Whether it's a special occasion or just when you feel like eating it, afritada is an easy dish to make. While pork afritada is the more popular one, the chicken variant is also a favorite. Using poultry makes this dish a lot healthier than red meat at the same time cooking time is faster.
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Apan-apan is an Ilonggo favorite sidedish yet often times it can become a viand as it is a flavorful combination of kangkong and bago-ong cooked adobo style. One can even add slices of meat or even tulapho for a tastier version. As it is like adobo, the variations of this dish varies widely but still simple to make.
Estofado is just like cooking adobo and it becomes more flavorful when it is a day-old or two. More on the sweeter side, the recipe I grew up with has pineapple juice and anisado wine or anisette. And it involves a lot frying before especially when its pork estofado. Though one can do away with the frying but it wont be the same.
Here's the recipe for Chicken Estofado
Aside from tuna, my favorite canned seafood to be experimented on is canned mackerel in natural oil. I like to make some tweaks on the natural oil it comes with and my best dish so far is making a sort of savoury sinigang of out this canned seafood. Let me teach you how...
I love Cheese Pimiento and I am sure you love it too! I like how the cheese and the bell pepper create creamy and sweet flavor with hints of tanginess. While most of this filling is conveniently available in stores already bottled, sometimes there's a desire to make our own to suit our tastebuds. And it is very easy to make as ingredients are just in our cupboards and in the groceries.
Here's a very simple Cheese Pimiento Filling recipe
The are many different types of edible seaweeds but lato, gulaman and guso are the most popular. They are a staple in most seaside communities households and restaurants. And the best part is that preparing them into an appetizing salad / kinilaw is very simple.
When there's fried or grilled meat or seafood, a vegetable side dish is often its partner on the table. There are lots of veggie side dishes in my blog - Okra-Kamote Ensalada, Apan-apan, Kamote Tops with Salted Egg Sauce, Adobong Puso ng Saging and many more. Here's another simple simple dish that even first time cooks can do in a flash. How about some Ginisang Sayote, Talbos ng Kamote at Giniling?
Here's the simple recipe
Tapioca (or sago) is an essential ingredient of native delicacies and desserts like linugaw and taho. But now it has found its way to more "modern" desserts like puddings and salads. With the availability of cooked "sago pearls" in the market and in different size, making these desserts is just simple and easy.
I really find the name of this dish funny when I was a kid. It sound nonsense then but now when I hear "hototay", my stomach grumbles upon anticipation of this delicious .meat and vegetable dish soup. Though recipes may differ from restaurants to households - it still is one Chinese dish that satisfies hungry Filipinos.
Also known as linutik, this dish basically it is mashed kalabasa cooked in coconut milk and the recipe varies in different households. There are those who make nilatik as a soupy dish thus it can be likened to almost squash or pumpkin soup. Others lessen the liquid part making it thicker and more solid. But whatever the variation is, it sure is an eye-catching nutritious dish you can easily make at home.
Here's the basic recipe for Nilatik na Kalabasa