Compiled Recipe – Fruity Potato Salad

Fruity Potato Salad

* 1 ½ kilo potatoes, peeled
* 1 green apple, cored, cut into thin chunks
* ½ cup dried cranberries
* ½ cup dried mango, chopped
* ½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
* salt, as needed (to taste)
* ground black pepper, as needed (to taste)
* 1 cup mayonnaise
* 2 tbsp honey
* 1 tsp calamansi juice
* 1/3 cup bleu cheese

1) Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water, then add the potatoes. Gently boil potatoes until tender. Drain water completely, keeping potatoes in pot. Cover. Set aside to dry.

2) Meanwhile, make the Bleu Cheese Dressing: Whisk ingredients of dressing together in a large bowl.

3) Cut potatoes into chunks. Add apples, dried fruits and walnuts. Toss with dressing and chill until ready to serve.


Compiled Recipe – Tuna Roll Ups

Tuna Roll Ups

* 1 cucumber
* 1 (180 gram) can canned tuna chunks in oil, drained
* 2 tbsp pickle relish
* ¼ cup mayonnaise
* 1 tbsp red onion, finely chopped
* ½ tsp mustard
* 3 small 6-inch tortillas
* 6 slices cheese, chilled
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)

1) Use a vegetable peeler to make about 9 thin cucumber strips. Place on a paper towel to absorb excess moisture. Set aside.

2) Mix tuna, pickle relish, mayonnaise, onion and mustard in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix again.

3) Lay a tortilla on a chopping board. Remove wrapper and place 2 slices of cheese in the middle of the tortilla. Spread tuna mixture over cheese then top with cucumber slices. Roll tortilla, and using toothpicks or barbecue sticks, secure closed. Slice and serve immediately , or chill before slicing and serving.




Compiled Recipe – Cheesy Chicken Nuggets

Cheesy Chicken Nuggets

* ½ kilo chicken breast fillets, chopped small
* 2 cups mozzarella cheese, finely grated
* 1 cup sweet kernel corn
* 2 large eggs
* ½ cup all purpose flour
* 1 ½ L canola oil (for deep frying)
* 1 cup mayonnaise (for serving)
* salt (to serve)
* ground black pepper (to taste)

1) In a large bowl, combine chicken, cheese, corn , eggs and flour. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper. Set aside.

2) In a deep saute pan over medium heat, heat enough oil for deep frying. Test seasoning of fritter batter and adjust.

3) Drop the chicken mixture by the heaping tablespoon into the hot oil. Avoid crowding the pan. Use a slotted spoon to remove fritters as each floats to the top. Drain on a rack over paper towels.

4) Meanwhile, mix the mayonnaise and mustard together. Serve fritters immediately with the mayo-mustard dip or pack together with steamed rice.


Compiled Recipe – Pastrami Romaine Salad Cups

Pastrami Romaine Salad Cups

* ¼ cup mayonnaise
* 1 tbsp mustard
* ¼ tsp lemon juice
* 6 slices beef pastrami
* 1 carrot , peeled
* 2 small heads romaine lettuce, rinse, leaves separated
* ¼ cup parmesan cheese, or to taste

1) Mix mayo, mustard and lemon juice in a small bowl. Set aside.

2) Roll each pastrami slice and cut into thin strips. Toss pastrami to release each strip from its rolled form. Set aside.

3) Use a vegetable peeler to make thin carrot strips. Finely slice each strip.

4) Brush each lettuce leaf lightly with the mayo-mustard mixture. Top with pastrami then carrot strips. Sprinkle each with parmesan cheese. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.



Compiled Recipe – Chicken, Ham and Potato Salad

Chicken, Ham and Potato Salad

* ¼ cup mayonnaise
* 2 tbsp pickle relish
* salt (to taste)
* pepper (to taste)
* 1 tsp sugar
* 2 large potatoes, boiled and sliced into cubes
* ½ cup cooked ham, diced
* ½ cup chicken, use breast part, cooked and sliced into strips

1) In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, pickle relish , sugar and season with salt and pepper then set aside.

2) In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, ham and chicken. Drizzle with the mayonnaise mixture. Toss lightly and arrange in a serving bowl.


