Crispy Dinakdakan


Ingredients:
1/2 hog head(cheek, nose and ear), cut into 2-4 pieces
1/2 cup mayonnaise/hog brain
3 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
1 tablespoon peppercorn
1 tablespoon rock salt
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
4 medium-sized onions, chopped
4 pieces red chili(siling labuyo), chopped
a bunch of fresh onion chives, chopped thinly
1/4 cup calamansi juice/vinegar
salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a big cooking pot, place water and bring to a boil.
2. Add hog head then add peppercorn, bay leaves and salt. Simmer for 30 minutes or until tender.
3. Place the hog brain into plastic bag then boil in the same cooking pot for 5 minutes.
4. Remove the meat and brain from the cooking pot, drain and let it cool for a few minutes.

Part 2
1. Cut the hog head into grilling size and grill until color turns to brown and crispy.
2. Remove from heat then cut into small slices.

Part 3
1. In a big bowl, put the sliced hog head with ginger, onions, red chili onion chives, ground pepper, calamansi juice, and brain. Mix well and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste.
2. Serve and enjoy!

Pan Seared Salmon Steak


Ingredients:
2-3 salmon steak
3 cloves garlic, minced
sea salt and pepper to taste
5 tablespoons olive oil/unsalted butter

Procedures:
1. Season salmon steak with garlic, salt, and pepper on both side.
2. In a heated non stick pan, drizzle with olive oil.
3. Sear salmon steak for 5 minutes on each side or until light brown.
4. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately.

Pork Liempo Adobo


Ingredients:
500 grams pork liempo (pork belly), cut into serving pieces
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup vinegar
3 gloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon peppercorns
2 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
salt to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine pork, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns and soy sauce. Marinate for 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. Simmer in a low heat for 40 minutes or until pork is tender. Add water if necessary.
2. Pour vinegar and simmer for another 10 minutes then season with salt and sugar according to taste.
3. Drain pork and reserve the sauce. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a heated pan, fry pork until brown (add cooking oil if needed). Drain and return the meat to reserved sauce.
2. Simmer and toss for a minute or until the sauce is almost absorb. Transfer to serving bowl then serve.

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Feet


Ingredients:
1 kilo chicken feet
1/4 cup vinegar
2 pieces star anise
1 piece bay leaf
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup honey

Sauce:
3 cloves garlic, peeled and grated
1 thumb sized ginger, peeled and grated
2 tablespoons chili paste
1/4 teaspoon dried chili
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons soda (sprite)
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Garnishing:
toasted sesame seeds
chopped spring onions

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cut off chicken feet claws then scrub well with vinegar and salt. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
2. Remove the liquid and rinse 3 times thoroughly and drain.

Part 2
1. In a pot, boil chicken feet with start anise, salt and bay leaf for 30-45 minutes or until very tender. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a large bowl, mix all sauce ingredients then add cooked chicken feet. Mix thoroughly until everything is coated with the sauce.
2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Part 4
1. In a pan, heat oil then pour marinated chicken feet and sauce.
2. Stir-fry for 10-15 minutes, when sauce starts to thicken add-in honey. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
3. Transfer to serving plate, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and spring onion. Serve.

Easy Chicken Lollipop


Ingredients:
12 pieces chicken wings
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups bread crumbs
1/4 cup calamansi juice
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Using a sharp knife, cut the chicken wings through the soft joints.
2. Carefully sliding a sharp knife around the tip of the bone.
3. Separate the meat from the bone and gently push down the meat until a lollipop shape is formed.
4. Repeat the procedures for remaining pieces.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine chicken, calamansi, salt and pepper then marinate for 15 minutes.
2. In a separate bowl, combine beaten eggs and flour then mix well.
3. Dip the chicken lollipop until well coated then roll in bread crumbs.

Part 3
1. In a frying pan, heat oil over a medium heat.
2. Deep fry then chicken for about 10 minutes or until colors turn to golden brown and tender.
3. Drain on paper towels and transfer to serving plate. Serve chicken lollipop with your favorite dip.

Sizzling Tofu Sisig


Ingredients:
400 grams firm tofu, cut into cubed
1 red bell pepper, chopped (optional)
1 green bell pepper, chopped (optional)
1 medium sized yellow onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon butter
Cooking oil for frying
1-2 pieces bird’s eye chili

Sauce:
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon liquid seasoning
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine sauce ingredients and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil then fry tofu until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat 2 tablespoons oil then saute onion and bell pepper.
2. Add fried tofu and stir cook for a minute.
3. Add 1/2 of sauce mixture then stir cook for another minute.

Part 4
1. In a hot sizzling plate, melt butter then transfer tofu mixture.
2. Add remaining sauce mixture then toss.
3. Topped with bird’s eye chili then serve hot immediately.

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.

Garlic Smoky Longganisa


Ingredients:
1 kilo ground pork (30% fat)
2 heads garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup native vinegar
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon grind black pepper
sausage casing or wax paper for skinless

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a mixing bowl, put all ingredients except casing then mix well until fully combined. Refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.

Part 2
1. Tie one end of sausage casing with a cooking twine.
2. Using a funnel, fill the sausage casing with meat mixture.
3. Once filled, tie the other end to enclose.
4. To form a link of sausage, tie around it every 3-4 inches interval.
5. Place the sausage in a container then refrigerate for at least 2 days.

Part 3
1. To cook, using a toothpick, prick a two holes on each sausage.
2. Place in a pot, then add 1 cup water.
3. Cook in medium heat for 10 minutes or until water evaporates.
4. Add a little oil if necessary then stir-fry until golden browned.
5. Transfer to serving plate and service with fried rice.

Boneless Bangus Teriyaki


Ingredients:
8 slices boneless bangus(milkfish)
salt to taste
1/2 cup flour
cooking oil for frying
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
spring onions, chopped

Teriyaki Sauce:
1/4 soy sauce
1/3 cup sugar
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 cup water
1 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 1/4 cup water

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Season fish with salt, dredge into flour then shake off to remove excess flour.
2. In a pan, heat cooking oil then fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towel and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, combine teriyaki sauce ingredients then mix until blended.
2. Cook in a low heat then add dissolve cornstarch. Keep stirring until sauce thickens.

Part 3.
1.In a serving plate, arrange the fish then pour teriyaki sauce over the fish. Garnish with bell pepper and spring onions.
2. Serve immediately then steamed rice.