Caramel Glazed Scallops


Ingredients:
300 grams scallops, rinsed
a bunch of green beans, trimmed
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoon olive oil
sugar, salt and pepper to taste
parsley, chopped

Sauce:
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, combine sauce mixture then simmer until thicken. Set aside.

Part 2
1. Season scallops with sugar, salt and pepper.
2.In a pan, heat oil then melt butter. Add scallops then cook until brown and caramelize. Set aside.

Part 3.
1. In a same pan, saute garlic, onion and parsley. Add oil and butter if necessary.
2. Add green beans then stir cook for 3-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Part 4.
1. Transfer scallops and green beans into a serving plate then drizzle with thicken sauce.
2. Garnish with remaining parsley. Serve.

Easy Tom Yum Soup

Filipino Style Recipe: Tom Yam or Thai Prawn Soup is a popular Thai soup dish. It consists of shrimps with lemon, fish sauce and some herbs and spices. I love tom yum soup but the only way to have it is in thai restaurants and usually, they are a bit pricey.While I was in the grocery I passed by this aisle with premixes and I decided to try one of the tom yum instant mix. I just added some of the ingredients to enhance the flavors and tadaaa! I have my budget friendly tom yum soup.

Ingredients:
1/4 kilo medium-sized shrimps, washed, peeled, and deveined.(save the head)
1 can shitake mushrooms, halved (you can substitute with button mushroom)
2 stalks lemon grass(tanglad), cut into 2 inch stalks and pounded
1 pack instant tom yum soup mix
1 piece onion cut into quater
1 small ginger cut into small strips
1 tablespoon fish sauce(preferably Thai fish sauce)
2 cups water
Spring onion, cut into 1 inch sticks for garnish

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Put the shrimp head in boiling water and let it boil for 5 minutes to release the flavor. Strain the shrimp head out of the boiling water.
2. Add onions, ginger, mushroom, and lemon grass and let it boil for 3 minutes.
3. Add the tom yum soup mix.
4. Add the shimp and cook until color turns bright orange, around 3 minutes.Season with fish sauce.
5. Remove and transfer to serving bowl. Top with spring onions.

Spicy Shrimp Aligue

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Shrimp Aligue is a simple yet mouth-watering seafood dish. The dish is consisting of shrimp cooked in crab fat (aligue), hot sauce, chili flakes, lemon juice. Serve with kangkong.

Ingredients:
500 grams shrimps, cleaned
2 tablespoons aligue (crab fat)
1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes
1 teaspoon hot sauce
2 stalks onion leeks
1/2 lemon, juice
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon grind pepper
a bunch of kangkong (water spinach), trimmed

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then sauce garlic.
2. Add shrimps then stir fry until color turns to orange.
3. Add aligue, hot sauce and lemon juice then simmer for a minute.
4. Pour water, chili flakes, fish sauce and grind pepper then cook for another minute. 5. Add kangkong and cook until wilted.

Part 2.
1. In a serving plate, place wilted kangkong then place shrimps and sauce on top.
2. Garnish with remaining onion leeks. Serve.

Sarciadong Bangus

Filipino Style Recipe: Sarciadong bangus is another simple and easy Filipino dish. This dish is a way to re-cooked left over fish. It is usually consist of fried bangus (or Leftover) then cooked in a combination of tomatoes and beaten eggs.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 3-5 persons

Ingredients:
1 medium-sized bangus (milk fish), cleaned and cut into serving pieces
2 pieces eggs, beaten
4 medium-sized tomatoes, diced
1 medium-sized onions, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup water
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste
cooking oil
2 tablespoons chopped spring onion(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1 (Skip if leftover fish is available)
1. Season bangus with salt. Set aside.
2. In a pan, heat cooking oil and fry fish until brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In same pan, reduce the oil then saute onion, garlic and tomatoes until soft.
2. Add water, spring onion, fish sauce and ground pepper. Bring to boil.
3. Add beaten eggs, once the eggs curdles start stirring the mixture.
4. Add fried bangus and simmer for a minute.
5. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with remaining spring onion. Serve with rice. Enjoy!

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!

Easy Fried Rice

Filipino Style Recipe: Easy fried rice is a simple way to cook left-over rice. This dish is commonly served during breakfast together with other dish. Fried rice is made up of leftover rice stir fried with shrimps, scrambled eggs, sausages, peas, carrots and other vegetables.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10-12 minutes
Good for 6-7 servings

Ingredients:
6 cups cooked rice(preferably leftover)
1 cup Chinese sausages, sliced
200 grams prawns, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup sweet peas
1/2 cup carrot, diced
2 raw eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 stalks green onions, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons sesame oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In the pan, heat oil then stir fry sausages for a minute.
2. Add garlic, green onion and carrots then saute for another minute.
3. Add shrimps and sweet peas then stir cook for another minute.
4. Add cooked rice and soy sauce then mix until rice is well coated.
5. Pour beaten egg then continue stirring until the egg is cooked.
6. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
7. Transfer to serving plate and garnish with chopped spring onions.