Compiled Recipe – Juicy Sliders

Juicy Sliders

* 500 grams ground beef
* ½ cup mayonnaise
* 3 tbsp tomato ketchup
* vegetable oil (for frying)
* salt
* pepper
* 12 slices cheddar cheese
* 12 dinner rolls

1) Evenly divide ground beef into golf ball-sized pieces. Shape balls into ½-inch thick wide patties. Make an indentation in the middle of each with a finger to help the patties keep their shape as they cook. Set aside.

2) Mix together mayonnaise and tomato ketchup; set aside.

3) Heat a large skillet or griddle pan brushed with vegetable oil over medium high heat until smoking hot. Season both sides of burger patties with salt and pepper. Fry patties with salt for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until they reach your desired doneness.

4) Top each with cheddar cheese while still warm. Prepare dinner rolls: Top bottom halves with mayo mixture before adding patties. Top with remaining halves.


Compiled Recipe – Seafood Salad

Seafood Salad

* 1 ½ cups mayonnaise
* ½ cup tomato ketchup
* 2 tbsp sweet pickle relish
* 1/3 cup black olives, chopped
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
* 1 kilo crab meat, from 2 steamed alimango
* 500 grams prawns, small, steamed and peeled
* ½ cup cherry tomatoes , halved
* 1 small cucumber, sliced into rounds
* 8 spears asparagus, blanched
* lemons (to garnish)

1) Make the dressing: Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until completely chilled.

2) Arrange lettuce on a serving platter. Top with seafood, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and asparagus.

3) Serve dressing on the side or drizzle over salad. Garnish with lemons or limes, if desired. Serve cold.


Compiled Recipe – Pinoy Beef Sliders

Pinoy Beef Sliders

* ½ kilo ground beef
* ½ tsp onion powder
* ½ tsp garlic powder
* salt and pepper (to taste)
* ¼ cup mayonnaise
* 3 tbsp banana ketchup
* 3-4 pieces cheese slices
* 1 onion, cut into rings
* 1-2 tomatoes, cut into rings
* pandesal
* mini burger buns or dinner rolls

1) In a bowl, add ground beef, onion and garlic powder, combine well. Season with salt and pepper.

2) Form meat into 1-inch thick small patties.

3) In a pan, heat oil until almost smoky. Add the patties and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

4) Once done, let the meat rest for about 1-2 minutes.

5) Toast the buns until slightly brown.

6) Mix together mayonnaise and ketchup as spread.

7) Assemble burger.



Compiled Recipe – Pimiento Herb Cheese Dip

Pimiento Herb Cheese Dip

* 1 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
* 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
* ½ cup mayonnaise
* ¼ cup pimiento, chopped
* 2 tsp sweet paprika
* ½ tsp salt
* 1 tsp Dijon mustard
* 1 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
* ½ cup fresh parsley , finely chopped
* ¼ cup fresh basil, finely chopped
* ½ tsp salt
* 3 cloves garlic , minced
* lemon juice , from half a lemon
* crackers (to serve)

1) Make the pimiento cheese layer: Mix cream cheese, grated cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, chopped pimiento, sweet paprika, salt and Dijon mustard in a bowl until smooth.

2) Make the herb cheese layer: Mix cream cheese, fresh parsley, chopped fresh basil, salt, minced garlic and juice from half a lemon in a bowl until smooth. Place pimiento cheese layer in a medium glass serving bowl; smoothen top.

3) Cover and chill for 15 minutes or until firm. Place herb cheese layer on top of pimiento cheese. Serve chilled with crackers, chips or melba toast.


Compiled Recipe – Fried Chicken Fingers with Salted Egg Dip

Fried Chicken Fingers with Salted Egg Dip

* ½ kg chicken fillet, cut into strips
* 2 eggs
* ½ cup all purpose flour
* 1 cup panko bread crumbs
* ½ tsp salt
* ½ tsp ground black pepper
* 3 tbsp salted egg powder, to mash salted duck egg yolks
* 1 cup mayonnaise
* ¼ cup sour cream
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)

1) In a small bowl, season the flour with salt and pepper. Set aside. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Set aside. In the third bowl, place the panko bread crumbs.

2) Dip the chicken strips into the flour, then the eggs and lastly, the panko bread crumbs. Fry the chicken in hot oil for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown, then transfer to a paper towel-lined sheet tray to drain the excess oil.

3) Make the salted egg dip: mix the salted egg powder or salted egg yolks , mayonnaise, sour cream, salt and pepper in a bowl. Serve with fried chicken fingers.