Sweet and Sour Cream Dory


Ingredients:
500 grams cream dory fillet, cut into serving pieces
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 cup pineapple chunks
2 onions, quartered
2 tablespoons ginger, julienned
6 cloves garlic, minced
salt to taste
cooking or vegetable oil for frying
1 small carrot, peeled and sliced diagonally(optional)

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

Sweet and Sour Sauce:
1 cup water
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2/3 cup vinegar
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1/4 cup 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. In a pan, heat oil and saute ginger, garlic, onion, bell peppers, pineapple chunks and carrots until done. Remove and set aside.

Part 4
1. In a same pan, combine water, sugar, vinegar, pineapple juice, ketchup, soy sauce and sesame oil. Mix well.
2. Let sauce boil over medium heat.
3. When boiling, add dissolved cornstarch and continue stirring until thickens. Adjust seasoning then turn off the heat.
4. Put back fish fillet and veggies then mix.
5. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Sweet and Sour Tilapia


Ingredients:
2 pieces tilapia, washed and cleaned
1 bell pepper, diced
1 cup pineapple chunks
2 onions, quartered
2 tablespoons ginger, julienned
6 cloves garlic, minced
salt to taste
cooking or vegetable oil for frying
1 small carrot, peeled and sliced diagonally(optional)

Sweet and Sour Sauce:
1 cup water
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2/3 cup vinegar
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1/4 cup water)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Season fish with salt.
2. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry fish until golden brown each side.
3. Transfer to serving plate and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute ginger, garlic, onion, bell peppers, pineapple chunks and carrots until done. Remove and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, combine water, sugar, vinegar, pineapple juice, ketchup, soy sauce and sesame oil. Mix well.
2. Let sauce boil over medium heat.
3. When boiling, add dissolved cornstarch and continue stirring until thickens. Remove from heat.
4. Pour the sauce with veggies over fried fish.
5. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Sinigang na Baka sa Pakwan


Ingredients:
1 kilo beef brisket, cut into serving pieces
2 cups tamarind juice or 1 pack sampaloc mix
1 big-sized onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
1 regular sized watermelon(pakwan), seeded and sliced into cubes
3 medium-sized taro(gabi), peeled and cut into cubes
1 bundle of string beans(sitaw), cut into 2 inches long
1 bundle of river spinach(kangkong leaves)
3 pieces green pepper(siling haba)
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste
1 1/2 liters water

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a casserole, heat oil then place beef and cook in batches until browned. Remove.

Part 2
1. In same casserole, saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add watermelon slices then cook for 5 minutes.
3. Put back beef then cover and simmer in a low heat for 1 1/2 hours or until beef is tender. Add more water if necessary. (Pressure cooker takes less time.)
4. Add gabi and tamarind juice then simmer for 15 minutes or until tender.
5. Add green pepper and string beans then simmer for another 5 minutes.
6. Adjust seasoning with fish sauce, ground pepper then add kangkong.
7. Turn off the heat then let it sit for 1-2 minutes or until kangkong is cooked.
8. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot with steamed rice.

Crispy Sweet and Sour Meatballs


Ingredients:
Meatballs:
500 grams ground pork or ground beef
1 tablespoon cornstarch or 1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 raw egg
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon soy sauce(optional)
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce(optional)
1 small carrot, finely chopped(optional)
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped(optional)

Crispy Coating:
breadcrumbs
1 raw egg, beaten
1 tablespoon flour
cooking oil for frying

Sweet and Sour Sauce:
1/2 small onion, diced
1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
6 tablespoons vinegar
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1 tablespoon water)
1 small carrot, sliced thinly
1 cup green and red bell pepper, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 cup pineapple chunks, juice drained(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, mix egg and flour until well blended. Set aside.

Part 2(Skip this procedure if you are using premade meatballs from the market)
1. In a bowl, combine all the meatballs ingredients and mix thoroughly.
2. Scoop and form the mixture into 1 tablespoons ball shaped.
3. Dip each ball into mixture then roll into breadcrumbs until evenly coated.
4. In a frying pan, heat oil and deep fry until crisp and golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a sauce pan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat and saute garlic and onions.
2. Add carrots and bell pepper then stir fry for 2 minutes.
3. Add pineapple chunks and stir fry for 1 minute.
4. Add tomato sauce, vinegar, water, brown sugar and a dash of salt. Mix well and let it boil.
5. Add cornstarch mixture and cook until desired thickness is reached.
6. Add fried meatballs and simmer for 2 minutes.
7. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
8. Serve with steamed rice.

Pinais na Bangus

Filipino Style Recipe: Pinais na bangus is another simple and easy native dish. The fish is usually stuffed with tomatoes, onions, ginger and wrapped in banana leaves. Then cooked together with kamias or tamarind together with other vegetables.

Estimated time of preparation: 15-20 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
1 large-sized milkfish(bangus)
2 onions, chopped finely
4 tomatoes, chopped finely
1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped finely
2 cups kamias/green tamarind/calamansi juice
a bunch of mustard greens(mustasa)
salt and pepper to taste
banana leaves for wrapping

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Remove the scales of fish. Using a sharp knife, slice the back of the fish then remove innards.
2. Clean and rub the skin with salt.
3. In a bowl, combine tomatoes, onions, ginger, salt and pepper. Mix well.
4. Stuff the mixture inside the fish then wrap in banana leaves.

