Category Archives: beef

Warm and Spicy Steak Salad


steak salad

steak salad

 

Warm and Spicy Steak Salad……… Winter is coming, so I am thinking of a hot and spicy minute steak with a bunch of green salad. This is a very quick recipe that you can add to your menu as a “main dish” as it is served already with garlic bread and a poached egg….It is very simple, fast and easy to make. All you need is some green salad, garlic bread, a sizzling hot pan with olive oil then drop your thinly sliced sirloin steak and seasoned with sweet chili sauce. In less than 5 minutes, you will have a “power protein and healthy salad meal…..Must try!!!!

Steak on Skewers


DSC_0506…………..Just introducing one of the favourite dish back home in the Philippines. Inspired by my first proper restaurant work place, I would like to share this plate made of rump steak and alternate seasonal veggies served in a bed of rice pilaf……………..Watch out for more ala carte dishes!!!!

Ingredients and preparation:

alternate dice cuts of rump steak and courgettes and onions grilled your way! seasoned with lea perins and salt and pepper

served in rice pilaf

Kid’s Party Menu


Kid's Party Menu (1024x683)Kid’s Party………..To all of my fellow bloggers and viewers who followed me for my past post regarding my kid’s party. Here is the complete set of menu. I hope I helped you with an idea of preapring your kids party menu…….

We had:

  • Vegetable sticks
  • Fried Wontons
  • Sushi Platters
  • Pizza’s
  • Coated Hotdogs on sticks
  • Kid’s Cupcakes
  • Barbecued Wings
  • Spaghetti
  • Chips and dips, popcorns, cookies, chocolates, lollies and candies
  • Juices and softdrinks
  • Ice popsicles

Futuristic Menu


Futuristic Menu (1024x683)Food in the future……………………My fellow bloggers, I would love to share you what we did in our 2012 Christmas Party in our Church. There is a competition were every group needs to design and create a futuristic dinner booth. And I am very happy to tell you guys that we won the first prize. Yes, the overall champion booth. Who knows this might be the start of a new generation that food in the future might come into a capsule. A flavored capsule which you can choose a wide variety of viand such as roast meats, vegetables, dessert, soups and etc. What you think?………..The lovely tomato flower curving was made by my wife!!!!!

Ingredients and preparation:

Lots of love and team efforts!

Stir-fry Beef and Bok Choy


Exploring stir fry beef Asian style…………Once again I will be featuring “stir-fry beef”. This time, I will cook the beef with bok choy. It is a very Asian inspired dish that once you master the cooking of stir-fry beef, you can explore any vegetables you may want to accompany with this very tender quick-cook beef. Here in my place, almost every week we cook Asian dish such as this one……..Must try!

Ingredients: serves 4-6 persons

  • 2 tbs oil
  • 1 thumb size ginger sliced thinly
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 500 grams thinly sliced beef (tendered and soak in 1 tsp soda. salt & pepper for 10 minutes)
  • 4 bunches of bok choy
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 1.5 cup water
  • 1 small can of black beans (use 3 tbsp and mashed it)
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion leeks

Procedures:

  • Heat oil in pan , add beef and stir fry until brown and season with salt and pepper. Add garlic, ginger and onions and soy sauce. Saute’ for 2 minutes.
  • Add black beans. Continue stirring for 2-3 minutes then pour in bok choy.
  • Add water with cornstarch and boil for 2 minutes, then add onion leeks and sesame oil then remove from heat.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!!!!!

Ampalaya Con Karne( Bittermelon)


Ampalaya…….(Bittermelon). Back home in the Philippines, this is one of our favorite dish to order in a famous hongkong/chinese restaurant near in our place. “Lok Foo” Chinese Restaurant in Commonwealth. (please correct me if I misspelled since its been a while I was not in PHI). Here in NZ, we seldom cook this dish as it is not “in season” and would be very expensive dish atleast around 25 dollar a kilo when it is not in summer time. Ok, back to the dish, it is more of an Asian taste – sweet and salty coming from black beans and a slight bitter coming from the ampalaya…..Must try!

Ingredients: serves 4-6 persons

  • 2 tbs oil
  • 1 thumb size ginger sliced thinly
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 500 grams thinly sliced beef (tendered and soak in 1 tsp soda. salt & pepper for 10 minutes)
  • 500 grams ampalaya slices
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 1.5 cup water
  • 1 small can of black beans (use 3 tbsp and mashed it)
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion leeks

Procedures:

  • Heat oil in pan , add beef and stir fry until brown and season with salt and pepper. Add garlic, ginger and onions and soy sauce. Saute’ for 2 minutes.
  • Add black beans. Continue stirring for 2-3 minutes then pour in ampalaya.
  • Add water with cornstarch and boil for 2 minutes, then add onion leeks and sesame oil then remove from heat.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!!!!!

Stir fry Beef and Snow Peas


Stir fry Beef……………..Almost any vegetables can go with this stir fry beef. My post today is a simple stir fry beef and snow peas. A classic Asian dish – tendered beef with oyster sauce. Once you tried mastering the stir fry beef, you can play with all the vegetables you may like to come with this tendered stir fry beef… Try it, youll definitely gonna love it.

