Baked Stuffed Squid

Ingredients:
3-4 pieces medium-sized squid, cleaned
2-3 cups cooked rice
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
300 grams beef sirloin, slice thinly into small pieces
1 white onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup tomato puree
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Marinade:
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
3/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon Spanish paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, marinate beef for 30 minutes. Set aside.

Part 2
1.In a pan, heat oil then stir cook beef over high heat for 3 minutes.
2. Add cooked rice and parsley then mix until well blended.
3. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Let it cool.

Part 3
1. In a separate pan, heat oil then saute onion, bell pepper and tomato puree for 3 minutes. Set aside.

Part 4
1. Stuff squid with rice mixture then insert the head. Close opening with toothpick.
2. In a baking pan, place squid in a single layer then pour over the sauteed tomato puree. Cover with aluminum foil.

Part 5
1. Bake in a preheated oven over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
2. Remove foil then bake uncovered for another 30 minutes or until tender.
3. Transfer into serving plate then cut into rings.

Relyenong Pusit

Ingredients:
1 kilo large size squid, wash and clean
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 raw eggs
1/4 cup flour
oil for frying

Stuffing:
200 grams ground pork
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 small carrots, minced
sugar, salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine soy sauce and lemon juice then marinate squid for at least 30 minutes.

Part 2
1.In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and tomato.
2. Add ground pork then stir cook for 5 minutes or until light brown.
3. Add soy sauce and ground pepper then cook for 10 minutes. Add a little water if necessary.
4. Add carrots then simmer for another 3 minutes.
5. Adjust seasoning with sugar and salt according to taste then cook until nearly dry. Set aside.

Part 3
1. Stuff squid with ground pork mixture then close the ends with toothpicks.
2. Dip stuffed squid into beaten egg then roll in flour.

Part 4
1. In a frying pan, heat oil then deep fry each squid until golden brown. Drain.
2. Transfer into serving plate then glaze with your favorite sauce.

Stuffed Pork Bell Pepper

Filipino Style Recipe: Stuffed Pork Bell Pepper is a simple and easy to do recipe. You may add more or less cheese based on your preference.

Ingredients:
2 big yellow bell pepper, cut the top and remove the seeds
1/4 kilo ground pork
1 medium white onion, minced
3 pieces tomatoes, minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/4 cup cooked rice
4 tablespoon cheddar cheese, shredded
3 tablespoon parmesan cheese, shredded
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, boil water with salt enough to cover the bell pepper.
2. Put the bell pepper on the boiling water then let it boil for 5 minutes.
3. Remove bell pepper from pot, drain, and sprinkle inside with salt. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, saute onions and ground pork until browned.
2. Add the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Add cooked rice, worcestershire sauce and parsley. Stir cook until well combined.
4. Remove from heat and stir in parmesan and cheddar cheese.

Part 3
1. Stuff each bell pepper with the cooked pork mixture and top with remaining cheese.
2. Cook in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until cheese melted.
3. Remove from oven, serve, and enjoy!

Relyenong Bangus

Filipino Style Recipe: Relyenong bangus or stuffed milkfish is one of the most delicious and popular Filipino dish. This dish is considered as special dish because it requires a lot of patience, effort and time. The fish meat sauteed and then cooked with other ingredients and seasonings. The bangus skin stuffed with meat mixture until resembled to original shape then fry until golden brown.

Estimated time of preparation: 60-70 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 40 minutes
Good for 5-6 servings

Ingredients:
1 large-sized bangus(milkfish), scales removed
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, finely chopped
1 small sized carrot, cut into small cubes
2 tablespoons raisins
1 large-sized egg, beaten
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons calamansi or lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons flour
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Using flat side of a knife, gently pound fish then break the spine near the head and on the tail.
2. Insert the spoon through the neck then gently scrape the meat off without breaking the skin.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, marinate the head and skin with soy sauce and calamansi juice for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2. In a pot, boil fish meat in water for 5 minutes. Drain
3. Remove remaining bones then flakes the meat. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and carrot.
2. Add fish meat, soy sauce then season with salt and pepper according to taste.
3. Add raisins then cook for 5 minutes while keep stirring. Let it cool then add egg and mix well.

Part 4
1. Stuff the bangus with mixture until it resembles to original shape.
2. Dredge the fish with flour then fry in a low heat until golden brown.
3. Let it cool before slicing.

Note:
1. You may also cook relyenong bangus into oven by wrapping it with wilted banana leaves or aluminum foil then bake for 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes.

