Compiled Recipe – Pastelon (Beef and Sweet Plantain Lasagna)

Pastelon (Beef and Sweet Plantain Lasagna)

* 2 to 3 tbsp canola oil
* 10 small saba bananas, sliced lengthwise into ¼-inch thick pieces
* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 1 ½ tbsp garlic longganisa, plus extra chopped parsley to garnish
* 2 tbsp white onions, chopped
* 1/3 cup red tomatoes, native, chopped
* 1 bay leaf
* 1 ½ tsp tomato paste
* 400 grams ground beef
* 2 tsp vinegar
* ½ cup tomato sauce
* 2 tbsp black olives, chopped (optional)
* 1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* 1 tbsp butter, softened
* 2 medium eggs
* ¼ cup milk
* ½ cup cottage cheese
* ¾ cup mozzarella cheese, grated
* parsley, chopped (to garnish)

1) Heat canola oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry bananas until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.

2) Heat olive oil in another pan over medium heat. Sauté garlic, onions, tomatoes and bay leaf for 1 minute. Add tomato paste and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Add ground beef and saute until browned, about 5 to 6 minutes.

3) Add vinegar and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Add tomato sauce and black olives. Simmer until beef is tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add fresh oregano. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside to cool completely.

4) Pre-heat oven to 360°F.

5) Spread butter on a 7×11 inch baking dish. Arrange bananas on the bottom, making one layer, then top with beef mixture, making another layer. Continue layering with bananas and beef mixture, ending with beef.

6) Whisk eggs and milk in a bowl; pour over beef and bananas. Top with cottage cheese and mozzarella. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer dish to the top rack of the oven during the last 1 to 2 minutes to brown the top. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve hot.


Compiled Recipe – Rolled Pork Tenderloin with Longganisa

Rolled Pork Tenderloin with Longganisa

* 2 tsp canola oil
* 100 grams longganisa (use Cebu-style, casings removed)
* 1 tsp garlic, chopped
* 1 tbsp white onions, chopped
* ½ tsp fresh thyme, chopped
* 2 tsp butter
* 2 tsp olive oil
* ½ cup cooked spinach, chopped
* 3 tsp roasted cashews, chopped
* salt
* pepper
* 400 grams pork (use whole pork tenderloin , butterflied)
* 1 tsp dried rosemary
* ½ tsp dried oregano
* ½ tsp dried thyme
* 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
* 1 tsp garlic, chopped
* ½ cup kesong puti, chopped
* salt
* pepper
* 1 tbsp butter

1) Make the sautéed longganisa: Heat oil in a small pan. Sauté longganisa, garlic and onions for 3 to 5 minutes or until meat is cooked. Add thyme and mix. Set aside.

2) Make the buttered spinach: Melt butter and heat oil in a pan. Sauté spinach and cashews for 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

3) Pound butterflied pork with a  meat mallet to flatten and even out.

4) Combine herbs and 1 tablespoon olive oil; rub mixture all over meat, reserving some for the outside of the roll. Sprinkle garlic on top of butterflied pork. Spread kesong puti on top of garlic, leaving a border around the edges. Place spinach mixture on the center in a cylindrical shape, then place longganisa mixture on top of spinach. Carefully roll meat to enclose the stuffing. Truss pork roll with kitchen twine. Rub the outside with reserved herb mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

5) Pre-heat oven to 360˚F.

6) Heat remaining oil and butter in a large pan over medium high heat. Sear rolled pork until browned, about 3 to 5 minutes per side. Reserve oil.

7) Place tenderloin on a baking sheet and roast in the pre-heated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until cooked through. Brush once or twice during roasting with reserved oil. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Drizzle with drippings from roasting.





Compiled Recipe – Longganisa Hash Fried Rice

Longganisa Hash Fried Rice

* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 2 tbsp garlic, minced
* ½ white onion, chopped
* 250 grams longganisa
*  1 cup potatoes, diced
*  3 cups cooked rice
* salt and pepper (to taste)
* crispy garlic (for garnish)

1) Heat olive oil in a frying pan or work. Sauté garlic and white onion until softened.

2) Add longganisa and cook for 5 minutes or until slightly toasted. Add diced potatoes and cook until softened.

3) Add cooked rice and toss to combine.

4) Season with salt and pepper. Top with crispy garlic.









Compiled Recipe- Creamy Shrimp and Longganisa Pasta

Creamy Shrimp and Longganisa Pasta

* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 200 grams longganisa, vigan or lucban, casings removed
* 2 tbsp garlic, minced
* 2 tbsp dry white wine
* 300 grams penne noodles, uncooked
* salt and pepper (to taste)
* 6 prawns, shelled
* ½ cup heavy cream
* 1 tbsp parsley, chopped

1) Heat oil in a stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Sauté longganisa until browned and fat is rendered. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant.

2) Turn heat to high, add wine and cook for a few seconds until liquid is reduced to half.

3) Add noodles and 7 cups water; cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until pasta is al dente.

4) Add prawns and cook until color turns pink. Add cream and parsley; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce has thickened slightly. Serve hot.


Compiled Recipe – Tomato and Longganisa Pasta

Tomato and Longganisa Pasta

* 4 pcs longganisa, diced
* 3 pcs medium tomato, seeded and diced
* 3 small cloves garlic, crushed and minced
* 2 tbsp olive oil or melted butter
* ½ cup coarsely chopped parsley
* salt and pepper
* 200 grams spaghetti, macaroni or fettucine pasta

1) Cook pasta until al dente.

2) In a pan, heat up butter. Sauté garlic, tomatoes and longganisa until cooked.

3) Add the cooked pasta.

4) Sprinkle chopped parsley and serve.



Compiled Recipe – Longganisa and Cheese Penne Pasta

Longganisa and Cheese Penne Pasta

* 1 ½ cups penne noodles, uncooked
* 2 tbsp vegetable oil
* 2 tbsp salt
* 1 cup longganisa, casing removed and crumbled
* 1 tbsp garlic, chopped
* 1 tbsp white onions, chopped
* 1 tbsp paprika
* chili flakes (optional)
* ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
* 1 tbsp olive oil
* parsley, chopped (to serve)

1) Place pasta in a bowl. Add oil, salt and enough water to cover. Microwave on high, following time prescribed in package directions plus about 3 to 4 minutes or until cooked. Once cooked, drain water.

2) Place longganisa, garlic, onions, paprika and chili flakes in another microwavable dish; mix well. Zap in the microwave on high for 3 minutes. Mix and crumble meat.

3) Toss together penne noodles and longganisa mixture. Add parmesan cheese and olive oil; mix well. Garnish with chopped parsley.