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Pinamalhan na Salmonite

Salmonite got its name from the its pinkish hue and its among the more attractive local fishes around. It can be cooked kinamatisan with a "sauce" of tomatoes and onions to give it sweet and sour flavour. The fish when filleted and dried makes a perfect fish tocino. But most of the time, it is cooked pinamalhan at home to bring out the freshness of the fish at the same time enjoy the flesh.

Here's a basic recipe for Pinamalhan nga Salmonite

Sotanghon Guisado

Whether a soupy dish or not, sotanghon is one of my favorite noodles to cook with. I like the texture of the noodles as well as its ability to absorb much of the flavor. I like the Marca Pato brand here in Iloilo as it "soft and fluffy" - I don't know if these are the right words, when cooked. Nonetheless, any dish with this brand is just deliciously good.
Here's a basic recipe for a Sotanghon Guisado where you can tweak using more or less ingredients of your choice.

Inihaw na Pusit

Grilled stuffed squid is one of the most inviting grilled seafood there is. Be it in a seafood restaurant serving grilled specialties or just in the comfort of your home, the gastronomic lure of inihaw na pusit is too tempting to resist. The preparation is just simple - just stuff the squid with tomatoes and onions , add seasoning and then grill until ready. The trickiest part when cooking squid in general is how to avoid making it rubbery as overcooking it will make it that way.
Here's a basic Grilled Stuffed Squid recipe that you can make easily at home.

Ginisang Upo at Togue

This simple sauteed dish consisting of these two vegetables plus shrimps and pork is one of the favorites as the taste of the two veggies collide at the same time mix in a good way. Kalubay is what Ilonggos call upo or bottle gourd and tawgi sounds like togue which are monggo sprouts. 

Here's a simple recipe for Ginisang Upo at Togue

Fruit and Sago Salad

Create a visually appetizing and delicious fruit salad using fruits and sago. The ingredients are conveniently available and the recipe can be tweaked to its availability at the same time to your personal taste. Just let your imagination be part of the procedure in creating your very own Fruit and Sago Salad.

Here's a simple Fruit and Sago Salad recipe

Giniling with Saging na Saba

Saging na saba is known as the cooking variety of banana most popularly used is Filipino meryenda like bananaque and kumbo (or maruya) and desserts like minatamis na saging and banana chips. It used in some Filipino dishes like pochero and nilaga. But one of the easier recipes we have at home using saging na saba is with ground pork or giniling na baboy. As the usual giniling recipe calls for potatoes, carrots, peas and bell pepper, this one just consists of saging na saba - though at time we use some belleppers too!
Here's the recipe for Giniling with Saging na Saba

Leche Flan

Leche Flan. There's no need to introduce this dessert as the name alone creates vivid memories of very popular and Filipinized caramel custard. Often at the center of the dessert table, leche flan is basically made of eggs and milk topped with sugar caramel. It's almost everywhere- restaurants, fastfood and even carinderias. But the best leche flan is the one that brings back the memories of home, of your childhood.

How to make Leche Flan

Sinigang na Pata

I love using pata (pork hocks) in some of my pork recipes and sinigang is just one of them. The combination of the meat and the fat is just too delicious to resist especially if it almost falls off the bone. 

Here's the recipe for Sinigang na Pata