Halabos na Hipon

Filipino Style Recipe: Halabos na Hipon (Buttered Garlic Shrimp) is a quick and simple shrimp dish cooked in butter, soda and garlic until cooked. This can be served together with steamed rice or pulutan(appetizer).

Estimated time of preparation: 3 minutes
estimated time of cooking: 3-5 minutes

Ingredients:
500 grams shrimp, cleaned and trimmed out the antenna and sharp pointed.
2 cups soda (sprite or 7-up)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon butter
salt and pepper to taste
chopped spring onion for garnishing

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, marinate shrimp in soda for 20 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a pan, melt butter then saute garlic until light brown.
2. Add shrimp then saute until color turns to orange.
3. Season with salt and pepper then simmer for a minute. (If the sauce is too much, remove the shrimp then simmer until the sauce evaporates).
4. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with spring onion. Serve immediately.

Spicy Squid

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Squid or pusit is an simple seafood dish consists of squid cook in tomato sauce, hot sauce and chili flakes until tender together with vegetables. Avoid to overcook the squid because it will become rubbery texture and tough.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 5-8 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo fresh squid, cleaned and cut into serving pieces
1 carrots, sliced thinly
100 grams green beans, trimmed and sliced diagonally
100 grams tomato paste
a dash of chili flakes
2 teaspoons hot sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped thinly
2 pieces green chili, sliced diagonally
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
2 teaspoons sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat sesame oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add carrots and green beans then stir fry for 2 minutes.
3. Add squid, oyster sauce, tomato sauce, chili flakes, and hot sauce then continue to stir fry for a few minutes.
4. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Add green chili and sesame seeds.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve with steamed rice.

Seafood Pansit Bihon Guisado

Filipino Style Recipe: Seafood pansit bihon guisado is another variety of popular Filipino dish consists of cornstarch noodles(bihon). The bihon is usually soak and cook together with squid, shrimp, mussels and vegetables in broth and soy sauce. This is commonly serve in any occasions or in mid-afternoon snacks.

I highly recommend HOBE Special Bihon, it is made from the finest-milled cornstarch yet maintaining the taste and quality of the bihon. The firmness and smoothness of bihon make it ideal for this recipe. HOBE Special Bihon is available in leading supermarkets and grocery stores.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 40-60 minutes
Good for 8-10 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams cornstarch noodles(bihon), I used HOBE Special Bihon
12-15 pieces shrimp, peeled and deveined
12 pieces squid, cleaned and cut into rings
12-15 pieces mussels, boiled and removed from shells
100 grams fish balls, quartered(optional)
1/4 kilo snow peas(sitsaro)
2 cups cabbage, sliced into strips
1 carrot, julienned
1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
4 cups shrimp broth(shrimp heads mashed then boiled in water with salt)
4 tablespoons soy sauce
fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste
200 grams calamansi

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a big bowl with water, soak noodles for 10 minutes or until soft. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a large wok, heat oil then stir fry fish balls until color turns to light brown. Remove and set aside.
2. In a same wok, saute garlic and onions then add shrimp, mussels and squid. Saute until shrimp color turns to pink. Remove and set aside.
3. In a same work, pour broth, soy sauce, salt and pepper then simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Add vegetables then simmer for 5 minutes or until half cooked. Remove and set aside except for the liquid.
5. Add soaked noodles then toss until the liquid absorb.(Make sure the liquid is enough for the noodles to cook and absorb).
6. Put back all the ingredients then cooked 2 minutes. Mix well.
7. Adjust seasoning according to taste then remove from heat. Serve hot with calamansi.

Seafood Salpicao

Filipino Style Recipe: Seafood Salpicao is a simple and quick seafood. Usually the seafood like shrimps, squid, mussels, fish fillet, vegetables and herbs cooked together in oyster sauce, and other seasonings.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15 minutes
Good for 3-5 persons

Ingredients:
1/4 kilo shrimp, cleaned
1/4 squid, cut into rings
1/2 mussels, steamed and removed from shells(optional)
1 onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
3 stalks onion leeks, sliced diagonally
2 tablespoons coriander, chopped
1 bell pepper, sliced
80 grams pieces snow peas, trimmed
100 grams young corn, halves
100 grams shiitake mushrooms, sliced
4 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute ginger, garlic and onion.
2. Add young corn, mushroom then stir fry for 3 minutes.
3. Pour water and bring to boil then add seafood and simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Add oyster sauce, salt and pepper according to taste.
5. Add snow peas, onion leeks, coriander and bell pepper then cook for another 3 minutes.
6. Transfer to serving plate then garnish with remaining coriander.