Homemade Lumpia


Ingredients:
spring roll wrappers
1 whole egg, beaten
oil for frying

Filling:
500 grams ground pork with fat
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup onions, minced
1/2 cup carrots, minced
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons ground pepper
2 tablespoons salt

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine all the filling ingredients then mix well.
2. Place 1 tablespoon of filling in a line shape at the middle of the wrapper.
3. Fold over the bottom edge of the wrapper to the center.
4. Fold the two sides towards the center and roll. Use a bit egg to seal the last edge.
5. Repeat until all wrapped up.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil deep enough that wrapped lumpia is half-submerged.
2. When the oil is hot enough, deep fry lumpia for 5 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
3. Drain on paper towel then serve with sweet and sour sauce.

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!

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 Sour Meatballs


Ingredients:
Meatballs:
500 grams ground pork or ground beef
1 large egg
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 small carrot, finely diced
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
salt and pepper to taste

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

Procedures:
Part 1(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. In a frying pan, heat oil and deep fry until golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
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.

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.

Vigan Longganisa


Ingredients:
1 kilo ground pork (30% fat)
1/4 teaspoon salitre
2 heads garlic, crushed
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cracked 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.

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 caramelized browned.
5. Transfer to serving plate and service with fried rice.

Ground Pork Hardinera


Ingredients:
1/2 kilo ground pork
1/2 cup tomato sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
4 hotdogs, sliced in half horizontally
1/2 cup pineapple slices, halves
1 small size red bell pepper, slice diagonally
2 tablespoons sweet pickled relish
1/4 cup raisins
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup pork broth
2 tablespoons cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a casserole, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ground pork for 3-5 minutes.
2. Add pork broth and tomato sauce then stir and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender and the liquid is absorb and sizzle. Remove from heat and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine cooked pork and the rest of the ingredients. Mix until well combined.

Part 3
1. In a glass or grease aluminum molds, put the mixture and spread evenly.
2. Cover with aluminum foil then steam for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
3. Remove the molds then transfer to serving plate. Serve hot.

Sauteed Vegetables


Ingredients:
1 small size cabbage, cut into serving pieces
1 small carrot, cut into serving pieces
1/4 kilo pork, cut into small pieces
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion chopped
2 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add pork then continue sauteing until brown.
3. Add vegetables and stir cook for a minute then pour water and oyster sauce.
4. Simmer for 2-3 minutes then season with salt and pepper.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately with steamed rice.

Sinigang na Pork Ribs sa Pakwan


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork ribs, cut into serving pieces
12 tamarind(sampalok) Or sampaloc mix
1 big onion(diced)
6 tomatoes(quartered)
1 regular sized watermelon, peeled, seeded, sliced
6 pieces okra, cut diagonally
1 bundle of stringbeans(sitaw), cut into 2 inches long
1 bundle of river spinach(kangkong leaves)
4 pieces taro(gabi), peeled and cut into cubes
Salt and Fish Sauce(patis)
2 litres of water

Procedures:
Part 1
1.Boil tamarind, pound and strain the juice. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a casserole, add pork ribs, onion and tomatoes to boil until tender.
2. Add tamarind juice, watermelon and gabi, continue simmering for 30 minutes or until gabi is tender.
3. Add okra and string beans then simmer for another 5 minutes.
4. Season with salt or fish sauce according to taste.
5. When tender, add kangkong leaves then serve hot immediately.

Pork Embotido


Ingredients:
1 kilo ground pork
1 cup carrot, minced
1/2 cup bell pepper, minced
1 cup onion, minced
2 cups bread crumbs
1 pack cheese, grated
2 raw eggs
4 boiled eggs, quartered
4 hotdogs, sliced in half horizontally
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
ground pepper

aluminum foil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Put ground pork in a large mixing bowl. add the raw eggs and bread crumbs then mix.
2. Mix in all the other ingredients except the hotdogs and boiled eggs.

Part 2
1. Put around 3/4 cup of meat mixture in an aluminum foil.
2. Flatten the mixture then arrange horizontally the hotdogs and boiled eggs in the center.
3. Roll the meat so that the hotdogs and boiled eggs are in the center (like a maki).
4. Seal the edge of the aluminum foil. Repeat for the remaining ingredients.

Part 3
1. Steam for 45 minutes. Cool and chill overnight. Slice and serve with dipping sauce.