Saturday, January 29, 2011

Stewed Turkey neck

Serves 4
Ingredients: 2 lbs. turkey neck 
                   1 big can tomato sauce
                   1 green bell pepper
                   1 red bell pepper
                   1 medium chopped onion 
                   3 carrots
                   5 cloves minced garlic
                   3 potatoes(any kind)
                   salt and pepper
                   2 cups water
                  1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
Directions: Cut each turkey neck into 3 pcs. Saute garlic and onions for 3-5 mins. Add turkey neck.Let it brown for few minutes.Add salt and pepper.Pour in tomato sauce and water. Let it simmer until tender.Add in carrots and potatoes.When vegetables are almost cook add in bell pepper. Season to taste.Turn off heat.Add grated cheese and stir.

Pork and Chicken Adobo in Chipotle sauce

 Serves 4
 Ingredients: 2 lbs. chicken
                   3 potatoes
                   1 cup chopped squash
                   1 tbsp of chipotle sauce
                   low sodium kikkoman soy sauce
                   balsamic vinegar
                  6 cloves chopped garlic
                  3 pcs. bay leaves
                  1/2 tsp. whole peppercorn
                  1/2 cup button mushroom
Directions: Saute chicken in olive oil with garlic until brown.Add Soy sauce ,balsamic vinegar,chipotle sauce,peppercorn,bay leaves.Boil and simmer for about 20-30 mins.Add squash and potatoes and cook until tender.Add mushroom.Simmer for about 2-3 mins.

Ground Turkey Spaghetti

Serves 4
Ingredients: 2 lbs. ground turkey
                   1 can small tomato paste
                   olive oil
                   8 cloves minced garlic
                   3 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
                   1 small box durum spaghetti
                   1 cup marinara sauce
                   1 sm can cliced black olives(optional)
                   1/4 c parmesan cheese
                   salt and pepper
Directions: Boil Pasta in Salt water for about 7 mins.(Make sure to add generous amount of salt to boiling water).Meanwhile, saute garlic in olive oil with the ground turkey.Add tomato paste and half of the parsley.Pour in marinara sauce.Let it simmer for about 10 minutes.Add the pasta and cook for another 4 mins.Mix in chopped olives and parmesan cheese.Top with remaining parsley.Enjoy.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Prawns in delightful bed of vegetables

Serves 4      Cooking time 20 to 25 mins.
Ingredients: 1 lb headless prawns
                  2 stalks celery
                  2 medium size portabella mushroom
                  1 red bell pepper
                  1/2 lb string beans(cut in half)
                  1 small chopped onions
                  3 cloves minced garlic
                  1 eggplant
                  salt and pepper to taste
                  2 tbsp of olive oil
                  1/2 c chicken broth

Directions: 1) Saute garlic and onions for about five mins.
                 2) Add celery, string beans,eggplant and mushroom.Pour in the broth.
                 3) Cook for seven mins. Put in bell pepper. Continue cooking for another 3 mins.
                 4)  Serves hot with rice or mashed potatoes.Enjoy   

Supreme Tuna Sandwich with a twist

Serves 2      Prep time:10 mins.
Ingredients: 1 can Albacore Tuna
                  1 tbsp honey mustard mayonnaise
                  1 tbsp whipped cream cheese with chives
                  1 tbsp whole cranberry sauce
                  3 slices of  tomatoes
                  3 slices of onions
                  Romaine lettuce
                  1/2 avocado
                  1 slice of swiss cheese               
                  2 slices of any choice of your favorite bread
Directions: 1) Mix first four ingredients.
                 2) Place swiss cheese on a piece of bread.Melt in toaster oven.
                 3) Layer onions,tomatoes,avocado and tuna mix on melted cheese.
                 4) Top with romaine lettuce and the other piece of bread.
                 5) Serve right away.Good with any soup of your choice.Enjoy!

Pork Sour Soup (Sinigang na Baboy)

Serves 4       Cooking time: 45mins to an hour
Ingredients:   1 lb spareribs or pork butt-2 inches in size
                    1 pkg. frozen tamarind or 5 squeezed medium lemon
                      Note: for tamarind-boil, mash then drain.Save the juice
                    1 ripe tomato or a can of diced/whole tomato            
                    1 chopped medium onion
                     fish sauce or salt. You may also use chicken cube
                    1 small daikon radish
                    3 pcs. jalapeno
                    1 cup long beans or 1 bundle on choy(kangkong)
                    1/2 cup taro

Directions:1) Boil meat in 3 cups water.
                2) Add tomatoes and onions. Boil and simmer for 30 minutes or until meat is tender.
                3) Pour in tamarind or lemon juice. Add radish,string beans and jalapeno.Boil for another 5 mins.
                4) Season with fish sauce or salt.Or you can use chicken cube
                5) Serve hot with rice or by itself. Enjoy!