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.

Nutty Brownie Torte

Filipino Style Recipe: This recipe is called Nutty Brownie Torte because of the rich chocolate taste with the nuttiness of the peanuts. The top is a generous layer of chocolate and the center is a chewy and gooey brownie. The peanuts add an interesting contrast to the consistency of the torte. This is a perfect treat for your kids and guests.

Ingredients:
1 cup dark chocolate, chopped (I used Beryl’s Gourmet – Dark Compound)
1 cup chopped peanuts
1 cup flour
1/2  cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sugar syrup (dissolve 1 cup sugar in 1/4 cup water)
1/4 cup water
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Frosting:
1/2 cup chopped Beryl’s Gourmet – Dark Compound chocolate bar
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp sugar syrup
1 tsp vanilla
choco sprinkles (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a 9×6 inch baking pan, brush with butter then sprinkle with flour. (This will prevent the brownie from sticking in the baking pan.)
2. In a separate pan, melt 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup sugar syrup over low heat then stir in 1 cup chocolate. Remove from heat.
3. Add sugar and eggs then stir. Add vanilla, flour and nuts and mix until just blended.
4. Pour the mixture into baking pan and bake in a preheated oven over 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until center springs back when touched. (Overbaking will make the brownies dry.)
5. Remove from oven and let it cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.

Part 2
1. To make the frosting, combine butter, sugar syrup, and chocolates over low heat until melted.Remove from heat then stir in vanilla.
2. Frost top and sides of the brownie then add sprinkles. Chill until set. Slice, serve and enjoy!

Cream Dory in Sweet Soy Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Cream dory in sweet soy sauce is another simple and quick fish dish that consists of cream dory cooked in sweet soy sauce made of soy sauce, oyster sauce, cornstarch and sugar. This can be serve together with steamed rice.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo cream dory, cut into cubes
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
salt and pepper to taste
chopped spring onions for garnishing

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, arrange fish and ginger then pour enough water. Bring to boil for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Pour soy sauce, oyster sauce, water and sugar then bring to boil.
3. Add fish then simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add dissolved cornstarch then bring to boil while keep stirring.
5. Add ginger powder, chili flakes then adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
6. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with spring onions. Serve hot!

Cheesecake Brownies

Filipino Style Recipe: Cheesecake brownies is another variety of chocolate brownies marbled with cheesecake. This kind of brownie has an extraordinary design comes with chocolate buttons inside. This can be serve together with coffee or milk and commonly serve as mid-afternoon snack.

Estimated time of preparation: 40 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 30 minutes
Good for 16 brownies

Ingredients:
Cheesecake layer:
1 pack(225 grams) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup dark chocolate buttons

Chocolate layer:
1/2 cup dark chocolate buttons
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Procedures
Part 1
1. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar then beat until smooth.
2. Add egg and beat again until well blended then add chocolate buttons. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In another bowl, melt chocolate and butter together by putting it under boiling water then stir until well blended.
2. Add in sugar, vanilla, and eggs into chocolate mixture while continuously mixing.
3. Sift in the flour, baking powder, and salt into chocolate mixture then mix until just blended.

Part 3
1. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan with melted butter then line with wax paper. Brush butter on the paper.
2. Pour half of the chocolate mixture over the baking pan then spread the cream cheese mixture over the first layer.
3. Pour the remaining chocolate mixture on top then swirl a knife on top to make marble pattern.
4. Bake in a preheated oven over 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes or until top is crinkled.
5. Remove from the oven and let it cool, remove the wax paper then cut into squares. Refrigerate before serving.