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.

Crab Meat Aglio Olio

Filipino Style Recipe: Crab Meat Aglio Olio is another variety of traditional Italian pasta dish. This dish is made of sauteed garlic in olive oil, chili flakes, crab meat and basil then toss in spaghetti pasta. Aglio olio is usually serve as meryenda(mid-afternoon snack) or in any special occasion.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 6-8 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
400 grams spaghetti pasta
1/4 cup olive oil
8 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
200 grams crab meat or crab sticks, cut into thin slices
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes(optional)
1/4 cup white wine
10 leaves basil, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
grated Parmesan cheese

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 1 tablespoon olive oil then saute garlic, chili flakes until light brown.
2. Add crab stick and then stir cook for 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
3. Add white wine and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until sauce reduce in half.
4. Add remaining olive oil, pasta and basil then toss until coat evenly.
5. Transfer to serving plate, top with Parmesan cheese and garnish with basil leaves. Serve.

Shrimp and Sausage Pasta

Filipino Style Recipe: Shrimp and Sausage Pasta is another simple yet delicious pasta dish that is made of sauteed shrimp, sausage, tomatoes and herbs then toss together in pasta drizzle with olive oil.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15 minutes
Good for 4-5 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams linguine or spaghetti pasta
250 grams shrimp, peeled and deveined
150 grams Chinese sausage, cut into thin slices diagonally
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 head garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
1/2 tablespoon ginger powder
1/4 cup coriander or parsley
a dash of chili flakes
4 tablespoons olive oil
fish sauce and pepper

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, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil then stir cook sausage until browned.
2. Add shrimp and cook until color turns to pink. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Part 3.
1. In a same pan, saute garlic, onion and tomatoes until softened.
2. Add chili flakes, shrimp, sausage, ginger powder, coriander, fish sauce and pepper to taste.
3. Add pasta, pasta water and olive oil then toss to coat evenly.
4. Transfer to serving plate, top garnish with remaining coriander. Serve.

Seafood Angel Hair Carbonara

Filipino Style Recipe: Seafood Angel Hair Carbonara is another creamy and mouth-watering seafood-pasta dish. It is consists of seafood such as squid and clams then cooked together with evaporated milk, all purpose cream and cheese. Tossed together and topped with grated cheese. This can be served in any type of occasion or as mid-afternoon snack.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams angel hair pasta or any
800 grams clams
400 grams squid, cut into rings
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 head garlic, peeled and chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup sliced mushroom
1 big can evaporated milk
2 x 250 ml all purpose cream
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste
parsley for garnishing(optional)

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 oil then saute garlic, onion and mushroom then saute for 2-3 minutes.
2. Add squid and stir cook for a minute. Remove and set aside.
3. In a same pan, add clams then cover and simmer until shells open. Remove and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, add the evaporated milk and all purpose cream then bring to boil while keep stirring.
2. Add the grated cheese then keep stirring for about 3-5 minutes or until beginning to thicken.
3. Put back the clams then adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Turn off the heat then add squid.
4. In a serving plate, arrange pasta then add the sauce on top. Sprinkle with grated cheese and garnish with parsley. Serve!