Saturday, November 22, 2008

Eggplant with Shrimp Bagoong Healthy Food Recipes

Eggplant vegetable plant


Talong|Eggplant- 1/4kilo
Shrimp Bagoong-6tablespoon

Soy sauce|Patis
Cooking Oil
Magic sarap|Ajinomoto


1. Fry Garlic, Onions then Bagoong in hot cooking oil.
2. When its brown put the slices eggplants and mixes it.
3. Add a little vinegar then soy sauce|patis mix.
4. Put some water wait until the eggplant turns brown.
5. Add salt and magic sarap|Ajinomoto. Set aside.

Tips to improve the taste of this recipe:

Bagoong or Sauteed Shrimp paste1.) If you are confused what is "Bagoong". It is actually a sauteed shrimp paste. To improve the seafood aroma of this recipe, you should choose quality shrimp paste. The one which is placed inside a can and not from anywhere else.

Mostly you can buy this in the mall supermarket and not in the public supermarket stores.

2.) One of the most recommended soy sauce to be used are SilverSwan soy sauce and Camel Soy Sauce. This is the leading soy sauce and the most popular sauce in the Philippines. You can buy this in any store even local sari2x stores.

3.) However if you are allergic to shrimps, you can always buy a bagoong which is not based on shrimp but fish. For example this one:

Fish bagoong

Have a wonderful day! Thank you!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Ampalaya with Eggs Recipes

ampalaya recipe

Important note: Ampalaya in English means "Bitter melons".


Cooking Oil


1. Cut ampalaya into small pieces. Do not include the seeds.
2. Put it in a big plate then add some salt, little water and mix by your hands.
3 Separate the ampalaya from the water then put it to the other plate.
4. Prepare your garlic and onions cut it into small pieces.
5. In your big pan put cooking oil when it's hot put the garlic then the onion.
6. Put the ampalaya do not mix it just scatters the ampalaya to fit it to your pan.
7. After 4minutes put the egg yolk & white. Mix it.
8. Taste the ampalaya first then add salt and ajinomoto to have taste. Set aside.

Update: Important tips that can increase the quality of this recipe:

1.) You can as well as add shrimps to ampalaya. This is how it looks like:

2.) Some native Filipino way of cooking ampalaya with eggs do include some little soup on it. Put some small amount of water and add lemon grass. The smell of this soup is fantastic and also it will lessen the bitter taste of ampalaya.

3.) Look for bitter melons that are hand-picked directly from their gardens. It is because I find this fresh and less with toxic chemicals from fertilizers.

completed ampalaya food with eggs

Important health benefits:

In Filipino folklore, ampalaya is good food supplement for cleaning the blood. This is how my parents and grand parents told me. I did some research on the scientific basis of this claim and found out that it is true.

There are other benefits such as lowering the blood sugar level which acts like an insulin.

Have a wonderful day!

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