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Monday, July 9, 2012

Kare-kare by RiA

I'd like to share another recipe with you. A Filipino and tasty dish called "Kare-kare." I got this recipe from my sister. I tried this a few times already so I somehow managed to do it well. But even when the first time I did this, it was great.

These are the ingredients:
1/2 kilo beef/tripe cut into cubes
1/2 kilo oxtail, 2" long (optional)
8 cups of Water
4 tbsp Oil
1/8 cup Annato Seeds (atsuete)
2 pcs Onions
1 head Garlic
3 cups Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Ground Roasted Rice (or Rice Flour/All Purpose Flour)
4 pcs. Eggplant 1" thick
1 bundle Pechay
1 bundle Sitaw, 2" long strips
1 Banana Bud
Salt or Patis to Taste

1. Boil beef tripe in water for an hour, 30-45 minutes in a pressure cooker or until tender. Strain and keep stock. Remove scums.
2. Put hot water in the annato seeds in a bowl let it stand until bright red in color. Discard the seeds.
3. Saute onions and garlic. Add stock, roasted rice or flour, beef tripe and/or oxtail and peanut butter.
4. Bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Add salt/fish sauce to taste. Put in the annato / atsuete mix well.
5. Add vegetables with 2 minutes intervals: sitaw, eggplant, banana bud and pechay. 6. Cook for a few minutes. Don't over cook the vegetables.
7. Serve with bagoong and rice.
*If using rice flour, mix 1/2 of stock to flour and 1/2 to peanut butter prior to adding mixture.

In the original recipe of my sister, the annato seeds are heated in oil. But for me, I only put in a hot water until it turns bright red in color. It's up to you how red it would be. You can put it later than the veggies or before adding the veggies. This looks difficult to cook but it is pretty simple. I also don't usually measure the ingredients especially the peanut butter. I add just a few at first, then add more to my liking. I actually put a lot so it will taste good so don't stick so much to my measurements. I also don't use oxtail with my recipe, but it is up to you it you want it. I like beef tripe more because it has less scums and fats.
I hope you will try this and share with me the picture of it. Hope you will also like it the way I did it. Till my next dish! See yah!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Pork Steak Casserole by RiA

I'm back with another easy recipe for you. This is called pork steak casserole. I got this from my android phone application "recipes" The cooking preparation is so easy to do because it has few ingredients.

These are the ingredients:
Pork steaks
2 1/2 tsp. flour
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup Milk

Brown steaks well in frying pan. Remove meat. Add flour, soup and milk to frying pan and simmer a few minutes. Layer in casserole the steaks with salt and pepper. You can eliminate the salt also because the cream of mushroom soup is already salty. Top the meat with the soup mixture and bake at 350 degree F about 1 hour or until done.

You may add more milk or water if necessary. I also added some cheese when I reheated it. You can add veggies like carrots, white onions and potatoes during baking. Don't forget to share what you did here. Until my next dish! See yah!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sticky Honey-Orange Chicken Wings by RiA

I'm back again after almost a year of not posting. I'm finally here again to share with you the recipes of some of the dishes I cooked and got from food magazines, internet and acquired from family. Some of them were invented and some were improved and revised. I will post the recipe I have shared through my FB almost a year now. When I posted it, many of my friends liked it. So I figured that I will share the recipe here. This dish is so delicious and very easy to make. I did this a couple of times after I discovered it. I got it from "Yummy Magazine" March 2011 issue. The first time I did this, I don't have an orange so I substituted a couple of calamansi and it was so good.

Here are the Ingredients:
1 cup All purpose flour
1 teaspoon five-spice powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
cooking oil, for deep frying
12 pieces chicken wings

1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon ginger, sliced very thinly (or grated)
1 tablespoon grated orange zest (substitute: calamansi or lemon)
1/2 cup honey

