Creamy Clams Carbonara


Ingredients:
500 grams spaghetti or any pasta
800 grams clams(halaan)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 head garlic, peeled and chopped
4 strips bacon, cut into cubes and fried
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup sliced shiitake mushroom
1 big can evaporated milk
2 x 250 ml all purpose cream
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste
parsley for garnishing(optional)

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 then saute garlic, onion and mushroom then saute for 2-3 minutes.
2. In a same pan, add clams then cover and simmer until shells open.
3. Add the evaporated milk and all purpose cream then bring to boil while keep stirring.
4. Add the grated cheese then keep stirring for about 3-5 minutes or until beginning to thicken.
5. Add fried bacon then adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
6. In a serving plate, arrange pasta then add the sauce on top. Sprinkle with grated cheese and garnish with parsley. Serve!

Pork Chops Stroganoff

Ingredients:
4 pieces pork chops
a dash of salt and pepper
1 cup cream of mushroom soup
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
Chopped parsley for garnishing

Mushroom Gravy:
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 white onion, diced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons soy sauce or oyster sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch (dissolved in 4 tablespoons water)
2 cups beef stock

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Season pork chops with a dash of salt and ground pepper. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, melt butter then saute onions over medium heat.
2. Add mushrooms then stir cook for 3 minutes until light brown.
3. Add beef stock and soy sauce then bring to boil.
4. Add dissolved cornstarch, stir constantly until the sauce becomes thick.
5. Add cream of mushroom soup then mix until well blended. Keep warm and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, melt butter then fry pork chops until brown and tender.
2. Transfer into serving plate then pour sauce on top. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Creamy Chopsuey

Filipino Style Recipe: Creamy Chopsuey is another variety of popular vegetable dish. Similar to typically chopsuey, it is consists of different vegetables. Instead of dissolved cornstarch, we used cream of mushroom soup for creamier and tastier dish.

Ingredients:
1/4 kilo pork, cut into small cubes
1/4 kilo shrimp, boiled and peeled
1 dozen quail eggs, boiled and shelled
12 pieces baby corn, sliced diagonally in half
100 grams snow peas(sitsaro)
1 piece medium carrot, sliced thinly
1/4 kilo cabbage, chopped 1 1/2″ squares
1/4 kilo broccoli or cauliflower, break into flowerettes
2-3 stalks leeks(kutsay), chopped 2″ long(optional)
2-3 stalks celery(kinchay), chopped 1″ long
1 piece red bell pepper, cut in strips
1 piece green bell pepper. cut in strips
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
5 cloves garlic, diced
1 medium onion, minced
salt and pepper to taste

Sauce Mixture:
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoons sesame seed oil(optional)
1-2 cups of water
1 teaspoon sugar

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame seed oil, water and sugar.

Part 2
1. In a pan, Simmer pork in water just enough to cover the meat. Bring to boil and cook until water dried up.
2. Add vegetable oil and set aside the meat.
3. Saute the garlic and onion then put back the meat. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
4. Add shrimp and quail eggs. Add the carrot, baby corn and then all the vegetables. Stir cook for a minute.
5. Pour cream of mushroom and sauce mixture then adjust seasoning according to taste. Add more water if necessary.
6. Simmer over high heat 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are half-cooked.
7. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot with rice.

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.

Breakfast Steaks with Creamy Mushroom

Filipino Style Recipe: Breakfast Steaks with Creamy Mushroom is a simple beef dish made of thin beef slices pan fried then served with creamy mushroom sauce.

Ingredients:
500 grams beef breakfast steak
1/2 cup sliced mushroom
2 cups full cream milk
1 beef bouillon cube
1 tablespoon flour (dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
1/4 cup unsalted butter

Marinade:
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons calamansi juice
salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. Marinate beef in oyster sauce, soy sauce, calamansi juice, salt and ground pepper for 15 minutes. Set aside.
2. In a pan, melt butter then pan fry beef until brown. Transfer to serving plate and set aside.
3. In a same pan, stir cook mushroom until light brown.
4. Pour dissolved flour, beef bouillon, milk then bring to boil.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste then simmer until start to thicken.
6. Pour the sauce over the beef. Serve immediately.

