Enseladang Mangga

Yipee it is MANGO season once again! Mango is generally sweet when ripe and deliciously sour when unripe. Unripe mangoes are usually pickled, cooked for sour broth, and eaten by itself as an appetizer or side dish with a fish paste (bagoong) or shrimp paste (alamang). Green mangoes can also be eaten with salt, chili or soy sauce, for those who are not used to bagoong and alamang. Mangoes are high in prebiotic fiber, vitamin C and vitamin A. It also has folate, B vitamins and many more. No wonder mangoes are loved so much by everyone. I am so much grateful to be ina tropical land where mangoes are beautifully abundant! My most favorite native green mango side dish recipe is ENSELADANG MANGGA or GREEN MANGO SALAD. It is just a combination of chopped onions, green mango, tomatoes and shrimp paste or alamang. For best ENSELADANG MANGGA, you have to use a shrimp paste or alamang from PANGASINAN, where best alamang is...

Sweet Chicken Adobo with Fried Potatoes Feb07

Sweet Chicken Adobo with Fried Potatoes...

ADOBO is a FILIPINO classic dish. A mastered dish of every moms and a weakness of every dads in Philippine Islands. A truly easy and flexible dish that only requires a perfect combination of salty, sour and sweet taste. A hundred ways to cook ADOBO still to try, but just don’t forget the secret ingredient which is the Bay Leaves or Laurel Leaves. I made a SWEET CHICKEN ADOBO WITH FRIED POTATOES to make it more kid-friendly taste. I separately fried the potatoes to make a change. I ate this dish with the fried potatoes on the side instead of rice. And it was great pair, pouring the sweet Adobo sauce on fried potatoes, YUMMY! You may also try ADOBONG BABOY or ADOBONG PUSIT. SWEET CHICKEN ADOBO with FRIED POTATOES 1 kilo chicken cut-up 1/2 cup light soy sauce 3 tbsp. cooking oil 7 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 2 medium onions, peeled and quartered 10 black peppercorns 4-5 laurel or bay leaves 1 cup water 1/4 cup vinegar 1/2 cup brown sugar 5 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced into bite-sizes cooking oil Season potatoes with salt. Heat oil in a pan. Fry potatoes until cooked and tender. Drain excess oil and set aside. Combine the first eight ingredients in a covered pot large enough to hold the chicken in one layer. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, about 30-40 minutes, turning once or twice, until chicken is cooked through. Season with vinegar and brown sugar. You can adjust the flavor with adding water, soy sauce, vinegar or sugar. Serve your SWEET CHICKEN ADOBO with fried potatoes on the side or steamed white...

Ginisang Kalabasa with Sayote Tops Feb01

Ginisang Kalabasa with Sayote Tops...

Another Pinoy healthy vegetable dish, GINISANG KALABASA WITH SAYOTE TOPS. Kalabasa or Squash is a common vegetable ingredient for Pinakbet. But this time, kalabasa will be the star in our lunch. GINISANG KALABASA with SAYOTE TOPS 1/4 kilo pork, sliced 1/2 kilo squash or kalabasa, peeled, seeded and sliced bunch of sayote leaves cooking oil garlic, peeled and crushed onion, peeled and sliced salt fish sauce or patis Boil sliced pork in 2 cups water, season with salt, covered, about 10 minutes. Separate cooked meat from broth. In a separate pan, heat oil. Saute garlic, about a minute. Then add onions, saute until transluscent, about a minute also. Add boiled meat, saute until they turned light brown. Add sliced squash, stirring occassionaly, about 5 minutes. Then add the remaining pork broth. Season with fish sauce and a little salt. When squash slices are tender, drop sayote leaves. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Serve while hot with steaming white rice. Best with FRIED...

Ginisang Upo Jan27

Ginisang Upo

GINISANG UPO is a Filipino dish that is very quick and easy to cook but requires a lot of time in its preparation. Peeling and slicing the UPO or WHITE SQUASH or BOTTLE GOURD is the tedious part. It is exciting though, specially if you are cooking for the people that you love. GINISANG UPO is a simple and inexpensive dish, usually served during lunch and dinner. Some cook it with a can of sardines, and it is as good as with pork. UPO is low in fat and cholesterol, but has a high amount of fiber. It has 96 percent water, that is why you don’t have to add much water when cooking it. UPO also is rich iron and contains vitamin C and B complex. It is I guess a vegetable sent from heaven specially if you want to save money but still want to serve a good dish for your family. GINISANG UPO 1 large UPO – peeled and sliced into small pieces 1/4 kilo pork, sliced into small pieces also 100 grams medium shrimps, peeled and heads removed (optional) 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced 3 medium red tomatoes water 2 tbsp. fish sauce or patis salt In a skillet, heat oil and brown pork, about 7-10 minutes. Place browned pork in a bowl. In same skillet, saute garlic until light brown, about a minute. Add onions, cook until aromatic and transluscent. Then add tomatoes, cook until they are soft. Add shrimps and browned pork. Saute for about 3-5 minutes. Then, add the sliced UPO, stirring constantly, cook for 5-10 minutes. Now add a little water. You will notice the dish becomes more watery as it is cooked. Let it simmer until cooked, about...

Pork Afritada with Pineapples...

PORK AFRITADA WITH PINEAPPLES – Cubed pork, potatoes, tomato sauce and pineapple chunks come together in this wonderful dish to make an easy weekend family meal. Everything is cooked slowly to perfection, pork is tender, the sauce is thick, the vegetables are right and crisp, creating a sweet, fresh and vibrant flavor in the dish. You may replace the pork with chicken, or you can do pork and chicken together. I was sick for almost a week. It was so hard doing things around the house specially taking care of my sons, Colby and Caleb. I am just always thankful, I get to recover fast. Today, Royce got fever, and a lot more difficult now that he is sick because I am to do things for the business. But I am a superwoman. Every mom has to. And despite of the busy day, I wanted to make something nice on a blue and sickly day. I cooked this PORK AFRITADA WITH PINEAPPLES. Royce loves meat and kids love potatoes and something sweet. It is a best combination of meat and vegetables in just a bowl. By the way, I will be baking 24 loaves of banana bread later. My sister from Baguio City ordered for her to sell to her officemates. My Banana Breads had always been a click. And I am glad I get to create some money from it. PORK AFRITADA WITH PINEAPPLES (BRAISED PORK IN TOMATO SAUCE) 1 kilo pork, cubed 3 tbsp. cooking oil 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 2 medium onions, peeled and sliced 1 1/2 cup tomato sauce 1 cup pineapple chunks 1 cup pineapple juice 5 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered 1 medium red bell pepper, seeds removed and sliced 1 medium green bell pepper, seeds...

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