This Bicol Express is definitely a comfort food so delicious and of course you need lots of lots of rice to go with it. Bicol Express is originated in Bicol region this is a native delicacies and others called it also as a Sinilihan. However, history narrates that this dish originated in Malate, Manila. A Bicol Express is made of pork belly or pork butt ( I use pork butt) slowly cook and simmered with coconut cream, flavor enhanced with thai chili to add kick to it, sweet onion, alamang shrimps or fermented shrimps, ground black pepper, and a shishito pepper just to add some vibrant color. This dish is one of my husband favorite food.
This deep fried Mochiko Chickenis one of the locals favorite in the Island of Hawaii. Simple dish yet super good. Made of boneless chicken thighs, marinated with rice flour, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, eggs, green onions, sesame seeds and garlic. This is so good, definitely broke the mouth. Oh brah so ONO and delicious.
I made this Baked Salmon with Quinoa, Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes for Sunday dinner and it was delicious. My husband definitely enjoy it. This is a easy fix meal. You can prep or make ahead, perfect for lunch or dinner.
4 Salmon Filet
2 cups Quinoa
3 cups Chicken stock (I use less sodium)
2 cups Asparagus (cut 1" long)
2 cups cherry tomatoes (cut half)
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil (divide into two)
1 Lemon sliced
Garlic salt Seasoning - to taste
Old bay Seasoning - to taste
Ground black pepper - to taste
1. Rinse quinoa with cold running water till the water get clear. In a medium pot put the quinoa add the chicken stock, put cover and cook it for about 15 - 20 in medium low heat.
2. Wash salmon and pat dry with paper towel then drizzle with olive oil, season with garlic salt, ground black pepper and old bay seasoning, then top with lemon. Bake to 400 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes.
3. In a medium or large sauteed pan, cook vegetable in medium heat. Add olive oil the sauteed the asparagus and cherry tomatoes for 2 - minutes season with garlic salt and ground black pepper.
4. Once vegetables are cook mixed that into the quinoa and tossed all together. You can adjust seasoning if necessary.
June 21st, 2019
What is boodle fight?
A boodle fight is a very large and different variety of foods. Boodle fight was a adaptation of Philippine Military's style of eating and dining together. In the Philippines, friends and family gather for a boodle fight, a fabulous feast served on banana leaves and eaten with bare hands (KAMAYAN) they sit or stand around the table. It is strictly hands only, no spoons, forks or knives. Boodle fight became so popular that there are now restaurants from Philippines and abroad who serve Boodle fight style.
Nothing is more good than a home cook meal. I made a " Cheesy Bacon Corn with Shrimps and Aioli Roasted Red Bell Pepper dinner one night just to impress my husband. Teasing him " I don't need to take you out for dinner" cause I can bring fancy food out from my own kitchen. I love to make him dinner and he is my number supporter.
June 18th, 2019
Homemade foods are the BEST! Mitsu-Ken garlic chicken is one of my favorite to eat when we live in the islands. The skin is sooo crispy and full of flavor. And that Sweet Savory and Garlicky Sauce oh man so ONO. Definitely burst in your mouth! I made this to satisfy my cravings. This is the first time I make it, and once again it came out good. I never limit my ability to make good food for my family and friends. I use chicken thighs I deboned it myself cut in 3 pieces dredge in seasoning flour and deep fry till lightly golden brown and tossed it with the garlic sauce mixture.
Buko pandan salad is a dessert consisting of pandan flavored gelatin and shredded young coconut mixed with cream and sweetened milk. You can add vanilla Ice cream when served with your guest. I made this dessert when I catered Cat and Tom wedding and it was a hit. So simple yet delicious.
Salted Egg Prawns
Salted Egg Prawns is easy to make and not to mention super delicious too. If you're a seafoods lover you have to try this. It has a unique taste and absolutely my new favorite thing to eat. I guarantee you, you'll lick your fingers because it's so good. Thank you to my cousin from Hongkong who taught me how to make this. Since Salted Egg Powder is not available at the Asian Store I used the egg yolks from salted eggs. Sauteed in butter, green onion, ground black pepper and fresh lemon juice. I did not add salt since the egg yolks is already salty.
Saturday with BEST of Good Friends
Spent our Saturday with BEST of Good Friends. We got invited to our friends house for a backyard barbecue. Never a dull moment to be with them. Catching up and talking stories and have some drinks. Knowing that our friends are decided to go back to Philippines for good. We definitely miss you Cat and Tom. Wishing you all the BEST of Life friends.
I made this dinner for me and my husband because I promise to make him a healthy meal. So I came out with this Honey Mustard Baked Chicken. For the honey mustard dressing I use; 4 tablespoons stone ground mustard and 2 tablespoons honey and mixed them together. For the chicken breast I seasoned with garlic salt, onion powder, paprika and ground black pepper. Preheat over to 400 degrees. In a baking pan place the chicken and pour the mustard dressing onto the chicken cover with foil and bake it to 25 - 35 minutes depends on the size of the chicken. Use a thermometer to check if the chicken is fully cook should be 165 degrees. And toasted with sliced almond and sprinkle ontop of the chicken. This is the first time I made this and it came out good.
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