Pepper Corn and Beef


Ingredients:
400 grams ground beef, wash and drain
1/2 cup corn kernels
2 tablespoons finely chopped white onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon freshly crushed/ground black pepper
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1/4 cup butter/margarine
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup water
a dash of salt
1 teaspoon freshly crushed/ground black pepper (Garnishing)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, cook ground beef until almost dry. Add oil then melt butter.
2. Add garlic and onion then stir cook for another 2 minutes.
3. Add corn kernel, soy sauce, oyster sauce, water, honey, salt and ground pepper then cook for another 5-7 minutes.
4. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Transfer into serving plate then sprinkle with black pepper.
6. Garnish with spring onions. Serve hot immediately.

Honey Pepper Beef

Filipino Style Recipe: Honey Pepper Beef is a simple yet mouth-watering beef dish consisting of thinly sliced beef stir fried until tender and light brown. Serve with honey sauce and corn kernels then sprinkle with freshly crushed black pepper.

Ingredients:
400 grams beef sirloin/tenderloin, thinly sliced
1/4 cup corn kernels
1/2 teaspoon freshly crushed/ground black pepper
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1/4 cup butter/margarine
2 tablespoons spring onions

Marinade:
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon freshly crushed/ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Honey Sauce:
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped white onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon cornstarch
a dash of salt

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Pat dry beef then marinate for at least 15 minutes. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, combine honey sauce mixture then simmer for 3 minutes(keep stirring) or until thicken. Keep warm and Set aside.

Part 3.
1. In a pan, melt butter then stir cook corn kernels for 3-5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
2. In a same pan, stir fry marinated beef over medium heat until dry and light brown. Add remaining butter then turn off heat.

Part 4
1. Transfer stir fried beef into serving plate then top with corn kernels.
2. Sprinkle with black pepper then drizzle with honey sauce.
3. Garnish with spring onions. Serve hot immediately.

Beef Curry

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef curry is another mouth-watering dish inspired to Indian and Islamic cuisine. This dish is another variety of typical Filipino curry dish which is similar to chicken curry. Beef curry is usually made of beef cooked in coconut milk, curry powder and chilies until tender. Curry is one of the popular spices that gives a spicy and strong flavor.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo beef sirloin, cut into serving pieces
3 potatoes, quartered
2 carrots, cut into cubes
2 bell peppers(red & green), cut into cubes
1 cup coconut milk or evaporated milk
3 tablespoons curry powder(dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons fish sauce(patis)
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes(optional)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, fry potatoes and carrots until color turns to light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In the same pan, saute garlic and onion until soft.
2. Add beef then stir cook until color turns to light brown.
3. Add fish sauce, dissolved curry powder and water then simmer until meat is tender. Add more water if needed.
4. Add bell peppers, fried potatoes and carrots then simmer for another minute.
5. Add coconut milk, salt and ground pepper then simmer for another 3-5 minutes or until slightly thickens. Keep stirring.
6. Remove from heat and transfer to serving plate. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Spicy Salt and Pepper Tofu

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Salt and Pepper Tofu is another easy and simple dish inspired by Chinese cuisine. The tofu was coated in cornstarch then fried until golden brown. The sauce was made up of sauteed garlic, spring onions, dried chili flakes and other seasonings then tossed together with fried tofu. This can be serve as side dish or appetizer.

Estimated time of preparation: 5 minutes.
Estimated time of cooking: 10-15 minutes.
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
400 grams medium firm tofu
3/4 cup cornstarch
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon spring onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
vegetable oil for frying
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Pat dry tofu then cut into 1 inch cubes.
2. In another bowl, combine cornstarch, salt and pepper then toss tofu until coat evenly.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry tofu for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic, spring onions, dried rosemary and chili flakes.
2. Add soy sauce, brown sugar then cook for a few seconds.
3. Add fried tofu and dried basil then toss.
4. Remove form heat then transfer to serving plate. Serve with your favorite dip.

Salt and Pepper Crab

Filipino Style Recipe: Salt and pepper crab is another simple and easy seafood dish that is commonly served in Chinese restaurant. The crabs deep fried and stir cooked in scallion, butter, salt and pepper. This is usually served as appertizer or pulutan together with dipping sauce.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
1 kilo fresh mud crabs, cleaned
5 tablespoons cornstarch
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped scallion
3 tablespoons olive oil
cooking oil for deep frying
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter(optional)
1/8 teaspoon dried chili flakes(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Sprinkle cornstarch over crabs then deep fry for 5 minutes. Drain on paper towel.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat olive oil and butter then saute garlic, scallion and chili flakes.
2. Add fried crabs then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir cook for a minute.
3. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate and serve with spicy vinegar.

