Friday, May 29, 2009

Adobo with a Twist



I cooked again this chicken adobo meal but this time with a twist. The usual ingredients are chicken leg or thigh, vinegar,onions,garlic,salt,pepper and soy sauce. What I added as a twist is rosemary, an extremely pungent leaves used fresh or dried as seasoning for especially meats. It tastes great! Just another cooking trick for a yummy meal like adobo.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tasting Swiss Deli



I like to adventure on some foreign food like this Cervelat that i purchased from a Swiss shop selling delicatessen. Swiss cervelats are made of roughly equal parts of beef, pork, bacon, pork rind and ice, as well as spices, curing salt and cutter additives. Cervelats can be prepared in numerous ways. They can be eaten cooked, boiled, grilled or fried. They are also served cold, either as part of a salad or as a whole with bread and mustard. I fried the sausages and sliced it into bite pieces. There is less salt added and you can savor real meat & spices. Tastes great! Thumbs up for Swiss Deli.:D

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Pork Liempo for the Followers


Crispy Pork Liempo

I have noticed that many followers were interested on my previous post about liempo meal. I have not eaten pork for weeks now and so this lunch I cooked again this crispy pork liempo (belly part). Tenderized pork in spices and deep fried until crispy golden brown. A mouth-watering meal together with freshly cooked rice. Yummylicious!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Adobo Dinner

Adobong Pusit (Squid)
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 kilo squid (white kind)
  • 1 pc. onion, sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. olive or canola oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • leeks for garnishing
Procedure:

Clean and wash the squid then slice into half. In a pan, heat the cooking oil, saute onions and garlic. Add squid, put salt, stir occasionally and simmer for 2 minutes. Add water and let it boil. Add vinegar, pepper and soy sauce.Simmer for 2 minutes. Cooking seafood like squid should not take long time to avoid it becoming rubbery. Garnish with leeks. Serve hot.

Sweet Little Macaroons


Before I went home last night, I dropped by the stall of Goldilocks in a mall. I often buy delicacies here because they are selling quality and tasteful breads and sweets. So I bought these tiny sweet macaroons made of dessicated coconut,butter and milk. We enjoyed eating these little munchies after dinner at home.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sinigang Sunday



The weather was not fine this Sunday because it rained the whole day. So I cooked this Shrimp Sinigang (sour broth), a meal just perfect for lunch at home. Vegetables that I added for this menu include kangkong, raddish, string beans, gabi and eggplant. Some sinigang usually used tamarind (seasoning mix) as soup base but for this menu I tried using calamansi ( for healthy reasons) and the sour broth just tasted great. The combination of shrimps and the vegetables made this meal a healthy kind of cooking.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Let's Chowder

Seafood Chowder

A hearty soup containing fish,shrimps,squid or shellfish blended with spices in a creamy base. Here is the cooking procedure for this meal;

Ingredients:

  • 250 grams assorted seafood meat (shrimps, malasugue(tuna) fish, squid)
  • 2 cups seafood broth
  • 1 pack McCormick seafood chowder seasoning
  • 1 cup fresh milk
How to cook:

In a pot, combine seafood chowder mix with broth and milk using a whisk. Bring to boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Add seafood meat. Simmer for 5 minutes and stir occasionally until soup thickens. Sprinkle with chopped spring onions then serve hot.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Fishy Lunch



Maya-Maya Fish in Sweet Chili Sauce

Slice maya-maya fish (meat part only) and add salt and pepper. Set aside. Heat oil in a pan then fry the fish until crispy brown. For the sauce, saute ginger, onions and garlic in oil. Put cornstarch dissolved in hot water then bring to boil.Add carrot sticks and sweet chili sauce and continue stirring until the sauce thickens. Put the fried fish, simmer for a minute. Garnish with finely chopped leeks. Serve hot.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Nuggets Meal


Have a bite of these Chicken Nuggets---juicy, crunchy chicken meat covered with a delicately crisp, golden breading. Just heat enough oil to submerge nuggets. Deep fry for 3-4 minutes. Stir occssionally. Remove from pan and place on paper towels to drain excess oil. The barbecue sauce comes with a rich, tangy sweet blends for a truly satisfying treat. Best eaten while warm. This is a delighful indulgence worth its weight in gold. Enjoy a nuggets-filled day!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Steak Day



Beef Steak in Onions
I was craving for a meaty day after being suffocated of eating mostly fish menus for the past week. So for this time i had beef steak meal. A choice of young lean beef, sliced thinly and marinated in pepper, salt, lemon juice and sesame oil for 12 hours. This is for the beef to absorbed all the spices and enhanced its flavor. Heat cooking oil in a pan and fry the marinated beef until golden brown. Garnish with caramelized onion rings. A delectable dish to serve with hot rice. Yummy!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Weekend Nilaga

My relatives spent their weekend at home and as usual my role is their "chef".hehehe. Well, i always enjoy cooking and i had this Beef Nilaga in Vegetables for them. Cooking this meal is so simple. You just have to boil the beef until tender (usually 1 hour 30 minutes). The vegetables I added were cabbage, potatoes and gabi (kind of root crop). Seasoned with salt, pepper and fish sauce then garnished with fresh green leeks. Everybody enjoyed eating the hot serving of broth, beef and vegetables after a stressful travel to the city.