Monday, March 28, 2011

Pork Dinuguan Recipe

Dinuguan (also called dinardaraan in Ilocano, tid-tad in Pampanga and, sampayna or champayna in Northern Mindanao, or possible English translations: pork blood stew, blood pudding stew, chocolate meat) is a Filipino savory stew of blood and meat (typically stomach, intestines, ears, heart and snout) simmered in a rich, spicy dark gravy of pig blood, garlic, chili (most often siling mahaba), and vinegar. The term dinuguan comes from the Filipino word dugo meaning "blood". It is frequently considered an unusual or alarming dish to most people, though it is rather similar to European-style blood sausage, or British black pudding in a saucy stew form. It is perhaps closer in appearance and preparation to the ancient Spartan dish known as melas zomos (black soup) whose primary ingredients were pork, vinegar and blood. Dinuguan is often served with white rice or a Philippine rice cake called puto.

Source: Dinuguan Wiki

Preparations for Pork Dinuguan

Ingredients:

1 kilo pork meat, ear, intestine, or combinations
3-4 cups pork’s or beef’s blood
4 cloves garlic; minced
1 small onion; minced
1 tomato; chopped
3 long peppers (siling haba)
5 tablespoon vinegar
Salt or fish sauce (patis) to taste
MSG (optional)

Cooking Instructions:

Boil pork until tender and cut into desired sizes. Save the broth.
Sauté garlic, onion, and tomato. Add the pork and continue sauteing until liquid has evaporated and meat starts to render fat and edges turn to brown. Season salt to taste and stir once in a while to absorb the seasoning.
Add vinegar, broth, and long peppers. Simmer for 10 minutes. Adjust seasoning with fish sauce according to taste. Pour pork’s blood stirring regularly for 5 minutes. Remove from fire and serve hot with puto or rice.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Filipino Beef Caldereta Recipe (Kalderetang Baka)

Filipino Beef Caldereta Recipe (Kalderetang Baka)

Kaldereta is a popular dish in the Philippines, especially on Luzon island. The common ingredients is goat shoulders with tomato paste and liver spread.

Kaldereta is originally a goat stew made with tomato sauce, potatoes, spices, liver spread, olives, bell peppers and hot peppers. Originally adapted from the Spanish during their 200 year occupation of the Philippines.

Kaldereta is a favorite Filipino meal served during parties, festivities and other special occasions in the Philippines. It is a Spanish-influenced dish that became to be Filipinos' favorite and made their own versions. Originally, the main ingredients of this dish includes goat meat, tomato sauce, liver, pepper and cheese.

Source: Kaldereta Beef Wiki

Preparations for Beef Caldereta

Ingredients:

1 1/2 kilo beef, cut in chunks
1 potato; quartered (fry in 3 minutes)
1 carrot; cut in 1 inch chunks (fry in 3 minutes)
4 cloves garlic; pounded
1 onion; chopped
1 can liver spread or ground liver
1 tomato; quartered
1 can tomato sauce
15 green olives (stoned or pitted)
1 tablespoon pickles
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 grated cheese
1 bell pepper; chopped
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
2 stems kinchay (celery); chopped
1/2 cup soy sauce
Cooking oil (Olive oil preferred if available)
MSG (optional)

Cooking Instructions:

In a bowl, marinate beef in soy sauce and ground black pepper for 1 hour.
In a saucepan, sauté garlic and onion. Add the marinated beef, tomato, and kitchay. Continue sauteing until all liquid has evaporated and meat starts to render fat. Add water enough to cover the beef. Boil until beef becomes tender.
Add tomato sauce and pickles. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add cheese, peanut butter, liver spread, potato, green olives, and carrots. Simmer for 5 minutes. Drop the bell pepper. Simmer for 1 minute before serving. Serve hot with rice.

Filipino Beef Mechado Recipe

Filipino Beef Mechado Recipe (Mechadong Baka)

The traditional dish uses a Spanish culinary practice of threading strips of pork back-fat through thick pieces of cheaper lean beef to render them more tender and less dry. Hence the name mechado from the Spanish mecha meaning wick. The larded pieces of beef are then marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, calamansi juice, crushed garlic, black pepper and bay leaf, browned quickly on all sides in hot oil or lard, and then slowly braised in its marinade with the addition of soup stock, onion slices, and tomato sauce until tender and the liquid is reduced to a thick flavorful gravy.
Over the years, the name of the dish has increasingly come to encompass variations that use thinner slices or even bony cuts of beef and that have dispensed with the larding process altogether. A newer variation of the dish can appear more like a beef stew.

