Thursday, November 8, 2012

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Korean Influence

Let's Go Korean!!! :)

Yes, I admit that Korea now had a big influence to me, "Korean Wave" they say. Remember that I started my blog in 2009 because I wanted to document my cross-stitch project for a Korean actor named Bae Yong Joon he is known for the Korean drama series Winter Sonata. 

First, comes the Korean drama series...then movies...then I found my self trying to learn basic Korean greetings, and then the Hangeul Alphabet. hahaha Then comes the interest to Korean Cuisine. It started when I'm watching a period drama and saw all those colorful dishes that is being served to the King. I wonder how they can finish all those food. :) 

And the taste... how it taste like?

One time, I invited my friends to try Korean food. My first Korean food experience was in 2010 at Ye Dang Restaurant located in Meralco Avenue Ortigas Center Pasig,City Philippines. It was a good and pleasant experience, to the point that my friends encourage me that I can also  cook Korean dishes. :)

Since then, I'm being ask by my friends to accompany them in discovering Korean Cuisine. I remember last year, we spent the whole day by visiting the "Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines" located at 2F Mancor Building 32nd Street. Bonifacio Global City, Taguig to check if there will still be a slot for the Korean dialect class. hahaha Then after that we dine in Ye Dang Restaurant.

Our photos inside KCC




At Ye Dang Restaurant



Looking back, l started my Korean dish adventure last February 2010. Here are some of the Korean dishes that I had tried preparing for my family and friends. But of course with the help  of magic cook book and some were search online. Thank you Google. lol ;)

"Bibimbap" (Rice bowl with beef,mixed vegetables and hot bean paste)
"Japchae" (Stir-fried Glass Noodles)
"Bolgogi" (Korean Beef Barbecue) with dipping Sauce
"Ohjinguh bokkeum" (Korean Stir-fried Squid)
Seasoned Spinach
Seasoned Bean Sprouts

Maybe my next post will be Korean Food...right? ;)
Right now visiting Korea is on top of my wish list too. Need to save some money huh? :) :) :)


Enjoy!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Creamy Pesto Alfredo Pasta


Just a craving for a Pesto Pasta that I'm eating during my lunch brake at the office. Since I'm in a long week vacation because its Holy Week... I just wanted to satisfy my cravings...so I goggle for the ingredients and directions on how to prepare...then cook it! :) :) :)

This is now my version of Creamy Pasta Alfredo...since its Good Friday, as a Catholic we practice not eating meat during this season...so instead of using ham or prosciutto, I used tuna flakes. :)

Creamy Pesto Alfredo Pasta

INGREDIENTS:

500g penne pasta
2 tbls butter
1 can tuna flakes
1 can shitake mushroom
2 tbls butter
2 gloves garlic, minced
2 tbls flour
3/4 cup milk 
3/4 cup chicken stock
1/3 cup grated cheese
salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

- Cook the penne pasta.
- In a pan, saute the mushroom, garlic ans tuna in butter. Remove from pan after 5 mins. Set aside.
- Put the second batch of butter in the pan, add the flour and cook for 1 minute while stirring constantly.
- Add the stock and milk. Cook while stirring continuously until the sauce thickens.
-Then add the mushrooms, tuna and cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted. Then add the pesto, salt and pepper.
- Add the creamy sauce onto the pasta and serve.

Enjoy!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Beef and Bacon Cheese Burger


Due to my cravings of Wendy's Bacon and Mushroom Melt burger. :p
I decided to make a home made burger for dinner. 
Upon checking our kitchen for ingredients...( thank God I still have some supplies). I prepared the burger that I was craving for... (Home made nga lang. hahaha ) 


Now, I'm sharing with you guys my version of home made Beef and Bacon Cheese Burger.



Beef and Bacon Cheese Burger


INGREDIENTS:


Burger buns
Beef patties, fried 
Bacon strips, fried
Cheese, slices
Lettuce
1 medium size tomatoes
1 white onion, slice in ring shapes
1 pc. cucumber
1 tbsp. Mayonnaise 
1 tbsp. Ketchup (Optional)




PROCEDURES:


- Wash the lettuce,tomatoes,cucumber and onion. Slice the tomatoes,onion and cucumber into ring shapes. Then cut the lettuce into bite size. Set aside.


