Sauteed Kangkong in Oyster Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Sauteed kangkong in oyster sauce is a simple and affordable dish made of water spinach sauteed and cooked together with smoked fish and oyster sauce.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
2 bunch of Kangkong (water spinach), cut into 2inch
3 pieces fried/left-over tinapa (smoked fish), flakes and discard bones
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch, dissolved in 1/2 cup broth
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
a dash of dried chili flakes
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste
sesame seeds, toasted (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine oyster sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch and broth then mix until well blended.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion
2. Add tinapa flakes then continue sauteing for a minute.
3. Add kangkong stalks then stir cook for another minute.
4. Pour oyster sauce mixture and chili flakes then bring to boil. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Add kangkong leaves then simmer for a minute.
6. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Fried Anchovy Salad

Filipino Style Recipe: Fried Anchovy Salad is a simple and easy yet delicious salad. The sweetness of the dressing and the saltiness of anchovy makes this salad so special.

Ingredients:
1 pack green and purple lettuce
1/4 cup fried achovies
2 tablespoons black olives, pitted
6 pieces cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
Mayonnaise (optional)

For the dressing:
1/4 cup Greek dressing
2 tablespoon honey

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine Greek dressing and honey then mix well.

Part 2
1. In a large big bowl, tear lettuce into serving pieces.
2. Add the black olives, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber.
3. Add fried anchovies on top then garnish with honey dressing and mayonnaise.
4. Serve immediately as appetizer.

Breaded Butterfly Shrimp

Filipino Style Recipe: Breaded Butterfly Shrimp is another simple yet special shrimp dish that is usually serve as appetizer or pulutan together with your favorite dip. The shrimp were butterflied then coated into flour mixture, eggs and breadcrumbs. Deep fried until golden brown then serve with dipping sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 30 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
500 grams large-sized shrimp
2 pieces raw eggs, beaten
2 cups panko breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika powder (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Remove head, peel, and devein the shrimp. Tail intact.
2. Using a knife, slice lengthwise then open the cut to butterfly the shrimp.

Part 2.
1. In a bowl, combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, ginger powder, salt and pepper.
2. In a separate bowl, pour beaten eggs then add a littler water.
3. In another bowl, combine panko breadcrumbs and chopped parsley.

Part 3
1. Holding the tail, dredge the shrimp into flour mixture then dip in egg mixture.
2. Dredge again the shrimp into flour mixture then dip in egg mixture.
3. Press into breadcrumbs to coat evenly. Repeat for the remaining shrimp.

Part 4.
1. In a skillet, heat oil then deep fry breaded shrimp for 2 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Drain on paper towel. Serve with dipping sauce.

Baked Cheesy Chicken Rice Mixed

Filipino Style Recipe: Baked Cheesy Chicken Rice Mixed is another easy and simple yet delicious complete meal. It is mainly made up of leftover rice, chicken and veggies mixed together and cooked in margarine. Topped with Cheese then bake until cheese is melted.

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

Ingredients:
3 cups cooked or leftover rice
1 cup chicken fillet, cut into serving pieces
2/3 cup broccoli florets, steamed
2/3 cup cauliflower, steamed
1/2 carrot, cut into cubes and steamed
76 grams baby corn, cut into serving pieces and steamed
6 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons margarine
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
Mozarella or QuickMelt cheese for toppings
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and ground pepper to taste

Marinade:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon peppercorn

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine chicken, soy sauce, sugar, peppercorns then marinate for 30 minutes. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry marinated chicken over low heat for 3 minutes or until light brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, melt margarine then saute garlic until light brown.
2. Add cooked rice then toss until well coated.
3. Add chicken, veggies and Parmesan cheese then toss. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
4. Seasoned with salt and pepper according to taste.

Part 3
1. In a baking pan, lined with aluminum foil.Transfer the rice mixtures then spread evenly.
2. Top with grated Mozarella cheese then bake in a preheated oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
3. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately.