Source: Beef Mechado Wiki

Preparations for Beef Mechado

Ingredients:

1 1/2 kilo beef; cut into desired pieces
1 potato; quartered (fry in 3 minutes)
1 carrot; cut in 1 inch chunks (fry in 3 minutes)
1 onion; minced
4 cloves garlic; mined
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 can tomato sauce
2 stems kinchay (coriander); chopped
1 bell pepper
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Cooking oil
MSG (optional)


Cooking Instructions:

In a bowl, marinate beef in soy sauce and ground black pepper for 1 hour.
Sauté garlic and onion in a saucepan. Add the marinated beef, and kitchay. Continue sautéing until most of the broth coming out from the meat has evaporated (add water if necessary to soften). Boil until beef is tender and until little broth is left.
Add tomato sauce. Bring to a boil and then add the potato and carrot. Cook in medium low fire until potato and carrot are tender. Drop the bell pepper. Simmer for few minutes before serving. Serve hot!

Pork Sinigang Recipe

Pork Sinigang Recipe

Sinigang is a Filipino soup or stew characterized by its sour flavor most often associated with tamarind (sampalok). Sinigang is traditionally tamarind based. Other versions of the dish derive their sourness from ingredients such as guava, calamansi, bilimbi, or raw mango among others. Powdered soup base or bouillon cubes for sinigang based on tamarind or calamondin are also used in place of natural fruits. Vinegar is not used for making sinigang sour. A similar dish made with vinegar as the primary souring ingredient would tend to be categorized as paksiw in Philippine cuisine.

Source: Sinigang Pork Wiki

Preparations for Pork Sinigang

Ingredients:

10 tamarind seeds or 1 package sinigang mix
1 kilo pork; cut in 1 1/2 inches chunks (liempo, kasim, or ribs)
1 onion; sliced
4 tomatoes; sliced
1 radish (labanos); sliced
5 string beans(sitaw), cut in 2” length
1/2 cup kangkong leaves (river spinach)
4 pieces gabi (taro); peeled and cut in halve
2 whole siling haba (long green pepper)
Soy sauce
Kalamansi

Cooking Instructions:

Boil the tamarind seeds, mash, and drain the juice. Set aside.
In a saucepan or stock pot, boil pork until tender. Add onion, tomato, and tamarind juice. Add gabi until tender and thickens the soup. Simmer, then add radish and string beans. When tender, add kangkong leaves. Season with fish sauce according to taste.
Serve or side with fish sauce and lemon (or calamansi) juice or soy sauce with lemon (or calamansi) juice whichever is your preference.

Filipino Pork Menudo Recipe

Filipino Pork Menudo Recipe

Menudo is a traditional stew from the Philippines. While it has the same name as the Mexican dish of the same name, it is not made with tripe but rather with sliced pork and calves' liver.

Source: Pork Menudo Wiki

Preparations for Filipino Pork Menudo

Ingredients:

1 kilo pork; cut in 1/2-inch chunks
1/4 kilo hotdog; sliced 1/2 inch slices
1/4 kilo liver; sliced in 1/2-inch chunks
1 potato; diced (fry in 3 minutes)
1 carrot; diced (fry in 3 minutes)
2 stems kinchay (celery); chopped
1 onion; minced
4 cloves garlic; minced
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup raisins
1 can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Cooking Oil
Sugar

Cooking Instructions:

Marinate pork in soy sauce and ground black pepper for 1 hour.
Boil liver for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Sauté garlic and onion. Add marinated pork and kitchay. Continue sauteing until all liquid has evaporated and meat starts to render fat.
Add tomato sauce and simmer for 15 minutes. Add liver, hotdog, potato, raisins, and carrot. Continue cooking in medium fire for 5 minutes or until done.
Season with little sugar (if desired) according to taste. Serve hot with rice.

Pork Sizzling Sisig Recipe

Pork Sizzling Sisig Recipe

Sisig is a Kapampangan term which means "to snack on something sour". It usually refers to fruits, often unripe or half-ripe, sometimes dipped in salt and vinegar. It also refers to a method of preparing fish and meat, especially pork, which is marinated in a sour liquid such as lemon juice or vinegar, then seasoned with salt, pepper and other spices.

Sisig also refers to Sizzling sisig, a Filipino dish made from parts of pig’s head and liver, usually seasoned with calamansi and chili peppers.

