Fresh anchovy tempura! A very nutritious snack or viand rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, calicium and selenium and vitamins E and D. Fresh anchovies are always available in the Philippine market as they are one of the most common catches in Philippine seas. They may be available seasonally in Europe and North America. Here in [...]
I was so glad to find this small little white fish in the grocery store today. This kind of fish (we call a similar looking fish “homoy-homoy” – is perfect for ‘kinilaw’ (saviche), a form of cooking that uses acid to cook the ingredients. Kinilaw is, like the Mexican ceviche (we spell it as saviche), [...]
Two weeks ago, Costco had these beautiful large red snappers from South America – I tried to resist buying one but could not. When I got home, I realized, I didn’t know what to do with it. Well, the only way I know how to cook this is sinigang and steaming it. Because I bought [...]
Baked Salmon with string beans and tomatoes on the side. Great for brunch … or any other meal. Baked salmon on butter with a little bit of lemon juice. Saute string beans and tomatoes in bacon … that’s it.
This is just a simple stir-fry of frozen scallops, onions and red peppers and a little bit of tomato sauce (or paste). Lightly seasoned with dill. Don’t overcook!
Here’s an old photo taken with a low res digital camera back in 1999, of a steamed tilapia from Harbor View restaurant in Manila Bay. It’s very easy to steam fish. The recipe is here at the main carinderia site.
This is a great appetizer but can also be the main meal … So the meal consists of cooked shrimps, ripe avocados, and some blanched vegetables (optional). You can arrange the ingredients like in the photo or you can cut the avocado into halves, take the pit out then place the shrimps in the hollow [...]
Here’s a great variation of the Philippine equivalent of ceviche – kinilaw! For this, we used scallops and fresh rainbow trout. We just basically marinaded them in lime juice and a little bit of lemon juice. (In the Philippines, we used to make this with coconut wine vinegar and calamansi juice.). You can also add [...]
Scrambled eggs with shrimp and mushroom is always a brunch favorite. Recipe can be found here at the main carinderia site. Just add sliced mushrooms.
Jelly fish salad This is from my favorite dim sum place, Furama Restaurant on Broadway in Chicago. Basically chewy with the consistency of rubber gummy bears. They sprinkle this with what looks like sesame oil. We have a similar dish in Aklan … called ‘buroe’ … which is basically fresh jelly fish in vinegar and [...]
I ate this 35: Shrimp Sinigang, originally uploaded by Flipped Out. So good, it’s like your Mom cooked it or even better. Sinigang na hipon from Isla Pilipino Restaurant in Chicago. Their website: islapilipina.com. It’s that good. This restaurant is getting a cult following because of the positive reviews on Yelp. I’ve been to the [...]
I was just recently diagnosed with hypertension … so I have to drastically alter my diet, basically making them low sodium dishes. Aaargh. Here’s a start. For this one, tomatoes, French beans, canned corn, cilantro, ginger, onions, celery, yellow bell pepper and a few shrimps were sauteed in olive oil. No salt. It was ok, [...]
Black Rice Paella So as I said, I tried to be simple but ambitious for my Christmas lunch two days ago and as promised, here is the recipe for the paella that I did. The recipe is pretty traditional, only that, instead of malagkit (glutinous rice), I used tinta or pirurutong (purple rice), an aromatic [...]
Before I share this recipe with you, a caveat: I didn’t like making this dish at all. We used to have a helper at home (at our house in UP Campus) who used to do this every so often when she learned how to do this. She would get very creative too … stuffing the [...]
I am so ashamed … but when you’re working a 9-whenever job, 5 x a week, sometimes even 6 x a week, there is sometimes no time to cook from scratch. This week was just too hectic at work because of the coming long holiday (for us). They are shutting our building for two weeks [...]
This is just another take on the beautiful and easy to make Manilenyo dish called gambas (shrimp in chili garlic sauce). Normally, this dish calls for fresh shrimps – I only had four pieces of shrimps left in my frozen shrimp bag (que horror!, time to go to Costco!) – so I figured, I will [...]
I’m running out of Filipino-food-related things to post, so I am posting this seafood saute that we had for dinner the other night. You can now buy these bags of frozen mixed seafood ready to be cooked. So for this one, we just chowed the mix in butter and garlic (lots of garlic if you [...]
This is my partner’s default dish. If he can’t think of anything to cook, linguini it is. If someone drops by without notice, linguini it is. It’s easy to make, it’s very good and it really fills anyone’s stomach with a hearty feeling. Onion garlic salt pepper oregano white wine or Vermouth cream butter parsley [...]
Tuna salad We were having a lazy morning yesterday … it was Sunday, I think I was entitled to that. But … we had to drive to my cousin in East Dundee in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago anytime in the afternoon to do a photoshoot for my niece’s new baby. During the shower a [...]
I came home a little bit late last night. My roommate was already out and didn’t leave any food for me for dinner. He usually does, but didn’t last night. When this happens, I usually order out, but I didn’t want to as I spent my money on taxi fare in the morning – I [...]
Paksiw Na Bangus, originally uploaded by Flipped Out. I don’t know the equivalent of this in English. Gerry Gelle, author of Filipino Cuisine, calls this pickled fish. a kilo (2.2 lb) of fish – preferably milkfish (bangus) or any other white fish sea salt ampalaya (bitter melon), sliced into large pieces garlic ginger, pounded or [...]
I found some blue crabs (just like our alimasag) in the Vietnamese store the other day. They were cheap too. So I thought I would make something out of them for dinner. Not just boiled crabs, but something fancier. I already have made stuffed crab before, so I didn’t want to repeat it. But I [...]
I was trying hard to make something different for mother’s day brunch. I didn’t want it to be over the top. I just wanted something simple, easy to make and, frankly, I am tired of rich Filipino dishes, so I wanted something fresh and yup, different. So, how about bagel and lox? If you have [...]
I’ve been keeping irregular hours lately because of deadlines etc. Like yesterday for example, I learned that our departmental website is due to be deployed by next week. And since I am supposed to be involved in assembling it, last night I had to pull an almost overnighter to tweak it. Consequently, I overslept, woke [...]