Grilled Eggplant

Filipino Style Recipe: grilled eggplant or inihaw na talong is an easy and simple dish that is commonly served as side dish. The eggplants broiled then peeled off the skin and served with sauteed shrimp paste.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 4 servings

Ingredients:
4 large eggplants(talong)
1/2 cup sauteed shrimp paste(I used Dizon Farm Shrimp Paste)

Procedures:
1. Broil eggplants until skin are charred and blister. Let it cool.
2. Peel off the skin then transfer to serving plate.
3. Mash lightly the eggplant with a fork then serve with sauteed shrimp paste.

Pan Grilled Chicken Barbecue and Broccoli

Filipino Style Recipe: pan grilled chicken barbecue and broccoli is another mouth-watering chicken dish. This dish is similar to chicken barbecue but we cooked chicken into grill pan instead in hot charcoal. Usually the chicken marinated in seasonings then grill until tender then serve with grilled broccoli for side dish.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 15-20 minutes each side of chicken
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
2 pieces chicken legs with thigh attached
2 cups broccoli florets, halves

Marinade:
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons calamansi or lime juice
4 gloves garlic, pounded
2 bay leaves(laurel)
1 tablespoons
1/2 cup soda(7-up or sprite)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large container, combine soy sauce, calamansi juice, bay leaves, garlic, soda, salt and ground pepper.
2. Using a sharp knife, slits the chicken meat diagonal cuts on both sides.
3. Add chicken then cover and marinate for 4 hours or overnight inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. Remove the chicken from marinade and set aside.
2. Add ketchup to marinade for basting. Mix until well blended.
3. In a grill pan, heat olive oil then grill marinated chicken over hot charcoal for 15 to 20 minutes while basting each side with marinade mixture.
4. In a same pan, grill broccoli for 3-5 minutes.
5. Transfer chicken and broccoli to serving plate and serve immediately.

Grilled Pork Liver

Filipino Style Recipe: grilled pork liver or inihaw na atay ng baboy is another simple yet popular finger-food(pulutan). This is usually made of marinated pork liver(atay) then grill for a few minutes. Serve with soy sauce, calamansi juice and red chili. Pork liver is a good source of protein and iron to helps the body generates healthy red blood cells.

Estimated time of preparation: 5 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 5-10 minutes

Ingredients:
500 grams pork liver(atay), 1 inch thick
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 teaspoon cooking oil

Marinade:
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/8 cup calamansi or lime juice
1/4 teaspoon grind black pepper
dash of salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine marinade ingredients then marinate pork liver for at least 3 hour or in a fridge overnight.

Part 2
1. Remove the pork liver and then reserve the marinade.
2. Combine ketchup and oil in marinade then mix well for basting.
3. Grill marinated pork liver over hot charcoal for 2 minutes each side or until tender while basting with marinade mixture.
4. Slice into serving pieces then serve with spicy tuyo-mansi.

Grilled Pork Belly

Filipino Style Recipe: grilled pork belly or inihaw na liempo is another simple and popular mouth-watering grilled dish. This is usually made of pork belly(liempo) marinated then grilled until done. Serve with soy sauce, calamansi juice and red chili then usually served as finger food or pulutan.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 4-5 servings

Ingredients:
1 kilo pork belly(liempo), 1 inch thick
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon cooking oil

Marinade:
1/2 cup soy sauce
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup calamansi or lime juice
1/2 teaspoon grind black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons brown sugar

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine marinade ingredients then marinate pork belly for at least 3 hour or in a fridge overnight.

Part 2
1. Remove the pork belly and then reserve the marinade.
2. Combine ketchup and oil in marinade then mix well for basting.
3. Grill marinated pork belly over hot charcoal for 10 minutes each side or until tender while basting with marinade mixture.
4. Transfer serving plate and serve with steamed rice and spicy tuyo-mansi.

Grilled Oyster

Filipino Style Recipe: grilled oyster is another easy and simple dish made of fresh oysters, grilled until the shells open then serve with white vinegar and bird’s eye chili. This dish is considered as aphrodisiac and usually served as appetizer or pulutan together with cold beer.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 10-15 minutes
Good for 1-2 persons

Ingredients:
12 pieces fresh oysters
1/4 cup white vinegar
1-2 pieces bird’s eye chili(labuyo), sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt

Procedures:
1. Grill fresh oyster over hot charcoal for at least 5 minutes or until the shells open.
2. Remove the oysters from the grill then remove the top shell.
3. Transfer to serving plate and serve with chili vinegar dip.

