Chicken Empanada

Chicken Empanada

Chicken Empanada

Ingredients
  • 1½ lb boneless chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1 piece medium-sized onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 cup potato, diced
  • 1 cup carrot, diced
  • 1 cup green peas
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ piece chicken cube
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 3 cups flour
  • 6 tablespoon water, cold
  • 1 piece raw egg
  • 1 cup butter, cold
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
Instructions
  1. Make the Filing by pouring the cooking oil in a pan and then allow it to heat-up
  2. Once the oil is hot, saute the garlic and onions
  3. Add the chicken breast then cook until color turns light brown (about 5 minutes)
  4. Add water and chicken cube then simmer for 10 minutes
  5. Put-in carrots and potatoes and simmer for 5 minutes
  6. Add the green peas, raisins, and 1 teaspoon sugar then simmer for another 5 minutes
  7. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon salt and pepper. Turn off the heat, drain the excess liquid, and set aside.
  8. Make the dough by combining the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl starting with the flour, 4 tablespoon. sugar, baking powder, and ½ teaspoon salt. Mix well using a wire whisk.
  9. Cut the butter into small thin pieces place in the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients.(the butter should be cold and solid before doing this)
  10. Add water gradually and mix all the ingredients thoroughly until a dough is formed. You may use a pastry blender to ease the process.
  11. Divide the dough into individual pieces by grabbing a piece from the whole mixture and rolling it in your hand until a spherical shape is formed. Do this until all the dough is consumed. Set aside in a cool place for at least 20 minutes
  12. Flatten the spherical dough by pressing it with your palm against a flat surface. Use a rolling pin to flatten it fully while creating a round shape.
  13. Arrange about a quarter to half a cup of filling (the chicken that you cooked in the first few steps) at the middle of the flattened dough. Fold the dough so that opposite ends meet (you should have formed a half moon shaped dough)then press the edges and seal. (refer to the video for the technique)
  14. After all the fillings are consumed, crack the egg and separate the white from the yolk. Beat the egg white lightly and mix a little water.Glaze the crust by brushing the egg wash.
  15. Put a wax paper on top of a baking tray or grease the baking tray then arranged the sealed doughs.
  16. Pre-heat oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Bake the sealed doughs for 25 minutes at the same temperature.
  17. Remove from the oven.
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Liver Steak Recipe

Liver Steak

Liver Steak

Ingredients
  • 1 lb Liver (pig’s or cow’s liver are best)
  • 2 medium sized onions, sliced thinly crosswise
  • 1 piece lemon (or 3-4 pieces calamansi)
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp garlic. minced (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
Instructions
  1. Marinate the liver in lemon juice, soy sauce, salt, and ground black pepper for a minimum of 1 hour
  2. Pour the cooking oil in a pan and apply heat
  3. Put-in the garlic and fry until color turns golden brown. Set aside.
  4. On the same pan with the remaining cooking oil, fry the both sides of the liver (do not overcook ) then set aside.
  5. Put the onions in the pan where the liver was fried and cook until texture becomes soft
  6. Add the marinade and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or until sauce becomes thick
  7. Pour the sauce with onions over the fried liver and garnish with fried garlic

Spinach Lasagne

Spinach Lasagne

Spinach Lasagne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients
  • 1 (9 oz.) box, oven ready lasagne
  • 1½ lb. ground beef
  • 3 oz. (1/2 can) tomato paste
  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 1 (14 oz.) can diced tomato
  • 1 (14 oz) can, chopped spinach
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1½ to 2 cups fresh milk
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¾ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Prepare the meat sauce by heating the oil in a pan.
  2. Once the oil is hot, saute the onion until it turns soft.
  3. Add the ground beef and cook until it browns.
  4. Pour-in the diced tomatoes. Let boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the tomato paste. Stir and cook until the sauce thickens.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste. set the meat sauce aside.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare the mornay sauce by melting the butter in a saucepan.
  8. Once the butter melts, gradually add the flour. Stir and cook in low to medium heat until the flour absorbs the butter (around 2 minutes).
  9. Pour the milk in the sauce pan. Stir to dilute the flour and butter.
  10. Add Parmesan cheese. Stir and cook until the sauce thickens. Set aside.
  11. Preheat oven to 350F.
  12. At this point, we have the meat sauce and mornay sauce ready. Assemble the lasagne by arranging the lasagne pieces in a baking pan. Line the oven-ready lasagne at the bottom of the pan. Top the first layer with ⅓ of the meat sauce. Top the meat sauce with spinach. Pour a quarter (1/4) of the mornay sauce over the spinach and spread until the entire pan is covered. Do this step 2 times more so that you will have 3 layers in the pan.
  13. Top the last layer with lasagne pieces then pour and spread the remaining mornay sauce on top. Sprinkle sharp cheddar cheese on top.
  14. Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.
  15. Remove from the oven. Serve.

Sisig Pizza

Sisig Pizza

Sisig Pizza

Ingredients
  • ¾ lb. cooked sisig
  • 1 large pizza dough
  • 1 cup Alfredo sauce
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced crosswise into rings
  • 4 pieces finger chili, sliced diagonally
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Meanwhile, place the pizza though in a flat surface. Pour the Alfredo sauce over the pizza though and spread it all throughout equally.
  3. Arrange the sisig over the Alfredo sauce. This is best done using your hands (it will be better if you wear plastic gloves during the process).
  4. Arrange the onion and sliced finger chili on top. Sprinkle chili flakes all over the pizza.
  5. Put the pizza in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven. Slice.