Chicken Curry Noodle Soup

Filipino Style Recipe: chicken curry noodle soup is a popular Asian noodle soup. This dish is consists of chicken pieces cooked in curry powder, chicken stock and coconut milk then serve with noodles. I also add potatoes and tokwa as extender. The soup has flavorful and spicy taste which is good to serve during rainy season and cold weather.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 6-8 servings

Ingredients:
200 grams egg noodles
500 grams chicken, cut into serving pieces
1.2 liters chicken stock
400 ml coconut milk
3 potatoes, cut into cubes
350 grams tokwa, cut into cubes
2 onions, chopped
6 gloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons curry powder(dissolved in 1 cup chicken stock)
2 tablespoons calamansi or lime juice
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste
1 teaspoon rosemary(optional)
1 chicken bouillon(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare noodles based on cooking instructions. Drain and set aside.
2. In a pan, heat oil then fry potatoes and tokwa. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, reduce oil then saute garlic, onion and rosemary.
2. Add chicken then stir cook until light brown. Season with fish sauce and ground pepper.
3. Add dissolved curry powder, chicken stock, coconut milk and chicken bouillon then simmer until chicken is tender.
4. Add fried potatoes, tofu and calamansi juice then adjust seasoning according to taste. Simmer for a couple minutes.

Part 3
1. In a large bowl, Add cooked noodles then pour chicken curry soup. Serve hot.

Pork Curry

Filipino Style Recipe: Pork curry is another mouth-watering dish inspired to Indian and Islamic cuisine. This dish is another variety of typical Filipino curry dish which is similar to chicken curry. Pork curry is usually made of pork meat cooked in coconut milk, curry powder and chilies until tender. Curry is one of the popular spices that gives a spicy and strong flavor.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo pork, cut into serving pieces
3 potatoes, quartered
2 carrots, cut into cubes
2 bell peppers(red & green), cut into cubes
1 cup coconut milk or evaporated milk
3 tablespoons curry powder(dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup water
2 tablespoons fish sauce(patis)
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes(optional)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, fry potatoes and carrots until color turns to light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In the same pan, saute garlic and onion until soft.
2. Add pork then stir cook sauteing until color turns to light brown.
3. Add fish sauce, dissolved curry powder and water then simmer for 15 minutes or until meat is tender.
4. Add bell peppers, fried potatoes and carrots then simmer for another minute.
5. Add milk, salt and ground pepper then simmer for another 3-5 minutes or until slightly thickens. Keep stirring.
6. Remove from heat and transfer to serving plate. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Baked Bangus Teriyaki

Filipino Style Recipe: Baked bangus teriyaki or baked milkfish teriyaki is another low-carbohydrate dish. It is usually consists of bangus fillet marinated in a blend of teriyaki sauce and other seasonings then baked until tender.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30 minutes(plus marinating time)
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams boneless milkfish(bangus) fillet

Marinade:
1 cup Teriyaki sauce
1 tablespoon grated ginger or ginger powder
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup lime or calamansi juice
1 teaspoon rosemary
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon grind black pepper

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine marinade ingredients then mix well.
2. Add fish then cover and marinate for 30 minutes or overnight inside the fridge.
3. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a non-stick pan, grease with olive oil then place marinated fish skin side down.
2. Bake over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes with fork. Brush with remaining marinade from time to time.
3. Remove from the oven then transfer to serving plate. Serve hot with steamed veggies. Enjoy!

Salmon Ginger Teriyaki

Filipino Style Recipe: Salmon ginger teriyaki is another low-carbohydrate dish. It is usually consists of salmon fillet marinated in a blend of grated ginger, teriyaki sauce and other seasonings then baked until tender.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30 minutes(plus marinating time)
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams fresh salmon steak

Marinade:
1 cup teriyaki sauce
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup lime juice
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon grind black pepper

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine marinade ingredients then mix well.
2. Add salmon and place the marinade on top, Cover and marinate for 30 minutes inside the fridge. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a non-stick pan, grease with olive oil then place marinated salmon skin side down.
2. Bake over 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes with fork. Brush with remaining marinade from time to time.
3. Remove from the oven then transfer to serving plate. Serve hot with steamed beans. Enjoy!

Lemon and Pepper Fish Fillet

Filipino Style Recipe: lemon and pepper fish fillet is another low-carbohydrate dish. It is usually consists of fish fillet season in lemon juice, salt and grind pepper. Coated with flour then deep fried until golden brown.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
4 fish fillets(lapu lapu, dory, talakitok)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest(optional)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup flour
salt and pepper to taste
dried rosemary
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
1. In a bowl, combine lemon juice, lemon zest, cornstarch, rosemary, salt and pepper. Mix well
2. Add fillet then coat onto flour. Shake off excess flour then set aside.
3. In a frying pan, heat oil then deep fry one by one until golden brown.
4. Drain on paper towel and transfer to serving plate. Serve with steamed beans.