- In the frying pan, heat cooking oil and fry the beef patty and bacon strips.


- Saute the onion for a minute and set aside.


- Wipe the burger buns with mayonnaise and assemble the lettuce, burger patty, cucumber, tomatoes,onion,cheese, and bacon.




Enjoy!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Baby Potatoes in Olive Oil


Guys, this is yet another borrowed recipe from the sister-in-law of my best friend named Dr. Marie. She invited us over dinner and this dish caught my taste buds. It only has a few ingredients and presto! You have a healthy and nutritious dish.

Dr. Marie is so very kind to share the ingredients and tell me how to prepare it. Thanks so much Ate Marie!  


Baby Potatoes in Olive Oil
INGREDIENTS:


2 pack baby potatoes, wash, slice
parsley, chop
garlic, chop
iodized salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
olive oil




( I used Magic Sarap in substitute to salt and pepper.)



PROCEDURE:


1. Slice and wash the baby potatoes and cook it in a boiling water. While waiting, chop the parsley and garlic.


2. Fry the chop garlic in olive oil.


3. Put the cooked baby potatoes in a serving dish. Rub with salt, pepper and or magic sarap. Add the parsley, cooked garlic and olive oil.


Enjoy! :)



Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet


Another Fish Fillet recipe guys. I love sweet and sour sauce, so I tried to use the Del Monte Sweet and Sour Sauce recipe in different ways. I tried it in meatballs, pork and now in fish fillet with a twist.


For sure you will like it. 


Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet
INGREDIENTS: 


2 pcs. Dory Fish Fillet
salt 
pepper
egg
flour


Sauce:


1 can Del Monte Pineapple Chunks
1 pouch Del Monte Tomato Sauce
3 tbsp Del Monte Banana Ketchup
1 tbsp Del Monte Red Cane Vinegar
6 tbsp sugar
1 cup water
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into julienne
2 tbsp cornstarch, dissolved in 3 tbsp water


PROCEDURE:


1. Clean the fish fillet, removed the extra water. Seasoned with salt and pepper. Cover the fish with flour, shake off the excess. then dip it in the bitten egg, then fry for 5-10 minutes.


2. Combine the tomato sauce, banana ketchup, red cane vinegar, sugar, water.Bring to a boil. Add the remaining ingredients. Wait until the sauce thickens. Pour over the fish fillet. 


Enjoy!



Fish Fillet in Thai Sweet Chili Sauce


A very simple dish that it will surely be a hit, when served to your family and friends. 

Fish Fillet in Thai Chili Sauce. Just want to let you know that this is a borrowed recipe and I give credit to the husband of my childhood best friend who owns the right to this. 
Thank you Mike!

Fish Fillet in Thai Chili Sauce

INGREDIENTS:

2 medium size Fish Fillet ( Cream Dory Fish )
Salt and Pepper
2 Eggs; bitten
Flour
White Onion; thinly slice
Red Bell Pepper*
Green Bell Pepper*
Green Mango*
Ripe Mango*
^Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
*Julienne cut
^you can used any brand you like


PROCEDURE:-Clean the fish fillet, removed the extra water. Seasoned with salt and pepper. Cover the fish with flour, shake off the excess. Then dip it in the bitten egg, then fry for 5-10 minutes.
- While frying the fish, slice the white onion,red & green pepper, green & ripe mango.
- In a serving dish, pour the Thai Chili Sauce then lay the fried fish fillet.
-Then on the top of the fish place the slice onions, bell peppers and ripe mango alternatively.
-Then served either with steamed or fried rice.


Enjoy! 



Steamed Fish Fillet in Light Soy Sauce

Whenever I crave for a Chinese food, one of my favorite is the Steamed Fish.

