Friday, January 30, 2009

fried plantains with tuna

1 can of YELI tuna
200 g mayonnaise
2 tbsp. Lemon juice
½ cup celery, diced
salt and pepper
½ cup red onions, diced
Oil for frying
4 green plantains

Crumble up the tuna and mix in next 5 ingredients. Once mixture has an even consistency refrigerate for 15 minutes.

To make the patacones first peel the plantains and cut them into cylinders about 3 cm high. Then fry the plantain in very hot oil for about 2 minutes. Remove them from the oil and flatten them into disks with a mallet or mortar. Once flattened put them back into the oil and fry them until they are golden brown. Remove them from the oil and allow them to cool on a paper towel. Then place a dollop of the tuna mixture on each patacon and enjoy.

Friday, January 9, 2009

ginataang Tilapia,Pinoy


6 pieces Tilapia fish (cleaned and scaled)
4 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 medium red onion (cut into eight)
1 red bell pepper (sliced)
1 green bell pepper (sliced)
1 small ginger (sliced)
1 big eggplant (cut into eight)
1/2 cup squash (sliced)
1 medium ampalaya - bitter gourd - (cut into eight)
Salt to taste
2 cups coconut milk
1 cup vinegar


In a casserole, arrange fish and spices.
Pour in vinegar and coconut milk.
Boil for five minutes.
Add squash and eggplant and cook until almost done.
Add onions, red and green peppers and ampalaya (bitter gourd).
Season with salt.
Cook until vegetables are done.
Serve hot with steamed rice.

pork dinuguan , pinoy


2 lb Pork, diced (make sure its fat & meat)
2 tb Oil
2 Onion, diced
1/3 lb Pork liver, diced
1/2 c Vinegar
3 tb Patis (Fish Sauce)
3 Cloves garlic, minced
2 to 3 green long chili or sili
salt & pepper


One good size cooking pan with lid
pork with water and simmer for 30 minutes. let it cooled down
remove it from broth and the broth for later use
atleast 2 to 3 cups
then get the saucepan, heat oil and saute garlic and onions for a few minutes. Add pork, liver, patis(fish sauce), salt and pepper. Saute for 5 minutes more.
add vinegar and bring to a boil without stirring. Lower heat and simmer uncovered until most of the liquid has evaporated.
then add broth and the green (chili or sili) simmer for 10 minutes.
stir in blood and sugar. cook until thick, stirring occasionally to avoid curdling. this one of my Baboy Dinuguan (Pork blood Stew) recipes
il post more pork blood stew recipes....

Pinaupong Manok , Pinoy

Ingredients :

1 whole chicken, about a kilo in weight
2 whole onions
1 whole garlic
4 1″ chunks of ginger
5-6 peppercorns
1 bay leaf
2-3 c. of rock salt

For the dunking sauce :

1 tbsp. of finely minced ginger
1 tbsp. of finely minced garlic
1/2 c. of olive oil
salt to taste

procedure :

Peel the onions. Pierce the garlic in several places using a sharp, pointed knife. Rub the cavity of the chicken with rock salt. Stuff the cavity with the onions, garlic, ginger, peppercorns and bay leaf. Rub the skin with rock salt.

Make the bed of rock salt. Pour enough rock salt, about an inch high, into a large, deep stainless steel casserole. Place the chicken on the bed of salt, breast side down, making sure that no part of the chicken touches the metal. Cover the casserole and cook over medium-low heat for 1 hour. If using a pressure-cooker, cook for 20 minutes counting from the time the valve starts to whistle.

Do not uncover during cooking time.

Meanwhile, prepare the dunking sauce. Stir the minced garlic and ginger with the olive oil. Season with salt (add more or less depending on your preference).

When cooking time is up, insert a long, large fork into the chicken cavity to lift it without breaking. Transfer to a plate. Take about a tablespoonful of the olive oil from the sauce and brush the chicken all over.

Serve hot.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Bibingka, Pinoy


1 cup thick galapong (see procedure on “How to Make Galapong” below)
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsps. baking powder
2 tbsps. melted butter (My mom used regular hydrogenated margarine, out of a tub)
4 tbsps. sugar for topping
3 eggs, well-beaten
1 cup coconut milk
3 tbsps. grated cheese low cheese;

To make galapong bigas:
Soak rice in equal amounts of water overnight or a minimum of 4 hours.
Grind in a food processor or meat grinder starting with small quantity, adding soaked rice little by little until it produces the consistency of light dough.
Let stand until the next day

For the bibingka:

Add sugar to the galapong.
Add baking powder, melted butter, and the well-beaten eggs and coconut milk. Mix well.
Pour a thin layer of this batter into a hot (native clay) baking pan or molds lined with banana leaves (which has previously been passed over an open flame, to soften the fibers).
Cover each baking dish with a galvanized iron sheet with live embers on it.
When almost cooked, sprinkle grated cheese and sugar on top of each — and cover again. Continue baking until brown; brush top of bibingka with melted butter and serve hot with grated coconut.

Biko , Pinoy


2 kilo glutinous rice
1 can condensed milk
4 cups water
1 tbsp.vanilla extract
1 cup brown sugar
banana leaves ( optional )
grated coconut meat from 4 coconuts
(reserve coco milk)

How to cook:

Cook glutinous rice in water just like you do with plain steamed rice.
In sauceoan, pour brown sugar, coconut milk, condensed milk and vanilla extract.
Mix, stir and let boil. Add cooked glutinous rice to coconut milk mixture and cook until thick.
Spread evenly on platter (or bilao) lined with banana leaves.
Slice and serve.