Skipjack Tuna in Coconut Milk

Filipino Style Recipe: Skipjack Tuna in Coconut Milk is another simple and easy Filipino dish. It is usually consist of skipjack tuna (tulingan) cooked in a combination of coconut milk, vinegar and some spices.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 4 servings

Ingredients:
500 grams skipjack tuna (tulingan), sliced into serving pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 piece onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, diced
2 pieces green chili(siling haba)
1 cup coconut cream (1st extract)
1 cup coconut milk (2nd extract)
2 pieces eggplants, sliced
1/2 cup of vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, heat oil the saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Arrange fish and eggplants then add fish sauce, vinegar, ground pepper and coconut milk.
3. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until almost tender.
4. Add coconut cream and simmer for another 10 minutes or until creamy and oily.
5. Add green chili and cook for another minute.
6. Serve and Enjoy!

Breaded Butterfly Shrimp

Filipino Style Recipe: Breaded Butterfly Shrimp is another simple yet special shrimp dish that is usually serve as appetizer or pulutan together with your favorite dip. The shrimp were butterflied then coated into flour mixture, eggs and breadcrumbs. Deep fried until golden brown then serve with dipping sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 30 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
500 grams large-sized shrimp
2 pieces raw eggs, beaten
2 cups panko breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika powder (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Remove head, peel, and devein the shrimp. Tail intact.
2. Using a knife, slice lengthwise then open the cut to butterfly the shrimp.

Part 2.
1. In a bowl, combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, ginger powder, salt and pepper.
2. In a separate bowl, pour beaten eggs then add a littler water.
3. In another bowl, combine panko breadcrumbs and chopped parsley.

Part 3
1. Holding the tail, dredge the shrimp into flour mixture then dip in egg mixture.
2. Dredge again the shrimp into flour mixture then dip in egg mixture.
3. Press into breadcrumbs to coat evenly. Repeat for the remaining shrimp.

Part 4.
1. In a skillet, heat oil then deep fry breaded shrimp for 2 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Drain on paper towel. Serve with dipping sauce.

California Maki

Filipino Style Recipe: California Maki is the most common type of sushi. Sushi is generally made with either nori(seaweed sheets), rice and can be filled with any desire ingredients inside the roll.

Ingredients:
1 Nori sheet(Dried Seaweed Sheet)
6 crab sticks
1 large mango, sliced
1 small cucumber, sliced
Masago (Capelin roe)
Mayonnaise

Rice:
Sushi Rice
sugar and salt
rice vinegar(optional)

Sauce:
Soy Sauce
Wasabi

Utensils:
Bamboo rolling Mat
Sharp knife

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cook sushi rice with a little salt added.
2. Dissolve sugar into a rice vinegar.
3. When the rice has cooked, add the dissolved sugar and mix thoroughly. The rice will now become even more sticky and clumpy.
4. Let it cool and set aside.

Part 2
1. Wrap bamboo rolling mat with plastic wrap, this is to prevent rice from sticking to the mat.
2. Place 1 sheet of nori into the bamboo rolling mat.
3. Cover the nori of rice about 5/6 of the way up, just enough to cover the nori.
4. Sprinkle with Masago evenly over the top of rice then flip facing down.
5. Add a row of fruit and meat on a small portion on one side of the sheet.
6. Add a little mayonnaise over the fillings to hold meat together.
7. Then roll the nori sheet. Add enough pressure on the bamboo mat to make sure sushi is firm. Don’t include the bamboo mat when you roll the nori sheet.

Part 3
1. Place the roll on a cutting board. Then slice 1-inch interval using a wet sharp knife.
2. Transfer into serving plate then serve with mayonnaise or dipping sauce.

Mango Muffins

Filipino Style Recipe: Mango Muffins is my Filipino version of popular Blueberry Muffin. The muffins are moist and full of flavor. You can definitely enjoy summer in every bite.

Ingredients:
2 1/4 cup flour
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon buttermilk powder
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup ripe mango, diced

For Toppings:
4 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon butter, softened
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the milk and buttermilk. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir until just combined.
3. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
4. Fold the mango into the batter.

Part 2
1. To make the streusel, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter until you form coarse crumbs. Sprinkle on top of each muffin.

Part 3
1. Line the muffin pan with muffin cups. Fill each muffin cup with the batter.
2. Bake in preheated oven at 350 Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes.
3. Remove from the oven and let it cool.

Baked Cheesy Chicken Rice Mixed

Filipino Style Recipe: Baked Cheesy Chicken Rice Mixed is another easy and simple yet delicious complete meal. It is mainly made up of leftover rice, chicken and veggies mixed together and cooked in margarine. Topped with Cheese then bake until cheese is melted.

