Binagoongang Baboy (Pork in Salted Shrimp Paste)

Ingredients :

  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 lb. pork, cubed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tbsp. bagoong alamang (salted shrimp paste)
  • 2 tbsp. calamansi concentrate
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. butter

Cooking Procedures :

  1. Pan fry pork cubes in hot oil until light brown. Set aside.
  2. In the same pan, sauté garlic, onion and tomatoes for a few minutes until soft and wilted.
  3. Add bagoong alamang, calamansi, sugar and butter.
  4. Pour in back the pork and mix well until coated.
  5. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally until mixture thickens. Serve hot.

 

Resulta ng larawan para sa Binagoongang Baboy (Pork in Salted Shrimp Paste)

Sarsiadong Tilapia

Ingredients :

  • 2 lbs. whole tilapia (snapper or catfish), scaled, gutted and cleaned (or 1-1/2 lbs. fish fillets)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 bunch (about 1/2 lb.) spinach
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

Cooking Procedures :

  1. Wash fish thoroughly; pat dry and rub the outside with the salt. If using fish fillets, reduce salt to 1/2 teaspoon.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Fry fish for 10 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Fish flesh should be opaque and flakes when done. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Meanwhile, in a separate large skillet over medium heat, add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Sauté garlic, add onion; stri-fry until translucent. Stir in tomatoes; cook for 2 minutes. Add spinach, stir-fry for another 2 minutes. Add water, eggs and black pepper; cook, stirring frequently for 3 minutes, or until done. Don’t overcook the spinach.
  4. Transfer crispy fried fish into a serving platter. Pour over the vegetable and egg mixture.
  5. Serve hot with steamed rice

 

Resulta ng larawan para sa Sarciadong Tilapia

Authentic Mexican Tortillas

Flour tortillas are more common in the northern states of México, where they are still made using the traditional recipe of

Ingredients

 

Some cooks will omit the baking power.

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Although nowadays you can conveniently get them at the corner store, many housewives continue to buy one kilo of flour to make flour tortillas at home, Like Señora Hortencia Luna, a very sweet lady that used to be my son’s nana in Monterrey, NL. Everyday before going to work, she would cook this amount of flour in tortillas for her family. When I asked her why she always made the same amount, she told me that it was the only recipe that anyone knew. In México, it’s very common to find shortening in 1/4 kilo sizes packages and flour in 1 kilo sizes.

Instructions

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Either by hand or with a pastry cutter, cut in the shortening till the mixture is crumbly. If the mixture looks more floury than crumbly, be sure to add just one or two more tablespoons of shortening till it is crumbly. Add about 3/4 cup hot water to the mixture, or just enough to make the ingredients look moist.
  2. With your hand or a large fork, knead the mixture making sure to rub the dough against the sides of the large mixing bowl to gather any clinging dough. If the dough still sticks to the side of the bowl, add a couple more tablespoons of flour until the dough forms a soft round shape. The dough is ready to roll out now, but it is best to let it rest. Cover it with a dish towel, and let it sit for about an hour or so.
  3. Take the dough, and pull it apart into 10 to 12 balls. Lightly flour your rolling area, and roll each ball with a rolling pin to about 1/8 inch thickness.
  4. Place each tortilla on a medium hot cast iron skillet. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or until the tortilla does not look doughy.