Part 2
1. In a large pot, arrange wrapped fish and remaining tomatoes and onions.
2. Add kamias, mustard greens and season with salt then pour enough water to cover.
3. Cover with lid and simmer over low fire for 40 minutes or until the sauce is reduce.
4. Transfer to serving plate then remove the banana leaves. Serve

Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet

Filipino Style Recipe: sweet and sour fish fillet is another variety of popular sweet and sour dish that is commonly served in Chinese restaurants. The fish fillet comes fried in a crispy batter. Together with other vegetables, the fish fillet mixed in sweet and sour sauce made of pineapple, vinegar, ketchup, sugar and cornstarch. This is usually serve as main dish together with steamed rice.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20-25 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
3/4 kilo fish fillet(I used dory), cut into serving pieces
oil for frying

Coating:
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cornstarch

Sauce:
1 green bell pepper, cut into cubes
1 big can pineapple chunks(reserve juice)
1 medium onion, cut into cubes
3 tablespoon vinegar
4 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons cornstarch(dissolve in 5 tablespoons water)
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, egg, 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 4 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Drain on paper towel and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil then saute bell pepper and onion. Remove from pan and set aside.
2. Add the pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, vinegar, ketchup, salt and brown sugar then bring to boil.
3. Adjust seasoning according to taste then add cornstarch mixture and simmer for another minute or until begin to thickens.
4. Add the fish pieces, bell pepper and onion then mix well. Remove from heat.
5. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Beef Stroganoff

Filipino Style Recipe: beef stroganoff is a Russian dish consists of beef strips and mushrooms served with sour cream. It became popular to Filipino cuisine and some other countries. Normally the beef sauteed and cooked with mushrooms in a blend of sour cream and seasonings.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo beef tenderloin or sirloin, cut into large strips
1/2 cup sliced button mushrooms
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons cornstarch(dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine beef, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Marinate for 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a pan, melt butter and stir fry marinated beef for 3 minutes or until brown and tender. Drain and set aside.
2. In a same pan, add butter and saute onion and mushroom until golden brown.
3. Add stir-fried beef, sour cream, salt and pepper. Simmer in a low heat for 3 minutes. Stir constantly.
4. Add dissolved cornstarch and stir for another minute or until thicken.
5. Remove from heat then serve hot with bread, pasta or rice.

Notes:
1. You may also add condensed cream of mushroom soup if you prefer.
2. You may also used yogurt instead of sour cream.

Sweet and Sour Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: sweet and sour sauce is a quick and easy recipe. It can be poured over a dish or used as a dipping sauce. Normally it’s a combination of sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and catsup. Simmer over low heat then pour cornstarch or flour mixture.

Estimated time of cooking: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons catsup
2 tablespoons cornstarch(dissolved in 2 tablespoons water)

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, catsup and water. Bring to boil over low heat.
2. Pour cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened.
3. Transfer the sauce to bowl. Done.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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Filipino Style Recipe: sweet and sour meatballs(bola-bola) recipe is another Filipino dish. Normally the meatballs comes fried and the sauce is a blend of tomato sauce, vinegar, sugar, carrots, bell pepper, pineapple and cornstarch which thickens the sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 4-5 servings

Ingredients:

Meatballs:
500 grams ground pork or ground beef
1 tablespoon cornstarch or 1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 raw egg
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon soy sauce(optional)
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce(optional)
1 small carrot, finely chopped(optional)
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped(optional)

Sauce:
1/2 small onion, diced
1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
6 tablespoons vinegar
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1 tablespoon water)
1 small carrot, sliced thinly
1 cup green and red bell pepper, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 cup pineapple chunks, juice drained(optional)

Procedures:

Part 1(Skip this procedure if you are using premade meatballs from the market)
1. In a bowl, combine all the meatballs ingredients and mix thoroughly.
2. Scoop and form the mixture into 1 tablespoons ball shaped.
3. In a frying pan, heat oil and deep fry until golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat and saute garlic and onions.
2. Add carrots and bell pepper then stir fry for 2 minutes.
3. Add pineapple chunks and stir fry for 1 minute.
4. Add tomato sauce, vinegar, water, brown sugar and a dash of salt. Mix well and let it boil.
5. Add cornstarch mixture and cook until desired thickness is reached.
6. Add fried meatballs and simmer for 2 minutes.
7. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
8. Serve with steamed rice.

Sweet and Sour Fish Recipe

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Filipino Style Recipe: sweet and sour fish recipe is popular among Chinese restaurants. Normally the fish comes fried and the sauce is a blend of pineapple, vinegar, ketchup, sugar and cornstarch which thickens the sauce.

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

Ingredients:
500 grams tilapia or any fish, washed and cleaned
1 medium bell pepper, diced
1 cup pineapple chunks
1 small onion, diced
2 tablespoon ginger, minced
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
salt to taste
cooking or vegetable oil for frying
1 small carrot, peeled and sliced diagonally(optional)

Sweet and Sour Sauce
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup ketchup
2 1/2 Tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon sesame oil
1 1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1 1/2 tablespoon water)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Season fish with salt.
2. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry fish until golden brown each side.
3. Transfer to serving plate and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, combine water, sugar, vinegar, pineapple juice, ketchup, soy sauce and sesame oil. Mix well.
2. Let sauce boil over medium heat.
3. When boiling, add dissolved cornstarch and continue stirring until thickens.
4. Remove from heat.

Part 3
1. In a wok, heat oil and saute ginger, garlic, onion, bell peppers, pineapple chunks and carrots until done.
2. Add the sauce then let it boil. Remove from heat.
3. Pour the sauce with veggies over fried fish.
4. Serve with steamed rice.