Source: Sizzling Sisig Wiki

Preparations for Pork Sizzling Sisig

Ingredients:

1 kilo pork head (face, ear, cheek, tongue)
1/4 cup liver; broiled and cut in cubes
1 tablespoon garlic; minced
1 small onion; chopped
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon red bell pepper; chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup pork or beef stock
2 kalamansi; sliced
3 siling labuyo; chopped
Salt or fish sauce to taste

Cooking Instructions:

Grill pork’s head to remove any remaining hair. Boil until tender, debone, and then cut in small cubes.
Sauté garlic, onion, red bell pepper. Add liver and pork. Season with salt, vinegar, and pepper. Add stock and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then simmer until little sauce is left. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
Garnish with kalamansi, and siling labuyo on a sizzling plate. Squeeze the kalamansi and stir the chopped siling labuyo over the plate if desired.

Crispy Pata Recipe

Crispy Pata Recipe

Crispy pata is a Filipino dish consisting of deep fried pig trotter or knuckles served with sawsawan, a soy-vinegar sauce. It can be served as party fare or an everyday dish. Many restaurants serves boneless pata as a speciality.

Preparations for Crispy Pata

Ingredients:

1 kilo pork’s knuckle (pata)
1 onion; chopped
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup peppercorns
2 tablespoons salt
Cooking oil

Cooking Instructions:

Boil pork’s knuckle in a stock pot with enough water to cover (more water maybe added if the meat is tough). Add salt, bay leaves, peppercorn, and onion. Continue boiling until tender, then drain and hang to dry. Place in the refrigerator overnight. Deep fry in hot cooking oil until golden brown. Serve with a mixture composed of soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and onion.

Sauce Ingredients:

1 tablespoon onion; chopped
1 tablespoon garlic; pounded
1/2 cup vinegar
Soy sauce to taste

Fried Chicken Recipe

Fried Chicken Recipe

Fried chicken (also referred to as Southern fried chicken) is a dish consisting of chicken pieces usually from broiler chickens which have been floured or battered and then pan fried, deep fried, or pressure fried. The breading adds a crispy coating or crust to the exterior. What separates fried chicken from other fried forms of chicken is that generally the chicken is cut at the joints and the bones and skin are left intact. Crispy well-seasoned skin, rendered of excess fat, is a hallmark of well made fried chicken.

Source: Fried Chicken Wiki

Preparations for Fried Chicken

Ingredients:

1 kilo chicken; cut into desired pieces
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/4 tablespoon ground black pepper
Cooking oil

Cooking Instructions:

Mix salt and pepper together and apply by rubbing slightly with hand to the chicken. Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown. Serve hot with rice.

Bicol Express Recipe

Bicol Express Recipe

A steak (from Old Norse steik, "roast") is a cut of meat (usually beef). Most steaks are cut perpendicular to the muscle fibres, improving the perceived tenderness of the meat. In North America, steaks are typically served grilled, pan-fried, or broiled. The more tender cuts from the loin and rib are cooked quickly, using dry heat, and served whole. Less tender cuts from the chuck or round are cooked with moist heat or are mechanically tenderized.

Source: Bicol Express Wiki

Preparations for Bicol Express

Ingredients:

1/4 kilo pork, thinly sliced
1 cup Baguio beans
3 cups long chili or jalapeno peppers
1 onion, minced
1 head of garlic, minced
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup coconut cream
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
Salt to taste

Cooking Instructions:

In a bowl of water with salt, soak chili peppers for 30 minutes then rinse and strain. In a cooking pan, heat cooking oil and brown sliced pork for a few minutes. In another pan, sauté minced garlic and onion. Add to the sauté the browned pork. Then add the coconut milk, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the chili peppers, Baguio beans and cook until dish gets a little dry. Add the coconut cream and simmer until the sauce thickens. Salt to taste.

Beef Steak Filipino Style Recipe

Beef Steak Filipino Style Recipe

A steak (from Old Norse steik, "roast") is a cut of meat (usually beef). Most steaks are cut perpendicular to the muscle fibres, improving the perceived tenderness of the meat. In North America, steaks are typically served grilled, pan-fried, or broiled. The more tender cuts from the loin and rib are cooked quickly, using dry heat, and served whole. Less tender cuts from the chuck or round are cooked with moist heat or are mechanically tenderized.