I tried and challenged myself  to cook this dish. I goggled some recipe and compare it to each other.
It may seem to easy to prepare and the ingredients is so simple but I think, I need to cook this dish more often so that I can improve the sauce in it. Practice makes perfect right? :)

So now, I am sharing with you my first steamed Fish Fillet in light Soy Sauce.

Steamed Fish in Light Soy Sauce
INGREDIENTS:

2 pcs. Fish Fillet ( Cream Dory Fish )
1 1/2 tbsp. of Light Soy Sauce
1 1/2 tbsp. of Rice Wine ( Sake or Mirin can be a substitute )
1 tsp of Sesame Oil
1 tbsp. of Onion leaves; chop; white, green and dark green parts
2 tbsp. of Ginger, finely sliced
Salt and Pepper to taste.

PROCEDURES:

-After cleaning the fish fillet, remove the extra water and rub the ginger in it.
-Place the fish fillet in a steamer or wok, and steamed it for 10 minutes. After 10 mins. removed the excess water. Then seasoned it with salt and pepper. Continue to steamed it over briskly boiling water for 10 more minutes. Then put in a serving dish.
-In a separate pan, heat up the sesame oil. Add the ginger,white,green and dark green onion leaves, light soy sauce and rice wine. Fry for 10 seconds. Pour over the fish.
-Make sure to scatter the ginger and white,green and dark green onion leaves over the fish.
-Serve with steamed rice.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Beef Kaldereta

Beef Kaldereta
Kaldereta (Stew) is a well known dish in the Philippines. It is originally a Spanish adapted dish which is loved by the Filipinos'. Kaldereta is originally  a goat stew with tomato paste and liver spread. Variations of this dish is with goat meat, beef, pork or chicken, and simmered until tender.




INGREDIENTS:
1/4 kg beef round beef, cut into chunks
1 pouch Del Monte Tomato Sauce
2 medium size potatoes, cut into cubes
1 pc laurel
1/2 cup cooked or frozen peas
1 pc each green and red bell peppers, cut into strips
1 can liver spread
salt and pepper to taste


PROCEDURES:
-Saute beef in 1/2 tbsp oil for 10-15 minutes. Add tomato sauce and liver spread for 5 minutes. Add 2 cups water. Cover and simmer until tender.


- Then add potatoes, laurel, salt and pepper. Simmer for another 10 minutes. Add green peas and bell peppers. Simmer until cooked.



Sunday, October 16, 2011

Roasted Chicken stuffed with Bacon

The inspiration behind this recipe is when, I got a chance to watch Nigella Lawson's show Nigella Express.

I remember how she prepared a very simple and quick Roasted Chicken stuffed with Bacon ( I can't remember how she called it then, Sorry.) So since it looks so very easy to prepare and it won't be needing much ingredients I try to cook it with a little twist. :) I repeat, with a little twist huh! :) 

Original recipe would be the following...

1 Whole Chicken
4 Strips of Bacon 
1/4 cup Brandy

...that's it! :) then bake for 45 minutes in 250 C. But since I mention with a twist...here is my version of Roasted Chicken stuffed with Bacon.

Roasted Chicken stuffed with Bacon
INGREDIENTS: 

1 Whole Chicken
4 Strips of Bacon 
1/4 cup Red Wine ( it should be Brandy. I only had Red Wine that time.)
Salt 
Pepper
Rosemary leaves* 
Baby Potatoes*
*optional


PROCEDURE:
Roasted Chicken stuffed with Bacon

Pre-heat the oven in 250 C

Place the chicken in a roasting pan. 

Rub the Chicken with rosemary leaves,salt and pepper then let it rest.

Cook the bacon strips in a small pan until it's crisp. Turn of the hit, then place the bacon inside the chicken cavity.

Pour the red wine in the pan with the bacon fat, then let it bubble for a minute or two.Then pour the mixture to the chicken evenly.

Roast the chicken for 45 minutes in 250 C. After 30 minutes, add the baby potatoes in the roasting pan. 

Continue cooking for 15mins. Rest the Roasted Chicken for 10 mins before carving.