Butterfly Squid


Ingredients:
4 pieces Giant Squid
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup flour
2 raw eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil
bamboo skewers

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine cornstarch, flour, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper then mix well.
2. Prepare beaten eggs in a separate bowl.

Part 2
1. Clean the squid and remove the skin.
2. slit a long horizontal line on topside then press to flatten.
3. Slice 2 inch apart on both sides of the squid.
4. Skewered each squid then season with salt and pepper.
5. Dredge squid into dry mixture then shake off to remove excess mixture.
6. Dip in beaten eggs and dredge again into dry mixture to coat all sides.
7. Repeat the steps for the remaining squid. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat enough oil then deep fry each squid for a minute or until golden brown.
2. Drain then serve with dipping sauce.

Minatamis na Saging


Ingredients:
6 plantains(saging na saba), peeled and sliced
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla

Procedures:
1. In a cooking pot, boil water then add brown sugar. Keep stirring until dissolved.
2. Add vanilla extract and salt then stir well.
3. Put-in the plantains and simmer in a low heat for 15 minutes or until soft.
4. Let it cool then transfer into serving bowl. Serve with ice and milk.

Garlic Buttered Shrimp


Ingredients:
1 kilo large shrimps, cleaned
12 medium cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup butter
1 can lemon soda
2 tablespoons chopped spring onion
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, marinade the shrimp in lemon soda for about 20 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a saucepan, melt the butter in a low heat.
2. Saute the garlic until the color turns light brown.
3. Add shrimp and lemon soda, cook until the liquid completely absorb.
4. Add spring onion then seasoning with salt and ground pepper
5. Remove from heat, transfer to serving plate.

Mango Cheesecake


Ingredients:
Crust:
1 1/2 cups crushed graham cracker
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder(optional)

Filling:
1/2 cup mango puree
1 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
2 raw eggs
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

Mango Glaze:
1/2 cup mango or mango puree
1/4 cup sugar

Whipping cream for garnishing (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a mixing bowl, combine crushed graham, cinnamon powder, sugar and butter then mix until well combined.
2. In a springform pan, spread and press down the crust mixture up to 1/2 inch thick then refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
3. Bake in a preheated oven over 350 F for 15 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a blender, combine mango puree, cream cheese, sour cream, eggs and lemon extract. Blend until smooth.
2. Pour and spread evenly the filling into the crust up to 1 inch thick then bake at 325 F for 40 minutes or until firm. Test for doneness, if toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove and let it cool.

Part 3
1. Boil sugar and remaining mango puree until slightly thicken.
2. Pour the mixture over the cheesecake. Add whipping cream on the side, chill at least 8 hours. Serve cold.

Sizzling Lechon Sisig


Ingredients:
250 grams leftover lechon, chopped
1 white onion, chopped
1 red/green bell peppers, chopped
2 pieces green chili, sliced diagonally
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 teaspoon ground pepper
cooked sunny side up egg(optional)
calamansi for garnishing

Procedures:
1. In a iron pan, heat oil then saute onion and bell peppers.
2. Add lechon and continue sauteing until becomes crispy.
3. Season with soy sauce and ground pepper. Add green chili then stir cook for a minute.
4. Transfer to hot sizzling plate. Serve immediately with egg and calamansi.

Steamed Pork Dumplings


Ingredients:
250 grams ground pork
1 cup cabbage, chopped into small pieces
20-25 pieces gyoza or dumpling wrappers
2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
salt and ground white pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage and 1/2 teaspoon salt then let sit for 10 minutes.
2. Squeeze the cabbage firmly to discard excess water.
3. In a large bowl, ground pork, combine cabbage, green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and ground white pepper then mix evenly with your hand.

Part 2
1. Scoop a spoonful of mixture then place in the center of wrapper.
2. Moisten the entire edge of wrapper with water then fold in half.
3. Seal and crimp the edges then press against bottom into sheet pan.
4. Repeat the procedures to remaining mixture.

Part 3
1. In a steamer, arrange the pork dumplings lined with cabbage leaves. 2. Cover and steam for 10 minutes.
2. Serve with dipping sauce.

Baked Barbecue Ribs


Ingredients:
1 slab american ribs
1 cup barbecue sauce
3 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste
lemon slices for garnishing

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Remove the membrane from the ribs. To do this, slide a knife under the membrane and over a bone. Lift and loosen the membrane until it tears. Grab the edge of the membrane with a paper towel and pull it off.

Part 2
1. In a pot, put a water enough to cover the ribs. Add the ribs and put salt, pepper, and bay leaves. Boil for 1 hour or until the meat is tender. Remove from the pot.
2. Brush the ribs liberally with barbecue sauce. Tear off aluminum foil enough to enclose the ribs. Wrap the ribs tightly with the aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight. Set aside at room temperature.

Part 3
1. Remove the ribs from the foil, place them meaty-side up on the grill, and brush them with some of the sauce. Cover the grill and cook for 5 minutes.
2. Flip and brush the ribs and cook another 5 minutes. Continue to cook, flipping and brushing every 5 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the ribs are heated through and have grill marks. (total grilling time of 30 minutes).
3. Transfer the ribs to a serving plate then garnish with lemon slices the serve with barbecue sauce.

Chocolate M&M’s Cookies


Ingredients:
3/4 cup melted butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar(packed)
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 2 teaspoon hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
M&M’s chocolate candies for toppings

Procedures:
1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar using electric mixer for 3 minutes or until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla, baking soda mixture and salt then mix until well combined.

2. Add the flour to the mixture then mix using a spatula. Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips.

3. Drop large spoonful of batter into ungreased pan then top with remaining chocolate chips and M&M’s chocolate candy.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from the oven, let it cool before removing from the pan.

Honey Glazed Chicken Wings


Ingredients:
6 pounds chicken wings, cut into serving pieces
salt and ground pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
1 & 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Sauce:
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine sauce ingredients then mix until well blended. Set aside.
2. Rub chicken with salt and ground pepper.

Part 2
1. In a pan, melt butter then sear chicken until golden brown both sides.
2. Transfer chicken into baking pan then pour sauce mixture until well coated.
3. Bake in a preheated oven over 200 Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until caramelized.
4. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Pinakbet with Crispy Pork Strips


Ingredients:
1/4 kilo pork belly, cut into small cubes
1/2 kilo pork belly, cut into thin slices
1/2 squash, chopped into 2×1 inch cubes
1 large eggplant, cut in halves and sliced diagonally
1 bunch string beans(sitaw), cut in 2-inch length
6 pieces okra, cut diagonally
1 medium-sized bitter melon(ampalaya), cut in half seeded and slice diagonally
3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
1 piece onion, chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, sliced in strips
3 large tomato, diced
4 tablespoon shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1 cup of water
3 tablespoon cooking oil
salt and pepper to balance the taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Rub pork slices with salt, let stand for 15 minutes.
2. Deep fry for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat cooking oil over medium heat.
2. Saute the garlic, ginger, onion and tomato
3. Add the pork and cook for about 5-8 minutes or until color turns light brown.
4. Put-in shrimp paste and cook for 2 minutes.
5. Add water and increase the heat to bring it to a boil. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until pork is tender
6. Add the squash and cook for another 5-8 minutes or until texture becomes soft
7. Add in all the remaining vegetables, mix with the other ingredients.
8. Simmer for 5 minutes or until all the vegetables are cooked.(Do not overcook the vegetables)
9. Transfer to serving plate then top with crispy pork strips. Serve with rice. Share and Enjoy!