MangoTortilla Rolls

Filipino Style Recipe: Mango tortilla rolls is another simple and easy Filipino meryenda(mid-afternoon snack). Mango Tortilla rolls is made of tortilla bread filled with ripe mangoes, carrots, cucumber and mayonnaise.

Estimated time of preparation: 30 minutes
Good for 10 pieces

10 pieces tortillas
1 carrot, cut into strips
1 cucumber, cut into strips with skin intact
2 pieces ripe mangoes, cut into strips
3/4 cup mayonnaise

1. In a hot dry pan, heat tortilla for a few seconds then place in a flat surface.
2. Arrange 3-4 pieces each of cucumber, carrot, mango and fill with mayonnaise then roll.
3. Repeat the procedures for remaining pieces.
4. Cut into serving pieces before serve.

Carrot Shake

Filipino Style Recipe: carrot shake or carrot milkshake is a healthy and refreshing beverage. This beverage is made of carrots, sugar and cubed ice. Some added powdered or evaporated milk for creamy consistency. This refreshing beverage is similar to other healthy shakes and best to serve during summer season.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-8 minutes

3 pieces medium-sized carrots, peeled and cut into cubes
sugar or other sweetener to taste
1 cup ice cubes
1/2 cup powdered milk(optional)

1. In a blender, process carrots, milk, and sugar until blended.
2. Add ice and blend until smooth, add more sugar if needed.
3. Pour into glasses then served cold.

Pininyahang Baboy

Filipino Style Recipe: Pininyahang Baboy(Pork with Pineapple) is another mouth-watering dish that is commonly served by Filipinos. This is similar to pininyahang manok but we will use pork instead of chicken. The pork is simmer and cook in pineapple juice together with pineapple chunks, fresh vegetables, and spices. I also added evaporated milk to make a creamy sauce. The tender of pork and the sweet and sour taste of pineapple make this dish irresistible. This is truly a mouth-watering dish.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30 minutes
Good for 4-5 persons

1 kilo pork belly, cut into serving pieces
2 red and green bell pepper, cut into cubes
1 medium carrots, cut into cubes
1 cup pineapple chunks
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons soy sauce
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons cooking oil or butter

2 medium potatoes, cut into cubes(optional)
2 cups evaporated milk or coconut milk(optional)

Part 1
1. In a pan, heat cooking oil and fry carrots and potatoes until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In the same pan, reduce oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add pork then continue sauteing until light brown. Season with fish sauce and pepper.
3. Pour milk and pineapple juice then simmer for 20 minutes or until the meat is tender. Add water if necessary.
4. Add carrots, potatoes and bell pepper then simmer for 3 minutes.
5. Add pineapple chunks, soy sauce and fish sauce according to taste then simmer for another minute.
6. Remove from the heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve with steamed rice.

Glazed Carrots Recipe


Filipino Style Recipe: glazed carrots recipe is a quick and healthy meal. It is mainly made up of carrots boiled in salted water then cooked in butter and sugar. If using, you may add maple syrup and cinnamon.

Estimated time of preparation: 5 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15 minutes
Good for 4 servings

500 grams carrots, peeled and slice into 1/4 inch disks or diagonally.
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon white pepper(optional)
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon(optional)
2 tablespoons of maple syrup(optional)

Part 1
1. In a sauce pan, pour water with salt and bring to boil. Add carrots, cover and then cook for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain well.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat then add the carrots.
2. Add the maple syrup then sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar and white pepper. Stir well.
3. Cook until the juices are reduced to a glaze.
4. Remove from heat. Serve hot!

1. You may use baby carrots instead.

Pork Menudo

Filipino Style Recipe: A Filipino menudo is made of pork, liver, sweet peas, raisins, potatoes and carrots. While it has the same name as the Mexican menudo which is similar to what we called “callos”. This cuisine is a basic dish that we serve in any parties. I’d crave for menudo now and then, and especially when it has raisins that added sweetness.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 50 minutes. Good for 4-6 persons.

3/4 kilo pork belly, cut into cubes
1/4 kilo pork liver, cut into cubes
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 potato, cut into cubes
1 carrot, cut into cubes
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 cups tomato sauce
1/2 piece lemon or 4 pieces calamansi
4 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons cooking oil
1/2 cup water
brown sugar, salt and pepper to taste

2 bay leaves(optional)
3 pieces hotdog, sliced(optional)
100 grams raisins(optional)
1/3 cups of sweet peas(optional)
2 tablespoons liver spread(optional)

Part 1
1. In a large bowl, marinate the pork belly in calamansi juice and soy sauce for an hour. Set aside.
Part 2
2. In a large pot, heat cooking oil and fry potatoes and carrots. Drain and set aside.
Part 3
3. In the same pot, saute garlic and onion.
4. Add marinated pork belly and water, simmer for 15 minutes.
5. Add the pork liver and tomato sauce. Let simmer for 10 minutes until pork belly and liver are tender.
6. Add potatoes, carrots, red bell pepper, raisins, hotdog, sweet peas, bay leaves, liver spread and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
7. Season with brown sugar, salt and pepper according to taste.
8. Remove from heat, Serve hot!