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

Ingredients:
3 cups cooked or leftover rice
1 cup chicken fillet, cut into serving pieces
2/3 cup broccoli florets, steamed
2/3 cup cauliflower, steamed
1/2 carrot, cut into cubes and steamed
76 grams baby corn, cut into serving pieces and steamed
6 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons margarine
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
Mozarella or QuickMelt cheese for toppings
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and ground pepper to taste

Marinade:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon peppercorn

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine chicken, soy sauce, sugar, peppercorns then marinate for 30 minutes. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry marinated chicken over low heat for 3 minutes or until light brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, melt margarine then saute garlic until light brown.
2. Add cooked rice then toss until well coated.
3. Add chicken, veggies and Parmesan cheese then toss. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
4. Seasoned with salt and pepper according to taste.

Part 3
1. In a baking pan, lined with aluminum foil.Transfer the rice mixtures then spread evenly.
2. Top with grated Mozarella cheese then bake in a preheated oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
3. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately.

Mango Papaya Smoothie

Filipino Style Recipe: Mango Papaya Smoothie is another healthy and refreshing beverage. This beverage is made of mango, papaya, sugar and crushed ice. This refreshing beverage is similar to other healthy shakes and best to serve during summer season.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-8 minutes
Good for 2 glasses

Ingredients:
1 ripe mango
1 1/2 cup ripe papaya
4 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup water
2 cups crushed ice

Procedures:
1. Put the ripe mango and papaya in the blender and pulse 4 times.
2. Add the sugar and crushed ice and water.Mix in the blender until all ingredients are smooth.
3. Pour on glass, serve and enjoy!

Beef Estofado

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef Estofado is another mouth-watering beef dish that is commonly served by Filipinos. Similar to adobo and patatim, this dish has a sweet and salty taste. The beef marinated then cooked together with peas, potatoes and carrots in a blend of soy sauce, vinegar and sugar.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes (plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 4-5 persons

Ingredients:
3/4 kilo beef sirloin, cut into cubes
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch (dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
1 beef bouillon (optional)
4 cups water or beef stock
1/4 cup green peas, cooked
2 pieces potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 large-sized carrot, cut into cubes
salt and pepper to taste

Marinade:
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 pieces bay leaves
1 teaspoon whole peppercorn
1/4 cup cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a container, combine beef, garlic, soy sauce, sugar, bay leaf and peppercorn then marinate for 30 minutes.
2. Remove beef and reserve the marinade. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and fry potatoes and carrots until light brown. Drain and set aside.
2. Fry beef for 3-5 minutes or until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, reduce oil to 1 tablespoon then saute garlic and beef.
2. Pour marinade, water and beef bouillon then simmer in a low heat for 40 minutes or until beef is tender. Add more water if necessary.
3. Add vinegar and simmer for another 5 minutes. Do not stir.
4. Add dissolved cornstarch, green peas, potatoes and carrots then cook for another 3 minutes.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Simmer until the sauce has reduced and thicken. Serve.

Beef Chopsuey

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef Chopsuey is another variety of chopsuey originated from Chinese cuisine. Chopsuey also becomes popular in Filipino cuisine and other countries. Normally the beef marinated and stir cooked with beef broth, oyster sauce and cornstarch together with vegetables.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams beef sirloin, cut into thin slices
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, quartered
2 tablespoons cornstarch (dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 beef buillion
1 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Marinade:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Vegetables:
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup cauliflower
1 carrot, thinly sliced
100 grams snow peas (sitsaro)
100 grams baby corn
1 red bellpepper, cut into strips

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine beef, soy sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil and pepper. Marinate for 30 minutes and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add marinated beef then stir cook for 3 minutes.
3. Pour water, beef cube and vegetables then cook for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are half-done.
4. Pour dissolved cornstarch, sugar and oyster sauce. Simmer until the sauce thickens.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve.

Crispy Orange Beef

Filipino Style Recipe: Crispy Orange Beef recipe is another mouth-watering beef dish. Normally the beef comes fried in a crispy batter then tossed in thick sauce made of orange juice, orange zest, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and oyster sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams beef sirloin, sliced thinly
2 teaspoons orange zest
orange slices, cut into small pieces
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
250 grams broccoli florets, steamed or blanched (optional)
oil for frying

Cornstarch Mixture:
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Orange Juice Mixture:
3 tablespoons orange juice
3 tablespoons cup sugar
3 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine cornstarch, ground pepper and salt then mix well.
2. Pat dry the beef strips then dredge on cornstarch mixture.
3. Shake off excess cornstarch then refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a small bowl, combine orange juice mixture then mix well. Set aside.
2. In a pan, heat oil then fry beef until golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, remove excess oil except 1 tablespoon.
2. Saute garlic, ginger and orange zest for a minute.
3. Pour orange juice mixture and orange pieces then simmer until almost thickens.
4. Add fried beef then toss to coat evenly.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve with steamed broccoli.

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.