Pasta! Pasta! Pasta! Definitely, one of our favorite food. When I was younger, only pasta I know exist were Spaghetti and Carbonara. Ang dami pala nila.. hehehe.. This is also one of Dino’s favorites. I’ve tried preparing all types of Pastas pati Ravioli tinahak ko na.. (un lang, it was not that successful.. haha, am still gathering more courage to try it again..)
Anyway, I got the pasta recipe from my SIL, Leah of The Bright Spot. So I will just share my Baked Lemon and Herb Crusted Chicken Fillet. Been trying to create diet recipes and this came to mind. here goes..
Chicken Breast Fillet
Dried Basil Leaves
Salt and Pepper to taste
Mix oil and garlic
on a separate bowl mix bread crumbs, parmesan, basil leaves, parsley and pepper
Season chicken with salt
Dip each chicken into the oil mixture then crumbs mixture
Arrange breaded chicken in prepared baking pan and top with remaining crumb mixture
Bake for 30 mins in a preheated oven (175 deg C)
Serve with your favorite pasta and drink
Special thanks to my SIL for sharing the recipe and to my good friend Jessilyn Uy for the fresh basil. 🙂
Been a while since I really prepared breakfast for Dino. (and yes, may parinig na din sya on the side, hehe) We usually have bread for breakfast. Brown bread saw saw sa kape, or ham and cheese sandwich. After one of Dino’s long trip and since we both are missing our authentic Mexican Resto, decided to make quesadillas for him for breakfast. Well, it’s more of a welcome home meal na din.. hehehe
onion (finely chopped)
Jalapeno (optional) or Cayene Pepper
Cumin Powder (used McCormick)
Oregano (used McCormick)
Tortillas (Village Gourmet)
Mozzarella Cheese (bought the shredded ones in resealable packs)
Grated Parmesan Cheese (used the ones bought in containers)
Saute Garlic and Onion until fragrant
Add in the jalapeno pepper if you’re planning to use some
Add in the beef and saute
Once half cooked, season with oregano, cumin, cayene and salt
Mix well until beef is cooked thoroughly and set aside
Place one tortilla on a non stick pan
Arrange mozzarella, cooked beef, parmesan and more mozzarella
Fold the tortilla (you may also opt to cover with another tortilla – sandwich effect) and flip til both sides are toasted enough
Am so glad that my tastebuds changed course already. For past 10 years, I really don’t like eating anything with gata. (mind you, Gata dishes are one of de Leon’s favorite.. so boohoo for me.. but this is also the reason I knew they love me, as they will always prepare something for me.. hooray!) But now, anything with gata is oh so sarap with Kanin!!
So since, my tongue accepts gata, I searched and tried recipes with Gata already… Sayang lang, was not able to take pics of the other dishes we tried. (mental note: always take pic! always take pic)
Without further ado, here’s my version of Adobong Manok sa Gata, original recipe from Yummy.ph.
Gata (I used canned coconut milk)
Marinate chicken in soy sauce, vinegar and cracked pepper for at least 2 hours (the longer the better)
Saute garlic, onion, ginger and bay leaves til fragrant
add marinated chicken ’til half cooked
add fish sauce to taste
add the chilies and pour in coconut milk
simmer til cooked
In my case, since this was a Sunday and we don’t have help on a Sunday and Ate Donna went to church, I have to leave the simmering to attend to Liam, when I asked Dino to turn stove off, it was already dried. Kaba mode for me, but to our delight.. It was delish!! Dino had his second serving.. muntik na di makakain si Ate Donna. hehehe
Last Christmas, one of our big bosses gifted us with Smoked Salmon. The box has a recipe for pasta, but some of the ingredients are not available and not known to me (actually more of this than the first, hahaha) So I searched for a good recipe on the net and found this. First time I tried this recipe was so so, since all the spiral pasta got soggy. Second time was better but forgot to take photo, hence no post for that, haha.
Yesterday, my SIL was here in Cebu and I decided to cook pasta for her. I used Spanish Sardines instead of Smoked Salmon and added some broccoli flowers.
Cooked Angel Hair Pasta
A bottle of Spanish Sardines
Salt and pepper to taste
Remove fish bones from the sardines (optional) and set aside the sardines oil
Saute garlic and onion in olive oil til fragrant
Add in the sardines and saute for a minute
Squeeze some lemon juice to the pan
Add in cooked pasta
Put some salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Put the broccoli flowers last and mix well
you may add some of sardines oil if pasta is too dry
Serve and Enjoy!
VOILA!! Easy dish to prepare for a lazy Sunday. I paired our pasta with Hungarian Sausages and freshly squeezed lemonade juice! Everybody enjoyed our simple yet so yummy lunch.
One of my favorite dish to cook. Very easy yet so Yummy.
1 Kilo Beef
1/2 cup Kikoman Soy Sauce
6 tbsp Sugar
1 whole Garlic (peeled)
2 whole Onion (peeled)
3 pcs Ginger (thumb size; peeling optional)
2 pcs Star Anise
4 pcs Siling Haba
Radish cut into cubes
Salt and Chili Powder to taste
Dahon ng Sibuyas
Toasted Sesame Seeds
Place beef in a casserole covered with water
Add in all ingredients except for Radish, Onion Stalks and Sesame Seeds
Let boil and scoop out scums
Leave to simmer til beef is tender
Add in radish and cook til tender
Adjust taste by adding salt and chili powder
Serve in a bowl sprinkled with Onion stalks and sesame seeds
Enjoy with plain rice
O diba!? Easy!?
