Fish Fillet in Spicy Mango Sauce


Ingredients:
500 grams cream dory fillet, cut into serving pieces
cooking or vegetable oil for frying
ripe mango and green bell pepper strips for garnishing

Coating:
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water

Spicy Mango Sauce:
1 fresh ripe mango, cut into strips
1/4 cup rum
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch (dissolved in 1 tablespoon water)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, egg, ginger powder, water, salt and fish fillet then stir to coat evenly.
2. Let sit for 15 minutes at room temperature.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat cooking oil and deep fry fish pieces for 3 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Drain on paper towel and set aside.

Part 3
1. For the sauce, In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine rum and mangoes then stir cook until the sauce reduced.
2. Add honey, sugar and water then mash the mangoes until puree. Add chili flakes then adjust sweetness according to taste.
3. Add dissolved cornstarch then keep stirring until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat.

Part 4.
1. In a serving plate, place fried fish fillet then add mango and bell pepper strips.
2. Pour the sauce on top, serve and enjoy.

Cream Dory in Red Sauce


Ingredients:
2 pieces whole cream dory fillet, halves
2 tomatoes, cubed
1/2 cup tomato paste
4 tablespoons calamansi/lemon juice
2 tablespoons sliced black olives
1 tablespoon capers
3 garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon dried basil flakes (optional)
chopped spring onions for garnishing

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Marinate fillet into ginger powder, salt, ground pepper and calamansi juice for 15 minutes. Drain.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil then fry marinated fillet until light brown. Drain and set aside into serving plate.

Part 3
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion, and tomatoes until soft.
2. Add black olives, capers, chili flakes, tomato paste, and water. Stir and bring to boil.
3. Season with sugar, salt, and pepper to taste. Simmer until the sauce reduced.
4. Pour the sauce on top of fillet then garnish with spring onions. Serve with steamed rice.

Shrimp and Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Ingredients:
350 grams fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 pieces Chicken fillet
350 grams fettuccine, cooked according to package instruction
1/4 cup butter
1 red bell pepper, cut into cubes
salt and pepper to taste
grated Parmesan cheese
chopped spring onion

Alfredo Sauce:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 pack all-purpose cream
1/2 cup full cream milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Rub chicken fillet with salt and pepper then grill until cook.
2. Cut into serving pieces and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, melt butter then add shrimp.
2. Season with salt and pepper then cook until starts to turn pink. Remove and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, melt butter and add cornstarch. Mix until well blended.
2. Add all purpose cream, full cream milk, grated Parmesan cheese.
3. Mix well until thickens. Stir into pasta then add red bell pepper, chicken and shrimp.
4. Transfer into serving plate then sprinkle with grated cheese and chopped spring onion.

Note: Alfredo sauce is also available in grocery stores.

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.