Chicken Macaroni Salad

Filipino Style Recipe: Chicken Macaroni Salad is comprises a chicken and macaroni pasta as main ingredient. Combine with mayonnaise, carrots, raisins, pickles, cheese, salt and pepper. This is commonly serve as mid-afternoon snack (meryenda) or side dish.

Ingredients:
500 grams chicken fillet
500 grams ditalini or elbow macaroni pasta
1 large carrots
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 sweet pickles, chopped
1 small pack pineapple tidbits, drained
1 cup grated cheese
salt and pepper to taste
100 grams ham (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, boiled chicken in water with 1 tablespoon salt then cook until tender. Drain and let it cool.
2. Remove the chicken and allow to cool before shredding the meat into a large bowl.

Part 2
1. Boiled carrot for 3 minutes then drain and allow to cool. Remove the skin and cut into small pieces. Set aside.
2. Cook ham then cut into small pieces. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a large bowl, shred chicken then add mayonnaise. Mix until just blended.
2. Add the rest of ingredients then season with salt and pepper according to taste. Mix until well blended.
3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before. Serve.

Baked Macaroni

Filipino Style Recipe: Baked macaroni is one of the popular pasta dish that is commonly serve in any occasions. This dish is consists of macaroni pasta mixed together with meat sauce then topped with creamy white cheese. Baked until the topped cheese starts to light brown.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20-25 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 15 minutes
Good for 2 baking pan(8x6inch)

Ingredients:
500 grams macaroni pasta

Meat Sauce:
500 grams ground beef
1 pack(150 grams) tomato paste
3 large-sized tomatoes, diced
2 red bell peppers, diced
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, minced
1 cup beef broth
1 teaspoon Spanish paprika
sugar, salt and pepper to taste

White Toppings:
5 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 big can(380 grams) evaporated milk
80 grams Cheddar Cheese
40 grams Parmesan Cheese
salt and pepper to taste

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

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat olive oil then add butter, ground beef and cook until starts to brown. Set aside.
2. In a same pan, saute garlic, onions, tomatoes and bell peppers until soft.
3. Add ground beef, beef broth, tomato paste and paprika then stir and simmer for 15 minutes or until meat is tender.
4. Season with sugar, salt and pepper to taste then cook for a minute.
5. Add cooked pasta then toss until well combined. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a separate pan, melt butter then add flour and stir until well blended.
2. Pour milk then bring to boil. Season with salt and pepper then stir until starts to thickens.
3. Add cheddar and Parmesan cheese then stir until melted and well blended. Set aside.

Part 4
1. In a baking pan, add macaroni mixture then spread evenly.
2. Pour cheese mixture on top then spread evenly and make sure to secure the edges.
3. Bake in a preheated oven over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until the top is light brown.
4. Remove from oven then let it cool for a while before serving. Enjoy!

Salmon Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Filipino Style Recipe: salmon macaroni salad recipe is usually made with shredded salmon, macaroni noodles, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper. This is usually served as appetizer.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-45 minutes
Good for 4 servings

Ingredients:
250 grams macaroni noodles
2 cups salmon, canned or cooked
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced(optional)
1 small broccoli, steamed and chopped(optional)
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cook macaroni noodles according to package cooking instructions.

Part 2
1.In a large bowl, add salmon and the rest of the ingredients.
2. Add macaroni and ground pepper. Mix well.
3. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Garnish with parsley.
4. Refrigerate then serve.

Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Filipino Style Recipe: macaroni salad recipe is usually made with macaroni noodles, mayonnaise, condensed milk and all-purpose cream. Add with fruit cocktail, raisins, kaong, nata de coco and cheese make the recipe more delicious. This is usually served as appetizer.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams macaroni noodles
500 ml mayonnaise
2 cans Condensed Milk
2 cans All-Purpose Cream
1 medium-sized Del Monte Fruit Cocktail
1 cup Cheddar Cheese, diced or shredded
1/4 cup Raisins(optional)
1-1/2 cups Nata de Coco(coconut gel), drained(optional)
1 bottle Kaong(Red), drained(optional)
1 bottle Kaong(Green), drained(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cook macaroni noodles according to package cooking instructions. Set aside and let it cool down for about 15 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a large mixing bowl, transfer the macaroni and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
2. Cover the mixing bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour.
3. Serve cold. Enjoy!