Deep Fried Crispy Pata


Ingredients:
1 piece(2 kg) pork pata(pork hock or knuckle), cleaned
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
1 head garlic, pounded
1 white onions, chopped
12 pieces peppercorns
4 pieces bay leaves
6 stalks lemongrass
4 pieces star anise
4 tablespoons salt
salt and pepper to taste
water
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Prick pata with a fork then marinate in soy sauce and vinegar for 30 minutes. Turning occasionally.

Part 2
1. In a large pot, pour water then add garlic, onion, peppercorns, bay leaves, lemon grass, star anise and salt.
2. Add pata then bring to boil over medium heat for 50 minutes or until tender. Add water if necessary.
3. Drain and let it cool.

Part 3
1. Prick pata with a fork to make holes all over, rub with salt and pepper.
2. Deep fry over low heat for 20 minutes or until skin becomes crisp and golden brown.
3. Drain then serve with dipping sauce(soy sauce, calamansi, chili, chopped onion).

Stir Fry Bean Sprouts


Ingredients:
1/2 kilo sprouted mung beans(togue)
1 small-sized bell pepper, cut into strips
1 small-sized carrot, cut into strips
10 pieces green beans, slice diagonally
1/4 kilo ground pork
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter

Procedures:
1. In a wok, heat oil and stir cook ground pork until golden brown. Set aside.
2. In a same pan, melt butter then saute garlic and onion.
3. Put back ground pork then a little water. Stir cook for 1 minute.
4. Add sprouted mung beans, and other vegetables. Stir fry for 5 minutes or until vegetables are half-cooked.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Fry for a few seconds then serve hot.

Quick and Easy Fried Rice


Ingredients:
8 cups cooked rice(preferably leftover)
1 carrot, grated
2 raw eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 stalks green onions, chopped
1/2 cup butter
salt and white pepper to taste
1 tablespoon sesame oil(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a wok, melt butter then saute garlic, green onion and carrots for a minute.
2. Add cooked rice, soy sauce and sesame oil then mix until rice is well coated.
3. Pour beaten egg then continue stirring until the egg is cooked.
4. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
5. Transfer to serving plate and garnish with chopped green onions.

Sizzling Spicy Squid


Ingredients:
1 kilo medium-sized fresh squid, cleaned
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 white onion, chopped
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
100 grams tomato sauce
2 teaspoons hot sauce
2-3 pieces red chili(labuyo), chopped
3 pieces green chili(siling haba), sliced diagonally
1 large bell pepper, sliced
salt and ground pepper to taste
3 tablespoons sesame oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Score the squid with diagonal criss-cross scoring then cut into squares.(This will make the squid more tender and less chewy).

Part 2.
1. In a pan, heat sesame oil then saute garlic, onion and red chili.
2. Add squid, oyster sauce, tomato sauce, and hot sauce. Stir to combine.
3. Add green chili and bell pepper then stir cook for 1 minute. (Don’t overcooked, squid will become tough)
4. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
5. Transfer to hot sizzling plate then serve immediately with steamed rice.

Seafood Paella


Ingredients:
5 cups sticky rice(malagkit)
1/2 kilo prawns
200 grams squid, sliced
1/2 kilo fish fillets(salmon, tuna, etc), cut into cubes
1/2 kilo mussels(tahong)
1 large chorizo, sliced diagonally(optional)
5 gloves garlic, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
2 pieces bell pepper(red, green), sliced
1 pack(270 grams) tomato sauce
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon saffron
1 cup green peas
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil
fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, place mussels then pour enough water. Bring to boil until the shells open. Drain. Set aside the broth.
2. In a pan, heat oil then fry prawns, squid and fish fillets for 2 minutes or until cooked. Drain and set aside.
3. In a same pan, fry chorizo until golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a paella pan, heat olive oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add green peas, paprika, saffron, tomato sauce and rice then stir until colored distribute evenly.
4. Pour mussels broth then simmer until rice is almost tender and mushy. Add more water if needed.
5. Add parsley then season with salt and pepper to taste.
6. Arrange bell peppers, seafood and other remaining ingredients on top.
7. Continue simmering until sauce is absorbed. Transfer to serving plate then serve.

