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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Coco Turkey

8:45:00 AM 1 Comments
Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes

This dish is pretty easy to prepare and cook. You do not need bunch of ingredients to make it delicious.

Here are the ingredients:

2 tablespoons of sunflower cooking oil
3 cloves of garlic (crushed)
1 medium size onion (sliced)
500 grams of turkey breast (diced)
2 tablespoons if shrimp paste (bagoong alamang)
6 pieces of thai chili (siling berde) (sliced)
400 ml of coconut milk

Let's start by heating the wok/pan with cooking oil. Sauté The garlic and onion.

Add the diced turkey breast and cook it until brown and tender.

Afterwards, stir in the shrimp paste and chili.

After a minute of stirring, pour in the coconut milk. Let it boil without the lid until the liquid is reduced to desired amount (reduction method). This process will intensify the taste of the coconut mik as it blends with the natural juice of the turkey breast.

Stir the mixture occasionally to avoid sticking at the bottom of the pan.

Served hot with boiled rice.

Tell me what you think of this recipe. Hope you like it.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Baked Salmon

9:31:00 AM 6 Comments
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Baking Time: 20 minutes


2 slices of salmon
Pinch of salt
1/4 of lemon
Olive oil
Fresh parsley (for topping/minced)

Baking procedure:

Pre-heat the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 5 minutes.

Grab your baking tray and line with cooking foil. Drizzle the tray with olive oil.

Put the salmon on it. Squeeze the lemon on the salmon and season with salt.

Put the tray directly on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

While waiting for the salmon to be cooked. Prepare your favourite salad.

Topped your salmon with mayonnaise and fresh parsley.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Baked Penne Bolognese

4:11:00 AM 0 Comments
If you are aiming to make a simply pasta dish for the family, this will recipe will be perfect. I love this so much with shredded cheese on top.

Servings:    4-6 
Prep:         15 minutes
Cooking:   20 minutes
Baking:      20-25 minutes


250 g
lean minced beef
450 g
penne pasta
1 pc
onion (chopped)
3 cloves
garlic (finely chopped)
1 cup
1 ½ cup
tomato paste
1 cup
4 tsp
beef stock pot
1 tbsp
dried Italian herb
2 cups
mozzarella cheese (grated)
2 tsp
vegetable oil or olive oil

Cooking instructions:
  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  3. For Bolognese sauce, sauté garlic, onion and minced beef in saucepan over medium high heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until beef are tender.  Remove excess liquid.
  4. Add in tomato paste, water, milk, stock pot and Italian herb. Cook for 10-15minutes Stir occasionally.
  5. Make layers of pasta, sauce and cheese in baking dish.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Beef Pochero

1:12:00 AM 0 Comments
I've seen so many versions of Beef Pochero. Some have tomatoes in it but I decided to make mine without it. Instead, I add cream to enrich the taste of all the vegetables.

You'll be needing the following ingredients:

8 tbsp sunflower oil
3 gloves of garlic
1 medium size onion
600 grams diced beef
1 tsp salt
3 cups water
2 cups cabbage sliced
2 cups fine beans; cut in half (baguio beans as Filipinos call it)
2 plantains sliced (saging na saba)
2 cups sweet potatoes (kamote)
1 small can of Nestle Cream
Pinch of pepper

Cooking procedures.

1. I started by frying the plantain and sweet potatoes in 6 tbps of sunflower oil. Set them aside.

2. In a wok/big sauce pan, pour in remaining oil. Sauté garlic and onion. Then put the diced beef. Stir-fried until brown.

3. Pour in 2 cups of water and sprinkle 1 tsp of salt. Let it simmer until beef is cooked and tender ( about 20 minutes depends on your tenderness you prefer).

Add the cabbage and fine beans with the remaining water. Let it boil until green vegetables are half-cooked.

Put the fried sweet potatoes and plantain and simmer for 3 minutes.

Finally, stir in the cream. Let it simmer again for 3 minutes. Season with pepper.

Best served with boiled rice.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

4:57:00 AM 8 Comments
Just finished lunch with hubby. We had this sweet and sour meatballs. I needed to text my dear mother to ask her way of cooking this. I just made a little twist to her recipe. Exact measurement of ingredients are pretty important with this dish. I tell you, you don't want to over season this one. Too much sweet will end up dessert on your plate and too much sour will make hubby mad. Lucky me I got ready made meatballs at local shops so I just cooked the sauce. Oh, by the way, I don't have stock of canned pineapple. I was about to ask husband to run to the shop but when I looked at the fridge, I still have fresh pineapples left (healthier, I guess). Whew!

Here's my sauce recipe:
2 tbsp of olive oil or sunflower oil
3 cloves of garlic
1 medium sized onion (cut in 4 parts)
1 medium carrot sliced
1 bell pepper (I used yellow one)
1 cup pineapple chunks
7 tbsp brown sugar
3/4 cup water
5 tbsp vinegar
4 tbsp banana ketchup
1 tbsp of cornstarch dissolve in 2 tbsp of water.

Cooking method:
1. Fry the meatballs and set it aside when done.
2. In a thick bottom sauce pan, saute garlic, onion, carrots, bell pepper and pinepples.
3. Dissolve sugar in water and pour it into your sauteed ingredients. Simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Put the banana ketchup and vinegar. Let it boil. (about 5 minutes again)
5. Finally, add the cornstarch solution and simmer the sauce gently until it thickened.
6. Pour over your cooked meatballs.
7. Served hot with rice.

Hope you like.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


9:47:00 AM 12 Comments

This dish doesn't fail me. Every time I cook this, I will certainly get a sweet kiss from my husband. My mother thought me this recipe as usual. I'm a bit hesitant to try this for two reasons: first of all, prawns are expensive (hehehe). Imagine, 10 euros for a kilo (600 Php). Second of all, I am so lazy peeling the prawns. My mother always do the peeling for me (Oh I miss that!) Good thing my husband is very kind to do that for me. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 15 to 20 minutes
Serve 3 persons

½ kg King Prawn
1 medium size onion (sliced)
3 gloves garlic (minced)
2 green peppers (sliced)
4 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp ground pepper
2 tbsp cooking oil

Cooking instructions:
  1. Clean the prawn, leave the shells. Make sure that prawns are completely defrosted before cooking.
  2. Heat the oil in the pan/wok. Sauté garlic, onion and prawn.  Cook for 5 to 10 minutes on high heat or until prawns are cooked.
  3. Add soy sauce and simmer for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the green peppers, sugar and ground pepper. Simmer again for another 3 minutes.
  5. Serve hot with boiled rice.