Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ground Pork with Eggplant Recipes

Delicious eggplant recipe with pork
ground pork 1/4kilo
Soy sauce
Cooking oil

1. Fry the pork when it's brown set aside.
2. Cut the eggplant into small pieces.
3. Prepare the garlic and onions.
4. In your pan put some cooking oil apply heat then put the garlic when it turns brown followed by onions. Mix it.
5. Add the pork, put some vinegar in a minute followed by the soy sauce. Mix it.
6. Add the eggplant mix it in a minute put some water. After that if you need to add more water then do it but not much.
7. After that when the eggplant turn’s brown it means it is done. So it is time to put some taste add salt and ajinomoto.
8. Finally turn off the fire and prepare it for your family.

Important note when cooking eggplant recipes: I observed there are a lot of people who are allergic to eggplant. You can some details here:

Actually you should be consulting your doctor before you include some eggplant in your diet.

The following are the important tips that can increase the quality of your eggplant recipe with ground pork:

1.) Quality of ground pork is important. Get it from reputable meat stores like Monterey. This will minimize the chances of buying a not-so-fresh meat which of course can affect the quality of your cooking.

2.) Quality of eggplant is very important. I suggest buying in your local store instead in malls because its cheaper and fresh. Do not be confused with eggplants coming from different countries. They are just the same. However I noticed a difference in the physical appearance of the eggplant grown in the Philippines and abroad. This is how the eggplant in the Philippines would look like(longer):

eggplant grown in Philippines

This is an eggplant grown in US and Europe:

eggplant grown in US

3) Wash the eggplant thoroughly because it can contain some pesticides or insecticides which are very harmful when included in your foods. Also beware of eating vegetables raw because sometimes you really need to be sure that its bacteria-free (which can be solved by cooking).

I hope you enjoy it. Thank you so much for your time.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Recipe for Chicken Soup

manok sabaw recipe

Chicken Drumstick...
String beans...
Bell pepper...
magic sarap/ajinomoto...

1. Put some salt in chicken drumstick.
2. In your big pan put the chicken and drumstick then add water on it heat till the chicken will be tender.
3. Then add first the gabe after 3minutes followed by the bell pepper, string beans and is the petchay.
4. finally, add some salt and magic sarap or ajinomoto. Set aside. You can eat now.

Good luck everyday.!!!

About this special recipe:

I just observed that this recipe is very popular in birthday celebration among Filipinos. This is the most traditional way of celebrating birthdays and it should have a chicken soup in its dinner table.

To those that are not familiar with the Filipino culture. Every time someone celebrates his or her birthday, the family members will cook one chicken for the celebrant and put some blood from the chicken to the forehead of the birthday celebrant. The purpose of doing this is to protect the birthday celebrant from any evil spirits that will ruin his/her future. It is some sort of ritual as you might expect. Actually its not that weird, no long prayers, etc. Just simply putting a sign of cross in the forehead of the celebrant using chicken blood. That's it.

Filipino birthday

For best tasting results, I recommend buying a native chicken (those that are obtained in the wild or cultured in the wild/forestal area) as they have less fats, their meat taste good and their soup taste really fresh.

another example of chicken soup

Chinese Rice Soup Recipe

Filipino Chinese rice soup preparation

Short introduction to this delicious Filipino food recipe: 

In Cebuano language, this is called "puspas" or it can be called informally as "lugaw with manok". It is actually a very healthy recipe because it is complete in vitamins and minerals. Rice is rich in carbohydrates and the presence of chicken makes it rich in protein. Asparagus is rich in potassium, vitamin C and vitamin C.


Chicken meat...
Magic sarap/ajinomoto...

1. In your kettle put the rice and add more water.
2. Rice must be tender.
3. In preparing the chicken meat, put some salt and take off the skin of the meat and put magic sarap.
4. In your kettle Chicken must be boiling for about 10minutes then set aside. When it is cold, the Chicken meat must be cut it into small take off the skeleton.
5. When the rice is tender add the chicken meat the small pieces.
6. Add the asparagus.

This is how the asparagus looks like (in case those that are familiar, it is nice to have a picture):

This is how the asparagus looks like

7. After 4minutes you have to put salt and magic sarap to add some taste of your puspas or lugaw. Then set aside.

Update (September 7, 2011):

Below are some tips to make this recipe taste more delicious:

1.) Use a fresh, well cleaned rice. If possible, please use a more expensive rice quality because it has bigger grains and cleaner.

2.) Use a fresh chicken as it is a strong factor in the final taste. Use fresh chicken supplied by reputable meat shops like Monterey. The best part of the chicken are the low fat sections such as the drum stick(chicken legs) and wings.

It is actually a very simple, healthy and delicious recipe. Thank you.

Delicious rice soup foods

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