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Compiled Recipe – Spicy Curry Noodles

Spicy Curry Noodles

Ingredients:
* 340 grams spaghetti
* 2 tbsp oil
* 1 small red onion, peeled, chopped
* 3 cloves garlic, peeled, chopped
* 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
* 3 tsp red Thai curry paste
* 2 tbsp soy sauce
* ½ cup coconut milk
* ¼ cup basil leaves, chopped
* 1 cup snow peas (sitsaro), halved diagonally
* 2 scallions, cut into ½-inch lengths
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)

Preparations:
1) Bring a pot of water, salted, to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain and keep warm. Set aside.

2) Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan over low heat, heat oil. Sauté onion, garlic and ginger until aromatic. Add curry paste and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer, stirring to mix in curry.

3) Pour in coconut milk and bring to a simmer again. Add cooked pasta, basil and snow peas and toss to mix. Taste (as some curry pastes are salted) and season to taste with salt and ground black pepper.

4) Divide into bowls and top with scallions. Serve while hot.

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Compiled Recipe – Spicy Beef Noodle Soup

Spicy Beef Noodle Soup

Ingredients:
* ½ kilos beef kenchi, whole
* 5 cups water
* 2 teaspoons oil
* 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled, sliced
* 4 cloves garlic, peeled, chopped
* 1 stalk lemongrass, white part only, chopped
* 1 cup button mushrooms, chopped
* 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
* 4 packs instant noodles, seasoning pouches discarded
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)

Preparations:
1) Put beef and water in a pressure cooker. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer, lock lid into place and cook for 1 hour or until tender. Once tender, remove beef from stock and strain liquid to remove the scum. Return beef into the liquid to prevent drying out and set aside until ready to serve.

2) Meanwhile, in a pot over medium high heat, heat oil. Once hot, add ginger, garlic and lemongrass. Cook until fragrant. Add mushrooms and cook until heated through. Stir in chili garlic sauce. Pour in beef stock from the cooked beef. Stir to mix and season with salt and ground pepper to taste. Bring to a boil.

3) Place noodles into the soup and simmer for 3 minutes or until noodles are tender.

4) To serve, ladle soup into bowls, dividing noodles equally among bowls. Slice beef thinly and top each bowl with beef slices. Serve hot.

 

 

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Compiled Recipe – Ginataang Manok at Kalabasa

Ginataang Manok at Kalabasa

Ingredients:
* 600 grams chicken parts, legs and thighs
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* 2 tbsp canola oil
* ½ medium red onion, sliced
* 1 knob ginger, sliced
* 4 cloves garlic, crushed
* ¼ cup leeks, sliced
* 1 tbsp fish sauce
* ¼ cup water
* 1 cup squash or kalabasa, cut into 1-inch cubes
* ¾ cups coconut milk
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* spring onions, chopped (for garnish)

Preparations:
1) Season chicken parts with salt and pepper.

2) Heat oil in pan over medium high heat then sear chicken on all sides until lightly brown. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.

3) Using the same pan, sauté onions, garlic, ginger and leeks. Bring chicken back to the pan then add the kalabasa cubes and fish sauce and simmer for 3 minutes. Pour in the water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and allow to simmer for 8 minutes. Add the coconut milk and simmer for another 5 to 6 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Season to taste.

 

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Compiled Recipe – Pork Tinola

Pork Tinola

Ingredients:
* 2 tbsp canola oil
* 1 small red onion, peeled, quartered
* 1 (1-inch) piece ginger, peeled, cut into sticks
* ½ kilo pork pigue, cubed
* 4 cups water, hugas bigas
* 2 pieces chayote, or green papaya, peeled , cut into wedges
* 1 tbsp patis, or to taste
* 1 cup malunggay leaves
* ground black pepper (to taste)

Preparations:
1) In a medium size pressure cooker over medium heat, heat oil. Sauté onion and ginger until fragrant.

2) Add pork cubes. Lightly brown pork pieces on all sides. Pour in hugas bigas or just enough water to cover 1 inch over the meat. Bring to a boil, then simmer, skimming off scum as it rises to the surface. Cover, then lock lid; simmer 20 minutes or until just tender. Release pressure before opening pot.

3) Add chayote (or papaya).Bring back to a boil, and simmer only until vegetables are tender. Season liquid with patis, to taste. Stir in malunggay leaves just before serving. Serve with steamed rice while hot.

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Compiled Recipe – Peanut Curry

Peanut Curry

Ingredients:
* 2 tbsp canola oil
* 1 medium red onion, peeled, thinly sliced
* 1 tbsp ginger, peeled , grated
* ½ kilo beef (use breakfast steak) , sliced into strips
* 2 tbsp red curry paste
* 1 tbsp muscovado sugar
* 2 tbsp peanut butter
* ½ cup water
* 2 carrots, scrubbed clean, chopped
* ¾ cups coconut milk
* 1 cup green peas, thawed
* 1 can chickpeas (garbanzos), around 400 grams, drained
* steamed rice (to serve)
* cilantro (for garnish)

Preparations:
1) In a large wok over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and ginger and cook until fragrant. Toss in beef, until cooked through, a few seconds. Transfer beef to plate. Set aside.

2) Bring wok back to the heat. Add red curry paste, muscovado sugar, peanut butter and water. Add carrots and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook until almost tender. Remove lid and let sauce reduce.

