Spicy Pork and Eggplant

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Pork and Eggplant is consist of fried eggplant and ground pork sauteed and cooked in spicy thick sauce. This simple yet mouth watering dish is usually served together with steamed rice.

Ingredients:
2 long eggplants cut into 2 inch length and halved
1/4 kilogram ground pork
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, minced
1 piece chili, chopped
2 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon flour dissolved in 1/4 cup water
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry eggplant until soft and browned on each side. Remove from pan and set aside.
2. On the same pan, saute garlic, chilies, and onion until fragrant and translucent.
3. Add ground pork and cook until browned. Add oyster sauce,soy sauce and water. Simmer until sauce thickens around 10 minutes. Add back the eggplants and cook for 3 minutes.
4. Season with salt and pepper according to preference.
5. Serve with steamed rice and enjoy.

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.

Spicy Hoisin Chicken

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Hoisin Chicken is a popular chicken dish originate from China that has become popular in Filipino cuisine. The chicken cooked in hoisin sauce, thick sauce and spices together broccoli and carrot.

Ingredients:
500 grams chicken fillet, cut into serving pieces
2 cups broccoli florets
1 carrot, sliced
110 grams shiitake mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, minced
1 tablespoon rice wine
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
salt and pepper to taste

Hoisin Mixture:
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon spanish paprika
1 cup water

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In bowl, marinate chicken in rice wine and cornstarch for 10 minutes.
2. In a separate bowl, combine hoisin mixture then stir until well blended.

Part 2
1. In a pot, boil water with salt. Add carrots then pre-cooked for 3 minutes.
2. Add broccoli and boil for another minute. Drain and wash on running water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add mushroom then stir fry until brown.
3. Add chicken then continue to stir fry until light brown.
4. Pour the hoisin mixture and chili flakes then adjust seasoning according taste.
5. Add carrot and broccoli then simmer until begins to thicken.
6. Transfer to serving bowl then serve immediately with steamed rice.

Spicy Beef Noodle Soup

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Beef Noodle Soup is one of the popular noodle soup dish. The dish most sought after/during rainy weather because it’s hot and spicy soup and tender beef gives warmth and comfort.

Ingredients:
200 grams beef chuck, cut into 1/2 inch
110 grams rice noodles
1 liter beef stock
2 pieces Thai bird chili, seeded and chopped
1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red onion, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 small carrot, chopped
a bunch of baby bok choy, cleaned
small handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup annatto water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a cooking pot, heat oil then saute garlic, onions and ginger.
2. Add beef, chili, paprika and cayenne then stir fry sauteing until begins to brown.
3. Pour beef stock then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 80-90 minutes or until the meat is very tender. Add water if needed.
4. Add carrots then simmer for 8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
5. In a small bowl, dissolved sugar in soy sauce and annatto water then stir into soup.
6. Add baby bok choy then adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste.

Part 2
1. In a large bowl, arrange rice noodles then pour the soup with beef and vegetables.
2. Wait for 2 minutes or until noodles is soft. Top with cilantro then serve immediately.

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.

Spicy Hotdog and Cheese

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Hotdog and Cheese is another simple yet delicious dish made of hotdog and cubed cheese cooked in spicy red sauce. This can be served as appetizer or pulutan together with ice cold beer.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10 minutes
Good for 2 persons

Ingredients:
8 pieces hotdog, cut into 1 inch thick
100 grams cheddar cheese, cut into 1 inch cubes
100 grams tomato sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons hot sauce
1 white onion, chopped

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute hotdog until cook.
2. Add onion, cheese, tomato sauce and hot sauce then cook for 3-5 minutes.
3. Transfer to serving plate or sizzling plate. Serve immediately.

