Boneless Honey Lemon Chicken

4 boneless chicken breast, cut into serving pieces

1 egg
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
canola oil

2 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons cornstarch(dissolve in 1 tablespoon cold water)

Part 1(Marinating)
1. In a bowl, mix the egg, soy sauce and white pepper together.
2. Add the chicken breast and soak for 30 minutes.

Part 2(Frying)
1. Remove the chicken from mixture. Coat the chicken with cornstarch.
2. In a pan, heat canola oil and fry chicken for about 3-4 minutes or until the chicken is crisp and tender. Drain on paper towels and transfer on a serving plate. Set aside.

Part 3(Sauce)
1. In a sauce pan, mix sesame oil, water, ginger, honey, lemon juice and salt together.
2. Heat over low flame, cover and bring to boil for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant and all the mixtures are dissolved and mixed well. Discard the ginger.
3. Add the cornstarch mixture into a honey-lemon sauce and bring to boil in a medium heat. Simmer for 1 minute or until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat. (If the sauce is too thick, add a small amount of water. )
4. Pour the honey-lemon sauce over chicken. Garnish with sliced lemon.
5. Serve and Enjoy!

Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon, seeds removed, cut into chunks (for 2 cups juice)
Lemons (for 1 cup lemonade)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup water
mint for garnishing (optional)

Part 1 (Syrup)
1. Dissolve sugar in a boiling water. Transfer into glass container and let it cool in an ice bath. Set aside.

Part 2 (watermelon juice)
1. In a blender, puree watermelon until smooth. Transfer into a separate bottle.

Part 3 (lemonade)
1. Squeeze lemons and strain into a pitcher. Add syrup and stir until well blended.

Part 4 (Assembly)
1. In a tall glass, add ice then pour lemonade (half of the glass).
2. Place spoon over the edge then pour slowly the watermelon juice over the spoon.
3. Garnish with mint and serve.

Classic Lemonade

1 cup lemon juice (6-8 fresh lemons)
3 cups water
lemon slices

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water

1. In a saucepan, combine sugar and water then bring to boil over low heat. Keep stirring until fully dissolved. Let it cool and chilled.

2.In a pitcher, combine lemon juice, lemon slices, syrup and water then stir until well combined. Serve with ice.

Lemon Meringue Pie

Making a pie from scratch may sound intimidating. But it you look into the procedure and ingredients, they are very simple. You may prepare the crust ahead of time and refrigerate.

For the pie crust:
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 cup butter, cold and cubed
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Lemon Curd Filling:
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoon all purpose flour
3 tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/2 cup water
1 lemon, juiced and zested
2 tablespoon butter
4 egg yolk

For the meringue:
4 egg whites
6 tablespoon granulated sugar

1. To prepare the crust, in a medium bowl, sift together the flour and confectioner’s sugar. Fold in the butter using a fork until mixture forms small crumbs. Stir in the egg and vanilla extract and mix until it forms a dough. If the mixture feels greasy, add some flour. Roll flat around 1/4 inch thick and to about an inch larger than pie plate. Fold carefully in half, lift to pie plate, and unfold. Press into pan. Trim edge with a small knife and pinch edges to form the desired design.Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes at 300 Fahrenheit. Remove from oven and set aside.

2. For the lemon curd, in a medium pan, whisk together the sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in water, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook over medium-high heat while stirring frequently to avoid burning on the bottom, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in butter. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining sugar mixture. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat. Pour filling into baked pie crust.

3. To Make Meringue: In a large mixing bowl, whip egg whites using an electric mixer until foamy. Add sugar gradually, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie making sure all edges of the pie is sealed.

4. Bake the pie in preheated oven at 350 Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown. Remove from oven and let it cool. Once cooled, refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. This is important to avoid a runny curd.

Lemon and Herb Chicken Thigh

750 grams boneless chicken thigh, cut into serving pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil

1 lemon juice, juice
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Part 1
1. Marinate chicken for at least 2 hours inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. Cover baking pan with aluminum foil.
2. Arrange chicken then drizzle with olive oil.
3. Bake in a preheated oven over 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. Baste chicken occasionally.
4. Add more minutes to golden brown the chicken. (Optional)
5. Transfer chicken into serving plate then drizzle with remaining juice. Serve.