Stuffed Pechay

Filipino Style Recipe: Stuffed pechay is another simple yet delicious vegetable dish. Ground meat wrapped in pechay leaves then cooked in coconut cream and turmeric powder. This dish has a creamy and tasty flavor from coconut cream and turmeric powder.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 2 persons

Ingredients:
10 large pechay leaves, cut off the white stalks
300 grams ground pork, chicken or beef
1 1/2 cup coconut cream
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
2 green chili(siling haba)
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons cooking oil
toasted garlic for garnishing(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a flat surface, place pechay leaf then add a tablespoonful of ground meat at the center.
2. Roll and secure the filling, repeat the procedure for remaining pieces.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion, tomatoes and chili flakes.
2. Arrange stuffed pechay in a single layer then pour coconut cream.
3. Add green chili then season with turmeric powder, salt and pepper.
4. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the sauce is curdle and reduce.
5. Transfer to serving plate then top with toasted garlic. Serve with steamed rice.

Baked Stuffed Bell Peppers

Filipino Style Recipe: Baked stuffed bell peppers is another special dish made of bell peppers filled with ground meat then topped with grated cheese. The stuffed bell peppers cooked in a oven until the cheese melts. You may also used leftover ground meat to lessen the time of preparation.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking and baking: 30 minutes
Good for 5 servings

Ingredients:
5-6 pieces bell peppers, large sized
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten(optional)
1/3 cup grated Parmesan or cheddar cheese(optional)

Filling:
300 grams ground beef/pork with fat
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
1 tomatoes, diced
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cut each bell pepper in half, wash and remove seeds and membranes.
2. In a pan, boil water with salt then add bell peppers. Cook for 3 minutes then drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, cook beef until color turns to light brown and start to render oil.
2. Add garlic, onion and tomatoes then stir cook for 3-5 minutes or until soft.
3. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Let it cool and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a bowl, beat egg then add beef mixture. Mix well.
2. Fill each bell peppers with beef mixture then sprinkle with grated cheese on top.
3. Arrange bell peppers in a baking pan then bake over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve while hot.

Baked Stuffed Eggplant

Filipino Style Recipe: baked stuffed eggplant is a special dish made of eggplants filled with ground meat then topped with grated cheese. The stuffed eggplant cooked in a oven until brown and soft.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 60 minutes

Good for 8 pieces

Ingredients:
4 small eggplants
1/4 kilo ground pork or beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
2 tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste
5 tablespoons olive oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cut the eggplant in half then remove the crown and the stem.
2. Scoop out the center leaving the skin 1/8 inch thick.
3. Chopped the eggplant pulp into small pieces. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and tomatoes.
2. Add chopped eggplant and cook for 3 minutes or until soft.
3. Add ground meat and saute until starts to brown.
4. Season with salt and pepper then cooked until the liquid absorbed. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a bowl, combine ground meat mixture, bread crumbs and egg. Mix until blended.

Part 4
1. Fill the eggplant with mixture then sprinkle with grated cheese.
2. Bake over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 1 hour or until brown and soft. Let it cool then serve.

(photo credit to motdakasha)

Stuffed Squid

Filipino Style Recipe: stuffed squid or relyenong pusit is another popular dish in every occasion that usually served as finger food(pulutan). Normally the squid is stuffed with onions and tomatoes then fry or grilled in a hot charcoal.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
1 kilo large/medium sized fresh squid, clean
2 onions, chopped finely
3 tomatoes, chopped finely
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons calamansi juice
1/4 cup chopped parsley(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, calamansi juice, tomatoes, onions, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Stuff the mixture inside the squid then secure with toothpick. (Do not to over stuff the squid)
3. Grilled over hot charcoal for 10 minutes.
4. Transfer to serving plate then slit the squid vertically.
5. Serve with liquid seasoning.

Notes:
1. You may also fry the squid for 3 minutes.

Relyenong Alimasag

Filipino Style Recipe: relyenong alimasag or stuffed crabs is delicious but hard to prepare dish. Usually the crab meat sauteed then mixed with eggs, breadcrumbs and vegetables. Then stuffed to the empty shells and then deep fried.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes(plus boiling time)
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
12 blue crabs(alimasag)
1 onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tomato, diced
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup cooking oil for frying

1 potato, diced(optional)
1 carrot, diced(optional)
1-2 pieces red hot chili(labuyo), minced(optional)
1 tablespoon soy sauce(optional)
1 stalk parsley(wansoy), chopped(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, boil crabs in salted water for 15 minutes.
2. Drain and let it cool. Scoop out all crab meat and reserve the empty shells. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and tomatoes until mushy.
2. Add potatoes and carrots, cooked for 3-5 minutes.
3. Add crab meat, chili, parsley, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Mix and cooked 2 minutes.
4. Remove from heat then transfer to large bowl.
5. Add eggs and breadcrumbs. Mix well.
6. Stuff the empty shells with mixture.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil and deep fry the stuffed crabs for 2 minutes each side. Shells should bottom up first.
2. Drain on paper towel, serve with steamed rice and dipping sauce.