Sauteed Ampalaya with Chicharon

Ingredients:
1 medium-sized bitter gourd(ampalaya), cut in half then removing the seeds and sliced crosswise
1 cup pork rind(chicharon), crushed
200 grams pork, cut into small pieces
1/2 squash, chopped into 2×1 inch cubes
2 tablespoons shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1/2 cup water
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
2. In a bowl, combine bitter gourd, 1/4 cup salt and enough water then soak for 15 minutes. Rinse, drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add pork continue sauteing until light brown.
3. Add shrimp paste and then squash, stir cook for 3 minutes.
4. Add bitter gourd, water then simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Add pork rind then season with sugar, salt and pepper according to taste.
6. Turn off heat then serve with steamed rice.

Sauteed Shrimps and Tomatoes


Ingredients:
1/4 kilo shrimps
4 pieces tomatoes, minced
6 pieces string beans, cut into 1/4 inches
1 head medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 piece chili, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil for sauteing

Procedures:
1. Clean the shrimp and remove head.
2. In a pan over medium heat, saute onion and garlic in vegetable oil until fragrant. Add tomatoes and water and cook until soft around 5-10 minutes.
3. Add beans and chili and simmer for additional 5 minutes.
4. Once the beans are cooked, season with salt and pepper. Add the the shrimps and cook until color turns to orange.

Sauteed Kangkong in Oyster Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Sauteed kangkong in oyster sauce is a simple and affordable dish made of water spinach sauteed and cooked together with smoked fish and oyster sauce.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
2 bunch of Kangkong (water spinach), cut into 2inch
3 pieces fried/left-over tinapa (smoked fish), flakes and discard bones
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch, dissolved in 1/2 cup broth
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
a dash of dried chili flakes
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste
sesame seeds, toasted (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine oyster sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch and broth then mix until well blended.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion
2. Add tinapa flakes then continue sauteing for a minute.
3. Add kangkong stalks then stir cook for another minute.
4. Pour oyster sauce mixture and chili flakes then bring to boil. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Add kangkong leaves then simmer for a minute.
6. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Gising Gising, Sigarilyas

Filipino Style Recipe: Gising gising, sigarilyas is another variety of popular Bicolano dish. Gising gising has a spicy, salty and creamy taste similar to Bicol express. This dish is made up of chopped sigarilyas cooked in shrimp paste and coconut cream.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 4-5 servings

Ingredients:
500 grams sigarilyas, sliced into small pieces
300 grams chicken meat, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons sauteed shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1 cup coconut cream(1st extract)
1 cup coconut milk(2nd extract)
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
2 pieces tomatoes, chopped
4-5 pieces red hot chillies(labuyo), sliced into small pieces
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Procedures:
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.
2. Add shrimp paste then continue sauteing for a minute or until it’s cooked.
3. Add chicken then stir cook until tender.
4. Pour coconut milk then bring to boil until reduced.
5. Pour coconut cream and chicken bouillon then bring to boil.
6. Add sigarilyas and chopped chili, cook for 3 minutes or until tender and crisp.
7. Adjust seasoning according to taste then cook for another minute or the sauce is reduced and thick
8. Transfer to serving plate then serve.

Sauteed Chayote with Bagnet

Filipino Style Recipe: Sauteed Chayote with Bagnet or ginisang sayote at bagnet is another easy and simple dish. The chayote sauteed together with bagnet that is popular in Northern part of Luzon, Ilocos region.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 25-30 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
350 grams bagnet, cut into serving pieces
2 pieces chayote(sayote), cut into small pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 1/2 cups chicken broth or water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat bagnet until start to render oil.
2. Add saute garlic and onion then saute until light brown.
3. Add chayote then stir cook for a minute, pour water then cover and bring to boil.
4. Season with salt and pepper then simmer for 3-5 minutes or until tender.
5. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot with steamed rice.

