Salted Caramel Sauce


You can use this salted caramel sauce to drizzle on your favorite pastries or even on smoothies, or just eat it on its own as a dessert. You can prepare ahead of time and store in the fridge for future use.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoon butter, cut into small cubes
2 tablespoon all purpose cream
1/4 teaspoon salt

Procedures:
1. In a pan over medium heat, put the sugar and wait until it starts to melt. Do not stir the unmelted portion as this will cause the sugar to harden. The sugar will turn to thick amber colored liquid. You may now start stirring careful not to burn the sugar.
2. Stir the butter until completely melted.
3. Slowly drizzle the all purpose cream . The mixture will bubble rapidly, continuously stir until the cream is evenly incorporated.The mixture will thicken once cooled.
4. Remove from heat and stir half of the salt. You may add the other half depending on your preference to the saltiness of your salted caramel.

Note: Put in a bottle and cover tightly if not yet to be used. You may store this in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Beef Stew

Filipino style recipe: beef stew is a tomato-based recipe and commonly served as main dish. Normally the beef simmered until tender, then cooked in tomato sauce, bell pepper, carrots and potatoes. Some may add liver spread and cheese to make the sauce creamy.

INGREDIENTS:
300 grams beef sirloin, cut into thin slices
1/2 small can liver spread
1 white onions, cut into rings
3 cloves garlic, minced
250 grams tomato sauce
2 large potatoes, cubed
1 large carrots, cubed
2 red and green bell peppers, diced
5 cups water or beef stock
1/8 cup vegetable oil
2 hot chili(labuyo), chopped(optional)
1/4 cup cheese, grated or cubed(optional)

PROCEDURES:
Part 1
1. In a pan heat oil and fry potatoes and carrots until golden brown.
2. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pot, heat oil and saute garlic and onions.
2. Add beef, continue sauteing for 3-5 minutes.
3. Add tomato sauce and water and simmer for 30 minutes or until beef is tender. Add water if necessary.
4. Add liver spread then simmer for another 5 minutes.
5. Add carrots, potatoes, bell pepper and chili. Simmer for 5 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.
6. Adjust seasoning with sugar, salt and pepper according to taste.
7. Add cheese and simmer for another 2 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
8. Transfer to serving plate and serve with steamed rice.

Spicy Hoisin Chicken

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Hoisin Chicken is a popular chicken dish originate from China that has become popular in Filipino cuisine. The chicken cooked in hoisin sauce, thick sauce and spices together broccoli and carrot.

Ingredients:
500 grams chicken fillet, cut into serving pieces
2 cups broccoli florets
1 carrot, sliced
110 grams shiitake mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, minced
1 tablespoon rice wine
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
salt and pepper to taste

Hoisin Mixture:
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon spanish paprika
1 cup water

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In bowl, marinate chicken in rice wine and cornstarch for 10 minutes.
2. In a separate bowl, combine hoisin mixture then stir until well blended.

Part 2
1. In a pot, boil water with salt. Add carrots then pre-cooked for 3 minutes.
2. Add broccoli and boil for another minute. Drain and wash on running water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add mushroom then stir fry until brown.
3. Add chicken then continue to stir fry until light brown.
4. Pour the hoisin mixture and chili flakes then adjust seasoning according taste.
5. Add carrot and broccoli then simmer until begins to thicken.
6. Transfer to serving bowl then serve immediately with steamed rice.

Broccoli and Cheese

Filipino Style Recipe: Broccoli and Cheese is a simple side item that can be served together with your favorite dish. It is consists of steamed broccoli topped with cheese sauce.

Ingredients:
2 cups broccoli florets, steamed

Cheese Sauce:
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 cup non-fat milk
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoon all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat then add flour, milk, mustard and salt.
2. Whisk until begins to thicken. Add cheese then continue stirring until completely melted. Remove from heat.
3. Pour cheese sauce over broccoli. Serve.

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.

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.

Kinamatisang Giniling na Baka

Filipino Style Recipe: Kinamatisang Giniling na Baka or ground beef tomato stew is a another simple yet delicious tomato-based dish. This dish is consisting of ground beef cooked together with tomatoes and delicious spices.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams ground lean beef
4 large tomatoes, sliced or tomato sauce
1 small onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon fish sauce(patis)
1 beef bouillon (optional)
1 tablespoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation
1. In a pot, combine all the ingredients then mix and crush the tomatoes using hand.
2. Bring to boil for 20 minutes or until meat is tender. Add water as needed.
3. Adjust seasoning with salt and fish sauce according to taste.
4. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate. Garnish with parsley. Serve.

Szechuan Chicken

Filipino Style Recipe: Szechuan Chicken is a popular chicken dish originate from China that has become popular in Filipino cuisine. The chicken coated in cornstarch and egg then fried until light brown. Cook in a spicy and pungency sauce together with vegetables and delicious spices.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
500 grams Chicken fillets, cut into serving pieces
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 egg whites
2 cups broccoli, cut into pieces
1 green bell pepper, cut into cubed
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
chopped spring onion and parsley for garnishing
vegetable oil for frying

Sauce:
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine cornstarch and egg white then whisk well.
2. Coat chicken into cornstarch mixture. Set aside.
3. In a pan, heat oil then fry coated chicken until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. Clean out the pan, heat 1 tablespoons vegetable oil then saute ginger, garlic, onion and sesame seeds.
2. Add broccoli and bell peppers then stir fry for a minute.
3. Add sauce mixture then simmer until vegetables are slightly cook.
4. Adjust seasoning according to taste then return the chicken.
5. Stir cook for another minute then turn off the heat.
6. Transfer to serving plate then garnish with parsley.

Asian Style Steamed Cream Dory

Filipino Style Recipe: Asian Style Steamed Cream Dory is another simple and quick fish dish that consists of cream dory cooked in Asian sauce made of light soy sauce, oyster sauce, water, sugar, ginger and sesame oil.

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

Ingredients:
500 grams cream dory, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
2 stalks onion leeks, sliced diagonally
2 pieces chili pepper, sliced

Sauce:
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 cups water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon sesame oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Rub the fish with salt and pepper.
2. In a steamer, line with parchment paper so the fish won’t stick to the bottom.
3. Arrange fish then top with ginger then steam for 10 minutes or until cooked.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, combine the sauce ingredients then bring to boil.
2. Add onion leeks and chili pepper. Turn off the heat.

Part 3
1. In a serving plate, arrange fish then pour the sauce on top then garnish with remaining onion leeks. Serve with steamed rice.