Creamy Beef Stroganoff Pasta

Filipino Style Recipe: Creamy Beef Stroganoff Pasta is a creamy pasta dish made of beef strips and mushrooms cooked in creamy white sauce. This is commonly serve in any occasion or mid-afternoon snack. The creamy beef stroganoff can also be serve together with pasta or steamed rice.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo spaghetti pasta
1/2 kilo beef sirloin, cut into strips
1 can sliced mushroom, drained
1 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Marinade:
1/2 cup red wine
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Creamy Sauce:
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
2 cups water
1 beef bouillon
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 pack (9 oz) cream cheese, softened

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Prepare pasta based on cooking instructions. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. Marinate beef strips into the red wine, salt and pepper for 15 minutes. Drain beef and reserve the marinade.
2. In a large pan, heat oil then put the beef until browned around 10-15 minutes. Transfer browned beef into a plate.

Part 3
1. Using the same pan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat.
2. Saute onion and garlic until translucent then add the mushroom and cook for 5-8 minutes. Transfer into another plate.

Part 4
1. In the same pan, melt the remaining butter then whisk in flour. Cook over medium heat for around 5 minutes.
2. Add water and beef bouillon then let it boil while stirring constantly.
3. Pour the marinade then add the Worcestershire sauce and mustard.
4. Add the mushroom and beef, cover then simmer until meat is tender around 1 hour.
5. When you are about to serve, stir in the cream cheese and sour cream and cook for 5 minutes.
6. In a serving plate, prepare pasta then top with a generous creamy beef stroganoff. Sprinkle with chopped spring onion. Enjoy.

Seafood Angel Hair Carbonara

Filipino Style Recipe: Seafood Angel Hair Carbonara is another creamy and mouth-watering seafood-pasta dish. It is consists of seafood such as squid and clams then cooked together with evaporated milk, all purpose cream and cheese. Tossed together and topped with grated cheese. This can be served in any type of occasion or as mid-afternoon snack.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams angel hair pasta or any
800 grams clams
400 grams squid, cut into rings
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 head garlic, peeled and chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup sliced mushroom
1 big can evaporated milk
2 x 250 ml all purpose cream
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste
parsley for garnishing(optional)

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 then saute garlic, onion and mushroom then saute for 2-3 minutes.
2. Add squid and stir cook for a minute. Remove and set aside.
3. In a same pan, add clams then cover and simmer until shells open. Remove and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, add the evaporated milk and all purpose cream then bring to boil while keep stirring.
2. Add the grated cheese then keep stirring for about 3-5 minutes or until beginning to thicken.
3. Put back the clams then adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Turn off the heat then add squid.
4. In a serving plate, arrange pasta then add the sauce on top. Sprinkle with grated cheese and garnish with parsley. Serve!

Seafood Fusilli in Creamy White Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Seafood Fusilli in Creamy White Sauce is another creamy and mouth-watering seafood-pasta dish. It is consists of clams cooked in creamy white sauce then tossed together with fusilli. This can be served as meryenda(mid-afternoon snack) or in any special occasion.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

Ingredients:
400 grams fusilli or spiral pasta
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 head garlic, peeled and chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes(optional)
1/4 cup sliced mushroom
2 tablespoons sliced black olives
750 grams clams
1 big can evaporated milk
2 x 250 ml all purpose cream
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste
chopped basil for garnishing

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 then saute garlic, onion and chili flakes until light brown.
2. Add the mushroom and olives then saute for 2-3 minutes.
3. Add clams, cover and simmer until shells open.
4. Add the evaporated milk and all purpose cream then bring to boil while keep stirring.
5. Add the grated cheese, salt and pepper to taste then keep stirring for about 3-5 minutes or until beginning to thicken.
6. Turn off the heat, add pasta then toss well.
7. Transfer to serving plate, top with grated cheese and garnish with basil. Serve!

Dory in Creamy White Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: dory in creamy white sauce is a simple yet flavorful dish. This dish is consists of dory fillets comes fried and then cooked together with mushrooms in creamy white sauce made of butter, milk and cornstarch. This is a healthy main dish that is usually serve together with steamed veggies.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 30-35 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo dory fillets, cut into 4 inches
1/4 cup lemon or calamansi juice
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary(optional)
200 grams sliced mushrooms
1 1/2 cups non-fat milk
1/4 cup cornstarch(dissolved in 1 cup water)
100 grams butter
salt and pepper to taste
100 grams green beans, steamed(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Season dory fillets with rosemary, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Set aside for 15 minutes.
2. In a frying pan, heat oil then fry fish until golden brown.
3. Drain on paper towel and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, pour milk and cornstarch then stir until dissolved. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil and melt butter then saute onion until soft.
2. Add mushrooms then stir fry until light brown.
3. Pour milk mixture and bring to boil then season according to taste.
4. Simmer until begin to thickens. Keep stirring.
5. Add fried fish then simmer for another minute.
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve with steamed beans.

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.