Pinoy Shawarma Rice

Pinoy Shawarma Rice

Pinoy Shawarma Rice

INGREDIENTS
Beef tapa
Shawarma rice
Oil for cooking tapa
Cucumber salad
Garlic yogurt sauce

For Beef Tapa
500 g beef sirloin, tapa cut
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
Bird’s eye chili, optional

For Cucumber Salad
1 pc cucumber, seeded, halved & sliced thinly
4 pcs tomato, seeded, sliced
1 medium white onion mince and cubed
shredded cabbage

For Garlic Yogurt Sauce
1 small tub yogurt (125ml)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp minced fresh garlic
1/8 tsp salt

For Shawarma Rice
2 cups long grain rice (Jasmine or basmati)
2 cups water
1/4 cup margarine
1/2 tsp kasubha (crocus in english or dried safflower)

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Toss cucumber salad ingredients together in a bowl, serve on the side of shawarma rice.
2. Mix together all ingredients for garlic yogurt sauce. Keep mixed sauce in the chiller until ready to use.
3. Rinse rice, put in a rice cooker together with water, margarine and kasubha. Cook rice as you would.
4. Once cooked, fluff rice to distribute color. Set aside and keep warm.
5. In a bowl, marinate beef in soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder and black pepper for 20 minutes or overnight.
6. Pan fry marinated tapa in oil until browned. Chop into pieces.
7. To assemble, put rice on plate, cucumber salad on the side.
8. Top minced tapa over rice.
9. Drizzle garlic yogurt sauce all over the beef & rice. You can also combine drops of hot sauce over your garlic sauce if you like it spicy.

Filipino Lumpia

Filipino Lumpia

Filipino Lumpia

Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound ground pork
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup minced carrots
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup thinly sliced green cabbage
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon soy sauce
30 lumpia wrappers
2 cups vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Place a wok or large skillet over high heat, and pour in 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Cook pork, stirring frequently, until no pink is showing. Remove pork from pan and set aside. Drain grease from pan, leaving a thin coating. Cook garlic and onion in the same pan for 2 minutes. Stir in the cooked pork, carrots, green onions, and cabbage. Season with pepper, salt, garlic powder, and soy sauce. Remove from heat, and set aside until cool enough to handle.
  2. Place three heaping tablespoons of the filling diagonally near one corner of each wrapper, leaving a 1 1/2 inch space at both ends. Fold the side along the length of the filling over the filling, tuck in both ends, and roll neatly. Keep the roll tight as you assemble. Moisten the other side of the wrapper with water to seal the edge. Cover the rolls with plastic wrap to retain moisture.
  3. Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat, add oil to 1/2 inch depth, and heat for 5 minutes. Slide 3 or 4 lumpia into the oil. Fry the rolls for 1 to 2 minutes, until all sides are golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Ingredients
  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup beef broth or stock
  • 24 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons Chinese parsley, chopped
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce1 egg, beaten
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
  • 1 piece raw egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, 2 cloves garlic, egg, salt and pepper then mix thoroughly.
  3. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the mixture and mold until a spherical shape is formed. Continue this step until the mixture is consumed.
  4. Arrange the molded mixture in a greased baking tray then preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Heat a cooking pot then pour-in olive oil.
  6. When the oil is hot enough, sauté the garlic and onions.
  7. Pour-in the crushed tomatoes and bring to a boil.
  8. Add the beef stock, parsley, and basil then simmer for 15 minutes.
  9. Put-in the ¼ cup parmesan cheese and baked meatballs them simmer for 5 minutes
  10. Place on top of the cooked spaghetti then serve. Share and enjoy!

 

Tilapia Fish Tacos Recipe

Tilapia Fish Tacos

Tilapia Fish Tacos

Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. tilapia fillet
  • 6 to 8 pieces (8 inch diameter) flour tortilla
  • 1 cup tomato, diced
  • 1 medium red onion sliced
  • ¾ cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 piece lime
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium jalapeño, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1½ tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, create the salsa fresca by combining tomatoes, cilantro, onion, jalapeño, olive oil, and juice of 1 lime. Mix gently. Set aside.
  2. Rub salt and chili powder on the tilapia fillets.
  3. Heat a pan and sear both sides of the tilapia until fully cooked. This might take about 3 to 5 minutes per side depending on the thickness of the fillet. Remove the fish from the pan and chop into serving pieces (about 1 x 1 inch).
  4. Cover the tortilla with paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds.
  5. Lay each flour tortilla in a flat surface. Arrange about ½ cup of chopped tilapia, salsa fresca, and chopped cabbage over each tortilla. Top with a tablespoon of sour cream, and squeeze a little lime juice.
  6. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.

Aligue Pasta

 Aligue Pasta


Aligue Pasta

Ingredients
  • 1 lb fettuccine noodles, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1 lb mixed seafood, cleaned (shrimp, mussels, squid, and crab)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1  1/2 cup crab fat (taba ng talangka)
  • ½ cup cooking rice wine
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon green onions, for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
Instructions
  1. Arrange cooked fettuccine noodles in a serving plate. Set aside.
  2. Heat a cooking pot and pour-in cooking oil.
  3. Sauté garlic and onions.
  4. Pour-in cooking rice wine, stir, and cook for a minute.
  5. Put-in the crab fat (taba ng talangka) then stir. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle salt and ground black pepper, pour-in heavy whipping cream, and stir. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Add mixed seafood and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Turn-off heat and pour over fettuccine noodles. Garnish with green onions.

Buko Pandan

Buko Panda

Buko Panda

Ingredients
  • 1½ cup young coconut strips (Buko)
  • 5 ounces condensed milk
  • 8 ounces Table cream or all-purpose cream
  • 3 ounces powdered gelatin
  • 1¼ cups water
  • 6 drops Buko Pandan flavoring
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream (optional)
  • ½ cup small tapioca pearls, cooked (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine water and powdered gelatin then stir using a spoon.
  2. Add Buko Pandan flavoring then stir until everything is evenly distributed.
  3. Heat a saucepan and pour-in the mixture. Bring to a boil while continuously stirring.
  4. Turn off the heat and transfer the mixture to a mold. Allow the temperature to cool. The texture of the mixture should be firm once cooled. You may also place this inside the refrigerator for faster results (allow the temperature to go down before putting-in the refrigerator).
  5. Combine condensed milk, table cream, tapioca pearls, and young coconut then mix well. Allow the texture to thicken by chilling in the refrigerator or freezer for a few hours.
  6. Slice the firm gelatin into 1 inch cubes then combine with the condensed milk-cream-young coconut-tapioca mixture.
  7. Transfer to individual serving platters or cups then top with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream (optional).
  8. Serve for dessert. Share and enjoy!

Bibingka

Bibingka

Bibingka

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh milk
  • 1 piece salted duck egg, sliced
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • 3 pieces raw eggs
  • Pre-cut banana leaf

Cooking Procedure

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine rice flour, baking powder, and salt then mix well. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter then gradually put-in sugar while whisking.
  4. Add the eggs then whisk until every ingredient is well incorporated.
  5. Gradually add the rice flour, salt, and baking powder mixture then continue mixing.
  6. Pour-in coconut milk and fresh milk then whisk some more for 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Arrange the pre-cut banana leaf on a cake pan or baking pan.
  8. Pour the mixture on the pan.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven then top with sliced salted egg and grated cheese (do not turn the oven off).
  11. Put back in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the color of the top turn medium brown.
  12. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  13. Brush with butter and sprinkle some sugar on top. You can also top this with grated coconut.

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.

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.