Compiled Recipe – Pork Dumplings in Garlic-Cilantro Sauce

Pork Dumplings in Garlic-Cilantro Sauce

* 15 pieces frozen pork dumplings
* 15 pieces frozen pork siomai
* 3 tbsp olive oil
* 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
* ½ cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
* 2 tbsp calamansi juice
* 1 tbsp chicken stock
* 2 tbsp chili garlic sauce

1) Bring steamer to a simmer according to manufacturer’s instructions. Add dimsum. Steam for 10 minutes or until dimsum are cooked through.

2) Heat oil, meanwhile, over low heat in a small saucepan. Add garlic and gently heat until softened. Do not brown. Remove from heat and transfer to a small bowl. Set aside to cool slightly.

3) Stir the softened garlic with the remaining sauce ingredients: cilantro, calamansi juice, stock and chili garlic sauce.

4) Serve dimsum immediately with sauce drizzled over top.



Compiled Recipe – Chili Garlic Adobo

Chili-Garlic Adobo

* 2 tbsp canola oil
* 2 cloves garlic, peeled, finely chopped
* 1 kilogram pork pigue, cubed
* ½ cup soy sauce
* ¼ cup vinegar
* 5 cloves garlic, peeled, lightly smashed
* 3 cups chickpea water, or as needed
* 1 ½ tbsp chili-garlic sauce
* black pepper (to taste)

1) In a medium size  pressure cooker over medium heat, heat oil. Add garlic and sauté only until fragrant.

2) Add pork cubes, soy sauce, vinegar, smashed garlic and just enough water to cover. Season with ground black pepper to taste. Bring to a boil. Remove scum that rises to the surface. Cover, then lock lid. Simmer for 20 minutes or until pork is just tender, taking care to release the pressure of pot before opening.

3) Once pork is just tender, add chili-garlic sauce, then bring to a simmer without a lid. Simmer until liquid is reduced into a sauce. Serve with steamed rice and snow peas.



Compiled Recipe – Chicken Pasta

Chicken Pasta

* 3 tbsp vegetable oil
* 1 cup red onions, chopped
* 1 tbsp garlic, chopped
* 1 tbsp sesame oil
* ½ cup Hoisin sauce
* ¼ cup chili garlic sauce
* ½ cup chicken stock
* 1 ¾-kilo portion leftover roast chicken, cubed
* 250 grams pasta noodles, cooked according to package directions
* ½ cup chives, sliced
* ½ cup chives, sliced (for garnish)
* ¼ cup roasted whole peanuts

1) Heat vegetable oil in a pot. Sauté red onions until translucent. Add garlic and sauté until browned. Add sesame oil, hoisin sauce, chili garlic sauce and chicken stock. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.

2) Add leftover roast chicken, pasta noodles and chives. Toss until noodles are evenly coated with sauce. Garnish with sliced chives and roasted whole peanuts.