Pinakbet (Pakbet)


Ingredients:
1/4 kilo pork belly, cut into small cubes
1/4 lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined(optional)
1/2 squash, chopped into 2×1 inch cubes
1 large eggplant, cut in halves and sliced diagonally
1 bunch string beans(sitaw), cut in 2-inch length
6 pieces okra, cut diagonally
3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
1 piece onion, chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, sliced in strips
3 large tomato, diced
4 tablespoon shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1 cup of water
3 tablespoon cooking oil
salt, sugar and pepper to balance the taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat cooking oil over medium heat.
2. Saute the garlic, ginger, onion and tomato
3. Add the pork and cook for about 5-8 minutes or until color turns light brown.
4. Put-in the shrimp and shrimp paste and cook for 2 minutes.
5. Add water and increase the heat to bring it to a boil. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until pork is tender.
6. Add the squash and cook for another 5-8 minutes or until texture becomes soft.
7. Add in all the remaining vegetables, mix with the other ingredients.
8. Simmer for 5 minutes or until all the vegetables are cooked.(Do not overcook the vegetables)
9. Serve with rice. Share and Enjoy!

Crispy Fish Fillet


Ingredients:
750 grams fish fillets(I used cream dory), cut into serving pieces
1/2 cup flour
2 raw eggs, beaten
1.5 cup breadcrumbs
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper then mix well. Set aside.
2. Prepare beaten eggs into a separate bowls.
3. Dredge fish fillet into flour mixture then shake off to remove excess flour.
4. Dip in beaten eggs and dredge into breadcrumbs to coat all sides.
5. Repeat the steps for remaining fish fillets. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat enough oil then deep fry each fish fillets for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
Drain on paper towel and set aside.
2. Transfer fish fillets into serving plate then serve with garlic-mayo dip.

Beef Stir-Fry Teriyaki


Ingredients:
1/2 kilo beef sirloin, sliced thinly into strips
3 tablespoon teriyaki sauce
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
spring onions for garnishing(optional)

Marinade:
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon ground pepper
1 tablespoon salt

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine beef, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, salt and pepper. Marinate for 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and stir fry beef over low heat until golden brown.
2. Pour the marinade and teriyaki sauce, cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes until tender.
3. Adjust seasoning according to taste by adding more sugar, water or teriyaki sauce.
4. Transfer the beef to serving plate and pour thickened sauce on top.
5. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and spring onion. Serve hot with sauteed vegetables and steamed rice.

Special Lomi


Good for 5-6 servings

Ingredients:
500 grams lomi noodles
100 grams pork, boiled and cut into small pieces
100 grams shrimp, peeled
1/2 cup chicken balls, cut into half
4 gloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, chopped
1 cabbage, chopped
1 pieces carrots, sliced
2 1/2 liters chicken stock
1/4 cup cornstarch(dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
2 pieces raw egg, beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup kikiam, slice thinly diagonally(optional)
100 grams chicken breast, boiled and shredded(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Wash lomi noodles in running water. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute the garlic and onions.
2. Add pork and chicken balls then cooked until color turns to brown.
3. Add shrimps and stir fry then pour broth and bring to boil.
4. Add noodles and simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Add vegetables then cook for another 3 minutes.
6. add dissolved cornstarch then season with salt and pepper.
7. Pour beaten egg then continue stirring.
8. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot.

Buttered Beans Sprouts


Ingredients:
1/2 kilo sprouted mung beans(toge)
1 small-sized bell pepper, cut into strips
1 small-sized carrot, cut into strips
10 pieces green beans, slice diagonally
1/4 kilo ground pork
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter

Procedures:
1. In a frying pan, heat oil and stir cook ground pork until golden brown. Set aside.
2. In a same pan, add butter then saute garlic and onion.
3. Put back ground pork then a little water. Stir cook for 1 minute.
4. Add sprouted mung beans, and other vegetables. Cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are half-cooked.
5. Add oyster sauce then adjust seasoning according to taste.
6. Remove from heat. Serve with steamed rice.

Seafood Aglio Olio Pasta


Ingredients:
250 grams spaghetti pasta
12 medium shrimps/prawns, pelled and deveined
3 medium squids, cleaned and sliced
100 grams clams
6 pieces crab sticks, sliced
5 cloves garlic, minced
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 bundle bok choy(chinese pechay), cut into serving pieces
2 tablespoons chili flakes (optional)
2 tablespoons dried basil
salt and pepper to taste

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 olive oil then saute garlic under low heat.
2. Add seafood and stir cook, season with chili flakes, salt and pepper according to taste. Do not overcooked.
3. Add bok choy and then pasta. Toss until coat evenly.
4. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with dried basil. Serve.

Buffalo Chicken Tenders


Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs. chicken breast tenderloins, boneless, skinless
2 raw eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tsp salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
oil, for frying
Bleu Cheese Dressing, for dipping

For Buffalo Sauce:
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup hot sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika

Procedures:
Part 1
1.In a pan over low heat, combine sauce ingredients then stir until well blended. Cover and keep warm.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine egg and milk then mix well.
2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, and ground pepper then mix well.
3. Dip the chicken into egg mixture then dredge into flour mixture. Shake off to remove excess flour.
4.Dip again the chicken into egg mixture then dredge into flour mixture. Shake off to remove excess flour.
5. Repeat the steps for the remaining chicken. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil then deep fry chicken for 5-8 minutes or until light brown. Drain on paper towel.
2. Toss chicken in buffalo sauce until coated evenly. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with ground dried parsley.
3. Serve with Bleu cheese dressing.

Spaghetti Negra


Ingredients:
400 grams spaghetti pasta
300 grams fresh squid, cleaned and cut into rings then reserve ink sac
8 cloves garlic, minced
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
1 tablespoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1 tablespoon water)
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 raw eggs, beaten
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
cooking oil for frying
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes

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

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper.
2. Dredge squid then dip in beaten eggs. Dredge it with bread crumbs then place on a plate.
3. Fry squid for a minute or until golden brown. Do not overcooked.
4. Remove squids and drain on paper towels.

Part 3
1. In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil then saute garlic, grated ginger and chili flakes.
2. Add ink sac, soy sauce and cornstarch then simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Add parsley then adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. Add spaghetti then toss until well coated.
5. Transfer to serving plate then arrange fried squid and top with parsley.
6. Serve with garlic bread.

Tuna Pasta in Garlic and Oil


Ingredients:
250 grams spaghetti pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 can (8 oz) spicy tuna flakes in oil
2 tablespoons dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes(optional)
basil leaves for garnishing (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

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 olive oil then saute garlic, dried basil, and chili flakes.
2. Add tuna flakes and oil and stir cook for 3 minutes then season with salt and pepper according to taste
3. Add pasta then toss until coat evenly.
4. Transfer to serving plate, sprinkle with dried basil then serve with garlic bread.

Grilled Chicken, Apple and Almond Salad


Ingredients:
1/4 kilo chicken breasts or fillet
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon Spanish paprika
salt and pepper to taste

1 fresh apple, sliced thinly
1/4 cup unsalted roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
lettuce leaves, cut into serving pieces
1/4 grated Parmesan or cheddar cheese (optional)
3/4 cup salad dressing(Dijon, honey mustard or any dressing)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Pound chicken breasts then season with salt, garlic powder, cumin, paprika and ground pepper.
2. Grill for 20 minutes or until cooked.
3. Let it cool then cut into strips. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a large bowl, arrange lettuce then top with sliced apple, almond and grilled chicken.
2. Pour the salad dressing then toss to combine.
3. Sprinkle with grated cheese then serve cold.