Shrimp and Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Ingredients:
350 grams fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 pieces Chicken fillet
350 grams fettuccine, cooked according to package instruction
1/4 cup butter
1 red bell pepper, cut into cubes
salt and pepper to taste
grated Parmesan cheese
chopped spring onion

Alfredo Sauce:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 pack all-purpose cream
1/2 cup full cream milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Rub chicken fillet with salt and pepper then grill until cook.
2. Cut into serving pieces and set aside.

Part 2
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 3
1. In a same pan, melt butter and add cornstarch. Mix until well blended.
2. Add all purpose cream, full cream milk, grated Parmesan cheese.
3. Mix well until thickens. Stir into pasta then add red bell pepper, chicken and shrimp.
4. Transfer into serving plate then sprinkle with grated cheese and chopped spring onion.

Note: Alfredo sauce is also available in grocery stores.

Shrimp Marinara


Ingredients:
500 fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
350 grams spaghetti pasta
Parmesan cheese for garnishing
Fresh chopped basil for garnishing
Garlic bread

Marinara Sauce:
3 cups crushed tomatoes
3 cups tomato sauce
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes/powder
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons olive oil
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 saucepan, heat oil then saute garlic until golden brown.
2. Add shrimp then sprinkle with salt, cook until color turns to pink.
3. Transfer half of shrimp to a plate and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, add crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce. Bring to boil.
2. Add dried oregano, basil, parsley, chili, and Parmesan cheese.
3. Adjust seasoning according to taste then stir cook over low heat until mixture thickens.
4. Put back remaining shrimp then stir. Remove from heat.

Part 4
1. Toss marinara sauce with the cooked pasta.
2. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and chopped basil.
3. Serve with garlic bread.

Spicy Shrimp Fettucine

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine is an easy and simple pasta dish consist of fettuccine pasta and shrimp cooked in spicy red sauce.

Ingredients:
1 medium white onion,minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 pieces tomatoes, minced
2 pieces green chilies, cut diagonally
1/4 kilo shrimps
1 can shiitake mushrooms, halved
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 kilo fettuccine, cooked according to package instruction
oil for sauteing
salt and pepper to taste
4 tablespoon Parmesan cheese

Procedures:
1. In a sauce pan over medium heat, saute onion and garlic until translucent and fragrant.
2. Add tomatoes and cook until soft. Add the chilies and mushrooms and cook for 5 more minutes.
3. Add the shrimps and cook until color tuns orange. Add the tomato sauce and let it simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Add the cooked fettuccine and mix. Remove from heat and transfer to serving dish. Top with Parmesan cheese.

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.

Beef Mami

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef Mami is one of the most popular noodle soup dish that can be served during rainy or cold season, because of its hot and delicious soup and the tender of beef brisket gives warmth and comfort.

Ingredients:
500 grams beef brisket, cut into serving pieces
200 grams Asian or egg noodles
1 water or beef stock
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red onion, chopped
1 beef bouillon cube
3-5 pieces star anise
a bunch of Chinese cabbage or baby bok choy, cleaned and chopped
small handful of spring onion, chopped
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Choices of toppings:
steamed dumplings
hard-boiled eggs

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Prepare noodles based on cooking instruction. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute the garlic and onions.
2. Add beef brisket then cooked until color turns to light brown.
3. Add water, beef bouillon and star anise then simmer until beef is very tender. Add water if needed.
4. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Keep warm.

Part 3
1. In a large bowl, arrange noodles and Chinese cabbage.
2. Pour soup then top with beef brisket and other toppings.
3. Sprinkle with spring onions. Serve immediately with fish sauce.

Broccoli Fussili Pesto Pasta

Filipino Style Recipe:This is a very healthy dish that will surely fill up your tummy. The spice from the tuna and freshness of pesto and basil is a very nice contrast.

