March 26, 2012

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CHICKEN COCIDO

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Chicken Cocido Ingredients:
60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
2 chorizo sausages, sliced on the diagonal 1 medium onion, minced
1/2 head garlic, cloves peeled and crushed
1kg (2lb) whole chicken, cut into  serving pieces
500 ml (2 cups) water
2 medium carrots, slices into 1 cm (1/2 in) rounds
2 potatoes, peeled and quartered

March 26, 2012

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ADOBONG ALIMANGO (STEWED MUD CRABS)

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Be sure to buy mud crabs that are still alive. The vendors will usually tie the crab claws to prevent the crabs from escaping. Store live crabs in a container that allows them to breathe. Cook as soon as possible.

Adobong Alimango Ingredients:
4 medium alimango (mud crabs)
60ml (1/4 cup) oil
1 whole head garlic, cloves peeled and crushed
375ml (1 1/2 cups) water

March 26, 2012

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ENSALADANG PINOY (GREEN SALAD)

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Ensaladang Pinoy Ingredients:
Lettuce leaves, torn
3-4 medium tomatoes, quartered
1 medium yellow onion, sliced vertically
1 medium cucumber, peeled and cut in 1-cm (1/2-in) slices

March 23, 2012

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MOLO SOUP (WONTON SOUP)

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This dish is a specialty of the Visayas region of the Philippines. The secret to this dish is a good, tasty broth which forms the base of the soup. Preparation can be lengthy so allow ample time to cook and prepare it before serving.

Molo Soup Ingredients:
500g (3 cups) ground pork
100g (3/4 cup) canned water chestnuts, finely chopped
250g (4 oz) small prawns, peeled

March 23, 2012

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BAGOONG GUISADO (SHRIMP PASTE DIP)

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c Ingredients:
2 tbsp oil
4-5 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
3/4 cup bagoong (shrimp paste)
1 tsp white refined sugar
2 tbsp cane (or cider) vinegar
1-2 siling labuyo (finger chilies), cut into 1/2 cm (1/4 in) pieces (optional)

March 23, 2012

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PAPAYA ACHARA (PAPAYA RELISH)

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Papaya Achara (Papaya Relish) Ingredients:
2 small unripe papaya, about 500g(1lb) each
Coarse salt
300g (1 1/2 cups) sugar
375ml(1 1/2 cups) white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 medium carrot, cut into 1-cm (1/2-in) slices
1 red capsicum, cut into thin strips

March 23, 2012

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FRUIT MEDLEY

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Fruit Medley Ingredients:

1 830g. can fruit cocktail (2 1/2 cups), drained
1 567g. can lychees, cubed and drained
1 825g. can peaches, cubed and drained
1 250ml. Alaska Crema All Purpose Cream
1/2 cup Carnation Condensada

Fruit Medley Procedures:
1. Drain first 3 ingredients and cut accordingly.
2. Combine Alaska Crema All Purpose Cream and Carnation Condensada  in a medium bowl. Mix well.
3. Toss in cream mixture together with fruits.
4. Chill until ready to serve.

January 7, 2012

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MANGO PARFAIT

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Mango Parfait Ingredients:
1 250ml NESTLE All Purpose Cream
2 tbsp confectioner’s sugar
1/4 cup mango puree
2 medium ripe mangoes, balled
1 cup NESTLE Cornflakes

January 3, 2012

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SOUP NO. 5

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Soup No. 5 which makes use of cow penis and testicles, is said to be an aphrodiac.

INGREDIENTS:
4 tbsp chopped garlic
6 tbsp minced sampalok (tamarind) or 1 pack sinigang mix
1 whole cow’s penis and testicles, cleaned
8 cups water
6 tbsp chopped onions
1 tbsp whole peppercorns
t tbsp or 1 pack si-bot or tungkoy
1 beef bouillon cube
2 tbsp chopped spring onions
patis to taste

January 3, 2012

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FRUITY COCO MEDLEY

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INGREDIENTS
3 cups thin coconut milk
2 pc pandan leaves
2 pc ripe saba banana, sliced
1 pc (100g) yellow or purple kamote, cut into cubes
150 g galapong (ground glutinous rice), shaped into 1 tbsp balls
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup cooked large white sago
1 can fruit cocktail, drained and chilled
1 pack (125ml) all purpose cream, chilled
3 tbsp sweetened condensed milk.