3) Stir in coconut milk. Toss in green peas and chickpeas. Cook until heated through. Return beef to work and stir. Taste and season with salt and ground black pepper, if needed. Serve with steamed rice.

 

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Compiled Recipe – Beef Pares

Beef Pares

Ingredients:
* 2 tbsp vegetable oil
* 2 cloves garlic, crushed
* 2 tbsp ginger, minced
* 1 medium onion, minced
* 1 kg beef brisket, cut into cubes
* 4 cups water
* ¼ cup soy sauce
* 2 pieces star anise
* ¼ cup white sugar
* 1 piece beef cube
* 1 tsp black pepper
* 3 tbsp green onion, finely chopped
* salt (to taste)

Preparations:
1) In a pot, sauté garlic and ginger until brown. Add the onions and cook until translucent.

2) Stir in the beef and cook for 5 minutes or until meat turns brown.

3) Add water, soy sauce, star anise, sugar, beef cube, pepper, and salt. Cook over low heat until meat is tender then allow beef stew to simmer until the sauce thickens.

4) Garnish with scallions. Serve atop a bowl of hot rice, if preferred.

 

 

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Compiled Recipe – Binagoongan Isda sa Gata

Binagoongan Isda sa Gata

Ingredients:
* 1 kilogram tanigue steaks
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* 1 tbsp ginger, julienned
*  2 tsp leeks, sliced
* 1/3 cup tomatoes, sliced into strips
* 4 tsp shrimp paste (bagoong alamang)
* 1 to 2 pieces green chilies (siling pangsigang)
* ½ cup coconut cream
* ½ cup coconut milk
* ground black pepper (to taste)

Preparations:
1) Season fish steaks with salt and pepper and set aside.

2) Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry fish steaks for 4 to 5 minutes each side or until cooked and nicely brown and set aside to drain on paper towels.

3) Prepare the sauce by heating up oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Sautee garlic, onions, ginger, leeks and tomatoes for 1 minute then add bagoong and sauté for another minute or two. Add the sili, coconut cream and coconut milk and allow to simmer for 1 to 2 minutes, season to taste.

4) Pour sauce over cooked fish. Or, you may also simmer the cooked fish in the sauce for a few minutes, if desired.

 

 

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Compiled Recipe – Stir Fried Shrimp

Stir-Fried Shrimp

Ingredients:
* ½ cup sesame oil, divided
* 1 kilo shrimp, large, de-veined
* 10 cloves garlic, chopped
* 5 (2-inches) ginger, sliced thinly
* ½ cup light soy sauce
* ½ cup white rice wine
* 2 tbsp sugar
* 2 cups thai basil, fresh
* rice or rice noodles (to serve)

Preparations:
1) Heat ¼ cup sesame oil in a large wok. Stir-fry shrimps until they change color and are crisp on the outside, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and ginger, cook for 1 minute.

2) Pour in remaining sesame oil, soy sauce and rice wine. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

3) Stir in sugar then basil. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat. Serve with rice or rice noodles.

 

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Compiled Recipe – Honey Ginger Pork and Chorizo Rice

Honey Ginger Pork and Chorizo Rice

Ingredients:
* 250 grams pork shoulder (kasim) , sliced into strips
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* ½ cup cornstarch , seasoned with salt and pepper
* 2 tbsp canola oil
* 1 small knob ginger, sliced thinly
* 1 tbsp sesame oil
* 1 to 2 tbsp honey
* 1 chinese chorizo, sliced thinly on the diagonal
* ¼ cup white onions
* 1 clove garlic, minced
* 2 cups rice, day-oil
* 2 large eggs, beaten lightly
* parsley, chopped (to garnish)

Preparations:
1) Make the honey-ginger pork: Season pork with salt and pepper. Dredge in seasoned cornstarch.

2) Heat canola oil in a pan over high heat. Fry pork until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on a paper towel lined plate to remove excess oil.

3) In the same pan, sauté ginger with sesame oil for 30 seconds. Add honey and cooked pork; mix well. Remove from heat and keep warm.

4) Make the chorizo fried rice: Render fat from chorizo in a pan over medium heat. Saute onions until translucent. Add garlic and rice; mix well. Add eggs and mix to combine thoroughly. Season with salt.

5) Place rice in bowls, top with pork and garnish with parsley, if desired.

 

 

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Compiled Recipe – Sinigang na Salmon

Sinigang na Salmon

Ingredients:
* 2 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
* 2 medium red onions, chopped
* 3 tbsp garlic, chopped
* 1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
* 3 native tomatoes, chopped
* ½ cup bottled tamarind pulp, or 1 small sachet sinigang na sampaloc mix
* 3 tbsp miso paste
* 500 grams salmon steaks
* 1 medium radish (labanos), sliced
* 5 green finger chilies (siling pang sigang), or to taste
* ½ cup cilantro, chopped, plus extra to garnish
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* fish sauce (to taste)
* 2 bunches mustard seeds (mustasa)

Preparations:
1) Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pot. Sauté onions, garlic and ginger just until fragrant.

2) Add tomatoes and sauté until soft. Add 4 to 5 cups water and simmer. Add remaining ingredients except mustard seeds. Simmer over low heat until fish is cooked, about 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and fish sauce.

3) Once fish is almost cooked, add mustard seeds and cook for about 2 minutes. Top with more cilantro. Serve hot.