Ingredients:
200 grams whole wheat Fusilli pasta
1 head broccoli
2 tablespoon Olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 head onion, minced
1 can spicy tuna, drained
3 tablespoon sliced black olives
10 pieces cherry tomatoes, cut in half
180 grams pesto sauce
Handful fresh basil,chopped
Parmesan cheese
Fish sauce to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cook fusilli according to package instruction. Drain and reserve water. Set aside.
2. Using then water from the pasta, boil again and blanch broccoli for 1 minute or until the color green becomes bright. Drain and dip into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.
Part 2
1. In a big pan, heat olive oil and saute garlic and onion until translucent. Add sliced black olives and tuna and cook for 3 minutes. Add cherry tomatoes and cook again until it is slightly softened.
2. Add the pasta on the pan then pour the pesto sauce. Mix until the pesto is evenly combined with the pasta.Add the broccoli.
3. Season with fish sauce according to taste.
4. Remove from heat. Top with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy.

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.

Seafood Three-Cheese Pasta

Filipino Style Recipe: Seafood Three-Cheese Pasta is a simple yet delicious seafood-pasta dish that is made of seafood cooked together with Three-Cheese pasta sauce and herbs. Toss together in pasta then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15 minutes
Good for 4 persons

Ingredients:
250 grams spinach spaghetti or any pasta
200 grams shrimps, peeled and deveined
300 grams squid, cut into rings
1 pack Three-Cheese Pasta Sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
2 pieces tomatoes, cut into cubed
1/8 cup pasta water
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
Parmesan cheese

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare pasta based on cooking instructions. Drain and set aside.
2. Reserve 1/8 cup pasta water. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.
2. Add shrimp and squid then cook for 3 minutes.
3. Pour pasta water and Three-cheese pasta sauce.
4. Season with dried basil, salt and pepper then simmer until almost thickens.
5. Toss in pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve!

Shredded Fish Penne

Filipino Style Recipe: Shredded Fish Penne recipe is my invention during the holy week. It is a low calorie dish that is full of flavor. It is basically made of left over paksiw fish that is shredded and cooked in olive oil, tomatoes, and others.

Good for 3-4 servings
Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 40 minutes

Ingredients:
250 grams whole wheat penne pasta
2 pieces tulingan
1/4 cup vinegar
3 cloves garlic
3 tablespoon olive oil
4 pieces tomatoes
4 pieces anchovy fillet
2 tablepoon olives
fish sauce
salt and pepper
pinch of chili flakes

Procedures:
Part1
1. Cook fish in vinegar, salt, and pepper.
2. Once cooked, let it cool. Remove meat from head and bones, then shred.

Part 2
1. Cook pasta according to package instruction. Drain and mix olive oil. Set aside.
2. Over low heat. saute garlic until transluscent. Add the anchovies and olives then stir until flavor and aroma comes out around 2-3 minutes.
3. Turn heat to medium then add the tomatoes and saute until soft.
4. Pour the shredded fish and cook for around 5 minutes. Add the chili flakes.
4. Add the cooked pasta and season with fish sauce. Mix well until well combined.

Shrimp Pesto Pasta

Filipino Style Recipe: shrimp pesto pasta is another simple and healthy Italian pasta dish. This dish is consists of shrimp, pasta and pesto sauce that is made of processed basil, pine nuts, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes.
Good for 3-4 person

Ingredients:
200 grams Penne pasta or any pasta
250 grams shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 tomatoes, chopped
2 red bell pepper, diced
1 head garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil

Pesto Sauce:
3/4 cups fresh basil leaves, chopped
3 tablespoons pine nuts or roasted pili nuts or walnuts
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
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 food processor or blender, process chopped basil, pine nuts, salt and pepper until blended.
2. Add extra-virgin olive oil then continue blending until combined. Add more olive oil if needed. Set aside.

Part 3.
1. In a pan, heat oil then add shrimp and cook until color turns to pink. Remove from the pan and set aside.
2. In a same pan, saute garlic, onion, and tomatoes until softened.
3. Add bell pepper and then pesto sauce. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. add pasta then toss to coat evenly, add shrimps.
5. Prepare shrimp and pasta on pasta tray then top with Parmesan cheese.
6. Garnish with remaining basil. Serve and enjoy.

Note:
1. You may also use ready made pesto sauce in supermarket.