June 29, 2019

Chicken Tinola Recipe


Tinola is one of the famous and easy to cook Filipino dishes. This can be served as an appetizer of part of the main menu. It is commonly made of chicken cooked in broth with papaya and siling labuyo leaves flavored with garlic, ginger, onion and patis or fish sauce.

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Today, there are also other variety of cooking tinola. Some replaces the chicken with pork or fish.

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Papaya can be substituted with sayote or upo.. Instead of siling labuyo leaves, malunggay is used.

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To make the dish more appetizing, a dash of turmeric powder is added to give more color.

Tinolang Manok

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 kilo chicken
  • 1 pc medium papaya, peeled and sliced into wedges
  • 1/2 cup malunggay leaves
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/ 4 cup patis (fish sauce)
  • dash of ground pepper
  • oil for sauteing
  • 2-3 pcs siling haba, optional
Direction
  1. Saute onion, garlic, ginger.
  2. Add chicken, ground pepper, and fish sauce.
  3. Continue sauteing until chicken turned light brown.
  4. Pour in 6 cups of water and add turmeric powder.
  5. Bring to boil and add papaya wedges.
  6. Simmer until papaya is cooked.
  7. Add siling haba and malunggay leaves.
  8. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
Serving Size: 3-4 
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June 15, 2019

Okoy Recipe


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This simple recipe will definitely helps parents, like us, to make their picky eater kids eat vegetable without a hassle.

You don't need special ingredients or method in cooking. Just chop and mix the ingredients, then fry.

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Okoy or ukoy is a Filipino dish consists of different vegetables. The most known variety of okoy is made from squash. Other vegetables like green papaya, carrots, sweet potato or togue (mung bean sprouts) can be also use as the main ingredient.

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This crispy, fried fritters is best paired with spiced vinegar and can be served as merienda or even main course.

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Here's an easy recipe of Okoy.

Okoy

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups julienned squash
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 medium-sized onion, minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup celery, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup dried shrimp or hibi, optional
  • Spiced vinegar for dip


Direction:

  1. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients well except for the spiced vinegar.
  2. Heat oil in a pan.
  3. Put about 1/4 cup of mixture and flatten.
  4. Fry until both sides turn golden brown.
  5. Serve while hot with spiced vinegar.
Serving size: 2-3

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    June 11, 2019

    Spicy Tuyo Sardines Recipe


    Tuyo or salted, dried fish in the Philippines (also known as stockfish in some countries) is used to be considered as a poor man's food because of its cheap price. However, this thinking has been removed over the years because more people of different social status are loving and enjoying it. Especially now that different recipes involving tuyo are being created.

    One of those tuyo recipes is the Spicy Tuyo Sardines.

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    I have been meaning to make tuyo gourmet but since I don't have enough tuyo, I just made spicy tuyo sardines.


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    I think the only difference from tuyo gourmet is that this spicy tuyo sardines has whole fried tuyo instead of stripped.
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    So without further ado, here's an easy recipe of spicy tuto sardines.

    Spicy Tuyo Sardines

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    Ingredients:
    • 10 pieces tuyo, fried
    • 1 cup corn oil
    • 1/4 cup vinegar
    • 1 small carrots, sliced
    • 2 pcs bayleaf
    • 2 pcs garlic gloves
    • 1 tsp black peppercorn
    • pinch of salt
    • 1 tsp chili oil

    Directions:
    1. In a pan, combine together corn oil, vinegar, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorn, garlic and salt.
    2. Gently simmer for 15 minutes.
    3. Add the carrots and chile oil.
    4. Set aside then let it cool.
    5. You may remove the scales and heads of the tuyo then put it inside a dry bottle.
    6. Pour the corn oil mixture until the brim of the bottle and cover.
    7. Serve with rice.
    Serving size: 2-3
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    June 8, 2019

    Airfried Chicken with Mushroom Gravy Recipe


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    Frying is one of the easiest way to cook chicken. This is good for kids baon for school. But cooking chicken the same way over and over, magsasawa din ang mga bata and even working parents that prepare their own food for lunch.

    Also, frequent eating fried chicken is not good for health.

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    A simple twist on fried chicken can make a great difference.

    Instead of deep frying, why not try air-fried chicken using Philips Air Fryer. Another twist is making mushroom gravy rather than pairing it with catsup or any dip.

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    Airfried Chicken with Mushroom Gravy

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    Ingredients:

    • 1 kilo chicken, air fried, set aside
    • 1 medium-sized onion, minced
    • 1 tbsp butter
    • 1 tbsp cooking oil
    • 1 tbsp flour
    • 1 cup button mushroom, sliced
    • 1 tsp soy sauce
    • 1 cup chicken broth
    • 1 pc laurel leaf, crushed
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Directions:

    1. Saute onion in butter and  cooking oil until translucent.
    2. Add flour and mix until paste consistency.
    3. Pour in chicken broth, mushrooms, soy sauce, and laurel leaf.
    4. Bring to boil with string continuously.
    5. Simmer until gravy thickens.
    6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
    7. Drop air fried chicken and simmer for about 2-3 minutes.
    8. Serve with hot rice.
    Serving size: 5-6
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    June 6, 2019

    Ginisang Pechay Recipe


    Thinking and preparing meals every day? Here is another simple and easy home cooked meal - Ginisang Pechay.

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    This recipe is good for vegetarian since meat has been replaced with tofu or tokwa.

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    Here's an easy recipe of ginisang pechay you can cook for less than 30 minutes.

    Ginisang Pechay

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    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 kilo pechay, chopped
    • 5 pcs. tokwa, fried and cut into dice.
    • 2 pcs. tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 medium-sized onion, minced
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • oil for sauteing
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Directions:

    1. Saute onion, garlic and tomatoes.
    2. Add pechay and 1/4 cup of water.
    3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
    4. Bring to boil and simmer until the pechay is cooked.
    5. Add fried tokwa and simmer for another minute. 
    Serving size: 3-4
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