Mushroom Sotanghon Soup with Meatballs

Filipino Style Recipe: Mushroom and Sotanghon Soup with Meatballs is another easy and mouth-watering soup dish that usually during rainy season. The dish is consist of sotanghon noodles boiled in pork soup together with mushrooms and meatballs.

Ingredients:
2 packs sotanghon noodles
100 grams oyster mushrooms, torn into 2-3 pieces
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pork bouillon
fish sauce or salt and ground pepper to taste
3/4 litre of water
2 tablespoons chopped spring onion (optional)

Meatballs:
300 grams ground pork
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 raw egg
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
1 teaspoon soy sauce(optional)
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1(Skip this procedure if you are using premade meatballs from the market)
1. In a bowl, combine all the meatballs ingredients and mix thoroughly.
2. Scoop and form the mixture into 1 tablespoons ball shaped.
3. In a frying pan, heat oil and deep fry until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, soak sotanghon in water until soft then cut into desired length. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pot, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and mushroom.
2. Add water and bring to boil then add pork bouillon.
3. Add meatballs and simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Season with fish sauce and ground pepper according to taste.
5. Add sotanghon noodles then simmer for another 2 minutes.
6. Transfer to serving bowl and sprinkle with spring onion then serve immediately.

Mushroom and Tomato Pasta

Filipino Style Recipe: Mushroom and Tomato Pasta is an easy and simple pasta dish consist of linguine pasta and a creamy white sauce with mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese.

Ingredients:
250 grams linguine
2 tablespoon butter
5 cloves garlic, miced
5 pieces tomatoes, chopped
1 cups oyster mushroom, torn into 2-3 pieces
1 pack (250 ml) all purpose cream
1 piece chicken bullion dissolved in 1/2 cup water
1/4 cup Parmesan or Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon dried basil flakes (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cook pasta according to package instruction. Drain.
2. Sprinkle with oil to avoid from sticking and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan over medium heat, saute garlic in butter until translucent.
2. Add tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft and the juices comes out.
3. Add the mushrooms and cook for about 3 minutes.
4. Add the all purpose cream and chicken broth, reduce heat and let it simmer uncovered until liquid is reduced and the sauce is a bit thickened.
5. Add the cheese and season with salt and pepper.
6. Scoop the sauce over pasta, top with cheese and basil.

Breakfast Steaks with Creamy Mushroom

Filipino Style Recipe: Breakfast Steaks with Creamy Mushroom is a simple beef dish made of thin beef slices pan fried then served with creamy mushroom sauce.

Ingredients:
500 grams beef breakfast steak
1/2 cup sliced mushroom
2 cups full cream milk
1 beef bouillon cube
1 tablespoon flour (dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
1/4 cup unsalted butter

Marinade:
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons calamansi juice
salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. Marinate beef in oyster sauce, soy sauce, calamansi juice, salt and ground pepper for 15 minutes. Set aside.
2. In a pan, melt butter then pan fry beef until brown. Transfer to serving plate and set aside.
3. In a same pan, stir cook mushroom until light brown.
4. Pour dissolved flour, beef bouillon, milk then bring to boil.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste then simmer until start to thicken.
6. Pour the sauce over the beef. Serve immediately.

Diablo Penne

Filipino Style Recipe: Diablo Penne is a popular tomato-based Italian pasta made of Penne cooked together with Italian sausage in olive oil, tomatoes, red chili, basil and other herbs. Served with Parmesan cheese and crusty bread.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 2-3 servings

Ingredients:
300 grams Penne pasta
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 big can(350 grams) chopped tomatoes
100 grams tomato paste (optional)
100 grams sliced mushroom
200 grams hot Italian sausage, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, minced
1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste
grated Parmesan cheese(optional)

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

Part 2
1. In a skillet, heat oil then cook sausage and mushroom until evenly brown.
2. Add garlic and onion then sauce until translucent.
3. Add chopped tomatoes and red chili flakes then sauce for 3 minutes.
4. Add tomato paste, basil, sugar, salt and pepper then simmer until nice thick sauce.
5. Add precooked pasta then carefully stir until pasta is well coated.
6. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve with crusty bread.

Crispy Oyster Mushroom

Filipino Style Recipe: Crispy Oyster Mushroom is a simple yet standout dish made of oyster mushroom coated in batter then deep-fried until medium brown. This is usually serve as appetizer or pulutan.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 8 minutes

Ingredients:
150 grams oyster Mushroom, clean, rinse and pat dry
cooking oil for frying

Batter:
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup ice cold water
1 tablespoon sesame oil
salt and white pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a bowl, combine batter ingredients and whisk well. Mixture should not too runny or thicken.
2. In a pan, heat enough oil for frying.
3. Dip oyster mushroom into batter then fry until medium brown. Drain on paper towel.
4. Transfer to serving bowl then serve with your favorite dip.

