Pakbet with Bagnet


Ingredients:
1/4 kilo bagnet, cut into serving pieces
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
1 bunch winged beans(sigarilyas), sliced
3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
1 piece onion, chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, sliced in strips
3 large tomatoes, diced
4 tablespoons shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1 cup water
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, fry bagnet until crispy. Put into a strainer and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, remove excess oil then saute the garlic, ginger, onion and tomatoes.
2. Add shrimp paste and cook for 2 minutes. Add water then bring to a boil.
3. Add squash and cook for another 3 minutes or until texture becomes soft.
4. Add the rest of the vegetables, then season with salt and pepper. Add water if necessary.
5. Cover and simmer over low heat until vegetables are tender. (Do not overcook the vegetables)
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve with bagnet on top. Share and Enjoy!

Stir Fry Shrimp and Vegetables


Ingredients:
300 grams shrimps, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms, drained
50 grams snow peas (sitsaro)
100 grams young corn, halves
1 red bellpepper, cut into strips
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, quartered
1 thumb sized ginger, julienned
1 tablespoon cornstarch (dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon butter
salt and pepper to taste
dried chili flakes (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, melt butter then add shrimp.
2. Season with salt and pepper then cook until starts to turn pink. Remove and set aside.

Part 2.
1. In a same pan, add oil if needed then saute ginger, garlic, and onion.
2. Add mushrooms then stir cook for a minute.
3. Add bell pepper, young corn, and snow peas then stir fry for 3 minutes.
4. Pour dissolved cornstarch then simmer until the sauce thickens.
5. Put back shrimps, chili flakes, salt and pepper according to taste then cook for another minute.
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately.

Pork Giniling with Mix Vegetables


Ingredients:
1/4 kilo ground pork(giniling)
1 1/2 cup mix vegetables (carrots, sweet peas, corn)
2 teaspoons raisins
1/4 cup soy sauce
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup water or pork broth
5 pieces hard boiled quail eggs (optional)
sugar, salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add ground pork and soy sauce then simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Add mix vegetables, raisins, bay leaves, quail eggs, and water. Bring to boil.
4. Season with sugar, salt and pepper then simmer for 3 minutes or until tender.
5. Remove from heat and serve hot.

Creamy Chopsuey

Filipino Style Recipe: Creamy Chopsuey is another variety of popular vegetable dish. Similar to typically chopsuey, it is consists of different vegetables. Instead of dissolved cornstarch, we used cream of mushroom soup for creamier and tastier dish.

Ingredients:
1/4 kilo pork, cut into small cubes
1/4 kilo shrimp, boiled and peeled
1 dozen quail eggs, boiled and shelled
12 pieces baby corn, sliced diagonally in half
100 grams snow peas(sitsaro)
1 piece medium carrot, sliced thinly
1/4 kilo cabbage, chopped 1 1/2″ squares
1/4 kilo broccoli or cauliflower, break into flowerettes
2-3 stalks leeks(kutsay), chopped 2″ long(optional)
2-3 stalks celery(kinchay), chopped 1″ long
1 piece red bell pepper, cut in strips
1 piece green bell pepper. cut in strips
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
5 cloves garlic, diced
1 medium onion, minced
salt and pepper to taste

Sauce Mixture:
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoons sesame seed oil(optional)
1-2 cups of water
1 teaspoon sugar

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame seed oil, water and sugar.

Part 2
1. In a pan, Simmer pork in water just enough to cover the meat. Bring to boil and cook until water dried up.
2. Add vegetable oil and set aside the meat.
3. Saute the garlic and onion then put back the meat. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
4. Add shrimp and quail eggs. Add the carrot, baby corn and then all the vegetables. Stir cook for a minute.
5. Pour cream of mushroom and sauce mixture then adjust seasoning according to taste. Add more water if necessary.
6. Simmer over high heat 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are half-cooked.
7. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot with rice.

Pinakbet with Chicharon

Filipino Style Recipe: Pinakbet or Pakbet with Chicharon (crispy pork rind) is a tasty vegetable dish consisting of different fresh vegetables, pork, and shrimp paste. One of my favorite when it comes to vegetables dishes as long as not overcooked.

Ingredients:
1/4 kilo pork belly, cut into small cubes
1 small pack chickaron (crispy pork rind), crushed
1/4 lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined
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, sugar and pepper to balance the taste

Procedures:
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 the shrimp and 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 sprinkle with crushed chicharon. Serve with rice. Share and Enjoy!

Beef Bulalo

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef bulalo is a popular soup dish consisting of beef shanks and bone marrow that is usually served during cold or rainy season.

