Ham and Bacon Carbonara


Ingredients:
500 grams Fettucine noodles(or any desired pasta)
1 can evaporated milk
250 ml all purpose cream
1 can creamed of mushroom soup
200 grams sweet ham
200 grams bacon
1 head garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
250 grams grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoon parsley, chopped(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Set aside.

Part 2
2. Fry the bacon but not too crispy. drain and cut into small pieces. Set aside.
3. Fry the ham, drain and cut into small square pieces. Set aside.

Part 3
4. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion. Add 3/4 of fried bacon and ham.
5. Add evaporated milk and creamed mushroom soup.
6. Add the all purpose cream and grated parmesan cheese. Stir and bring to boil.
7. Season with ground pepper.
8. Add more evaporated milk or a cup of water if the sauce is too creamy or salty.
9. Simmer until beginning to thicken. Add pasta then stir through sauce until blended. Remove from heat.
10. In a pasta tray, top with grated Parmesan cheese together with the remaining bacon and ham bits and chopped parsley. Serve.

Stir Fry Asparagus with Ham and Mushrooms

Filipino Style Recipe: Stir Fry asparagus with ham and mushrooms is another simple yet delicious dish. This is consists of asparagus, ham and mushrooms stir fried and cooked in beef stock together with delicious spices.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20-25 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1 bunch asparagus, cut into 2 inch
8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
2 ounces sliced ham
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch (dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 cup beef stock
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add ham and mushrooms then stir fry until light brown.
3. Add asparagus and beef stock then season with sugar, salt and pepper.
4. Add dissolved cornstarch and sesame oil.
5. Continue cooking until slightly thicken. Serve immediately.

Homemade Ham

Filipino Style Recipe: Homemade Ham or hamonado is a popular and special dish during Christmas season. Normally the meat cured and cooked in a special sweet broth until glazed and roasted.

Ingredients:
3 kilos pig’s leg without bones
7 cups pineapple juice
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoon salt
3 pieces bay leaves
1 head garlic, pounded

Pineapple Glaze:
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup brown sugar

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a deep pot, combine pineapple juice, brown sugar, bay leaves and garlic. Stir until dissolved.
2. Add meat then cover and simmer over low heat for an hour. Let it cool then refrigerate inside the fridge overnight.

Part 2
1. Let stand the meat for an hour or until reaches room temperature.
2. Score the meat surface in a diamond pattern.

Part 3 (Pineapple Glaze)
1. In a sauce pan, combine pineapple juice and brown sugar then simmer until thickened. Keep stirring.

Part 4
1. Using a pastry brush, brush the meat with pineapple glaze then bake in a preheated oven over 325 degrees Fahrenheit for at least an hour or until nicely browned. (basting every 15 minutes with remaining glaze)
2. Remove from oven then brush with remaining juices. Slice and serve.

Ham and Cheese Pizza Tortilla

Filipino Style Recipe: Ham and Cheese Pizza Tortilla is inspire to typical pizza made of oven-baked flat, round bread topped with tomato sauce, cheese and toppings.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes

Good for 4 pizza tortillas

Ingredients:
4 pieces tortilla(8-10 inch diameter)
1 1/2 cup pizza sauce or tomato sauce
150 grams mozzarella cheese or quick melt, grated
100 grams sweet ham, cooked and cut into cubes

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Place tortilla in a flat surface, ladle enough pizza sauce into the center and spread it out in a spiral motion. Leave about 1/2 inch of unsauce tortilla at the edges.
2. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top then add and arrange ham evenly.
3. Spread shredded cheese on top of the toppings. Repeat for remaining pieces.

Party 2
1. Pre-heat oven over 200 degrees Fahrenheit then bake tortillas for 8-10 minutes or until the tortillas are crisp and the cheese is melted.
2. Remove from the oven then transfer to round sheet. Cut into 4-6 serving slices then serve with hot sauce.

Hawaiian Pizza Pandesal

Filipino Style Recipe: Hawaiian Pizza Pandesal is inspire to typical pizza made of oven-baked flat, round bread topped with tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings. We have several left-over pandesal this morning, I want to use it before it expire. Since I am craving for pizza and I already have some ingredients, I decided to use pandesal as alternative to pizza crust. The outcome is very good and the kids love it.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 8-10 minutes
Good for 8 servings

Ingredients:
8 big-sized pandesal, cut in half
140 grams pizza sauce or tomato sauce
100 grams mozzarella cheese or quick melt, grated

Toppings:
100 grams pineapple tidbits, drained
100 grams sweet ham, cooked and cut into cubes

Procedures:
1. Place pandesal in a flat surface, ladle enough pizza sauce into the center and spread it out at the edges.
2. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top then arrange toppings evenly.
3. Spread shredded cheese on top of the toppings. Repeat for remaining pieces.
4. Pre-heat oven over 200 degrees Fahrenheit then bake pandesal for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
5. Remove from the oven then transfer to serving sheet. Serve hot.

