Grilled Baby Back Ribs


Ingredients:
1 slab american ribs
1 cup barbecue sauce
3 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Remove the membrane from the ribs. To do this, slide a knife under the membrane and over a bone. Lift and loosen the membrane until it tears. Grab the edge of the membrane with a paper towel and pull it off.

Part 2
1. In a pot, put a water enough to cover the ribs. Add the ribs and put salt, pepper, and bay leaves. Boil for 1 hour or until the meat is tender. Remove from the pot.
2. Brush the ribs liberally with barbecue sauce. Tear off aluminum foil enough to enclose the ribs. Wrap the ribs tightly with the aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight. Set aside at room temperature.

Part 3
1. Remove the ribs from the foil, place them meaty-side up on the grill, and brush them with some of the sauce. Cover the grill and cook for 5 minutes.
2. Flip and brush the ribs and cook another 5 minutes. Continue to cook, flipping and brushing every 5 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the ribs are heated through and have grill marks. (total grilling time of 30 minutes).
3. Transfer the ribs to a serving plate the serve with barbecue sauce.

Spaghetti Pesto with Grilled Chicken


Ingredients:
200 grams spaghetti pasta
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

Pesto Sauce:
3/4 cups fresh basil leaves, chopped
3 tablespoons pine nuts or roasted pili nuts or walnuts
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

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 pot, prepare pasta based on cooking instructions. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a food processor or blender, process chopped basil, pine nuts, salt and pepper until blended.
2. Add extra-virgin olive oil then continue blending until combined. Add more olive oil if needed.
3. Pour on spaghetti pasta the toss until coat evenly.

Part 4
1. Transfer spaghetti pesto into serving plate.
2. Top with grilled chicken slices then garnish with chopped basil.
3. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese then serve with garlic bread. Enjoy!

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.

Ingredients:
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

Procedures:
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!

Beef Kebabs

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef kebabs(kebobs) is a popular middle eastern dish that is made up of meat and/or vegetables grilled on a skewers or spit. The traditional meat for kebab is made of lamb meat, but some used beef, goat, chicken, pork and fish. This dish was adopted in Central and South-east Asian regions specially in the Philippines.

Estimated time of preparation: 30 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 10-15 minutes
Good for 10-12 sticks

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo beef sirloin, cut into cubes
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 white onion, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
100 grams pineapple chunks(optional)
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon cooking oil
10-12 pieces metal or bamboo skewers

Marinade:
1/2 cup soy sauce
2/3 cup pineapple juice
1/8 cup calamansi or lime juice
1/2 teaspoon grind black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine beef and marinade then cover and marinate for overnight inside the fridge.
2. Soak bamboo skewers in water for 15 minutes. Set aside.

Part 2
1. Drain beef from marinade. Combine ketchup and oil in marinade then mix well for basting.
2. Arrange beef and vegetables as desired on skewers then brush with marinade mixture.
3. Repeat the steps from remaining pieces.

Part 3
1. Grill kebabs over hot charcoal for 10-15 minutes or until tender while basting with marinade mixture.
2. Transfer serving plate and serve.

Grilled Eggplant

Filipino Style Recipe: grilled eggplant or inihaw na talong is an easy and simple dish that is commonly served as side dish. The eggplants broiled then peeled off the skin and served with sauteed shrimp paste.

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

Ingredients:
4 large eggplants(talong)
1/2 cup sauteed shrimp paste(I used Dizon Farm Shrimp Paste)

Procedures:
1. Broil eggplants until skin are charred and blister. Let it cool.
2. Peel off the skin then transfer to serving plate.
3. Mash lightly the eggplant with a fork then serve with sauteed shrimp paste.

Pan Grilled Chicken Barbecue and Broccoli

Filipino Style Recipe: pan grilled chicken barbecue and broccoli is another mouth-watering chicken dish. This dish is similar to chicken barbecue but we cooked chicken into grill pan instead in hot charcoal. Usually the chicken marinated in seasonings then grill until tender then serve with grilled broccoli for side dish.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 15-20 minutes each side of chicken
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
2 pieces chicken legs with thigh attached
2 cups broccoli florets, halves

Marinade:
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons calamansi or lime juice
4 gloves garlic, pounded
2 bay leaves(laurel)
1 tablespoons
1/2 cup soda(7-up or sprite)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large container, combine soy sauce, calamansi juice, bay leaves, garlic, soda, salt and ground pepper.
2. Using a sharp knife, slits the chicken meat diagonal cuts on both sides.
3. Add chicken then cover and marinate for 4 hours or overnight inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. Remove the chicken from marinade and set aside.
2. Add ketchup to marinade for basting. Mix until well blended.
3. In a grill pan, heat olive oil then grill marinated chicken over hot charcoal for 15 to 20 minutes while basting each side with marinade mixture.
4. In a same pan, grill broccoli for 3-5 minutes.
5. Transfer chicken and broccoli to serving plate and serve immediately.

Grilled Pork Liver

Filipino Style Recipe: grilled pork liver or inihaw na atay ng baboy is another simple yet popular finger-food(pulutan). This is usually made of marinated pork liver(atay) then grill for a few minutes. Serve with soy sauce, calamansi juice and red chili. Pork liver is a good source of protein and iron to helps the body generates healthy red blood cells.

Estimated time of preparation: 5 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 5-10 minutes

Ingredients:
500 grams pork liver(atay), 1 inch thick
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 teaspoon cooking oil

Marinade:
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/8 cup calamansi or lime juice
1/4 teaspoon grind black pepper
dash of salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine marinade ingredients then marinate pork liver for at least 3 hour or in a fridge overnight.

Part 2
1. Remove the pork liver and then reserve the marinade.
2. Combine ketchup and oil in marinade then mix well for basting.
3. Grill marinated pork liver over hot charcoal for 2 minutes each side or until tender while basting with marinade mixture.
4. Slice into serving pieces then serve with spicy tuyo-mansi.

Grilled Pork Belly

Filipino Style Recipe: grilled pork belly or inihaw na liempo is another simple and popular mouth-watering grilled dish. This is usually made of pork belly(liempo) marinated then grilled until done. Serve with soy sauce, calamansi juice and red chili then usually served as finger food or pulutan.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 4-5 servings

Ingredients:
1 kilo pork belly(liempo), 1 inch thick
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon cooking oil

Marinade:
1/2 cup soy sauce
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup calamansi or lime juice
1/2 teaspoon grind black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons brown sugar

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine marinade ingredients then marinate pork belly for at least 3 hour or in a fridge overnight.

Part 2
1. Remove the pork belly and then reserve the marinade.
2. Combine ketchup and oil in marinade then mix well for basting.
3. Grill marinated pork belly over hot charcoal for 10 minutes each side or until tender while basting with marinade mixture.
4. Transfer serving plate and serve with steamed rice and spicy tuyo-mansi.

Grilled Oyster

Filipino Style Recipe: grilled oyster is another easy and simple dish made of fresh oysters, grilled until the shells open then serve with white vinegar and bird’s eye chili. This dish is considered as aphrodisiac and usually served as appetizer or pulutan together with cold beer.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 10-15 minutes
Good for 1-2 persons

Ingredients:
12 pieces fresh oysters
1/4 cup white vinegar
1-2 pieces bird’s eye chili(labuyo), sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt

Procedures:
1. Grill fresh oyster over hot charcoal for at least 5 minutes or until the shells open.
2. Remove the oysters from the grill then remove the top shell.
3. Transfer to serving plate and serve with chili vinegar dip.

Stuffed Squid

Filipino Style Recipe: stuffed squid or relyenong pusit is another popular dish in every occasion that usually served as finger food(pulutan). Normally the squid is stuffed with onions and tomatoes then fry or grilled in a hot charcoal.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
1 kilo large/medium sized fresh squid, clean
2 onions, chopped finely
3 tomatoes, chopped finely
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons calamansi juice
1/4 cup chopped parsley(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, calamansi juice, tomatoes, onions, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Stuff the mixture inside the squid then secure with toothpick. (Do not to over stuff the squid)
3. Grilled over hot charcoal for 10 minutes.
4. Transfer to serving plate then slit the squid vertically.
5. Serve with liquid seasoning.

Notes:
1. You may also fry the squid for 3 minutes.