Lengua in White Mushroom Sauce

1 kilo ox tongue(lengua)
1 can(large) cream of mushroom
1 can(small) sliced button mushrooms
4 cups water
1 piece beef cube
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
salt and ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup cooking oil
2 tablespoons chopped spring onions
1 cup vinegar
1/4 cup rock salt
water for boiling the ox tongue

Part 1
1. In a bowl, mix vinegar and salt. Rub tongue with mixture to remove the shiny substance then rinse well.
2. In a pressure cooker, arrange ox tongue then pour enough water. Cover and bring to boil for 40 minutes.
3. Let it cool down and drain, scrape the tongue using knife to remove white surface. Slice into thin pieces.

Part 2
1. In a cooking pot, heat oil and saute onion and garlic.
2. Add ox tongue then cook for 2 minutes or until light brown.
3. Pour cream of mushroom and broth, stir. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes or until tongue is tender. Add more water if necessary.
4. Add mushrooms, salt and pepper then continue cooking over low heat until the sauce starts to thicken. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with spring onions. Serve.

Adobong Puti

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobong puti or white adobo is another variety of Filipino adobo. The traditional adobo is made of pork or chicken meat cooked in a blend of soy sauce and vinegar together with spices. This version of adobo does not contain soy sauce instead we used salt or other seasoning to adjust the taste. Fry the meat until light brown then cook together with the sauce until tender.

Estimated time of preparation: 8-10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

500 grams pork belly or liempo, cut into serving pieces
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water
10 cloves garlic, pounded
12 pieces peppercorns
3 pieces bay leaves
salt to taste
3 tablespoons cooking oil

Part 1
1. In a pot, arrange pork then add garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, salt, vinegar and water.
2. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes or until pork is tender. Add more water if necessary.
3. Remove the pork from the sauce and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry pork until light brown.
2. Put back the meat to the sauce then simmer until reduced in half.
3. Adjust seasoning according to taste then simmer for 2 minutes.
4. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Dory in Creamy White Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: dory in creamy white sauce is a simple yet flavorful dish. This dish is consists of dory fillets comes fried and then cooked together with mushrooms in creamy white sauce made of butter, milk and cornstarch. This is a healthy main dish that is usually serve together with steamed veggies.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 30-35 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

1/2 kilo dory fillets, cut into 4 inches
1/4 cup lemon or calamansi juice
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary(optional)
200 grams sliced mushrooms
1 1/2 cups non-fat milk
1/4 cup cornstarch(dissolved in 1 cup water)
100 grams butter
salt and pepper to taste
100 grams green beans, steamed(optional)

Part 1
1. Season dory fillets with rosemary, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Set aside for 15 minutes.
2. In a frying pan, heat oil then fry fish until golden brown.
3. Drain on paper towel and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, pour milk and cornstarch then stir until dissolved. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil and melt butter then saute onion until soft.
2. Add mushrooms then stir fry until light brown.
3. Pour milk mixture and bring to boil then season according to taste.
4. Simmer until begin to thickens. Keep stirring.
5. Add fried fish then simmer for another minute.
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve with steamed beans.

Egg White Leche Flan

Filipino Style Recipe: how to make egg white leche flan dessert? Egg white leche flan is similar to usual leche flan but instead of egg yolk we will use egg white. First we have to dissolve and caramelize the brown sugar in a molds then pour the white egg mixture then cook in a steamer until firm.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 60 minutes. Good for 4- 5 llanera aluminum molds.

10 egg whites(puti ng itlog)
1 can(390 grams) evaporated milk
1 can(390 grams) fat free condensed milk
2 teaspoons calamansi juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract(optional)
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup water

4-5 Llanera aluminum molds

Part 1
1. In a sauce pan, dissolve brown sugar with water over low heat until golden brown. Swirl gently.
2. Pour the syrup in the aluminum molds then spread evenly.

Part 2
1. In a mixing bowl, combine the other ingredients then whisk well.
2. Strain and pour the mixture on top of the syrup for about 1 to 1 1/4 inch thick.
3. Cover with aluminum foil then steam in medium heat for about 40-45 minutes.
4. Remove the molds and let it cool at room temperature then refrigerate for several hours before serving.

1. To remove the leche flan from mold, run a thin knife around the edges of the mold to loosen the leche flan. Place a platter on top of the mold and quickly turn upside down to position the golden brown caramel on top.
2. Leche flan is cooked by inserting a knife in the center comes out clean.