Stuffed Squid

Filipino Style Recipe: stuffed squid or relyenong pusit is another popular dish in every occasion that usually served as finger food(pulutan). Normally the squid is stuffed with onions and tomatoes then fry or grilled in a hot charcoal.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
1 kilo large/medium sized fresh squid, clean
2 onions, chopped finely
3 tomatoes, chopped finely
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons calamansi juice
1/4 cup chopped parsley(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, calamansi juice, tomatoes, onions, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Stuff the mixture inside the squid then secure with toothpick. (Do not to over stuff the squid)
3. Grilled over hot charcoal for 10 minutes.
4. Transfer to serving plate then slit the squid vertically.
5. Serve with liquid seasoning.

Notes:
1. You may also fry the squid for 3 minutes.

Grilled Tuna Belly

Filipino Style Recipe: grilled tuna belly is another easy and mouth-watering grilled dish. This is usually made of tuna belly marinated then grilled until done. Serve with soy sauce, calamansi juice and red chili then usually served as appetizer or pulutan.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 10 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo tuna belly(1 inch or thicker), cut into 4 portions

Marinade:
1/2 cup light soy sauce
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup lime juice
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey(optional)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon grind black pepper

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine marinade ingredients then marinate tuna belly for at least 1 hour.

Part 2
1. Remove the tuna belly and then reserve the marinade.
1. Grill marinated tuna belly over hot charcoal for 3 minutes each side or until tender while basting with marinade mixture.
2. Transfer serving plate and serve with steamed rice and spicy tuyo-mansi.

Inihaw na Hito(Grilled Catfish)

Filipino Style Recipe: Inihaw na hito or grilled catfish is another delicious dish that is favorite by most Filipinos and commonly served as finger food(pulutan). Like other grilled fish, we marinate catfish then grilled over hot charcoal.

Estimated time of preparation: 20-30 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
3 catfish(hito), remove innards then rub and clean with salt
1/2 cup light soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 head garlic, crushed unpeeled

You will also need:
bamboo Skewers
charcoal grill

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large container, place catfish then add salt and water. Let stand for 10 minutes then rinse.
2. With a sharp knife, slits the catfish vertical cuts on both side.
3. Skew each catfish on bamboo sticks through the mouth.
4. In a large container, combine garlic, soy sauce, salt and pepper then marinate catfish for 20 minutes.
5. Grill marinated catfish over hot charcoal for about 10 minutes each side or until catfish is tender.
6. Serve with soy sauce and calamansi.

Chicken Barbecue(Inihaw na Manok)

Filipino Style Recipe: chicken barbecue or inihaw na manok is an easy and popular grilled chicken recipe. Normally the chicken marinade with seasonings then grilled in a hot charcoal until tender. This is almost similar to chicken inasal.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 15-20 minutes each side of chicken
Good for 4-5 persons

Ingredients:
4-5 chicken legs with thigh attached

Marinade
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons calamansi or lime juice
6 gloves garlic, pounded
2 bay leaves(laurel)
1 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup soda(7-up or sprite)
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon ground pepper

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine soy sauce, calamansi juice, sugar, bay leaves, garlic, soda, salt and ground pepper.
2. Add chicken, cover and marinate chicken for at least 3 hours or overnight inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. Remove the chicken and then reserve the marinade.
1. Grill marinated chicken over hot charcoal for 15 to 20 minutes while basting each side with marinade mixture.
2. Transfer serving plate and serve with steamed rice and spicy vinegar.

Grilled Lemon Pepper Fish Fillet

Filipino Style Recipe: grilled lemon pepper fish fillet is a low-carbohydrate dish. It is usually consists of fish fillet season in butter, lemon juice and grind pepper. Top with slices of lemon and wrap with aluminum foil. Grilled in hot charcoal until tender.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 40 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
4 fish fillet(tilapia, salmon)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons melted butter or olive oil
slices of lemon
grind pepper

Procedures:
1. Place fish fillet in a good size sheet of aluminum foil.
2. Brush both sides of fillet with melted butter.
3. Season with pepper and lemon juice.
4. Top with slices of lemon, wrap the fish tightly.
5. Grill for about 15-20 minutes on both sides or until tender.
6. Serve with steamed beans.

Note:
1. You may also season the fish with salt.