Caramelized Beef with Spinach

Filipino Style Recipe: Caramelized Beef with Spinach is simple yet delicious and mouth-watering beef dish. The beef marinated then cooked and simmered together until caramelized and thicken. This is usually served together with steamed spinach.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 10 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo beef, cut into serving pieces
120 grams pineapple(chunks or tidbits), reserve juice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder(optional)
salt and ground pepper to taste
a bunch of spinach, steamed

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine, soy sauce, oyster sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic powder, ginger powder, cayenne pepper and ground pepper then mix well.
2. Add beef then marinate for 2 hours or overnight inside the fridge. Drain and reserve the marinade.

Part 2
1. In pan, pour marinade then simmer over medium heat until reduce in half.
2. Add beef then stir cook for 5 minutes or until caramelize and thicken.
3. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Add pineapple then cook for another minute.
4. Transfer to serving plate together with steamed spinach. Serve immediately.

Stir Fry Chicken

Filipino Style Recipe: Stir fry chicken is another easy and simple way of cooking chicken. Chicken meat was marinated then stir fried together with marinade and vegetables until tender.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 8-10 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams chicken fillets, cut into serving pieces
100 grams snow peas, trimmed
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
3 tablespoons canola oil
a dash of dried chili flakes(optional)

Marinade:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper(optional)
1/4 teaspoon dried basil(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine chicken and marinade then stir together.Set aside for 15 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, heat cooking oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add bell peppers then saute for a minute.
3. Add snow peas then continue sauteing for another minute.
4. Transfer to bowl and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, add oil then add marinated chicken and marinade.
2. Stir fry for 2 minutes then put back then vegetables.
3. Cook for another minute then transfer to serving plate.
4. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Chicken Asparagus

Filipino Style Recipe: chicken asparagus is another healthy and delicious chicken dish. Normally the chicken marinated and cooked in marinade, oyster sauce and broth together with asparagus until tender.

Estimated time of preparation: 12 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 20-25 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams chicken fillet, cut into serving pieces
1 bunch medium-sized fresh asparagus
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste

Marinade:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine chicken and marinade then stir together. Set aside for 30 minutes.
2. Cut asparagus into 2-3 inches then separate the asparagus spears. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add marinated chicken and stir cook until light brown.
3. Add chicken broth then simmer for 10 minutes or until chicken is tender.
4. Add oyster sauce then season with salt and pepper according to taste.
5. Add asparagus stalk and simmer for a minute.
6. Add asparagus spears and simmer for another minute.
7. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate. Serve immediately.

Stir Fry Beef and Vegetables

Filipino Style Recipe: Stir fry beef and vegetables is another simple yet delicious beef dish. The beef strips marinated then cooked and simmered together with vegetables until tender.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 10-15 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams beef sirloin, sliced thinly into strips
100 grams snow peas, trimmed
100 grams green beans, trimmed and slice diagonally
1 carrot, sliced
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 white onion, diced
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
salt and pepper to taste
5 tablespoons cooking oil

Marinade:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine beef and marinade then stir together.
2. Set aside for 30 minutes then drain and discard marinade.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, heat cooking oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add vegetables, oyster sauce, salt and pepper then stir cook for 4 minutes.
3. Transfer into bowl and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, heat oil then stir fry beef for 3 minutes.
2. Add cooked vegetables then toss and cook for another minute.
3. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately with steamed rice.

Stir Fried Zucchini

Filipino Style Recipe: Stir fried zucchini is a simple and healthy side dish. This dish is consists of zucchini stir fried in olive oil with garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper. This is usually serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
3 pieces zucchini, cut into 2 inch stick
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat olive oil then add garlic powder and chili powder. Stir.
2. Add zucchini then stir fry for 2 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
3. Season with salt and pepper then toss.
4. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with grated cheese.

Stir Fried Ginger Beef and Broccoli

Filipino Style Recipe: stir fried ginger beef and broccoli is another simple yet delicious beef dish. This dish is similar to beef broccoli which is usually serve in Chinese restaurants. The beef strips marinated then cooked and simmered together with red bell pepper and broccoli until the meat is tender.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 10-15 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
300 grams beef sirloin, sliced thinly into strips
2 cups broccoli florets
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes(optional)
3 tablespoons cooking oil

Marinade:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/4 cup water or soda
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine beef and marinade then stir together. Set aside for 30 minutes.
2. Blanch broccoli in hot water for 1-2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, heat cooking oil and stir fry beef until for 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
2. In a same pan, saute garlic, ginger, bell pepper, chili flakes then pour marinade and bring to boil.
3. Pour dissolved cornstarch and adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. Add broccoli and beef then simmer in a minute.
5. Remove from heat then serve hot immediately with steamed rice.

Stir Fried Beef and Togue

Filipino Style Recipe: stir fried beef and togue is another simple yet delicious dish. This dish is commonly serve in Chinese restaurants. The beef strips marinated in a blend of soy sauce, oyster sauce, garlic,  sugar, salt and pepper then cook and simmer together with sprouted mung beans until the meat is tender. This is one of my favorite dish and my family really loves it.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
300 grams beef sirloin, sliced thinly into strips
2 cups togue(sprouted mung beans)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes(optional)
4 tablespoons cooking oil

Marinade:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/4 cup water or soda
4 tablespoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Marinate beef in garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, salt and pepper for 2 hours or overnight inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and bell pepper.
2. Add marinated beef, marinade, water then simmer in a low heat for 30 minutes or until tender. Add more water if necessary.
3. Season with sugar, salt and pepper according to taste.
4. Add sprouted mung beans, chili flakes then stir cook for 3 minutes.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve hot with steamed rice.

Stir Fried Kangkong

Filipino Style Recipe: stir fried kangkong or water spinach is an easy yet healthy dish. The procedures is very simple, normally water spinach toss oyster sauce mixture in a blend of oyster sauce, red chili, fish sauce and brown sugar then stir fry in olive oil until wilted.

Estimated time of preparation: 3-5 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 2 minutes
Good for 1-2 persons

Ingredients:
1 bunch water spinach(kangkong), trimmed
2 gloves garlic, minced
4 pieces red chili(labuyo), sliced
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine garlic, red chili, oyster sauce, fish sauce and brown sugar.
2. Add kangkong then toss to coat.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then add all the ingredients.
2. Stir fry to 1-2 minutes or until wilted. Serve immediately.

Sauteed Tinapa with Salted Eggs

Filipino Style Recipe: sauteed tinapa with salted eggs is an easy and simple dish made up of smoked fish(tinapa) cut into flakes then sauteed in garlic, tomatoes and salted eggs. I used left-over tinapa in this recipe, this is usually served during breakfast with garlic rice.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 10-15 minutes
Good for 1-2 persons

Ingredients:
3 pieces tinapa(smoked fish), flakes and discard bones
2 salted eggs(itlog na pula), cut into cubes
3 tomatoes, cut into cubes
2 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons liquid seasoning or soy sauce
ground pepper to taste
a pinch of chili flakes(optional)
spring onion, chopped(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and tomatoes until soft.
2. Add tinapa flakes, ground pepper and chili flakes then stir cook for 3 minutes.
3. Add salted eggs, liquid seasoning and spring onion then stir cook for another minute.
4. Transfer to serving plate then serve with garlic rice.

Stir Fried Beef with Asparagus and Red Pepper

Filipino Style Recipe: stir fried beef with asparagus and red pepper is another easy and simple dish. Normally the beef strips marinate then stir fry until light brown then cooked with marinade, cornstarch, asparagus and red bell pepper.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 20-25 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo beef sirloin, slice thinly into strips
300 grams asparagus, cut into 1 inch
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 tablespoon cornstarch(dissolved in 3 tablespoons water)
3 tablespoons olive oil

Marinade:
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon ground pepper
1 tablespoon salt

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine beef, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sugar, salt and pepper. Marinate for 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and stir fry beef over low heat for 2-3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2. In a same pan, saute ginger and garlic from marinade.
3. Add asparagus and red pepper then stir fry for a few seconds.
4. Add stir fried beef, marinade and dissolved cornstarch. Cook for 2 minutes or until sauce thickens.
5. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate. Serve with steamed rice.