"Filipino food is a fusion of different flavours which evolves through various influences like Spanish, American, Chinese and other Asian countries. As we adapted and concocted these dishes it has created diverse flavours that are uniquely Filipino seasoned and spiced by our rich culture".

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Filipino Pork Asado

Easy Pork Asado
This Pork Asado recipe is a simple one. This is a version that does not require you to cook a big cut of pork then to be sliced when serving. This recipe uses cubed pork, but still has the delicious the sweet and salty flavor of asado.

Ingredients:

1 kilo pork, cubes
2 potatoes, sliced
1 carrot, sliced
1/8 cup soy sauce
3 tbsp atsuete oil
2 pcs star anise
ground pepper, to taste
salt, to taste
2 tbsp sugar
3 cloves garlic,minced
1 onion, chopped
oil, for frying the potatoes and carrots
1 cup water

marinade:
1/8 cup soysauce
4 tbsp calamansi juice

How to prepare:
> Marinate pork cubes in soysauce and calamansi juice mixture for about 15-30 minutes.
> Heat oil in a pan, fry the potatoes and carrots. Set aside.
> Heat atsuete oil in a pan, then saute onions and garlic.
> Add in pork cubes (Do not include the marinate).  Stir and let brown.
> Add soysauce, sugar, star anise, water. Let cook for about 30 minutes, or until the pork is tender.
> Season with salt and ground pepper, to taste.
> Once the meat is cooked and tender, add the potatoes and carrots.
> Serve and garnish with chopped onions (optional).
> This is perfect with hot steamed rice.

Enjoy!
And Happy weekend!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Seafood Sinigang (Fish & Prawns)



Mixed Seafood Sinigang 

If there's one soup dish a Filipino loves, it will always be Sinigang - sour and steaming hot!
This time let's devour on this very tasty, mixed seafood soupy sour dish.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo fish fillet (malasugi, tangigue, maya-maya or any preferred fish na malaman )
1/4 sugpo (prawns)
bunch of kangkong
1 pc med. sized labanos, thinly sliced
3 pcs siling haba
2 pcs tomatoes, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 thumbsized ginger,crushed
about 20 grams of sinigang mix powder
3 cups of water , or you may use hugas bigas if available

How to prepare:
> Let the water boil in a pot. Add the tomatoes, labanos, ginger,  and onions . After about 2 minutes add the fish , sili and the sinigang mix powder. Let cook for about 3 minutes, add prawns. Cook for another 2 minutes. Add Kangkong. Turn off the heat. Serve and enjoy with rice!

Mixed Seafood Sinigang - Fish and Prawns


For other sinigang recipes:  Beef Sinigang, Pork Sinigang , Fish Sinigang


Friday, January 03, 2014

Lechon Paksiw

Lechon Paksiw


If you have left over lechon from media noche like I did, what else would you think you will do with it?
Well, top answer would be Lechon Paksiw!  Ahmm, just so you know, I just bought a kilo of lechon baboy for new year's feast and not the whole roasted pig :)

See that crispy lechon skin? Yum!!!
I want a thick and saucy Lechon Paksiw...
 Bring out your pot, put in together the chopped lechon, add about 1/4 cup of vinegar (more or less as desired), a bottle of Sarsa ni Mang Tomas, bay leaves , chopped onions and garlic, salt and black pepper (to taste), a little sugar, and about a cup of water. Bring to boil, and cook for about 10-15 mins over medium low heat. And so Lechon Paksiw it is!

Have a happy and delicious new year ahead!!! Cheers to 2014!

This post is linked to :  eRecipecards ,  Food Trip FridayFood Friday






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