In a small bowl, mix together flour, five-spice powder, salt and pepper. Heat oil in a medium sauce pan. Coat wings well with the flour mixture and fry for 10 to 15 minutes or until parts turn golden brown. Remove from heat and drain on paper towel. TO make the honey-orange glaze: In a medium saucepan, heat oil on medium heat and saute ginger for 1 minute. Add grated orange peel (or the substitute) then add honey. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Place wings in batches in the pan and toss to coat the wings with the glaze. Serve as desired.
This is a recommended recipes that I am sure you'll love. It has the sweetness and citrus flavor that blends in together with the ginger. Once it has been coated, it retains the crispiness of the chicken. So it is so good. Hope you'll try this and share it with me. Until my next dish! See yah!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Ginger, Soy and Sesame Noodles by RiA

I got this recipe originally from Rachael Ray's Site, a well known figure from Lifestyle Network. Most of the ingredients from the recipe is not popular here so I decided to make a little twist but still maintain the title. I failed to have a honey so I substituted brown sugar and a little water. I also added some carrots and bean sprouts to make it healthier.

Here are the Ingredients:
Smooth peanut butter
Honey (or Brown Sugar w/ little water)
Soy Sauce
Sesame oil
Grated Ginger
Spaghetti, cooked and rinsed under cold water
Toasted Sesame Seeds (optional)
Bean Sprouts,blanched
Carrots, blanched

Heat peanut butter over low heat on stove until mushy. Whisk honey and Soy sauce into the peanut butter, then whisk in the sesame oil and the ginger. Toss the spaghetti with the sauce. If you want to get really groovy with the noodles, sprinkle them with sesame seeds. If you want to bump up the crunch factor, add some shredded carrots, scallions, bean sprouts or other veggies.
This dish is super yummy and nutritious too because of the veggies. You can add more veggies that you want as long as you blanch it first. You can also add a little bit sauce it you want. I hope you like this. Don't forget to leave some comments. Until my next dish! See yah!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Corned Beef and Cheese Rice Balls by RiA

I got this from Flavors Magazine. It looked so delicious in the picture and it was so easy to do. I had a little bit of problem at first because the rice I made was not so sticky and the original recipe calls for a cubed cheese and rolled into the corned beef. I made a solution for both the problems I had. I added more water in the rice to make it stickier and then cooked the corned beef and cheese together and then rolled in the rice.

Cheese, Grated
Corned Beef
Rice, cooked
Eggs, beaten
Japanese Breadcrumbs
Cooking oil for deep frying

Cook the corned beef together with the grated cheese. Get a spoonful of corned beef and wrap with cooked rice. Roll on palms to make even balls. Place each rice ball on a tray liked with baking paper and freeze.
When ready to cook, heat oil in pan. While the rice balls are still in frozen state, dip in beaten eggs and roll in Japanese Breadcrumbs. Deep fry rice balls in hot oil until golden brown. You can dip this with garlic sauce or any dip you want.

I tasted sooo delicious and very filling because of the rice. You can use other mixture inside and be inventive. Until my next dish! See yah!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ham Curry Rice by RiA

I got this recipe from "Flavors" magazine and I tried it for the first time. It went well though I added a bunch of curry powder so it tasted a bit spicy. But it was so yummy so I will share the recipe to you:

Cooking oil
Curry Powder
Coconut Cream
Cooked Rice
Green Peas
Sweetened Ham, cut into cubes
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Heat oil in wok. Add curry powder, nutmeg, cumin and coconut cream. Mix well.
Add cooked rice, green peas and cubed ham. Toss well to combine ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with cilantro leaves. Serve.

I did not put on the measurements because it is up to your taste. Just a pinch at first will do, then if it doesn't taste right then add a bit more until it is good for you.
I partnered this dish with fatless tocino which is sweet so it contradicts the spiciness of the rice. Until my next dish! See yah!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Deviled Eggs by RiA

It's been a while since I have posted here, now I am back to share the recipes I have cooked and prepared.
I got this recipe from my android phone app "Recipes" called the Deviled Egg. This is so easy and delicious too!

Here are the ingredients:
Large Hard Boiled Eggs
2 tablespoon Mayo or Salad Dressing
1/2 teaspoon Prepared Mustard
1 each - Dash of Pepper

Cut eggs lengthwise into halves. Slip out yolks and mash with fork. Mix in remaining ingredients. Fill each egg with yolk mixture.

Hope you can try this, but not too much because it is high in cholesterol. Let me know what you think and share it you have also tried it. Until my next dish! See yah!