Buffalo Shrimp

Filipino Style Recipe: Buffalo Shrimp is another variety of American buffalo dish. Instead of traditional chicken wings, we used shrimp as main ingredient. The shrimp fried unbreaded then tossed in spicy sauce made of hot sauce, hot spices and butter.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30 minutes.
Good for 3 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams large-sized shrimp, peeled and deveined, tail intact
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon ground pepper
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
oil for frying

Buffalo Sauce:
1/4 cup butter
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/8 ground pepper
2 tablespoons hot sauce
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon ketchup (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1.In a pan over low heat, combine sauce ingredients then stir until well blended. Cover and keep warm.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine egg and milk then mix well.
2. In a separate bowl, combine flour and ground pepper then mix well.
3. Dip the shrimp into egg mixture then dredge into flour mixture. Shake off to remove excess flour.
4.Dip again the shrimp into egg mixture then dredge into flour mixture. Shake off to remove excess flour.
5. Repeat the steps for the remaining shrimp. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil then deep fry shrimp for 2 minutes or until light brown. Drain on paper towel.
2. Toss shrimp in buffalo sauce until coated evenly. Transfer to serving plate then serve.

Crispy Soy Garlic Squid

Filipino Style Recipe: Crispy Soy Garlic Squid is comprises a squid as main ingredient. Normally the squid cut into rings then mix with batter then deep fried for a minute. Mix to coat in a soy garlic sauce made of soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar and butter.

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

Ingredients:
500 grams squid, clean and cut into rings
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup flour
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil for frying
1 head garlic, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 stalks onion leeks, sliced diagonally

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce and brown sugar. Mix well and set aside.
2. In a pan, heat oil then fry garlic until light brown. Drain and set aside.
3. In a same pan, add butter, soy-sugar mixture and onion leeks. Simmer then remove from heat.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine flour, cayenne powder, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Add squid then dip in beaten egg then roll in breadcrumbs. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry the squid for 1 minute or until golden brown. Do not overcooked.
2. Remove squids and drain on paper towels.
3. Transfer the squid in serving plate then pour the sauce on top. Mix to coat then sprinkle with toasted garlic. Serve.

Szechuan Chicken

Filipino Style Recipe: Szechuan Chicken is a popular chicken dish originate from China that has become popular in Filipino cuisine. The chicken coated in cornstarch and egg then fried until light brown. Cook in a spicy and pungency sauce together with vegetables and delicious spices.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
500 grams Chicken fillets, cut into serving pieces
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 egg whites
2 cups broccoli, cut into pieces
1 green bell pepper, cut into cubed
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
chopped spring onion and parsley for garnishing
vegetable oil for frying

Sauce:
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine cornstarch and egg white then whisk well.
2. Coat chicken into cornstarch mixture. Set aside.
3. In a pan, heat oil then fry coated chicken until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. Clean out the pan, heat 1 tablespoons vegetable oil then saute ginger, garlic, onion and sesame seeds.
2. Add broccoli and bell peppers then stir fry for a minute.
3. Add sauce mixture then simmer until vegetables are slightly cook.
4. Adjust seasoning according to taste then return the chicken.
5. Stir cook for another minute then turn off the heat.
6. Transfer to serving plate then garnish with parsley.

Spicy Chicken Feet

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy chicken feet (paa ng manok) is an exotic food made from chicken feet cooked in spicy sauce that consists of soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce and chili flakes. This is commonly served together with steamed rice or as pulutan together with beer.

Estimated time of preparation: 10-15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30-40 minutes

Ingredients:
1 kilo chicken feet
8 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 large onion, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and minced
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
3 cups water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon peppercorns
3 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes
1 teaspoon sesame oil

2 star anise (optional)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder (optional)
toasted sesame seeds for garnishing (optional)
chopped spring onion for garnishing (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cut off chicken feet claws then scrub well with salt.
2. Rinse chicken feet thoroughly and drain.

Part 2
1. In a pot, arrange chicken feet, garlic, onion, ginger, soy sauce, peppercorns, bay leaves, sugar and water.
2. Cover and simmer in a low heat for 20-30 minutes or until tender. Add water in necessary.
3. Add oyster sauce, hoisin sauce and chili flakes then simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add cinnamon powder, start anise, sesame oil then adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Cook and simmer until the sauce is almost dry. Toss frequently.
6. Transfer to serving plate, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and spring onion. Serve with steamed rice.