Nilagang Buto-buto ng Baka

Filipino Style Recipe: nilagang buto-buto ng baka is an easy yet delicious Filipino soup dish. This soup dish is so simple to prepare but time consuming. The beef simmered for an hour until tender then cooked with corn cob, potatoes, carrots and other veggies. This is so popular and can be served anytime or the best during rainy season.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 60-80 minutes
Good for 3-5 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams beef ribs, cut into serving pieces
7 cups water(add more if necessary)
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon peppercorn
2 potatoes, quartered
1 bundle bok choy(pechay)
1/2 small cabbage leaves(repolyo), cut into serving pieces
fish sauce or salt to taste
1 piece beef bouillon cube(optional)
1 carrots, cut into serving pieces(optional)
1/2 bundle green beans, trimmed and cut into 3-4inch(optional)
1 Japanese corn cob, cut into serving pieces

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large casserole, place the beef and add water. Set over medium heat and bring to a boil and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours or until meat is tender. (Remove the scum as it rises.)
2. Add more water if necessary. Pressure cooker only takes 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. Add onion, peppercorn, beef bouillon cube and sprinkle some salt.
2. Add corn, potatoes, and carrots then continue cooking until cooked.
3. Add the green beans then simmer for 3-5 minutes. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. Add cabbage and pechay then simmer for another minute.
5. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy

Baked Hickory Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Filipino Style Recipe: Baked hickory smoked baby back ribs is a popular dish in Western and Asian Cuisine. This dish is consists of loin ribs or back ribs marinated in hickory smoked barbecue sauce then baked until tender. This is usually served as main dish together with steamed veggies and mashed potatoes or rice. RACKS is one of the best restaurant that offered this kind of dish. Their version of hickory smoked baby ribs is very tender and the meat falls off from its bone.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of baking: 190 minutes

Ingredients:
2 racks baby back ribs
1 bottle hickory smoked barbecue sauce

Equipment and Materials:
Aluminum foil
Basting brush
oven

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Remove the silvery membrane at the interior side of the rack by simply cutting a small piece at the edge and peeling it off with your finger.
2. Prick the meat several times with a knife.
2. Brush the ribs liberally with hickory smoked barbecue sauce.
3. Wrap each rack of ribs tightly in aluminum foil then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Part 2
1. Preheat oven at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Bake the meat in the preheated oven for 2 1/2 hours or until tender.
3. Remove the meat from oven, open foil and brush another layer of barbecue sauce.
4. Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit then put the meat back to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes.
5. Repeat the brushing and baking for four times at 10 minutes each.
6. Remove the meat from the oven and brush again with the barbecue sauce before serving.

Nilagang Buto-Buto ng Baboy

Filipino Style Recipe: nilagang buto-buto ng baboy or pork ribs stew is another simple soup dish. Pork ribs boiled until tender then add onion, peppercorn, salt, potatoes, cardava banana, cabbage and green beans. This dish is usually serve as main dish specially during rainy season.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 3-5 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams pork ribs, cut into serving pieces
7 cups water(add more if necessary)
1 onion, sliced
1/4 teaspoon peppercorn
1 piece pork bouillon cube(optional)
2 potatoes, quartered
3 pieces cardava banana(saging na saba), cut into 3-4 pieces(optional)
1 bundle green beans, trimmed and cut into 3-4inch(optional)
1 bundle bok choy(pechay) or cabbage leaves(repolyo), cut into serving pieces
fish sauce or salt to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large casserole, place meat and add water then bring to a boil and simmer over medium heat or until meat is tender.(Remove the scum as it rises.)

Part 2
1. Add onion, peppercorn, pork broth cubes and sprinkle some salt.
2. Add banana and potatoes and continue cooking until potatoes are cooked.
3. Add the green beans. Simmer for 3-5 minutes then adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. Add pechay then turn off the heat and leave for about 3 minutes before serving.
5. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy

Garlic Beef Ribs Adobo

Filipino Style Recipe: garlic beef ribs adobo or braised beef ribs is another mouth-watering beef dish. Normally the beef spare ribs marinate and cooked in a blend of soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, star anise, peppercorns, bay leaves, salt and pepper until absorb and sizzle.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 2 hours

Good for 4-6 servings

Ingredients:
500 grams beef spare ribs, cut into serving pieces
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
1 head garlic, minced

Marinade:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon peppercorn
2 pieces star anise
3 pieces bay leaves
2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In pan, heat oil and saute the garlic until golden brown, drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a large pot, combine spare ribs and marinade. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.
2. Cook in a low heat for about 1-2 hours or until the beef is tender. Add water if necessary.
3. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Simmer until the sauce thicken and start rendered oil.
4. Transfer to serving bowl then sprinkle with toasted garlic and chili flakes. Serve.

Baked Honey Barbecue Spareribs

Filipino Style Recipe: honey barbecue spareribs is popular in American and Chinese cuisines. Usually the spareribs marinated then baked and base with marinated sauce until tender.

Estimated time of preparation: 10-15 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 40-60 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

Ingredients:
1 1/2 kilo pork spareribs, cut into serving pieces
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
dash of garlic powder
2 tablespoons lemon juice(optional)
1 teaspoon paprika(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well.
2. In a large container, arrange spareribs and pour the mixture.
3. Marinate for at least 3 hours.

Part 2
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a baking pan, transfer marinated spareribs.
3. Bake uncovered for 40-60 minutes or until tender. Brush with remaining glaze every 10 minutes.
4. Transfer to serving plate, served with barbecue sauce.

Pork Spareribs with Black Beans

Filipino Style Recipe: Pork spareribs with black beans is a popular among Chinese restaurant. Normally the spareribs marinade and steamed until the meat is tender.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo pork spareribs, cut into serving pieces
1/2 cup black beans, sauteed
1/2 cup cornstarch
4 teaspoons garlic, chopped and fried
2 teaspoons oyster sauce
3 pieces green pepper, cut into strips
4 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoons white pepper
1 piece raw egg, beaten(optional)
spring onions for garnishing(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except green pepper.
2. Marinate spareribs, covered in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours.

Part 2
1. Using steam boiler, transfer spareribs in a deep steaming plate then top with green pepper.
2. Steam over high heat for about 25 minutes or until spareribs are cooked and tender.
3. Remove and garnish with spring onions. Serve hot.

Tips:
1. You may also fry the spareribs instead of steaming.