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Happy New Year


To all my fellow bloggers and readers, May everyday of the New Year glow with good  cheer and happiness to you and to your family!!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!


Have a quote for you…CHRISTMAS – A time to say things we don’t often say… A time to wish happiness to someone special, Someone who’s thought of so warmly day after day….My whole family would like to greet you a very merry christmas!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy your day and may you feel the blessings of our good Lord God!!!

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Nilasing na Hipon (drunken shrimps)


If Jackie Chan is the “drunken master”, this recipe is the “drunken shrimps”……..It’s a  mix of shrimps and beer!!! It is very similar to halabos na hipon using sprite or 7-up. I mentioned the similarities, so lets talk about the differences. After eating this, you’ll be drunk(just joking). Since beer have an alcoholic content, it enhance the flavour of the shrimps as well as it softened and caramelized its textures…….Did you know that shrimps are good source of vitamin D. And this vitamins helps build strong teeth and bones. Just like other seafoods, shrimp is heavily loaded with omega-3, which is a very potent ally against heart-related diseases along with problems in the cardiovascular system…..

ingredients: serves 4-6 persons

  • 500 grams shrimps
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup beer (any brand)
  • 1 medium white onions diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • salt & pepper
  • chillies (optional)

Procedures:

  • In a wok, heat oil and saute garlic and onions. add in shrimps and seasoned with salt & pepper. pour in beer and let it boil. do not cover. let the alcohol content vaporize.
  • Serve hot!!
  • Serve hot 

 

Pesa (fish stew)


My wife’s favorite cooking method for fish…It’s a fish stew with some vegetables like, tomatoes, ginger, cabbages or bok choy. Simply boil it and that’s it. The proper way of eating this menu is first, get a saucer and place a piece of chilli and fish sauce then smashed the boiled tomatoes. This will serve as your dipping sauce for the fish and vegetables. Everytime my wife cook this, It means, she will have a big DINNER!!!!!……………..Did you know that this fish “Black Snapper” and other fish are good source of Vitamin D, this vitamin is important for metabolizing calcium, which helps maintain bone health.

Ingrdients: good for 2-3 persons

  • I whole fish (I use black snapper) seasoned with 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 whole tomatoes
  • 2 “thumb size like” crushed ginger
  • 1 bunch bok choy or cabbage
  • 1 medium red onions(quartered)
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 cups water

Procedures:

  • Season fish with salt for atleast 3 hours allowing the salt to penetrate ito the fish, set aside
  • In a large sauce pan, Boil water and add peppercorns, onions, ginger and fish sauce. then add fish and boil for 10 minutes or until fish is cook, drop in bok choy and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Serve hot.
  • Smash tomaotes in a saucer and add chillies and fish sauce, this will serve as your dipping sauce.
  • Enjoy!!!

 

Chicken Laksa with egg noodles


laksa….To be honest, I just watched this on television with the famous show “master Chef”, They are featuring Malaysian and Thai cuisines. Since I have all the ingredients on my fridge, the following day, since we have a visitor coming, I cooked it us our dinner. It’s very tasty meal savouring lots of spices such as ginger, chilli peppers, garlic, onions, coriander, curry, turmeric and more… . Delicious!!!…..  Did you know that turmeric is well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties, It is a natural wonder and proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions and can prevent breast cancer, leukemia,  wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin and many more…..

Ingredients: good for 4-6 persons

in a mortar and pestle: grind the following

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 shallots
  • 1 red chillies
  • 1 green chillies
  • 3 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2 stems lemon grass
  • 2 tbsp shrimp paste
  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts

Other ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 whole chicken cut in serving portion
  • 200 gms egg noodles
  • 3 stems coriander
  • 1 medium carrots cut in serving size
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream

Procedures:

  • In a wok,  heat oil and saute laksa mix, saute well.
  • in a separate pan, heat oil and stir fry chicken until golden brown seasoned with salt & pepper
  • combine chicken to wok of laksa and add in coconut cream, carrots and water. cook for 10 minutes
  • add in egg noodles and cook for another 2 minutes
  • serve hot with chopped coriander on top.