Lemon Zucchini Bread

Filipino Style Recipe: This recipe makes a moist zucchini bread. You may also opt to add some nuts for some crunch. Enjoy it with your coffee or tea.

3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini, juices squeezed out

1. In a bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
2. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vegetable oil. Stir in yogurt, lemon zest and lemon juice. Gradually pour the flour mixture until just moistened.Fold in the grated zucchini.
3. Line 2 loaf pans with parchment paper. Pour the mixture to each of the loaf pans and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 50-55 minutes or when a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean.
4. Open the oven and let it cool for about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely. Slice, serve, and enjoy.

Honey Ginger Lemon Chicken Thigh

500 grams chicken thigh fillet
6 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons soy Sauce
1 teaspoon Sesame oil
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste
chopped spring onions for garnishing
a bunch of bok choy, steamed

Part 1
1. In a bowl, marinate chicken thigh in soy sauce and sesame oil for 30 minutes.
2. In a separate bowl, combine honey, ginger, lemon juice and water. Mix well.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry chicken until light brown.
2. Pour the sauce, salt and ground pepper then simmer until reduced and thickens. Turn off the heat.
3. Chop chicken thigh into serving pieces.
4. Serve as rice toppings together with steamed bok choy.
5. Drizzle with remaining sauce and sprinkle with spring onions. Serve hot immediately.

Lemon Detox Water

Filipino Style Recipe: Lemon Detox Water is a detoxification beverage helps flushing toxins out of the body and clear skin.

2 liters water
1 lemon, slice
10 mint leaves

1. In a large jar, combine ingredients then refrigerate overnight.
2. Drink everyday.

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Lemon and Herb Fish Fillets

Filipino Style Recipe: Lemon and Herb Fish Fillets is a simple yet delicious dish made of fish fillets cooked in broth, lemon and herb.

500 grams fish fillets, I used cream dory
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon shredded ginger
salt and pepper to taste
10 pieces green beans, trimmed and cut into 3 inches
1 small carrot, peeled and cut into 3 inches

Flour Mixture:
3 teaspoons flour
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon grind pepper

Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, basil, oregano and grind pepper until well blended.
2. Coat the fish evenly with flour mixture. Set aside.
3. In a bowl, combine broth, lemon juice and remaining flour mixture. Mix until blended.

Part 2
1. In a pan, melt butter then add vegetables, a dash of dried basil and salt. Stir fry until crisp and tender. Set aside.

Part 3.
1. In a same pan, add olive oil then cook fish for 2 minutes each side or until light brown.
2. Pour chicken broth mixture, ginger and cilantro, bring to boil then adjust seasoning according to taste.
3. Simmer until the sauce reduced and the fish is tender.
4. Transfer to serving plate then serve with stir fried vegetables.

Lemon Bars

Filipino Style Recipe:This pastry is a good contrast of sweet and tangy,and soft and crunchy. Lemon bar is best served with coffee or tea but you can also eat it on its own. Know the best part? The trimmings at the edges!

For the crust:
Oil for greasing the pan
2 cups flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter, softened

For the filling:
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 lemons, juiced
lemon zest
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar for garnish

Part 1
1. Grease 9 x 13 pan with oil,line the pan with aluminum foil and also grease the foil.
2. In a large bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Add the butter and blend until the dough comes together, about 1 minute.
3. Press the dough on the bottom of the greased pan making sure there are no cracks.
4. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Farenheit for 20 minutes or until golden.

Part 2
1. In another bowl, combine the sugar,flour, eggs, and lemon juice and whisk until well blended. Add the lemon zest and mix.
2. Pour into the filling over the prepared crust and return to oven. Bake for additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven at 350 Farenheit.
3. Remove from oven and let it cool. Cut into 1 1/2 inch squares.
4. Put into the refrigerator until ready to serve. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar.