Crispy Chicken Binagoongan

Filipino Style Recipe: Crispy Chicken Binagoongan (Shrimp Paste) is another variety of chicken dish sauteed and cooked in shrimp paste. This is usually serve together with fried eggplants and steamed rice.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo chicken, cut into seving pieces
2 tablespoons pre-sauteed shrimp paste (bagoong alamang)
1 large eggplant, cut into slices
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 pieces tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth
1 tablespoon brown sugar
4 pieces bird’s eye chili(siling labuyo)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 pieces green chili(siling haba)(optional)
2 stalks onion leeks, chopped (optional)
cooking oil for frying

For Breading Mix:
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1-2 raw egg
2 cups panko breadcrumbs
salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, garlic powder, ginger powder, salt and ground pepper.
2. In a separate bowl, pour beaten eggs then add a little water.
3. In another bowl, combine panko breadcrumbs.

Part 2
1. Dredge the chicken into flour mixture then dip in egg mixture.
2. Press into breadcrumbs to coat evenly. Repeat for the remaining chicken.
3. Deep fry for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
4. Drain on paper towel.

Part 3
1. In the same pan, fry eggplants until color turn to brown. Put in the strainer and set aside.

Part 4
1. In a separate pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and tomatoes until soft.
2. Pour chicken broth and shrimp paste. Bring to boil.
3. Add brown sugar, green chili and red chili. Adjust seasoning according to taste then simmer for another 2 minutes in low fire.
4. Add fried eggplant and fried chicken then toss until well coated.
5. Transfer to serving plate then garnish with onion leeks. Serve with steamed rice.

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.

Steamed Okra with Shrimp Paste

Filipino Style Recipe: Steamed Okra with Shrimp Paste is an easy and simple Filipino dish. We usually served this every morning together with fried rice.

Ingredients:
10 pieces okra, trimmed
2 tablespoons sauteed shrimp paste (recipe)

Procedures:
1. In a steamer, steam okra for 10 minutes then transfer to ice water for 3 minutes to stop cooking. Drain.
2. Transfer okra into serving plate then serve with sauteed shrimp paste. Enjoy!

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.

Beef Bicol Express

Filipino Style Recipe: beef bicol express is a popular Filipino dish that has a spicy and creamy taste. This dish is another variety of bicol express originated in Bicol Region. The beef cooked in coconut milk together with shrimp paste, green peppers, beans and red chili.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 50 minutes
Good for 5-6 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo beef sirloin, cut lengthwise
4 pieces long green peppers(siling pangsigang), sliced diagonally
10 pieces baguio beans or green beans, sliced diagonally
1 cup coconut cream (1st extract)
3 cups coconut milk (2nd extract)
4 tablespoons sauteed shrimp paste (bagoong alamang)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
3 pieces red chili(siling labuyo)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl with water and salt, soak green peppers for 30 minutes then rinse and drain.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat vegetable oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add beef then continue sauteing until colors turn to medium brown.
3. Add the shrimp paste then mix for another minute.
4. Pour coconut milk then simmer until beef is tender. Add water if necessary.
5. Pour coconut cream then simmer until reduced.
6. Add the green peppers, baguio beans and red chili then adjust seasoning with salt according to taste.
7. Remove from heat then serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Binagoongang Bagnet sa Gata

Filipino Style Recipe: Binagoongang Bagnet sa Gata or Bagnet sauteed in shrimp paste with coconut milk is almost similar to binagoongang baboy. Bagnet is a popular delicacy in Ilocos made from pork belly deep fried until crispy and blister on skin. Normally the bagnet sauteed in shrimp paste together with tomatoes and chili then add coconut milk for more flavorful and creamy taste.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes

Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo bagnet, cut into serving pieces
1 1/2 tablespoons bagoong alamang (pre-sauteed salted shrimp paste)
1 cup coconut cream
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 pieces tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup water
2 pieces green chili(siling haba), chopped
1 piece bird’s eye chili(siling labuyo), chopped (optional)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
salt and brown sugar to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In the pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and tomatoes until soft.
2. Add shrimp paste and 3/4 bagnet then saute for a minute.
3. Pour water and bring to boil. Add chili and ground pepper.
4. Add coconut cream then simmer for 3 minutes.
5. Adjust season according to taste then continue cooking until thickens. Stir occasionally.
6. Transfer to serving plate then top with remaining bagnet. Serve with steamed rice.

Note:
1. How to cook bagnet, please refer to this link: Bagnet

Chicken Binagoongan with Gata

Filipino Style Recipe: Chicken Binagoongan with Gata or Chicken sauteed in shrimp paste with coconut milk is almost similar to binagoongang baboy. Normally the chicken sauteed until light brown then cooked in shrimp paste and chili. Add coconut milk for more flavorful and creamy taste.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 20-25 minutes

Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo chicken, cut into serving pieces
1 1/2 tablespoons bagoong alamang (pre-sauteed salted shrimp paste)
1 cup coconut cream
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 pieces tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
3 pieces bird’s eye chili(siling labuyo), chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
5 pieces calamansi, juice
1 teaspoon dried rosemary(optional)
chopped spring onion for garnishing(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, marinate chicken in calamansi juice and dried rosemary for 15 minutes.

Part 2
1. In the pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and tomatoes until soft.
2. Add marinated chicken and continue sauteing until color turns to light brown.
3. Pour water and shrimp paste then simmer for 10 minutes or until tender. Add more water if necessary.
4. Add brown sugar, chili, ground pepper then continue cooking for another 3 minutes in low fire.
5. Add coconut cream then simmer until thickens. Keep stirring.
6. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with spring onion. 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.

Grilled Eggplant

Filipino Style Recipe: grilled eggplant or inihaw na talong is an easy and simple dish that is commonly served as side dish. The eggplants broiled then peeled off the skin and served with sauteed shrimp paste.

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

Ingredients:
4 large eggplants(talong)
1/2 cup sauteed shrimp paste(I used Dizon Farm Shrimp Paste)

Procedures:
1. Broil eggplants until skin are charred and blister. Let it cool.
2. Peel off the skin then transfer to serving plate.
3. Mash lightly the eggplant with a fork then serve with sauteed shrimp paste.

Adobong Kambing sa Gata

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobong kambing sa gata or goat meat adobo in coconut milk is another variety of Filipino adobo. Many people do not want the goat meat because of strong smell but boiling it together with ginger and onion helps to lessen the unwanted odor. When the meat is tender, sauteed until brown and cooked it in a blend of soy sauce, vinegar, salt, pepper and coconut milk.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of boiling: 40 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo goat meat, cut into serving pieces
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
2 cups coconut cream
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 pieces bay leaves
1 cup water
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
1 onion, quartered
1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
sugar and salt to taste
2 pieces red and green bell peppers, sliced(optional)
1 1/2 tablespoons sauteed shrimp paste(I used Dizon Farm Shrimp Paste),(optional)
a dash of dried chili flakes(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, boil enough water to cover the meat then add ginger, onion and salt.
2. Add goat meat then simmer until the meat is tender. Add water if needed, drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic until light brown.
2. Add bay leaf, peppercorn and shrimp paste then continue sauteing for a minute.
3. Add goat meat then stir cook until light brown then add bell peppers.
4. Add water and soy sauce then simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Add vinegar then simmer for 5 minutes or until start to render oil.
6. Add coconut cream and chili flakes then simmer until sauce is half absorbed. Stir occasionally.
7. Adjust seasoning according to taste then transfer to serving plate. Serve with steamed rice.