Then, press each side into the coconut to coat.
5. Heat oil (deep enough to cover the chicken fillet) into a frying pan over medium heat. Fry the chicken until cooked, around 5 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken and drain excess oil. Serve with sweet chili sauce.

Gising Gising, Sigarilyas

Filipino Style Recipe: Gising gising, sigarilyas is another variety of popular Bicolano dish. Gising gising has a spicy, salty and creamy taste similar to Bicol express. This dish is made up of chopped sigarilyas cooked in shrimp paste and coconut cream.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 4-5 servings

Ingredients:
500 grams sigarilyas, sliced into small pieces
300 grams chicken meat, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons sauteed shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1 cup coconut cream(1st extract)
1 cup coconut milk(2nd extract)
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
2 pieces tomatoes, chopped
4-5 pieces red hot chillies(labuyo), sliced into small pieces
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Procedures:
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.
2. Add shrimp paste then continue sauteing for a minute or until it’s cooked.
3. Add chicken then stir cook until tender.
4. Pour coconut milk then bring to boil until reduced.
5. Pour coconut cream and chicken bouillon then bring to boil.
6. Add sigarilyas and chopped chili, cook for 3 minutes or until tender and crisp.
7. Adjust seasoning according to taste then cook for another minute or the sauce is reduced and thick
8. Transfer to serving plate then serve.

Spicy Gising Gising

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Gising Gising is an easy and simple Filipino dish popular in Bicol region. This dish has a spicy and creamy taste similar to Bicol Express.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 4-5 servings

Ingredients:
500 grams green beans, sliced into small pieces
1 cup coconut cream(1st extract)
1 tablespoon sauteed shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
4-5 pieces red hot chillies(labuyo), sliced into small pieces

300 grams ground pork or pork meat with fat, sliced into small pieces (optional)
2 cups coconut milk(2nd extract) (optional)

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, cook pork meat until color turns to light brown and start to render oil.
2. Add garlic and onion then saute until translucent.
3. Add shrimp paste and continue sauteing for a minute or until cooked.
4. Pour coconut milk, simmer for 15 minutes or until reduced and thick.
5. Pour coconut cream, green beans and chopped chili, cook for 3 minutes or until tender and crisp.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper then transfer to serving plate then serve.

Beef Curry

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef curry is another mouth-watering dish inspired to Indian and Islamic cuisine. This dish is another variety of typical Filipino curry dish which is similar to chicken curry. Beef curry is usually made of beef cooked in coconut milk, curry powder and chilies until tender. Curry is one of the popular spices that gives a spicy and strong flavor.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo beef sirloin, cut into serving pieces
3 potatoes, quartered
2 carrots, cut into cubes
2 bell peppers(red & green), cut into cubes
1 cup coconut milk or evaporated milk
3 tablespoons curry powder(dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons fish sauce(patis)
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes(optional)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, fry potatoes and carrots until color turns to light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In the same pan, saute garlic and onion until soft.
2. Add beef then stir cook until color turns to light brown.
3. Add fish sauce, dissolved curry powder and water then simmer until meat is tender. Add more water if needed.
4. Add bell peppers, fried potatoes and carrots then simmer for another minute.
5. Add coconut milk, salt and ground pepper then simmer for another 3-5 minutes or until slightly thickens. Keep stirring.
6. Remove from heat and transfer to serving plate. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Suman sa Ibos

Filipino Style Recipe: Suman sa ibos is a popular Filipino delicacy made from glutinous rice, coconut milk and salt then wrap in buri leaves. Cook in a boiling water until done then serve with latik sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 30 minutes(plus soaking time)
Estimated time of cooking: 1-2 hours

Ingredients:
3 cups glutinous rice (malagkit)
2 cups coconut milk
1 tablespoon salt
young coconut or buri leaves for wrapping

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, place glutinous rice, coconut milk and salt then leave it for at least 20 minutes or until the rice absorb the coconut milk. Set aside.

Part2 (To make a buri wrapper)
1. Fold the end of buri leaf by half inch then fold the bottom edge into a triangle.
2. Swirl the buri leaf in an overlapping manner to make a tube then lock to prevent from swirling back.
3. Scoop the mixture into mold then seal then end with toothpick and tie with buri strips. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a big pot, arrange the pieces then pour enough water to cover the wrapped rice mixture.
2. Bring to boil in a low heat for at least 1 1/2 hours or until done.
3. Remove from the pot then let it cool.
4. Unwrap then transfer to serving plate. Serve with latik.

Pandan Suman

Filipino Style Recipe: Pandan Suman is another variety of Filipino delicacy from glutinous rice wrapped in banana leaves together with sugar, salt, coconut cream and pandan extract. This delicacy is cook in a boiling water for 2 hours then serve with your favorite dip.

Estimated time of preparation: 40 minutes(plus soaking time)
Estimated time of cooking: 2-2.5 hours

Ingredients:
4 cups glutinous rice(malagkit)
2 cups white sugar
a dash of salt
1 teaspoon Pandan extract
2 tablespoon coconut cream
banana leaves, cleaned and cut into bigger sized
cotton strings or any food-safe string

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, place glutinous rice and water then soak for at least 3 hours.
2. Singe the banana leaves into flames for a few seconds but do not burn. Let it cool then wipe with clean cloth.

