Broccoli and Cheese

Filipino Style Recipe: Broccoli and Cheese is a simple side item that can be served together with your favorite dish. It is consists of steamed broccoli topped with cheese sauce.

2 cups broccoli florets, steamed

Cheese Sauce:
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 cup non-fat milk
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoon all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat then add flour, milk, mustard and salt.
2. Whisk until begins to thicken. Add cheese then continue stirring until completely melted. Remove from heat.
3. Pour cheese sauce over broccoli. Serve.

Oven-Baked Potato Wedges

Filipino Style Recipe: Oven-Baked Potato Wedges is simple yet delicious potato dish. This is a good alternative to fries and can be served as side dish or as snack along with your favorite dipping sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30 minutes

4 medium-sized unpeeled potatoes, cleaned
1 raw egg, beaten
6 tablespoons olive oil

Dry Mixture:
3 tablespoons cornstarch/cornflour
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or paprika
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and ground pepper to taste

Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine dry mixture then mix until well combined. Set aside.
2.Prepare beaten egg into a separate bowl.
3. Dip potato wedges in beaten eggs then dredge into dry mixture to coat.
4. Repeat for the remaining pieces.

Part 2
1. In a baking pan, arrange potato wedges then drizzle with olive oil.
2. Bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on the outside.
3. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Mango Salsa

Filipino Style Recipe: Mango Salsa is a delicious and colorful salsa made with mangoes, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime juice and spring onion. This is usually serve as side dish for with fried or grilled food.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-7 minutes

2 mangoes, peeled and diced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 onion, diced
2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons spring onion, chopped

1. In a large bowl, combine mango, tomatoes, onion, cilantro and spring onion then toss together.
2. Sprinkle with remaining spring onion then serve with sauteed shrimp paste.

Gyoza Dumplings

Filipino Style Recipe: Gyoza Dumplings is a popular Asian dumplings originated in Japan. This dish is usually made from ground meat, cabbage and other vegetables wrapped in dumpling wrappers. Steamed and cooked for a few minutes then served with dipping sauce. This is commonly served as side dish together with Ramen or any noodle soup.

Estimated time of preparation: 30 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10 minutes
Good for 20 dumplings

4 cups cabbage, chopped into small pieces
250 grams ground pork
2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
salt and ground white pepper to taste
ground white pepper

gyoza or dumpling wrappers

Dipping Sauce:
2/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped green onions
1/2 teaspoon crushed red chili

Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage and 1/2 teaspoon salt then let sit for 10 minutes.
2. Squeeze the cabbage firmly to discard excess water.
3. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, ground pork, green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and ground white pepper then mix evenly with your hand.

Part 2
1. Scoop a spoonful of mixture then place in the center of wrapper.
2. Moisten the entire edge of wrapper with water then fold in half.
3. Seal and crimp the edges then press against bottom into sheet pan.
4. Repeat the procedures to remaining mixture.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat 1 teaspoon oil then arrange dumplings in it flat side facing down.
2. Cook the bottom for a few minutes until light browned.
3. Slowly pour hot water until half submerged. Cover and cook until the water has evaporated.
4. Transfer the gyoza into plate then serve with dipping sauce.