Source: Beef Steak Wiki

Preparations for Beef Steak FilipinoIngredients:

3/4 kilo tender pork or beef steaks, sliced
1 tablespoon kalamansi or lemon juice
5 tablespoons soy sauce
3 cloves of garlic
1 small piece ginger, crushed
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup onions, sliced in rings
4 tablespoons cooking oil

Cooking Instructions:

Marinate the pork or beef steak in kalamansi (lemon) juice, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and pepper for 30 minutes. In a frying, add cooking oil. Add the marinated pork or beef steak and cook slow until done. Increase heat for a minute or two to brown steaks. Add the sliced onions and continue to cook for another minute. Serve on a platter including the oil and sauce. Best served with hot plain rice.

Filipino Leche Flan (Crème caramel)

Filipino Leche Flan (Crème caramel)

Leche Flan or Crème caramel (k??m k???'mel), flan (fl?n), or caramel custard is a custard dessert with a layer of soft caramel on top, as opposed to crème brûlée, which is custard with a hard caramel top. The dish is eaten throughout the world.

Source: Leche Flan/Crème caramel Wiki

Preparations for Leche Flan

Ingredients:

10 egg yolks (pula ng itlog); well beaten
1 big can evaporated milk
1 big can condense milk
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 moulds (lyanera) container
Aluminum foil
3/4 cup water

Cooking Instructions:

Mix water and sugar in the moulds. Parboil in very low fire until it turns brown and sticky. Do not overcook the sugar.
In a bowl, mix the following ingredients: egg yolks, evaporated milk, condensed milk, and vanilla. Pour the mixture in the moulds and cover with aluminum foil. Steam for about 15 - 20 minutes. Remove from the steamer. Cool it down before serving.
You can also bake it for 45 minutes 370F placing the lyanera in the middle of a bigger tray half filled with water.

Ginataang Langka Recipe

Ginataang Langka Recipe

Kinilnat, or ensalada, is an Ilocano salad.[1] Popular vegetables that are used as ingredients to this dish include the shoots and leaves of the sweet potato and bitter melon, shoots and the fruits of the string bean, and horseradish tree leaves and blossoms, taro, cabbage, blossoms of the West-Indian pea, and winged beans, fern shoots, or other various vegetables.[1] The leaves, shoots, blossoms, or the other parts of the plant are boiled and drained and dressed with bagoong (preferably) or patis, and sometimes souring agents like calamansi or cherry tomatoes are added, as well as freshly ground ginger.

Source: Ginataang Langka (Ensalada) Wiki

Preparations for Ginataang Langka

Ingredients:

2 cups jackfruit (langka); sliced
1/4 cup dried fish
1/4 cup shrimps; shelled
1 cup coconuts milk (gata)
1 small onions; chopped
4 cloves garlic; minced
Fish sauce

Cooking Instructions:

Remove the heads of shrimps. Pound and mash in 1/2 cup water. Save the shrimp juice, then discards the heads. Saute garlic and onion. Pour shrimp juice and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, then add the jackfruit. When jackfruit is tender, add shrimps and dried fish. Cook until done. Season with fish sauce according to taste.

Lumpiang Shanghai Recipe

Lumpiang Shanghai Recipe

This type of lumpia is filled with ground pork or beef, minced onion, carrots, and spices with the mixture held together by beaten egg. It may sometimes contain green peas. Both lumpiang shanghai and the sweet and sour sauce are served which attests to the Chinese influence. This variety is by standard an inch in diameter and approximately 4-6 inches in length. However, most restaurants and street vendors often serve lumpia shanghai in smaller diameters, typically one-half to three-quarter inches, and is served with a spicy sauce instead of a sweet and sour sauce.

Source: Lumpiang Shanghai Wiki

Preparations for Lumpiang Shanghai (Spring Rolls)

Ingredients:

1/2 kilo ground pork, beef, or chicken
1/4 cup carrot; chopped
1/4 cup celery; chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 egg; beaten
1/2 onion; chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pinch pepper
Lumpia wrappers
Cooking oil

Cooking Instructions:

In a bowl, mix all ingredients together. Wrap in lumpia wrapper and deep fry in hot cooking oil until golden brown. Drain and place in a platter with paper towel. Cut into desired pieces.

Lumpiang Shanghai Sauce Ingredients:

1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
2 tablespoon soy sauce

Lumpiang Shanghai Sauce Cooking Instructions:

Combine all the sauce ingredients together. Parboil in low fire, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens. Serve hot together with the lumpiang shanghai.