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.

Special Homemade Pizza

Filipino Style Recipe: Special Homemade Pizza is a typical pizza made of oven-baked flat, round bread topped with tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings. You may choose various toppings based on your budget and what you prefer. Pizza crust is available in leading supermarket or you may do it yourself. Good luck and enjoy!

Good for 2 pizza

Ingredients:
2 pieces pizza crust(10-12 inch diameter)
1 1/2 cup pizza sauce or tomato sauce
150 grams mozzarella cheese or quick melt, grated

Toppings:
1 medium-sized white onion, cut into rings
2 red and green bell peppers, slice thinly
1/2 cup pineapple tidbits
20 pieces pepperoni slices
1/4 cup beef toppings/nuggets
5 slices ham, cut into small squares
4 tablespoons sliced black olives

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Place pizza crust 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 pizza at the edges.
2. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top then arrange other toppings evenly.
3. Spread shredded cheese on top of the toppings. Repeat for the other crust.

Part 3
1. Preheat oven over 350 degrees Fahrenheit then bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crust are crisp and the cheese is melted.
2. Remove from the oven then transfer to round sheet. Cut into 8-12 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.

Homemade Pizza Tortilla

Filipino Style Recipe: Homemade Pizza Tortilla is inspire to typical pizza made of oven-baked flat, round bread topped with tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings. I had left-over tortillas from previous company outing. Since I had some ingredients for pizza making, I decided to used tortillas as alternative to pizza crust. I like thin-crust so it is a good idea to used tortillas. I also have a tight budget so I used hotdog slices as alternative to pepperoni. You may choose various toppings based on your budget and what you prefer. Good luck and enjoy!

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

Toppings:
1 medium-sized white onion, minced
1 large-sized green bell pepper, slice thinly
1/2 cup pineapple tidbits
1/2 cup sliced button mushrooms
4 bacon slices, stir fry and cut into tidbits
4 pieces hotdog

Procedures:
Part 1.
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry the bacon but not too crispy. Drain on paper towel then cut into small pieces. Set aside.
2. In a same pan, fry hotdog then drain on paper towel. Slice diagonally then set aside.

Part 2
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 unsauced tortilla at the edges.
2. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top then arrange other 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 tortillas for 8-10 minutes or until the tortillas are crisp and the cheese is melted.
5. Remove from the oven then transfer to round sheet. Cut into 4-6 serving slices then serve with hot sauce.

Homemade Burger Patties

Filipino Style Recipe: burger patty is consist of ground meat usually beef or pork mixed with eggs, minced onions, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Flattened the mixture into a disc-like shape then fried or grilled until tender.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes(plus refrigerating time)

Ingredients:
500 grams ground beef
1 egg
2 tablespoons water
1/4 cup bread crumbs
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, grated
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine ground beef, egg, garlic, onion, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire, water, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
2. Divide the mixture into serving pieces. Roll the mixture into balls and flatten into 1/2 inch on an even surface.
3. In a tray with grease-proof paper, arrange patties then cover with plastic. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Part 2
3. Fry or grill patties for 3-4 minutes each side or until color turn to brown.
4. Serve with mushroom gravy or with buns together with sliced tomato, lettuce, cucumber and onion rings.