Spicy Gising Gising

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Gising Gising is an easy and simple Filipino dish popular in Bicol region. This dish has a spicy and creamy taste similar to Bicol Express.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 4-5 servings

Ingredients:
500 grams green beans, sliced into small pieces
1 cup coconut cream(1st extract)
1 tablespoon sauteed shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
4-5 pieces red hot chillies(labuyo), sliced into small pieces

300 grams ground pork or pork meat with fat, sliced into small pieces (optional)
2 cups coconut milk(2nd extract) (optional)

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, cook pork meat until color turns to light brown and start to render oil.
2. Add garlic and onion then saute until translucent.
3. Add shrimp paste and continue sauteing for a minute or until cooked.
4. Pour coconut milk, simmer for 15 minutes or until reduced and thick.
5. Pour coconut cream, green beans and chopped chili, cook for 3 minutes or until tender and crisp.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper then transfer to serving plate then serve.

Stir Fry French Beans and Shrimps

Filipino Style Recipe: Stir Fry French Beans and Shrimps is another simple yet delicious and mouth-watering dish. It is consist of french beans and shrimps cooked together in soy sauce, oyster sauce and delicious spices. The sauce should be naturally thick and oily but this is very delicious.

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

Ingredients:
250 grams french beans, trimmed
300 grams shrimps, peeled and deveined
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute ginger, garlic, onion and red bell pepper.
2. Add shrimps then stir cook until colors turns to pink. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, add oil if needed then add french beans then stir cook for a minute.
2. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce and sugar then continue cooking for another 3 minutes.
3. Add sauteed shrimps, chili flakes, salt and pepper according to taste then cook for another minute.
4. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately.

Sauteed French Beans and Sausage

Filipino Style Recipe: Sauteed French beans and sausage is another simple yet delicious dish. It is consist of french beans and Chinese sausage cooked together in oyster sauce and delicious spices. The sauce should be naturally thick and oily but this is very delicious.

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

Ingredients:
1/4 kilo french beans, trimmed
2 pieces Chinese Sausages, sliced diagonally
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and red bell pepper.
2. Add Chinese Sausage then stir cook until light brown.
3. Add french beans and oyster sauce then continue cooking for 3 minutes.
4. Add chili flakes, salt and pepper according to taste then cook for another minute.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately.

Sauteed Peas and Corned Beef

Filipino Style Recipe: Sauteed peas and corned beef is an easy, simple and affordable Filipino dish. It consists of corned beef and snow peas cooked and simmered in oyster sauce. Adding oyster sauce and dried chili flakes will improve the flavor and taste of the dish.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 2-3 servings

Ingredients:
180 grams snow peas, trimmed
1 small can corned beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/8 teaspoon dried chili flakes
4 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a saucepan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion until soft.
2. Add corned beef then continue sauteing until slightly toasted.
3. Add snow peas then pour water and simmer for a minutes.
4. Add oyster sauce and chili flakes then simmer for another 2 minutes.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste then transfer to serving plate. Serve with steamed rice.

Sauteed Shrimp Paste

Filipino Style Recipe: Sauteed Shrimp Paste or Ginisang Bagoong Alamang is popular Filipino dip together with raw mango. Filipino shrimp paste is made from fermented krill(alamang) sauteed in ginger, garlic, onion and tomatoes. This is commonly served as side dish or paired with mango, turnip, steamed spinach, etc.

Ingredients:
2 cups raw shrimp paste(alamang)
1 cup pork meat with fat, cut into small pieces
5 cloves garlic
1 onion, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
3 pieces red chili(labuyo), chopped
2 Tablespoons vinegar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup water

Procedures:
Part 1 (Optional)
1. Wash shrimp paste into running water then drain well.(This will help to reduce the saltiness of shrimp paste).

Part 2
1. In a pan, stir cook pork fat until oil comes out then add pork meat and stir cook until golden brown.
2. Add ginger, garlic, onion, tomatoes then saute for 3 minutes.
3. Add shrimp paste, water, chili, vinegar and sugar then stir cook over low heat for 15 minutes.
4. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Remove from heat then serve as side dish or pair with raw mango.