Part 2
1. Wash and rinse the glutinous rice then drain excess water.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine glutinous rice, sugar, salt, pandan flavoring and coconut cream then mix until well combined.
3. Arrange 2 pieces banana leaf on a flat surface then scoop 3-4 tablespoons of rice mixture, fold the leaf to wrap the rice mixture.
4. Grab 2 pieces of wrapped rice mixture then tie with folded sides together using cotton string.

Part 3
1. In a big pot, arrange the pieces then pour enough water to cover the wrapped rice mixture.
2. Bring to boil in a low heat for at least 2 hours or until done.
3. Unwrap then transfer to serving plate. Serve with your favorite dip.

Adobong Kambing sa Gata

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobong kambing sa gata or goat meat adobo in coconut milk is another variety of Filipino adobo. Many people do not want the goat meat because of strong smell but boiling it together with ginger and onion helps to lessen the unwanted odor. When the meat is tender, sauteed until brown and cooked it in a blend of soy sauce, vinegar, salt, pepper and coconut milk.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of boiling: 40 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo goat meat, cut into serving pieces
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
2 cups coconut cream
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 pieces bay leaves
1 cup water
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
1 onion, quartered
1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
sugar and salt to taste
2 pieces red and green bell peppers, sliced(optional)
1 1/2 tablespoons sauteed shrimp paste(I used Dizon Farm Shrimp Paste),(optional)
a dash of dried chili flakes(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, boil enough water to cover the meat then add ginger, onion and salt.
2. Add goat meat then simmer until the meat is tender. Add water if needed, drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic until light brown.
2. Add bay leaf, peppercorn and shrimp paste then continue sauteing for a minute.
3. Add goat meat then stir cook until light brown then add bell peppers.
4. Add water and soy sauce then simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Add vinegar then simmer for 5 minutes or until start to render oil.
6. Add coconut cream and chili flakes then simmer until sauce is half absorbed. Stir occasionally.
7. Adjust seasoning according to taste then transfer to serving plate. Serve with steamed rice.

Latik(Coconut Curds)

Filipino Style Recipe: Latik is a solid coconut curds made from coconut milk. The coconut milk cook until almost dry and curdle, this is usually serve together with suman, biko, maja blanca and other desserts.

Good for 1/4 cup latik

Ingredients:
2 cups coconut milk

Procedures:
1. In a sauce pan, cook coconut milk in a low heat while keep stirring until brown and curdle.
2. Remove from heat and drain then serve with suman or biko.

Chicken Curry Noodle Soup

Filipino Style Recipe: chicken curry noodle soup is a popular Asian noodle soup. This dish is consists of chicken pieces cooked in curry powder, chicken stock and coconut milk then serve with noodles. I also add potatoes and tokwa as extender. The soup has flavorful and spicy taste which is good to serve during rainy season and cold weather.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 6-8 servings

Ingredients:
200 grams egg noodles
500 grams chicken, cut into serving pieces
1.2 liters chicken stock
400 ml coconut milk
3 potatoes, cut into cubes
350 grams tokwa, cut into cubes
2 onions, chopped
6 gloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons curry powder(dissolved in 1 cup chicken stock)
2 tablespoons calamansi or lime juice
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste
1 teaspoon rosemary(optional)
1 chicken bouillon(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare noodles based on cooking instructions. Drain and set aside.
2. In a pan, heat oil then fry potatoes and tokwa. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, reduce oil then saute garlic, onion and rosemary.
2. Add chicken then stir cook until light brown. Season with fish sauce and ground pepper.
3. Add dissolved curry powder, chicken stock, coconut milk and chicken bouillon then simmer until chicken is tender.
4. Add fried potatoes, tofu and calamansi juice then adjust seasoning according to taste. Simmer for a couple minutes.

Part 3
1. In a large bowl, Add cooked noodles then pour chicken curry soup. Serve hot.

Chicken and Green Beans in Coconut Milk

Filipino Style Recipe: chicken and green beans in coconut milk is a creamy and tasty yet affordable dish. The chicken and green beans sauteed and cooked in coconut milk until tender. This dish is similar to ginataang sitaw but instead of string beans we used green beans or baguio beans and chicken.

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

Ingredients:
200 grams chicken fillet, cut into small pieces
1 bunch green beans or baguio beans, cut into 1 inch diagonally
2 cups coconut milk
1 onion, chopped
3 gloves garlic, minced
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste
a dash of chili flakes(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, heat oil then cook chicken and fish sauce until color turns to light brown.
2. Add garlic and onion then saute until translucent.
3. Add green beans then continue sauteing for a minute.
4. Pour coconut milk then bring to boil. Add water if necessary.
5. Season with salt and pepper according to taste then add chili flakes.
6. Cook for 2 minutes or until tender then transfer to serving plate and serve immediately.