Sweet Chili Crabs


Ingredients:
500 grams mud crabs, rinse
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
5 cloves garlic, chopped
3-4 fresh red chili(labuyo), chopped
1 raw egg, beaten
salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons chopped spring onions

Sauce:
1 cup water
4 tablespoon tomato ketchup
2 tablepoons sugar
1 teaspoon sweet chili sauce
1 teaspoon cornflour

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine sauce ingredients then stir until well blended.

Part 2
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute garlic and chili.
2. Add crabs then stir fry until shells color turns to red.
3. Add sauce then toss. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Add beaten egg and stir. Squeeze lime juice then add seasoning according to taste. Simmer for another 2 minutes or until almost thickens.
5. Transfer into serving plate then sprinkle with chopped spring onions.

Sweet Chili Shrimps


Ingredients:
1 kilo grams large shrimps, discard the legs
3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1/4 cup soda
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 thumb sized ginger, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
1 teaspoon garlic flakes
1 stalk green onion, chopped for garnishing

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine, sweet chili sauce, ketchup and soda then mix well. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and ginger.
2. Add shrimps and stir cook for a minute until color turns to pink.
3. Remove shrimps from the pan and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, pour sauce and simmer until starts to thickens. Keep stirring.
2. Put back the shrimps and toss until evenly coated.
3. Add chili flakes and garlic flakes then adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. Transfer into serving plate then garnish green onions.
5. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Sweet Sticky Rice


Ingredients:
2 cups sticky rice(malagkit)
4 cups coconut milk(gata)
2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups water

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a cooking pot, boil sticky rice and water and cook until the rice is done and almost dry. Set aside.
Part 2
1. In a big wok, boil the coconut milk in low heat, stir occasionally until most of the liquid evaporates and the oil separating from the milk. Continue stirring until brownish residues are formed. Drain the brownish residues and set aside. This will serve as toppings(latik) for biko.
Part 3
1. Then dilute brown sugar in the remaining oil, keep stirring until the texture becomes thick.
2. Add the cooked sticky rice in the mixture then mix well, continue cooking until all the liquid evaporates but do not overcook. Remove from heat.
3. Transfer the cooked biko in a serving plate then flatten the surface.
4. Spread the toppings over the surface and slice into serving pieces. Enjoy!

Sweet and Sour Cream Dory


Ingredients:
500 grams cream dory fillet, cut into serving pieces
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 cup pineapple chunks
2 onions, quartered
2 tablespoons ginger, julienned
6 cloves garlic, minced
salt to taste
cooking or vegetable oil for frying
1 small carrot, peeled and sliced diagonally(optional)

Coating:
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water

Sweet and Sour Sauce:
1 cup water
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2/3 cup vinegar
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1/4 cup water)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, egg, ginger powder, water, salt and fish fillet then stir to coat evenly.
2. Let sit for 15 minutes at room temperature.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat cooking oil and deep fry fish pieces for 3 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Drain on paper towel and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute ginger, garlic, onion, bell peppers, pineapple chunks and carrots until done. Remove and set aside.

Part 4
1. In a same pan, combine water, sugar, vinegar, pineapple juice, ketchup, soy sauce and sesame oil. Mix well.
2. Let sauce boil over medium heat.
3. When boiling, add dissolved cornstarch and continue stirring until thickens. Adjust seasoning then turn off the heat.
4. Put back fish fillet and veggies then mix.
5. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Sweet and Sour Tilapia


Ingredients:
2 pieces tilapia, washed and cleaned
1 bell pepper, diced
1 cup pineapple chunks
2 onions, quartered
2 tablespoons ginger, julienned
6 cloves garlic, minced
salt to taste
cooking or vegetable oil for frying
1 small carrot, peeled and sliced diagonally(optional)

Sweet and Sour Sauce:
1 cup water
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2/3 cup vinegar
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1/4 cup water)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Season fish with salt.
2. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry fish until golden brown each side.
3. Transfer to serving plate and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute ginger, garlic, onion, bell peppers, pineapple chunks and carrots until done. Remove and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, combine water, sugar, vinegar, pineapple juice, ketchup, soy sauce and sesame oil. Mix well.
2. Let sauce boil over medium heat.
3. When boiling, add dissolved cornstarch and continue stirring until thickens. Remove from heat.
4. Pour the sauce with veggies over fried fish.
5. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Crispy Sweet and Sour Meatballs


Ingredients:
Meatballs:
500 grams ground pork or ground beef
1 tablespoon cornstarch or 1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 raw egg
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon soy sauce(optional)
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce(optional)
1 small carrot, finely chopped(optional)
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped(optional)

Crispy Coating:
breadcrumbs
1 raw egg, beaten
1 tablespoon flour
cooking oil for frying

Sweet and Sour Sauce:
1/2 small onion, diced
1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
6 tablespoons vinegar
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1 tablespoon water)
1 small carrot, sliced thinly
1 cup green and red bell pepper, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 cup pineapple chunks, juice drained(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, mix egg and flour until well blended. Set aside.

