Stir Fry Shrimp and Vegetables


Ingredients:
300 grams shrimps, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms, drained
50 grams snow peas (sitsaro)
100 grams young corn, halves
1 red bellpepper, cut into strips
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, quartered
1 thumb sized ginger, julienned
1 tablespoon cornstarch (dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon butter
salt and pepper to taste
dried chili flakes (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, melt butter then add shrimp.
2. Season with salt and pepper then cook until starts to turn pink. Remove and set aside.

Part 2.
1. In a same pan, add oil if needed then saute ginger, garlic, and onion.
2. Add mushrooms then stir cook for a minute.
3. Add bell pepper, young corn, and snow peas then stir fry for 3 minutes.
4. Pour dissolved cornstarch then simmer until the sauce thickens.
5. Put back shrimps, chili flakes, salt and pepper according to taste then cook for another minute.
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately.

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.

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.

Buttered Oyster Mushrooms

Filipino Style Recipe: buttered oyster mushrooms is an easy and quick yet delicious dish. The procedures is very simple, normally oyster mushrooms sauteed and cooked in butter and flour then season with soy sauce, salt and pepper.

Estimated time of preparation: 3 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 5 minutes
Good for 1-2 persons

Ingredients:
1 cup fresh oyster mushrooms, cleaned
2 teaspoons butter
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon flour(dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
2 teaspoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
spring onion, chopped

Procedures:
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil then saute garlic.
2. Add oyster mushrooms then cook for 3 minutes.
3. Pour dissolved flour and soy sauce then season with salt and pepper.
4. Add butter then simmer until melted and thickens.
5. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with spring onion and serve immediately.

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.

Stir Fried Mushrooms, Beans Sprouts and Broccoli

Filipino Style Recipe: stir fried mushrooms, bean sprouts and broccoli is another easy and healthy low carbohydrate dish. Normally the vegetables stir cooked in a blend of soy sauce, cornstarch and other seasonings.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
1 head broccoli, cut into florets
1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
100 grams bean sprouts
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoons cornstarch(dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and white pepper to taste

1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced(optional)
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Pour soy sauce and bring to boil.
3. Add vegetables, chili flakes and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes.
4. Add dissolved cornstarch and simmer until thickens.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Serve hot immediately.

Stir Fried Broccoli and Mushroom

Filipino Style Recipe: stir fried broccoli and mushroom is another healthy low carbohydrate dish. Normally the broccoli blanched then cooked with mushroom, carrots, oyster sauce and other seasonings.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
1 cup broccoli florets
8 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 carrot, sliced thinly
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced thinly
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons cornstarch(dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup chicken stock or water
salt and white pepper to taste
1/4 cup toasted almonds or peanuts(optional)
spring onion for garnishing(optional)

Ingredients:
Part 1
1. In a pot, boil water with salt. Once boiling, add broccoli and cook for 30 seconds.
2. Drain and rinse with cold water.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add mushrooms, carrots and pour chicken stock then stir fry for 2 minutes or until half-cooked.
3. Add broccoli, toasted almond, oyster sauce, dissolved cornstarch, salt and pepper.
4. Stir and simmer for another minute or until sauce thickens.
5. Transfer to serving plate then garnish with spring onion. Serve.

Notes:
1. You may also add shrimps or prawns if you prefer.

Stir Fry Snow Peas and Mushrooms

Filipino Style Recipe: Stir fry snow peas and mushrooms is another easy yet healthy food. Normally the snow peas and mushrooms comes stir fried then cooked in a blend of cornstarch, water and soy sauce.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 5 minutes
Good for 4 persons

Ingredients:
2 cups fresh snow peas(sitsaro), trimmed
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 chicken cube(bouillon cube)
2 olive oil

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat olive oil and stir fry snowpeas and mushrooms.
2. In a bowl, combine cornstarch, water, soy sauce and chicken cube. Mix until well blended.
3. Pour the mixture in a pan, simmer for 2 minutes or until thickens. Serve hot.

Tuna and Mushroom Pasta

Filipino Style Recipe: tuna and mushroom pasta is another easy yet delicious pasta dish. It is usually consist of pasta and a creamy white sauce with tuna and mushroom.

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

Ingredients:
500 grams Fettucine noodles(or any desired pasta)
1 big can spicy tuna flakes in oil, drained
2 cups sliced button mushroom
1 big can evaporated milk
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup chicken stock or water
2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves(optional)
2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
salt and pepper to taste

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

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add bell peppers, mushrooms and tuna.
3. Pour chicken stock and bring to boil.
4. Add evaporated milk, cheese and basil.
5. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
6. Prepare pasta on pasta tray, top with the sauce, grated cheese and dried basil. Serve hot!

Pork and Mushroom Risotto

Filipino style recipe: pork and mushroom risotto is a rice meal. Normally the mushrooms and pork sauteed until brown then add rice. Add pork broth and cooked until rice become tender and mushy.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 40-50 minutes.
Good for 3-4 persons.

Ingredients:
100 grams pork, cut into cubes
2 tablespoons Shitake mushroom, soaked in warm water
200 grams rice
2 cups pork stock
3 cups water
1 onion, chopped
3 gloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons carrots, cut into small diced
2 tablespoons green peas
1/4 cup butter
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup white wine or soda(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pan, melt butter and saute garlic and onions.
2. Add pork and mushrooms, cook until pork color turns to brown.
3. Add rice and mix well. Pour soda and simmer until mixture begins to dry.
3. Pour pork broth slowly, stirring often and allowing most stock to be absorbed before adding more.
4. Continue stirring and cooking until rice is tender and mixture is mushy.
5. Add carrots and peas. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
6. Transfer to serving bowl and serve.