Monday, December 11, 2006

Pizza Night

A crunchy crust, lotsa pepperoni, some sliced ham, minced garlic, chopped onions, grated cheese, chopped bell peppers and homemade pizza sauce equals - Pizza Night!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Asparagus Omelette

Basically the same as the Asparagus in butter and garlic except that i added some dried basil leaves and eggs. A little twist and you have a new delicious dish.

Choco Walnut Cake

Baking a cake was the furthest thing in my mind after a cheesecake disaster i had a few years ago. A recipe posted by Connie of Pinoycook kinda gave me hope and had me looking for the ingredients yesterday. The result -- good....but can be improved on. I think i should change the kind of chocolate i used.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Chicken Salpicao

This was taken from the Magnolia fillets cuts recipe flyer. I just adjusted for twice the amount of chicken. Delicious and definitely doing it again!

Marinade the chicken in seasoning, worcestershire sauce and hot sauce for about 10 minutes. Saute some sliced garlic in butter then set aside. Drain the chicken, saute some minced garlic in butter, add the chicken. When cooked, add the marinade and mix till cooked. Add the toasted garlic.

Pinaputok na Tilapia

This was the companion of the Inihaw na Liempo. I was really in a grilling mood. To do this, you need to clean the fish, make a few slits on the side, add salt and pepper, then stuff the belly with, onions, tomatoes and coriander. Wrap it in banana leaves and grill till done! Great with soy sauce, pepper, calamansi as dipping sauce.

Inihaw na Liempo

Surprised my wife with this a few nights ago. She was just thinking of buying some. There are so many marinades for Inihaw na Liempo. Some common ones are - soy sauce, oyster sauce, garlic and pepper or soy sauce, ketchup, 7-up or vinegar, garlic and pepper. Different marinades, so many choices. You could also keep it simple and just add salt and pepper and let the natural flavors of the pork do the rest. For this dish, i used worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, garlic and pepper. I cooked the pork in the marinade first for a few minutes before putting it on the grill. If you want this to be spicy, just add your choice of chili peppers or chili sauce to the marinade.

Steamed Asparagus in Butter and Garlic

Very simple delicious dish of steamed asparagus that is quickly fried in butter with garlic.

Wash the asparagus and steam till tender. Season with salt and cracked black pepper.

In a pan, saute some garlic in butter. Add the steamed asparagus and mix for about a minute.

That's it!

Coconut Prawns

At first my wife didn't like the idea of dessicated coconuts and prawns. That changed quickly after the first bite. :)

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Steamed Soy Lapu-Lapu

Another dish from my Mom's birthday. We had a seafood party. Rub the fish with salt, let it stay for a while and rinse. Steam the Lapu-Lapu until cooked. For the sauce, just mix oyster sauce, soy sauce, some water, sugar, ginger, a small onion, onion leeks, chives leaves, minced garlic and sesame oil and cook it for a while. Pour over the steamed Lapu-Lapu. Simple and yummy.

Chili Garlic Crab

I did this for my Mom's birthday. This is something she's been craving for a long time.

Cheddar Cheese Soup

I just love cheese!
Too bad it was too rich for my baby daughter.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Ginataang Kalabasa

This has to be one of my favortie vegetable dishes. I never imagined one day i'd admit to such a thing. :)


Bistek or Filipino Beef Steak. Fairly common dish among Filipino households and surely one of the favorites. The only thing different i do, is i use sukiyaki cuts for this.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Kailan Leaves in Oyster Sauce

Kalian leaves with oyster sauce mixed with crabsticks. Blanch the leaves and set aside. Saute some minced garlic and chopped onions, stir in your favorite oyster sauce, add the crabsticks, then the Kailan leaves.

Kung Pao Chicken

Found this recipe for Kung Pao chicken. It turned out well but i think there is still room for improvement.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Kangkong Leaves in Teriyaki Sauce

Blanched kangkong leaves mixed with teriyaki sauce, carrots, tofu, fish tofu and lobster balls.

Osso Buco

I wanted to plate this but everyone was just hungry that i only had time to take 2 photos. I finished cooking at 9 in the evening.

It's been a while since i've posted here and thanks to some informative food blogs, i was able to finally cook Osso Buco.

Thanks Marketman!