Ingredients:
1 kilo beef shank with bone marrow, cut into serving pieces
1 bundle Chinese cabbage
1 bundle bokchoy (pechay) (optional)
1/2 small cabbage, quartered
1 large onion, chopped
1 liter of water
2 Japanese corns, cut into 3-4 pieces
salt or fish sauce to taste
1 tablespoon peppercorns
1 & 1/2 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
3 stalks scallion, chopped

Procedures:
1. In a large pot, place beef, ginger and pour water then simmer for at least 1 hour until meat is tender. Remove the scum as it rises. Add more water if necessary. (Pressure cooker takes less time).
2. Add Japanese corn, onion and peppercorns then season with salt. Simmer for another 10 minutes or until corn is tender.
3. Add vegetables then simmer for another 3 minutes or until vegetables are half-cooked.
4. Sprinkle with scallion then transfer to serving plate. Serve hot.

Sauteed Chayote with Bagnet

Filipino Style Recipe: Sauteed Chayote with Bagnet or ginisang sayote at bagnet is another easy and simple dish. The chayote sauteed together with bagnet that is popular in Northern part of Luzon, Ilocos region.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 25-30 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
350 grams bagnet, cut into serving pieces
2 pieces chayote(sayote), cut into small pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 1/2 cups chicken broth or water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat bagnet until start to render oil.
2. Add saute garlic and onion then saute until light brown.
3. Add chayote then stir cook for a minute, pour water then cover and bring to boil.
4. Season with salt and pepper then simmer for 3-5 minutes or until tender.
5. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot with steamed rice.

Fried Anchovy Salad

Filipino Style Recipe: Fried Anchovy Salad is a simple and easy yet delicious salad. The sweetness of the dressing and the saltiness of anchovy makes this salad so special.

Ingredients:
1 pack green and purple lettuce
1/4 cup fried achovies
2 tablespoons black olives, pitted
6 pieces cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
Mayonnaise (optional)

For the dressing:
1/4 cup Greek dressing
2 tablespoon honey

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine Greek dressing and honey then mix well.

Part 2
1. In a large big bowl, tear lettuce into serving pieces.
2. Add the black olives, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber.
3. Add fried anchovies on top then garnish with honey dressing and mayonnaise.
4. Serve immediately as appetizer.

California Maki

Filipino Style Recipe: California Maki is the most common type of sushi. Sushi is generally made with either nori(seaweed sheets), rice and can be filled with any desire ingredients inside the roll.

Ingredients:
1 Nori sheet(Dried Seaweed Sheet)
6 crab sticks
1 large mango, sliced
1 small cucumber, sliced
Masago (Capelin roe)
Mayonnaise

Rice:
Sushi Rice
sugar and salt
rice vinegar(optional)

Sauce:
Soy Sauce
Wasabi

Utensils:
Bamboo rolling Mat
Sharp knife

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cook sushi rice with a little salt added.
2. Dissolve sugar into a rice vinegar.
3. When the rice has cooked, add the dissolved sugar and mix thoroughly. The rice will now become even more sticky and clumpy.
4. Let it cool and set aside.

Part 2
1. Wrap bamboo rolling mat with plastic wrap, this is to prevent rice from sticking to the mat.
2. Place 1 sheet of nori into the bamboo rolling mat.
3. Cover the nori of rice about 5/6 of the way up, just enough to cover the nori.
4. Sprinkle with Masago evenly over the top of rice then flip facing down.
5. Add a row of fruit and meat on a small portion on one side of the sheet.
6. Add a little mayonnaise over the fillings to hold meat together.
7. Then roll the nori sheet. Add enough pressure on the bamboo mat to make sure sushi is firm. Don’t include the bamboo mat when you roll the nori sheet.

Part 3
1. Place the roll on a cutting board. Then slice 1-inch interval using a wet sharp knife.
2. Transfer into serving plate then serve with mayonnaise or dipping sauce.

Beef Chopsuey

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef Chopsuey is another variety of chopsuey originated from Chinese cuisine. Chopsuey also becomes popular in Filipino cuisine and other countries. Normally the beef marinated and stir cooked with beef broth, oyster sauce and cornstarch together with vegetables.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams beef sirloin, cut into thin slices
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, quartered
2 tablespoons cornstarch (dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 beef buillion
1 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Marinade:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Vegetables:
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup cauliflower
1 carrot, thinly sliced
100 grams snow peas (sitsaro)
100 grams baby corn
1 red bellpepper, cut into strips

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine beef, soy sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil and pepper. Marinate for 30 minutes and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add marinated beef then stir cook for 3 minutes.
3. Pour water, beef cube and vegetables then cook for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are half-done.
4. Pour dissolved cornstarch, sugar and oyster sauce. Simmer until the sauce thickens.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve.