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Seared Salmon on crispy skin, orange and fennel salsa, cold asian noodles


As they say, you cant go wrong with salmon, its a very simple dish for those who love an organic and healthy diet. As we all know that salmon is one of the healthiest fish in the market which is loaded with omega 3 accompanied by greens and citrus salad and a cold asian noodles. I am happy to share the items inside my mystery box – yes, I joined a competition in NZ and got 3rd place- yehey. Its a 1 hr competition where in you need to cook what inside the mystery box. All made from scratch. ….. 

here we go:

Salmon – olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper – seared with little oil until skin is crisp the flipped for about 2-3 mins. 

Asian cold noodles – soba noodles, garlic, ginger, corriandet, rice wine, mirin, salt and pepper – boil soba noodles in lemon tea bag and tossed with all the ingredients.

Fennel salsa – fresh squeeze orange, dice fennel bulbs, dice red onions, salt and pepper, fresh chillies, olive oil, kale greens

Grilled lemon to serve….

Measurement??? No exact measurement as you will follow your tastebuds… good luck and enjoy!!!!

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Sticky bbq pork ribs


Its summer, its bbq time!!!! Enjoy this fingerlickin sticky barbecued pork ribs with potato wedges and garden salad…….. its best served with an iced cold corona beer. ……

Recipe? Yes, its very easy and simple….. you may need…

1 slab pork ribs, cut in 2 bones each serve. 2 big potatoes, chicken stock, mesculin salad, tomato and onion, soy sauce, salt pepper, chillies, bbq sauce and fried onions.

Procedures. 

Boil pork ribs with 2 cups chicken stock plus 1 onions and 3 tomatoes salt and pepper, 2 tbsp soy sauce, options of chillies. Boil until tender and stock reduced. … place on grill or simply in a sizzling metal pan. Add reduced stock little by little until it goes flambe ( not a good idea to do it indoor) then add in bbq sauce (you can buy or we can make-recipe to follow) then sprinkle with fried onions.

Serve with fried potatoe wedges and your favourite green salad..

Happy holidays!!!!!! 

Yummmmm !!!!

Boodle fight……


Hi everyone. … its been a long time since i posted recipe. Been really busy as got a toddler now. Yes, we have a new member in the family. And shes really cute and very busy child. Her name is pepper by the way. …ok back to the recipe. I dont know if i will call this as a recipe as its a traditional food or way to celebrate a certain occaision. Its just any dish over the rice place in a banana leaf shared by numerous people. Just dont top the rice with soupy dishes as people will use their hands eating on this very long food table. We used to do it in fiesta, birthdays, even weddings or just normal group gatherings. As they say, its not the food, its not the place, its the companion and food that shared together. … happy eating!!!!

Pork Skinless Longganisa 



This is my version of pork longganisa….. Every single longganisa has its own identity and version. As i follow my own cooking rules, i always make sure that every recipe i create is compose of my 4s secret taste buds… 4s is = balance of sweet, salty, sour and spicy. So its no longer a secret as i revealed it already…. Oooops, i forget the main secret, do it with love. This is my wife and daughter breakfast for almost every single week….Now back to longganisa, its a simple minced pork with my 4s ingredients. Are you ready???? Here we go….

Recipe????

500 gms mince lean pork plus 100 gms mince pork with fat. 1 pc egg, salt pepper to taste, 50 gms crushed pineapples, 100 gms brown sugar, chili flakes to spice up, 1/2 cup banana ketsup. 2 tbs honey, 1/2 cup corn flour, 1 cup minced garlic…

 Yes a lot of garlic.. combine all ingredient together and place in a cling film like a sausage style. Depending on the size you wanted. You can do thick or thin sausages… Freeze overnight…Cooking?? take out sausage in cling film and place little oil in a teflon pan, seared all sides then add in 1 cup of water and simmer for 20 mins until it is thickened. Fry until sticky and sausages are starting to caramelized…then fonish with little soy sauce around 1 tbsp….. Serve hot with rice!!!! Yuiummmyyy

Chicken burger and garden salad



Just thought of sharing my boss meal. Every single day i cook different lunch meal for her. ….As we sell burger in the cafe but she doesnt want to eat carb, so decided to deconstruct it. It comes out nicely and well presented. As we need to eat with our eyes first.. Its yummy. Try my gluten free chicken burger with side garden salad…..

Recipe????

300 grams mince chicken, 1 pc egg, pinch garlic powder, salt and pepper, 1 small minces onions, 50gms minced red peppers, parsley, 2 tbsp gf flour…combine everything then form a patty. Then seared in a metal teflon pan with little oil. Bake for 10 mins…makes 2 or 3 patties..

Plating:

Your favourite garden salad. Mesclun, cucumber, red onions, olives, feta cheese optional. Plus olive oil, lemon and salt and pepper for dreasing.

Using your imagination, plate up cooled burger and salad…topped with aoili dressing and ketsup if you wish…. Yuuum!!!

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!!!!

Lea’s Burger Patties for kids


Lea's Burger Patties (1024x683)Kids burger patties….. I will call this kid’s burger patties as this patties is loaded with meat and vegetables. Yes it is not a common 100% pure beef patties as i used lots of extenders such as vegetables specifically carrots, onions, potatoes, leeks and many more and I used lean pork mince instead of beef. Because my daughter hardly eat veggies so that’s why we hide it inside the burger. At first she is separating those tiny chopped veggies but since this is her regular meal n her lunch box at school, she doesn’t have time to do it. Now she love does tiny little veggies present in this burger patties. ……

Ingredients: makes 20-25 patties depending your desired size

  • 1 kilogram minced lean pork mince
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 large minced onions
  • 1 big carrots small diced
  • 2 potatoes small diced
  • onion leeks chopped
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 pcs eggs
  • 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

Thai Salmon Kebabs


salmon kebabsJust a simple recipe “catch of the day” – Thai Salmon Kebabs!…….This turns to be one of the popular dish into my work place. Sometimes great dish are made from simple ideas. Easy to prepare, not much funcy ingredients with the food but it is loaded with healthy nutrients that you need in your everyday diet. YummMM!!!!! ……………….Did you know that salmon is the healthiest food in the planet? Aside from its high content of omega-3 fatty acids, it is also a good source of Vitamin D as well. Vitamin D has been shown to play a crucial role in lowering the risk of several types of cancer, including breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer. Salmon contains particularly high levels of vitamin D and selenium, which is also associated with prevention of certain types of cancer, including colorectal cancer.

Ingredients and preparations:

Fresh salmon cubes, onions and slices of courgettes or any vegetables you have in fridge. Using your imagination stick in all ingredients together and seasoned with salt and pepper, little bit of thai sweet chili sauce. That’s it! grilled or bake!

Enjoy!!! Great for parties and even everyday meal!

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

Pinangat sa Sampalok (fish in tamarind fruit)


Pinangat sa Sampalok (fish in tamarind fruit) (1024x683)Pinangat(sour dish)…..Using tamarind fruit as the main ingredients in your sour dish would add excellent flavor especially in fish recipes. They said this dish can last upto a week without placing it inside your fridge. That’s why there is a joke for the word”pinangat” which originated from the word “pangat” when you add to another word it will have a different meaning as “pangatlong araw na ulam” meaning everyday food, re-heated and heated until you finish. You probably didn’t get it. As it is very hard to explain in english..hahahaha, back to the recipe. Yes, it can last upto a week because it is mainly compose of sour ingredients such as vinegar and tamarind fruit. A great lunch box idea for picnic for most filipinos. Try it!

Ingredients: serves 2-3 persons

  • 1/2 kg of baby jack mackarel cut in half
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 thumb size ginger sliced
  • 1 medium size onions sliced
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 4 pcs tamarind fruit
  • 2 pcs long green chillies
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup vinegar.

Procedures.

  • In a medium wide saucepan, place and arrange everything and bring to boil for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice and prepare a dipping sauce made of fish sauce and chillies
  • Enjoy!
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