Crispy Oyster Mushroom

Filipino Style Recipe: Crispy Oyster Mushroom is a simple yet standout dish made of oyster mushroom coated in batter then deep-fried until medium brown. This is usually serve as appetizer or pulutan.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 8 minutes

Ingredients:
150 grams oyster Mushroom, clean, rinse and pat dry
cooking oil for frying

Batter:
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup ice cold water
1 tablespoon sesame oil
salt and white pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a bowl, combine batter ingredients and whisk well. Mixture should not too runny or thicken.
2. In a pan, heat enough oil for frying.
3. Dip oyster mushroom into batter then fry until medium brown. Drain on paper towel.
4. Transfer to serving bowl then serve with your favorite dip.

Easy Fried Rice

Filipino Style Recipe: Easy fried rice is a simple way to cook left-over rice. This dish is commonly served during breakfast together with other dish. Fried rice is made up of leftover rice stir fried with shrimps, scrambled eggs, sausages, peas, carrots and other vegetables.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10-12 minutes
Good for 6-7 servings

Ingredients:
6 cups cooked rice(preferably leftover)
1 cup Chinese sausages, sliced
200 grams prawns, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup sweet peas
1/2 cup carrot, diced
2 raw eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 stalks green onions, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons sesame oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In the pan, heat oil then stir fry sausages for a minute.
2. Add garlic, green onion and carrots then saute for another minute.
3. Add shrimps and sweet peas then stir cook for another minute.
4. Add cooked rice and soy sauce then mix until rice is well coated.
5. Pour beaten egg then continue stirring until the egg is cooked.
6. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
7. Transfer to serving plate and garnish with chopped spring onions.

Crispy Soy Garlic Squid

Filipino Style Recipe: Crispy Soy Garlic Squid is comprises a squid as main ingredient. Normally the squid cut into rings then mix with batter then deep fried for a minute. Mix to coat in a soy garlic sauce made of soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar and butter.

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

Ingredients:
500 grams squid, clean and cut into rings
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup flour
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil for frying
1 head garlic, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 stalks onion leeks, sliced diagonally

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce and brown sugar. Mix well and set aside.
2. In a pan, heat oil then fry garlic until light brown. Drain and set aside.
3. In a same pan, add butter, soy-sugar mixture and onion leeks. Simmer then remove from heat.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine flour, cayenne powder, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Add squid then dip in beaten egg then roll in breadcrumbs. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry the squid for 1 minute or until golden brown. Do not overcooked.
2. Remove squids and drain on paper towels.
3. Transfer the squid in serving plate then pour the sauce on top. Mix to coat then sprinkle with toasted garlic. Serve.

Adobo Fried Rice

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobo fried rice is another easy and simple rice dish. It’s another way to recycle leftover chicken or pork adobo. The dish is made up of leftover rice stir fried together with adobo and other seasonings. This can be serve during breakfast together with your favorite dish and soup.

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

Ingredients:
5 cups left-over rice, leftover
1 cup left-over chicken or pork adobo, shredded or cut into small pieces
1 head garlic, slice thinly
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon adobo oil or cooking oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then stir fry garlic until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
2. In a same pan, put adobo then stir cook for 3 minutes.
3. Add cooked rice then cook for 10 minutes. Toss occasionally.
4. Add fried garlic then season with salt and pepper. Cook for another minute.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve.

Paksiw na Bagnet

Filipino Style Recipe: Paksiw na Bagnet is another simple and easy Filipino pork dish. This is similar to lechon paksiw but instead of roasted pork we used bagnet. Bagnet is a popular delicacy in Ilocos made from pork belly deep fried until crispy and blister on skin.

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

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo bagnet, cut into serving pieces
1/4 cup lechon sauce
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon peppercorn
1 bay leaf(laurel)
2 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
salt to taste
1/4 cup liver spread(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat bagnet until start to render oil.
2. Add garlic and onions then saute until translucent.
3. Pour water, peppercorn and bay leaf then bring to boil.
4. Pour vinegar and simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Add the sugar, liver spread and lechon sauce then simmer for another 5 minutes.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt according to taste.
7. Remove from heat and 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