Honey Garlic Chicken

8-10 pieces chicken legs and wings, cleaned
4 cups flour
salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
1/4 cup water

Part 1
1.Combine sauce ingredients then marinate chicken for at least 2 hours or over night inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. When ready, remove chicken from the marinade and reserve the marinade.
2. Toss chicken with flour, salt and pepper then shake off excess.
3. Arrange chicken in a baking pan then drizzle with cooking oil.
4. Bake in a preheated oven over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. Turning the chicken at 20 minutes.

Part 3.
1. Meanwhile, Simmer marinade in a sauce pan for 5 minutes or until reduced by half.

Part 4.
1. Take chicken from oven then toss with the sauce.
2. Return to oven then cook for another 5 minutes.
3. Transfer into serving plate then serve hot immediately.

Garlic and Soda Shrimp

500 grams shrimps, cleaned
1/2 cup lemon soda
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 white onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
a pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Part 1
1. In a casserole, combine shrimps, soda and salt then simmer over low heat until fully absorb.
2. Remove and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Put back the shrimps then add oyster sauce and ground pepper then toss for 3 minutes or until well combined. Serve.

Garlic and Parsley Shrimp

1 kilo shrimps, removed head and shells
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons butter
6 cloves garlic, minced well
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
salt and pepper to taste

Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine butter, garlic and parsley then mix until well blended.

Part 2
1. In a nonstick pan, heat oil then stir fry shrimps until color turns to pink.
2. Pour butter mixture, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper then simmer until cook.
3. Transfer to serving plate then serve with fried rice.

Soy Garlic Shrimps

500 grams shrimps, head removed
1/4 cup soda
6 cloves garlic, pounded
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil

1. In a pan, Add shrimps and soda then simmer over low heat until fully absorb.
2. Add oil, soy sauce and garlic then toss until brown.
3. Transfer to serving plate then serve with cold beer.

Garlic Cream Dory

500 grams cream dory, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1 bulb garlic, minced
chopped spring onions for garnishing

3 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil

Part 1
1. Rub the fish with salt and pepper.
2. In a steamer, line with parchment paper so the fish won’t stick to the bottom.
3. Arrange fish then top with ginger then steam for 10 minutes or until cooked.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic until light brown. Remove and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a sauce pan, combine the sauce ingredients then bring to boil and simmer until almost thicken. Turn off the heat.

Part 4
1. In a serving plate, arrange fish then pour the sauce on top then garnish with toasted garlic and spring onions. Serve with steamed rice.

Broccoli Flower with Toasted Garlic

1 medium-sized broccoli flower, cut into serving pieces
1 head garlic, minced
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2/3 cup chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch (dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
a dash of dried chili flakes (optional)
sugar, salt and pepper to taste.
2 teaspoons sesame oil

1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic until light brown. Remove and set aside.
2. In a same pan, add broccoli, chili flakes, chicken stock and oyster sauce then adjust seasoning according to taste.
3. Simmer for 2 minutes then transfer to serving plate.
4. Top with toasted garlic. Serve immediately.

Honey Ginger Garlic Salmon Steak

2 pieces sockeye steaks salmon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste
chopped parsley for garnishing
green beans, steamed (optional)

2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Part 1
1. Season salmon with lemon juice, salt and pepper then set aside for 15 minutes.
2. In a separate bowl, combine sauce mixture then mix well.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry salmon until light brown.
2. Pour the sauce mixture then simmer until reduced and thickens.
3. Transfer into serving plate then drizzle with remaining sauce.
4. Sprinkle with chopped parsley then serve with steamed beans.

Grilled Garlic Squid

Filipino Style Recipe: Grilled Garlic Squid a simple yet delicious dish that doesn’t require much ingredients. The squid marinated, grilled and cooked in soy sauce, lemon juice, soda, pepper and garlic. Avoid to overcook the squid because it will become rubbery texture and tough.

1 kilo medium-sized fresh squid
1 cup soda (sprite or 7-up)
1/4 cup light soy sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons grind pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil

Part 1
1. To clean the squid, pull the head and remove the plastic-like cartilage.
2. Then push the head in, popping out the hard “beak” and discard it.
3. Wash the squid very well under running water.

Part 2.
1. In a bowl, combine squid and all the ingredients then marinate for at least 1 hour.

Part 3
1. Grill the squid for 3 minutes, use the marinade sauce for basting. Set aside.

Part 4
1. In a pan, simmer marinade until the sauce reduced.
2. Add squid then stir cook for another minute.(Don’t overcooked, squid will become tough).
3. Transfer to serving bowl then serve. Enjoy!

Toasted Garlic Pandesal

Filipino Style Recipe: Toasted Garlic Pandesal is a simple side dish that can be serve together with pasta or with coffee. The pandesal cut into half then spread with garlic-butter mixture. Toast in a oven until crispy and golden.

4 large-sized whole wheat pandesal, cut in half horizontally
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
6 cloves garlic, minced
fresh parsley, minced

Part 1
1. In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic and parsley then mix well.
2. Spread the mixture over the bread then arrange in a baking pan.

Part 2
1. In a preheated oven, bake the bread over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes or until crispy and golden.
2. Transfer into serving platter then serve immediately.

Crab Meat Aglio Olio

Filipino Style Recipe: Crab Meat Aglio Olio is another variety of traditional Italian pasta dish. This dish is made of sauteed garlic in olive oil, chili flakes, crab meat and basil then toss in spaghetti pasta. Aglio olio is usually serve as meryenda(mid-afternoon snack) or in any special occasion.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 6-8 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

400 grams spaghetti pasta
1/4 cup olive oil
8 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
200 grams crab meat or crab sticks, cut into thin slices
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes(optional)
1/4 cup white wine
10 leaves basil, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
grated Parmesan cheese

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

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil then saute garlic, chili flakes until light brown.
2. Add crab stick and then stir cook for 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
3. Add white wine and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until sauce reduce in half.
4. Add remaining olive oil, pasta and basil then toss until coat evenly.
5. Transfer to serving plate, top with Parmesan cheese and garnish with basil leaves. Serve.