Braised Pork Spare Ribs with Coca-Cola


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork spareribs, cut into serving pieces
2 pieces carrots, cut into serving pieces
2 cups Coca-Cola (or just enough to cover the meat)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons cooking oil
chopped spring onions for garnishing
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a cooking pan, heat oil then saute onion until transluncent.
2. Add spareribs then continue sauteing until light brown.
3. Pour coca cola, soy sauce and oyster sauce then simmer over low heat for 30 minutes or until tender. Add water if necessary.
4. Add carrots then cook for another 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with spring onions. Serve with steamed rice.

Pork Inasal


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork meat with fat, sliced into thin pieces
bamboo skewers (soak in water for 15 minutes)
charcoal

Marinade:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup vinegar
3 tablespoons calamansi or lime juice
3 white stem lemongrass
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 thumb size ginger, grated
3 tablespoons brown sugar
salt to taste

Basting:
1 teaspoon achuete(annato) powder
1/3 cup cooking oil
1/3 cup banana ketchup

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large container, combine marinade ingredients and pork. Marinate inside the fridge overnight.
2. Remove pork from marinade.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine basting mixture and set aside.

Part 3
1. Arrange marinated pork as desired on bamboo skewers then brush with basting mixture.
2. Repeat the steps for the remaining pieces.

Part 4
1. Grill pork over hot charcoal for 5 minutes on each side or until tender while basting.
2. Transfer serving plate and serve with spicy vinegar. Enjoy!

Pork Bicol Express


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork belly(1/4 fat), cut lengthwise
1/2 cup of long green peppers(siling pangsigang) or baguio beans, cut diagonally
3 cups coconut milk
1/2 cup shrimp paste (bagoong alamang)
4 cloves garlic; chopped
1 small onion; chopped
3 pieces red chili(siling labuyo)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Salt to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl with water and salt, soak green peppers for 30 minutes then rinse and drain.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat vegetable oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add sliced pork, continue sauteing until colors turn to brown.
3. Add the shrimp paste then mix for another minute.
4. Pour coconut milk then simmer until reduced.
5. Add the green peppers and red chili.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt according to taste.
7. Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Salted Caramel Crepe Cake


Crepe Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
2 1/4 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Whipped Cream Ingredients:
3 cups heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Sauce:
salted caramel sauce

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Mix together until well combined.
2. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla and butter until smooth.
3. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Refrigerate for one hour or overnight to allow the bubbles to settle.

Part 2
1. In a small nonstick pan, grease using melted butter. Wipe off excess oil with a paper towel.
2. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter then pour and swirling the pan to make as thin as possible.
3. Cook for 30 seconds or until slightly brown, Flip and cook the other side for 10 seconds.
4. Remove from the pan then repeat the steps for the remaining batter.

Part 3
1. Using hand mixer, beat the cream until it forms soft peaks.
2. Add vanilla and sugar then stir until well combined. Do not over beat.

Part 4
1. In a cake stand, place one crepe then add a thin layer of whipped cream.
2. Add the crepe and layer the cream until you have reached the desired height.
3. Allow the cake to chill for at least 30 minutes.
4. Drizzle with salted caramel sauce then cut the cake with a sharp knife. Serve.

Pork and Beans with Cabbage


Ingredients:
1/4 kilo white beans(bitsuelas)
1/2 kilo pork, cut into small pieces
4 gloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 onion, chopped
3 pieces tomatoes, discard seeds and diced
1 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup tomato ketchup(optional)
1 liter water
sugar, salt and pepper to taste
1 small cabbage, cut into serving pieces

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, soak beans in water overnight. Wash on running water then drain. Set aside.
2. In a pot, boil water then cook beans for an hour or until tender. Add water if necessary then set aside.

Part 2
1. In another pot, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and tomatoes.
2. Add pork and cook until light brown and tender.
3. Add boiled beans, tomato sauce, ketchup, sugar, salt and pepper according to taste.
4. Simmer until well blended and thicken. Add water if necessary.
5. Add cabbage then simmer for another 3 minutes. Remove from heat then serve with steamed rice.