Quick Spaghetti Carbonara

Filipino Style Recipe: A quick spaghetti carbonara is an easy and quick pasta dish that only takes 20 minutes or less. It is usually consist of pasta and a creamy white sauce topped with ham, mushrooms, olives, bell pepper and Parmesan cheese.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15-20 minutes.
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
200 grams spaghetti pasta
3/4 cup full cream milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 gloves garlic, minced
1 small-sized onion, minced
100 grams sweet ham, diced
1/2 cup olives, sliced
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup button mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil

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

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion then add ham and cook for 2-3 minutes.
2. Add mushrooms, olives and bell pepper then stir cook for 3 minutes.
3. Add pasta, milk and Parmesan cheese then simmer 3 minutes or until beginning to thicken.
4. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Transfer to serving plate then top with grated Parmesan cheese.

Chicken, Ham and Cheese Roll

Filipino Style Recipe: chicken, ham and cheese roll is another special meat roll dish that usually served during Holidays or any special occasion. Normally the meat rolls stuffed with ham and cheese then wrap in spring roll wrapper. Coated in breadcrumbs then deep fried until golden brown.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10-20 minutes

Ingredients:
10 pieces chicken fillet
10 slices cheddar cheese(optional)
10 slices sweet ham, sliced halves
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
10 pieces spring roll wrappers(lumpia wrapper)
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup evaporated milk(optional)
1 cup bread crumbs(optional)
canola oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine beaten eggs and milk. Mix well.

Part 2
1. Pound the meat using meat pounder, season with salt and pepper.
2. Arrange ham and cheese strips over the meat and roll the meat.
3. Dip meat in egg mixture then dredge in flour and then dip again in egg mixture.
4. Brush the spring roll wrapper with egg mixture then place chicken roll on top.
5. Wrap and roll the wrapper then seal the edges with a bit of water.
6. Dip again each roll in egg mixture then roll in bread crumbs. Set aside.
7. Repeat the procedures for remaining pieces.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry each roll for 3 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Drain on paper towel then serve with dip.

Pork Hamonado

Filipino Style Recipe: pork hamonado or pork ham is a popular and special dish during Christmas season. Normally the meat cured and cooked in a special sweet broth until glazed and roasted.

Ingredients:
1 kilo pork leg(pigue) deboned with the skin and fat intact
1 can pineapple chunks
1 can(350 ml) pineapple juice
3/4 cup brown sugar

Marinade:
7 tablespoons brown sugar
5 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoons curing salt

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine meat and marinade ingredients. Rub and mix well into the meat.
2. Cover and marinate for at least 24 hours inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. In a saucepan, transfer the meat including the marinade .
2. Add all the remaining ingredients and place the pineapple pieces on top.
3. Cooked for 30-40 minutes or until the ham is tender.
4. Turning the ham for time to time to avoid being burn.
5. Let it cool and slice into serving pieces. Serve.

Notes:
1. You may used pre-cooked ham instead of marinating pork leg.(Skip Part 1)

Creamy Carbonara Recipe

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Filipino style creamy carbonara recipe is another simple pasta dish. It is usually consist of pasta and a creamy white sauce topped with ham and bacon.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15-30 minutes.
Good for 4-6 person.

Ingredients:
500 grams Fettucine noodles(or any desired pasta)
1 can evaporated milk
250 ml all purpose cream
1 can creamed of mushroom soup
200 grams sweet ham
200 grams bacon
1 head garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
250 grams grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoon parsley, chopped(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Set aside.

Part 2
2. Fry the bacon but not too crispy. drain and cut into small pieces. Set aside.
3. Fry the ham, drain and cut into small square pieces. Set aside.

Part 3
4. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion. Add 3/4 of fried bacon and ham.
5. Add evaporated milk and creamed mushroom soup.
6. Add the all purpose cream and grated parmesan cheese. Stir and bring to boil.
7. Season with ground pepper.
8. Add more evaporated milk or a cup of water if the sauce is too creamy or salty.
9. Simmer until beginning to thicken. Remove from heat.
10. Prepare pasta on pasta tray, top with grated Parmesan cheese together with the remaining bacon and ham bits and chopped parsley.
11. Serve with garlic bread. Enjoy

Notes:
1. For additional ingredients, you may add 250 grams of mushrooms and a can of tuna saute together with bacon and ham.

Macaroni and Cheese

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Filipino Style Recipe: macaroni and cheese recipe is also known as mac and cheese by British English. Although it’s not a Filipino recipe but more Filipinos are starting to like this dish. Mac and Cheese is traditionally made of macaroni, cream, cheese, roasted onions and some added bacon or ham. Mac and cheese is usually served in many occasion.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 25 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

Ingredients:
50 grams butter
1 small onion, chopped
1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
750ml evaporated milk
225 grams macaroni pasta
175 grams Cheddar cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Prepare pasta by directions on box and drain well.
Part 2
1. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
2. Add onion and cook until soft. Stir in cornstarch and salt until smooth.
3. Add evaporated milk and cheese, slowly stirring constantly until thick.
4. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
Part 3
1. Prepare pasta on pasta tray, pour the sauce on top of cooked pasta. Top with remaining grated cheese.
2. Serve hot and enjoy!

Tips:
1. Garnish with fried ham cut into small squares makes the recipe more special.