Anyway, maisingit ko lang. I’ve mentioned I wanted to make Meringue Kisses. It was successful and here’s my finish product!
I just beat the the left over egg whites, add a little cream of tartar (1/4 tsp), add a little lemon essence and a cup of sugar. Beat it until firm to touch and spoon or pipe out onto a lined baking pan (line with aluminum foil). Then baked it for 1.5 hrs in preheated 200 degrees Celcius oven! Voila! Dino and Liam liked it a lot. They ate 2pcs each right after I took it out from oven. Kung di ko pa pinigilan, baka naka tig 3 pa sila. 🙂
One of my dilemma’s lately is what to cook for Dino and Liam. Am out of ideas now a days (or tamad mode lang? hehe). Anyway, good thing I run into Maqui’s recipe. A little tweak (as in little) and VIOLA!! Adobo Pasta for everyone. 🙂
Cooked Angel Hair Pasta
Chili Flakes (Optional)
Left over Adobo
Salt and Pepper to taste
Additional Oil for frying
Fry shredded Pork til crispy
Saute garlic in olive oil til fragrant
Add Adobo Sauce and remaining adobo chunks (if any)
Add in angel hair pasta and mix well
Add salt, pepper and chili flakes to taste
Serve on a dish topped with crispy adobo pork floss
PS: Thanks Maqui for sharing! My family (well, that’s Dino and Liam lang) loved it! 🙂
I guess it’s true what they say that babies prefer food that their mommies eat when they are still in our womb. I remember when I was still carrying Liam in my tummy and still having morning sickness (can’t understand why they call it morning sickness when you feel it all day long, anyway) I don’t like eating out. If there’s a time that I should go on field work and have no choice but to eat at restos, only restaurant I can tolerate is Rai Rai Ken. I only like Kamameshi Fried Rice, Miso Soup and California Maki. Other than that… ULK!!
Now that Liam eats with us na, we notice that the only cuisine na hindi kame nahihirapan pakainin sya is Japanese Food! Yes, you read it right, Liam loves it! He loves Miso soup, Misono and any noodles they have. But his favorite is Beef Misono Bowl in Tokyo Joe. So I thought of looking for a recipe in the net. Misono pala is stir fried, kasi all recipes I found is dry. The one we are having in TJ’s is very saucy. Thus, I tried creating my own.
After a few attempts, I think I already got it!
Beef Sukiyaki Cut
4 portions Water
1 portion Kikoman Soy Sauce
1 portion Mirin
1 portion Oyster Sauce
few drops of sesame oil (depends on how strong you like)
Salt, Pepper and sugar to taste (Note to self: Do not add these til last 1 minute of simmering)
Finely chopped Garlic
Chopped White Onions
Toasted Sesame seed (optional, I did not add this in our meal, since Liam’s also eating)
Mix all liquid ingredients and garlic in a pot.
Bring to boil
Add the beef slices (I dropped them one by one)
Simmer for 5 minutes
Add in chopped Onions
Simmer til onions are translucent
Adjust taste to your liking by adding salt, pepper and sugar
For thicker sauce, add dissolved cornstarch to the pot
Serve on top of Rice with sauteed Bean Sprout on the side
After enjoying this dish during one of our Saturday lunch dates, I’ve made it a mission to cook this meal for Liam and Dino.
Last night was the perfect timing since Dino just came back from a 5days hike in Ifugao (oh, how I miss Batad..). It was already 5 years since Dino’s last climb and his uphill run last month was not enough to prepare him for the adventure. He was complaining how tired he is and sakit daw katawan nya.. hmm.. siguro dala na din ng age!? hahahaha..
Oh well, I make it a point to cook something special tuwing uuwi sya from his long out of town/country trips, para he’ll always have somwthing to look forward to pag uwi nya. Pero after his sakit sa katawan, kahit di ata ako mag cook, he would love to come home.. haha
Anyway, my boys loved the dish, yes! Liam ate well last night, until Dino showed him the Chocolate cookies from Don Merto’s. Tsk! Tsk!
4tbsp Chili Sauce (any brand, but I read another post that Sriracha Chili Sauce is good. I used Lee Kum Kee)
2tbsp Chicken Broth
Garlic and Ginger (grated)
Lemon or Lime
Salt and Sugar to taste
Sauces: Soy Sauce
2 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
2 tbsp Chicken Broth
3tsp Sesame Oil
Rub chicken with rock salt to remove unwanted residues
Stuff chicken with spring onion and ginger
Submerge Chicken (breast side down) in pot of water (chicken should at least be 1″ under water)
Boil until Chicken is cooked
Once Chicken is cooked, carefully pull out chicken and submerge to ice bath (this step will stop the chicken to cook further)
Set chicken and broth aside for later use
Wash uncooked rice and soak for 10 minutes
saute garlic, onion and ginger til fragrant
add in soaked rice and saute a little (this will give rice more flavor)
transfer to rice cooker and add broth to cook rice (amount of broth will depend on rice’s requirement. Consider reducing water amount since rice was already soaked.)
Prepare the sauces by mixing all ingredients (recipe I read used a blender to mix the ingredients for the sauce. too lazy to wash all parts of the blender, that’s why I opt to grate my ginger and garlic instead. 🙂 )
Plate the chicken and rice with some cucumber and Enjoy the meal with your family