Ingredients: good for 3-4 persons

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 medium white onions sliced
  • 300 grams snow peas
  • 300 grams thinly sliced beef (soaked in 1 tbsp chinese wine and 1 tbsp baking soda for 10 minutes)
  • 1 tbsp corn flour dissolve in 1 cup water
  • 50 grams cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:

  • in a non-stick pan or wok, heat oil and saute garlic and onions, add in beef and let it brown for 2-3 minutes then add in snow peas and seasoned with oyster sauce, salt and pepper and cashew nuts. let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. adjust taste by adding fish sauce.
  • dissolve corn flour and water and add soy sauce. mix well and pour over and let it boil for a minute until sauce is thickened
  • Serve hot!

Grilled Burger with Gravy


burger………………A simple burger recipe I used as our dinner which I love to served with gravy, (burger steak with mushroom sauce)or burger patties that I cook as my wife and daughter’s (double cheeseburger)lunch box for the following day. The good thing about this is, I can freeze them for weeks and cook them whenever you want or crave for it. Homemade burgers are 100 percent better than those in food chains. Do you agree?……………………………….Did you know that beef mince are loaded with protein, zinc, phosphorus and iron. And this nutrients are very essential to our body. such as Protein—Helps build a strong and muscular body. Zinc—Helps create a healthy immune system & heal wounds. Phosphorus—Necessary for strong teeth and bones. Iron— Helps carry oxygen in the blood to all cells and muscles to prevent fatigue…………………

Ingredients: makes 20-25 patties depending your desired size

  • 1 kilogram minced beef
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 large minced onions
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 pcs egss
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tbsp seasoning soy sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste

Procedures:

  • In a bowl, mix all ingredints together and form a patties at approx 80-100 gms each
  • Then place in a container and freeze. last up to 3-4 weeks.
  • Method of cooking – pan-fried or grill

Gravy:

  • 1/2 cup drippings
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 cups water
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 50 gms butter

Procedures:

  • brown flour in a sauce pan using a low heat then add butter to make a rue…add in drippings and 1 cup water.let it boil.
  •  combine flour and the remaining water. seasoned with salt & pepper..and soy sauce for a little coloring effect. adjust texture or thickness by adding little by little water, continue string until cooked
  • Enjoy!!!

Beef Mechado (beef casserole)


To complete the line up of Philippines “tomato casserole”, I’ll bring you Beef Mechado………This dish is the relative of Beef kaldereta(his brother), Pork Menudo (cousins), Chicken Afritada (might be nephews) and fish bacalao…I use the word “relatives” because it’s almost have the same ingredients and just have differences on the meat we’ve used. A popular dish in northern provinces especially in “fiesta” or feast of baranggays (small towns)…………………Did you know that in order to make this great recipe, you need to have lots of fresh tomatoes. Tomatoes are excellent source of lycopene. and lycopene may help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis. Lycopene has even been found to have an inhibitory effect on cataract development and some rare cancer cells. Lycopene benefits are wide and varied and although some claim anti-ageing effects, many claims are unproven. It is wise though to include this your balanced diet…………

Ingredients: serves 4-6 persons

  • 1.5 kl of Beef meat and bones
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 pcs potatoes (big diced)
  • 1 pc carrots (big diced)
  • 1 pc capsicum (big diced)
  • 4 pcs tomato quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 med onions (sliced)
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 pcs bay leaf
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce(patis)
  • chillies optional

Procedures:

  • in a large sauce pan, place all ingredients except carrots & potatoes. bring to a boil using low heat for 45 minutes. (stirring every 5 minutes)
  • when beef is half tender, pour in potatoes & carrots, chillies.
  • Enjoy!!!

Braised Beef and Kidney Beans


Again, This dish is one of my collection recipe from banquet and catering menus. It is a braised beef with kidney beans slowly cooked with tomato sauce. For your reference I already posted the pork and beans. This is quite different from the pork version because I add lots of health vegetables such as celery and carrots to enhance the beef flavor. and in banquet, it will also serve as a good extender. …………………..Did you know that this recipe is mainly compose of kidney beans, and people who consume kidney beans on daily basis are availing of the richness of the antioxidants contained therein helping them trim down chances of cancer and diabetes. It helps to remember that instances of diabetes and cancer are correlated. Cellular oxidation of food is enhanced in case of diabetics along with inflammation. These twin activities have substantial impact on some people predisposed to cancer to come up with the situation……

Ingredients: serves 6-8 persons

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 large onions chopped
  • 1.5 kilo of beef meaty bones
  • 1 cup red kidney beans (soak in 2 cups water for 24 hours)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup minced carrots
  • 1 stalk minced celery
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • salt & pepper
  • Parsley leaves for garnishing

Procedures:

  • In a sauce pan, boil red beans for about 30 minutes or until beans are soft. set aside
  • In another large saucepan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion, celery and carrots then add in beef and seasoned with salt & pepper. saute for about 5 minutes and add in water and cook for 30 minutes or until beef is tender.
  • add in beans, add in tomato sauce, sage and thyme. adjust your taste by adding fish sauce.
  • you can add water for your desired thickness.
  • Enjoy!!!
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