Sunday, March 16, 2008
1kg pork liempo with a good amount of fat (loin)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 tbsp blackpepper
1 head garlic crushed
1 bay leaf
1 can coconut milk
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
1 tbsp sugar
1. Put pork, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, pepper, water, and bay leaf in a pan;
2. Boil in medium heat until half the water has evaporated or until meat is tender (You can add more water if longer boiling time is required);
3. Take out the pork from the sauce;
4. Sprinkle sugar over pork then fry until brown in hot oil;
5. Put back in the sauce;
6. Add coconut milk and desiccated coconut; and then
7. Simmer until sauce is thick.
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Saturday, March 15, 2008
2 carrots cut into strips
4 oz rice noodles
1 cup bean sprouts
24 cooked shrimps
1/4 cp mint leaves
1/4 cp basil leaves
12 lettuce leaves
Spicy peanut dipping sauce:
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup fish sauce
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsps roasted peanuts
a bunch fresh coriander (cilantro)
2. In a large plate soak the rice paper wrappers (one at a time) for about 45 sec. in warm water and then drain water.
3. Place one lettuce leaf over the surface of the rice paper. On the bottom half of the roll, place a part of the noodles, bean sprouts, carrots, cilantro, basil leaves, 2 shrimps and 2 mint leaves.
4. Fold the bottom of the rice paper over the vegetables. Tuck in the sides and continue to roll.
5. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until peanuts are chunky. Try not to puree the peanuts.
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Thursday, March 6, 2008
2 lbs fish fillets
2 tbsps ginger powder
2 cloves garlic
4 tbsps mustard seeds
4 bay leaves
1/2 tbps coriander powder
red chili to taste
1 tbsp cumin seeds
3 tbsps turmeric powder
salt to taste
2 tomatoes cut into cubes
1. Grind onions, ginger, bay leaves, red chili, mustard seeds, cumin seeds together.
2. Marinate fish in salt, turmeric garlic.
3. Deep fry fish then set aside.
4. Saute ground spices and tomatoes.
5. Add water covering the the sauted tomatoes. Simmer until conserved.
6. Add fish and simmer for 5 minutes
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Pancakes are made from flour, baking powder, eggs, milk, salt and butter. When you prepare pancakes using a pancake mix, you would need to add eggs, milk and butter. This means that when you buy a ready-mix, all you are buying actually is flour, salt, baking powder and the recipe!
Injected by the Americans into Filipino cuisine, pancakes have become a big Filipino favorite!
11/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tbsp vanilla
2 tbsps oil
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1 tbps oil for frying
1. Beat all ingredients together with an electric mixer (or by hand if you want) until smooth.
2. Heat non-stick frying pan add 1 tbsp oil.
3. Using a tissue paper spread the oil evenly into the pan (also remove excess oil).
4. Cook about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake.
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Recently, I started brewing Barako the Italian way. Ninety percent of Italian households brew coffee using the Moka machine. Brewed this way, the flavor of Barako becomes deeper and more intense. It is unbeatable! It is so much better than Nespresso. The moka machine is cheap too! No need to buy a very expensive espresso machine. For 20USD (18 sfr) and a bag of Barako coffee, you will get the ultimate coffee experience. But be warned this coffee is not for the sensitive. Afterall in the vernacular, "Barako" is a term that refers to male strength, vitality and machismo.
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My craving for siomai was so great one weekend that I learned how to do siomai from scratch out of extreme desperation! This favorite is an product of chinese influence on Filipino cooking.
4 1/2 cups (500 g) flour, sifted
1 tbsp oil
100 ml water
500 g minced pork
2 tsp salt, or to taste
2 big onions, chopped
3 tsp ginger, chopped
1 tsp sesame oil
1 carrot, chopped
Spring onions, chopped
1. Mix the flour with 100 ml of water and oil to make a dough. Knead until smooth
2. To prepare the filling, mix all the remaining ingredients.
3. Divide the dough into 2 portions and roll like a jelly roll. Cut each into 50 pieces. Flatten each piece and roll into thin circles about 2 inches in diameter. Place 1 tbsp of filling in the center of each wrapper and fold the dough over it, enclosing the filling. Pinch the edges together to seal. Makes about 50 dumplings depending on the size.
4. Steam until cooked and enjoy
Mix the following together in a small bowl:
6 tbsps soy sauce
2 tbsps lemon/calamansi juice
Chili as desired
Dash of sesame oil
1 tsp sugar
Pan de sal
Ingredients: 2 cups water, 6 cups flour, 14 grams yeast, 1 cup of plain bread crumbs, 1 cup of dark brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt, 6 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1. Dissolve yeast into 1/2 cup of warm water and 1 tbsp sugar. Wait until frothy. While proofing the yeast, mix & dissolve 1 cup dark brown sugar & salt into 1/2 cups warm water . Sift 6 cups of flour into large mixing bowl.
2. Fold 6 tablespoons of vegetable oil evenly into sifted flour. Add sugar & water and yeast & water mixtures to flour then add remaining 1 cup of water. Stir dough mixture with the hook of your mixer for about 5-10 minutes . The dough should be sticky. Take the dough out, clean the bowl then put oil in bowl. Place the dough back in the bowl then coat it with oil. Cover with saran wrap. Let rise until doubled in size probably about 1 hr in a warm place. Punch it down when it rises over the bowl.
3. Knead the dough on a board then flatten it to about 3/4 inch thick. Reshape it into a ball then again place dough in bowl, cover and let rise again until doubles in size.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
5. After dough has doubled in size place dough on a board then flatten dough to about 3/4 inch thick.
6. Spread dough across board. Cut dough into four columns & eight rows to yield 32 pandesal rolls . Shape each piece into a roll then roll it onto breadcrumbs and then place on a baking paper lined baking pan. Arrange all 32 pandesal evenly on baking pan.
7. Let rise until doubled.
8. Place pan de sals into 350-degree fahrenheit oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until brown.
This recipe was modified from Manong Ken's Recipe of the Month (http://www.carinderia.net)
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