Palabok


Palabok….Preparing this dish takes me a lots of patience, It took me almost one hour to finish it. But after that, as they say; “pag may tiyaga, may nilaga”…the hardworks really pay off. This are many versions of cooking palabok, but my one is from my wife’s grand mother’s cooking style and technique. Its loaded with seafoods….. Did you know that Seafood is an excellent source of many important minerals, including iodine, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. It is also rich in many vitamins, especially the B group. Eating seafoods two or three times a week can help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Ingredients: makes one round tray

Caldo:

  •  2 tbsp oil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 medium onions chopped
  • 1/2 liter shrimp broth (from your boiled peeled shrimp)
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup bread crunmbs
  • 1 tbsp powder achuete for coloring

Noodles:

  • 500 gms palabok noodles – cooked and drain

Toppings:

  • ½ cup tinapa flakes (smoked fish)
  • ½ cup chicharon (pounded)
  • 3 hard boiled eggs,sliced
  • 1 cup cooked shrimps (boiled and save broth)
  • 3 tbsp fried garlic
  • 2 pieces lemon, sliced (or 6 to 8 pieces calamansi)
  • 1 cup boiled julliene cabbage
  • 1 cup squid adobo (see link how to cook adobo)

* chillies are optional

Procedures:

  • in a round serving tray, plce cooked noodles.. the topped with caldo sauce.(or you can assemble in plate individually)
  • Using your creative imagination, topped the following ingredients.
  • Enjoy!!!!!

Beef Goulash – Hungarian Style


Beef goulash… It is a stew of beef and vegetables. A meal that is very similar to our pinoy beef kaldereta.. It has a little difference in herbs & spices and wine. It is a dish mainly seasoned with lots of paprika…whew..spicy again..I love spicy very much..as I said to my previous blog…the more spicy, the more healthy….

Did you know that beef is rich in phosphorous and iron. Phosphorous is necessary for strong teeth and bones and Iron helps carry oxygen in the blood, to all cells and muscles and prevents fatigue…

Ingredients (serves 5-6 persons) prep time is 10 minutes / cooking time is 2 hours

  • tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 med onion
  • 1 kl chopped beef brisket (bite size)
  • 1 potato
  • 1 can baby corns
  • 1 can tomato sauce (peeled tomatoes)
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1/4 cup redwine
  • salt & pepper to taste

procedures:

  • in a separate pan, boil beef in 2 cups of water for 30 minutes or half tender, seasoned with salt & pepper. drain and save the beef stock.
  • in a large sauce pan, heat olive oil and saute garlic & onion. add in beef , stir fry for about 5 minutes. add in paprika, caraway seeds, tomato paste, tomato sauce & red wine. add in beef stock. Bring to boil. add in veggies. slow cook for about 30-45 minutes until beef is tender, stir every 5 minutes. ..serve hot or over rice…. 

Beef Goulash – Hungarian Stlye


Beef goulash… It is a stew of beef and vegetables. A meal that is very similar to our pinoy beef kaldereta.. It has a little difference in herbs & spices and wine. It is a dish mainly seasoned with lots of paprika…whew..spicy again..I love spicy very much..as I said to my previous blog…the more spicy, the more healthy….

Did you know that beef is rich in phosphorous and iron. Phosphorous is necessary for strong teeth and bones and Iron helps carry oxygen in the blood, to all cells and muscles and prevents fatigue…

Ingredients (serves 5-6 persons) prep time is 10 minutes / cooking time is 2 hours

  • tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 med onion
  • 1 kl chopped beef brisket (bite size)
  • 1 potato
  • 1 can baby corns
  • 1 can tomato sauce (peeled tomatoes)
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1/4 cup redwine
  • salt & pepper to taste

procedures:

  • in a separate pan, boil beef in 2 cups of water for 30 minutes or half tender, seasoned with salt & pepper. drain and save the beef stock.
  • in a large sauce pan, heat olive oil and saute garlic & onion. add in beef , stir fry for about 5 minutes. add in paprika, caraway seeds, tomato paste, tomato sauce & red wine. add in beef stock. Bring to boil. add in veggies. slow cook for about 30-45 minutes until beef is tender, stir every 5 minutes. ..serve hot or over rice…. 

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