Stir Fry Tofu, Asparagus and Mushroom

Filipino Style Recipe: Stir Fry Tofu, Asparagus and Mushroom is another easy and simple to prepare yet a healthy dish. It is a meatless dish that consists of tofu, asparagus, and mushroom stir fry in cornstarch mixture until thickens. This kind of dish is ideal for those on diet and vegetarian.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
250 grams firm tofu, cut into cubes
10 pieces asparagus, cut into 1 inch
115 grams Shiitake mushroom, cut into serving pieces
1 cup cornstarch
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil for frying
toasted sesame oil (optional)

Cornstarch Sauce:
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons oyster sauce
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon vinegar

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine, cornstarch, sesame oil, oyster sauce, soy sauce and vinegar. Mix until well combined. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine cornstarch, salt and ground pepper then mix well.
2. Dredge tofu into cornstarch mixture to coat all sides. Shake off to remove excess cornstarch.
3. In a pan, heat vegetable oil then fry tofu for 3-5 minutes or until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat sesame oil then saute garlic and onion. Remove from the pan and set aside.
2. In a same pan, stir cook mushroom and asparagus for 3 minutes or until almost tender.
3. Put back fried tofu, garlic and onion then add cornstarch sauce. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. Stir cook until almost thickens. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Serve.

Broccoli and Shiitake Mushroom in Oyster Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Broccoli and Shiitake Mushroonm in Oyster Sauce is another healthy vegetable dish yet easy and simple to prepare. The broccoli and mushroom sauteed and stir cooked in a blend of oyster sauce and chicken stock.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes.
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
1 medium-sized Broccoli, cut into serving pieces
115 grams Shiitake Mushroom, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/4 cup chicken stock or chicken bouillon dissolved in hot water
a dash of dried chili flakes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and shiitake mushrooms until light brown.
2. Add broccoli, chili flakes, and chicken stock then simmer for 2 minutes.
3. Add oyster sauce then adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. Simmer for another minute then transfer to serving plate. Serve immediately.

Button Mushroom Adobo sa Gata

Filipino Style Recipe: button mushroom adobo sa gata or adobong kabute sa gata is another variety adobo dish. This dish is healthier because we will use mushrooms instead of meat. We will also include coconut cream to produce creamy and tasty flavor. The procedure is easy and simple, saute button mushrooms in vinegar and coconut cream then cook until thicken.

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

Ingredients:
400 grams button mushrooms, whole
1 cup coconut cream
4 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 gloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
parsley or spring onions for garnishing(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and mushrooms until lightly browned.
2. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Pour vinegar and simmer for 1 minutes.
4. Add coconut cream and simmer until thicken. Stir constantly.
5. Transfer to serving plate and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.

Tuna and Mushroom Omelet

Filipino Style Recipe: Tuna and mushroom omelet or omelette is an easy yet delicious breakfast recipe. It is consists of beaten eggs, tuna flakes and mushrooms then cooked until set. Then usually serve during breakfast with fried rice.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 10-20 minutes
Good for 1 servings

Ingredients:
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 can(115 grams) mushrooms, pieces and stems
1 can(155 grams) tuna flakes(spicy/oil), drained
1 onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
salt and ground pepper to taste
1/2 cup cheese, grated

1/4 cup evaporated milk(optional)
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped(optional for garnishing)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, beat the eggs and milk together until frothy then season with salt and ground pepper. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a nonstick frying pan, heat butter over medium heat.
2. Saute onions, mushrooms and tomatoes for 3 minutes or until soft.
3. Add tuna flakes and ground pepper, continue sauteing for another 3 minutes. Strain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, add butter, half of tuna-mushroom mix then pour half of egg mixture.
2. Sprinkle with grated cheese then cook until bottom is golden.
3. Gently fold omelet over then carefully slide omelette onto a serving plate.
4. Garnish with parsley then serve with hot sauce!

Tips:
1. You may include bell peppers and zucchini sliced thinly in omelette filling.

Sizzling Porkchop in Mushroom Gravy

Filipino Style Recipe: sizzling porkchop in mushroom gravy is a delicious sizzling dish made of broiled pork chops and mushroom gravy. This is commonly served in hot sizzling plate together with mixed vegetables and steamed rice. I got this idea from one of the resto bar somewhere in Makati City. They served this kind of dish as main course or finger-food(pulutan) together with cold beer.

Ingredients:
4-6 pieces pork chops
1 cup soy sauce
6 pieces calamansi
1/4 cup butter
salt and pepper to taste

Mushroom Gravy:
1/2 onion, diced
2 cups button mushrooms, sliced
3 tablespoons soy sauce or oyster sauce
2 tablespoons flour
3 cups beef stock
2 tablespoons butter

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Marinate pork chops in soy sauce, calamansi juice, salt and pepper for an hour.
2. In a pan, melt butter then broil pork chops for 5 minutes each side or until tender. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, melt butter then saute onions over medium heat.
2. Add mushrooms then stir cook for 3 minutes.
3. Add soy sauce and flour, stir constantly for a minute.
4. Add beef stock and simmer for 3 minutes or until the sauce becomes thick.
5. Add butter and cook for another minute. This will make the sauce shiny and more flavorful.

Part 3
1. Transfer the pork chops in hot sizzling plate then pour mushroom gravy sauce on top.
2. Serve immediately with mixed veggies and steamed rice.