Pork Binagoongan


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork belly(cut into chunk cubes)
2 tablespoons pre-sauteed salted shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 large size onion, chopped
2 large size tomatoes, chopped
4 chili peppers(labuyo), chopped
1/4 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup water
1 large eggplant; cut in slices
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In the frying pan, fry eggplants until color turn to brown. Put in the strainer and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, place pork and stir fry until start to render oil and color turns to light brown.
2. Add garlic, onion, chili peppers and tomatoes then saute until softened.
3. Add shrimp paste then stir cook for a minute.
4. Add vinegar and brown sugar then continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
5. Add water, cover and simmer over low heat until pork is tender. Add more water if needed.
6. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
7. Add fried eggplants then transfer to serving bowl. Serve with steamed rice

Ginataang Atay at Balunbalunan ng Manok


Ingredients:
350 grams chicken giblets and heart, cleaned
150 grams chicken liver, cleaned
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons cup vinegar
1 teaspoon peppercorns
3 pieces bay leaves
1 cup water
1 cup coconut milk
2 pieces green chili, chopped
3 pieces bird’s eye chili (labuyo), chopped
salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add giblets and heart then saute for 2-3 minutes.
3. Pour water, cover and simmer until almost dry and tender. Add water if needed.
4. Add liver and cook until brown and tender.
5. Add soy sauce, vinegar, peppercorns and bay leaves then simmer for 3 minutes.
6. Pour coconut milk and bring to boil. Keep stirring.
7. Add green and red chili. Adjust seasoning according to taste then simmer until almost thickens.
8. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately together with steamed rice.

Ginataang Seafood


Ingredients:
5 pieces crabs, halves
1/2 kilo Mussels
1/2 kilo clams
1/2 kilo shrimp
1 cup coconut cream (1st extract)
2 cups coconut milk (2nd extract)
1 head garlic, crushed
2 thumb-sized ginger,pounded
2 onions, chopped
2-3 tablespoons shrimp paste
2-3 pieces green chili(siling haba)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, heat oil and saute ginger, garlic and onion.
2. Add shrimp paste and stir cook.
3. Pour coconut milk then bring to boil for 5 minutes or until reduced.
4. Add crabs and cook until color changes.
5. Add clams and mussels then cook until shells open.
6. Pour coconut cream then add shrimp and green chili. Cook until color turns to pink.
7. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste.
8. Simmer for a few minutes until reduced then serve hot.

Chicken Bopis


Ingredients:
1 kilo chicken gizzard and heart, cleaned
5 gloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
2 thumb-sized ginger, minced
1 1/2 cups water
3 pieces dried bay leaves(laurel)
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into small cubes
2 medium carrots, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup green peas
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
4 red chili(labuyo), chopped(optional)
4 tablespoons annatto oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, pour enough water then add gizzard and heart. Boil for 30-40 minutes or until tender.
2. Drain and let it cool. Chop into small pieces and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat annatto oil then saute ginger, garlic and onions.
2. Add chopped gizzard and heart then saute to 2 minutes.
3. Add chili and bay leaves then pour soy sauce. Stir cook.
4. Pour water then cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Pour vinegar and bring to boil.
6. Add vegetables and season with salt and pepper. Cook until tender.
7. Transfer to serving plate then serve.

Ginataang Langka with Lechon


Ingredients:
6 cups unripe jackfruit(langka), sliced
1 cup coconut cream(first extract)
2 cups coconut milk(second extract)
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced thinly
3 pieces green chili(siling haba), chopped
200 grams leftover lechon, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, heat oil and saute onion, garlic and ginger.
2. Add langka, stir and saute for a few minutes.
3. Pour coconut milk(second extract), simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
4. When the sauce is almost absorb, pour coconut cream(first extract) and season with salt and pepper.
5. Cook for another 10 minutes or until langka is tender. Stir occasionally to avoid curdling.
6. Add lechon and green chili, simmer until sauce is thickens and oily.
7. Transfer to serving bowl then serve.

Butterfly Squid


Ingredients:
4 pieces Giant Squid
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup flour
2 raw eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil
bamboo skewers

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine cornstarch, flour, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper then mix well.
2. Prepare beaten eggs in a separate bowl.

Part 2
1. Clean the squid and remove the skin.
2. slit a long horizontal line on topside then press to flatten.
3. Slice 2 inch apart on both sides of the squid.
4. Skewered each squid then season with salt and pepper.
5. Dredge squid into dry mixture then shake off to remove excess mixture.
6. Dip in beaten eggs and dredge again into dry mixture to coat all sides.
7. Repeat the steps for the remaining squid. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat enough oil then deep fry each squid for a minute or until golden brown.
2. Drain then serve with dipping sauce.

Minatamis na Saging


Ingredients:
6 plantains(saging na saba), peeled and sliced
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla

Procedures:
1. In a cooking pot, boil water then add brown sugar. Keep stirring until dissolved.
2. Add vanilla extract and salt then stir well.
3. Put-in the plantains and simmer in a low heat for 15 minutes or until soft.
4. Let it cool then transfer into serving bowl. Serve with ice and milk.

Garlic Buttered Shrimp


Ingredients:
1 kilo large shrimps, cleaned
12 medium cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup butter
1 can lemon soda
2 tablespoons chopped spring onion
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, marinade the shrimp in lemon soda for about 20 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a saucepan, melt the butter in a low heat.
2. Saute the garlic until the color turns light brown.
3. Add shrimp and lemon soda, cook until the liquid completely absorb.
4. Add spring onion then seasoning with salt and ground pepper
5. Remove from heat, transfer to serving plate.

Mango Cheesecake


Ingredients:
Crust:
1 1/2 cups crushed graham cracker
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder(optional)

Filling:
1/2 cup mango puree
1 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
2 raw eggs
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

Mango Glaze:
1/2 cup mango or mango puree
1/4 cup sugar

Whipping cream for garnishing (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a mixing bowl, combine crushed graham, cinnamon powder, sugar and butter then mix until well combined.
2. In a springform pan, spread and press down the crust mixture up to 1/2 inch thick then refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
3. Bake in a preheated oven over 350 F for 15 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a blender, combine mango puree, cream cheese, sour cream, eggs and lemon extract. Blend until smooth.
2. Pour and spread evenly the filling into the crust up to 1 inch thick then bake at 325 F for 40 minutes or until firm. Test for doneness, if toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove and let it cool.

Part 3
1. Boil sugar and remaining mango puree until slightly thicken.
2. Pour the mixture over the cheesecake. Add whipping cream on the side, chill at least 8 hours. Serve cold.

Sizzling Lechon Sisig


Ingredients:
250 grams leftover lechon, chopped
1 white onion, chopped
1 red/green bell peppers, chopped
2 pieces green chili, sliced diagonally
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 teaspoon ground pepper
cooked sunny side up egg(optional)
calamansi for garnishing

Procedures:
1. In a iron pan, heat oil then saute onion and bell peppers.
2. Add lechon and continue sauteing until becomes crispy.
3. Season with soy sauce and ground pepper. Add green chili then stir cook for a minute.
4. Transfer to hot sizzling plate. Serve immediately with egg and calamansi.