Part 2(Skip this procedure if you are using premade meatballs from the market)
1. In a bowl, combine all the meatballs ingredients and mix thoroughly.
2. Scoop and form the mixture into 1 tablespoons ball shaped.
3. Dip each ball into mixture then roll into breadcrumbs until evenly coated.
4. In a frying pan, heat oil and deep fry until crisp and golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a sauce pan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat and saute garlic and onions.
2. Add carrots and bell pepper then stir fry for 2 minutes.
3. Add pineapple chunks and stir fry for 1 minute.
4. Add tomato sauce, vinegar, water, brown sugar and a dash of salt. Mix well and let it boil.
5. Add cornstarch mixture and cook until desired thickness is reached.
6. Add fried meatballs and simmer for 2 minutes.
7. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
8. Serve with steamed rice.

Beef Asado


Ingredients:
1/2 kilo beef sirloin, cut into thin slices
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 pieces star anise
2 bay leaf
1/2 tablespoons peppercorns
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 cup pineapple juice
1 red bell pepper, cut into thin slices
1 potato, cut into cubes
1/4 teaspoon cornstarch (dissolved in 4 tablespoons water)
sugar, salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients then mix well.
2. Marinate beef for an hour and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry potato until light brown. Drain and set aside.
2. In a same pan, fry bell pepper until soft. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, put marinated beef along with the marinade.
2. Bring to boil and simmer for about 40 minutes until meat is tender. Add more pineapple juice if needed.
3. Add potato and bell pepper then adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. Add dissolved cornstarch then simmer until thickens.
5. Transfer to serving plate and top with the thick sauce.
6. Serve and enjoy!

Sweet Beef Teriyaki

Filipino Style Recipe: Sweet Beef Teriyaki is a popular dish in Japanese cuisine. Normally the beef marinade then pan-fried with marinade sauce until tender.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo beef sirloin, sliced thinly into strips
3 tablespoon teriyaki sauce
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted(optional)
spring onions for garnishing(optional)

Marinade:
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon ground pepper
1 tablespoon salt

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, marinate beef for 24 hours. Cover with plastic wrap.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and stir fry beef over low heat until golden brown.
2. Pour the marinade and teriyaki sauce, cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes until tender.
3. Adjust seasoning according to taste by adding more sugar, water or teriyaki sauce.
4. Transfer the beef to sizzling plate and pour thickened sauce on top.
5. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and spring onion. Serve hot with sauteed mung beans and steamed rice.

Sweet Chicken Adobo

Filipino Style Recipe: Sweet Chicken Adobo is another variety of popular Filipino Adobo. This dish has sweet sauce compare to the traditional chicken adobo. The chicken marinated in sweet soy sauce, vinegar and other spices. Fry the chicken until golden brown then cooked in marinade until tender. Season with sugar according to taste.
Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marin
ating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 30 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams chicken, cut into serving pieces
1/2 cup sweet soy sauce
1/3 cup vinegar
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon peppercorns
3 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
2 tablespoons sugar
salt to taste
1/4 cup cooking oil
1-2 cups chicken broth

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine chicken, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, sweet soy sauce and vinegar.
2. Marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes.
3. Drain garlic and chicken then reserve the sauce. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil and fry marinated chicken for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Reduce oil to 1 tablespoon. Add garlic then fry until light brown.
3. Pour marinade and chicken broth then simmer for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is tender.
4. Add sugar then season with salt according to taste.
5. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve with steamed rice.

Sweet Beef Tapa

Filipino Style Recipe: Sweet Beef Tapa is one of the all-time favorite filipino breakfast. Preparing home made beef tapa is healthier because you can avoid the artificial preservatives usually found in frozen goods. This version of beef tapa is a combination of sweet and salty flavor that you will surely enjoy.

Estimated Time of Preparation: 10 minutes (excluding marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking:8-10 minutes per batch

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo beef sirloin, thinly sliced
Cooking oil for frying

Marinade:
6 tablespoon vinegar or calamansi juice
5 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon salt
1 medium head garlic, crushed and minced
6 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1.In a mixing bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and mix until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
2. Put in ziploc or plastic container. Soak each slice of the beef and marinade for at least 4 hours or over night.

Part 2
1. Heat pan with cooking oil over medium fire.
2. Arrange beef slices in 1 layer on the pan. Cook for 3-5 minutes then flip on the other side and cook for another 3 minutes. Remove from pan.
3. Serve with sliced tomatoes or vinegar with garlic.