2-3 tbsp. oil 3 potatoes, peeled, quartered and fried 1 lb. chicken, cut into serving pieces 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 large onion, quartered 1 tbsp. patis (fish sauce) 3 tbsp. curry powder salt and pepper 1 cup water 1 red bell pepper, cut into big squares 1 green bell pepper, cut into big squares 3 celery stalks, cut into 1-1/2” long 1 cup coconut milk or evaporated milk
1. Pan fry potatoes. Set aside.2. In the same pan, fry chicken pieces and brown alittle.3. Add garlic and onion. Sauté for a few minutes untilsoft.4. Pour in patis and season with curry powder, saltand pepper. Stir for 2 minutes.5. Add water. Cover and bring to a boil. Lower theheat; add celery, bell peppers and fried potatoes.Simmer for 3 minutes or until half done.6. Add milk and stir occasionally. Cook for another 7minutes (or lesser when using evaporated milkbecause the liquids will curled).
· 1 pork pata (pork leg), wash well· 1 cup soda pop (Sprite or 7-up)· water, for boiling· coarse sea salt· 1 tsp. peppercorns· 5 cloves garlic, crushed· 2 bay leaves· 1 tbsp. soy sauce· 2 tsp. baking soda· oil, for frying
1. Clean pork pata. Cut skin about 3-5 slits on each side, without cutting the bone.2. Place pork pata in a big pot. Add soda pop and water enough to cover the pork.3. Season with plenty of salt. Add peppercorns, crushed garlic, bay leaves and soy sauce.4. Covered and boil over high heat. Remove all the resulting scum that will rise to the top of the pot. Lower the heat and simmer for about an hour or until pork pata meat is tender (make sure that meat is not too tender).5. About 15 minutes of simmering, add baking soda (to soften the meat faster) and continue cooking.6. Drain pork pata when done. Let sit for a while so the juices settle. Dry with paper towels.7. Deep-fry pata until golden brown and blisters appear on skin. Drain on paper towels.8. Slice meat and transfer to a serving plate. Serve hot with sauce for dipping.9. You can also make sauce by mixing soy sauce and white vinegar. You may add garlic, onion and chili pepper.
1.5 lbs. stewing beef, cut into 1.5" cubes 1/2 cup vinegar 6 whole peppercorn, crushed 3 tsp. cooking oil 2 tsp. salt 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 onion, sliced 1/2 cup tomato sauce 1/2 cup hot water 1/2 green pepper, cut into strips 1/2 red pepper, cut into strips 1 bay leaf 1 tsp. tabaso 1/2 tsp. MSG 1 tsp. sugar 3 tbsp. Oil 1 small can peas (8 oz.) 2 oz. liver sausage or 3 oz. can liver spread
1. Marinate beef in a mixture of vinegar, peppercorn and garlic for 1 to 2 hours. Drain. Brown in hot oil a few pieces at a time. Set aside.2. Saute onions in remaining fat in skillet until soft but not brown. Return the pieces of beef to skillet. Add tomato sauce, bay leaf, salt, MSG, sugar and hot water. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 1.5 to 2 hours or until beef is tender.3. Add red and green peppers and tabasco sauce. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes more. Add liver paste and green peas. Stir and cook another 5 minutes. Garnish with sliced hard boiled eggs and stuffed olives.
60g unsalted butter, softened 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp lemon juice 1/4 cup chopped basil, plus extra to serve 400g spaghetti 1 tbs olive oil 4 bacon rashers, chopped 500g green prawn meat, roughly chopped
1. Step 1 Pound butter, garlic, lemon and basil in a mortar and pestle (or mash with a fork in a bowl) to combine well. Set aside.2. Step 2 Cook pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water to packet instructions.3. Step 3 Meanwhile, heat oil in a large, deep frypan over medium heat. Cook bacon, stirring, for 4-5 minutes until starting to crisp. Remove and drain on paper towel.4. Step 4 Return pan to heat and melt half the butter. Add prawns and stir for 2-3 minutes until just cooked. Drain pasta, then add to frypan with bacon and remaining butter. Toss, season and serve with extra basil.
1 (400g) head broccoli 350g white cabbage 200g sliced sopressa salami (see top tip) 1 long red chilli 4 anchovy fillets (optional) 2 cloves garlic 350g penne 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil, plus extra, to serve 1 bunch parsley 40g grated parmesan 80g toasted pine nuts 1 lemon
Step1Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil over high heat. Meanwhile, cut broccoli into florets and finely shred cabbage. Cut salami into 1cm-wide strips. Cut chilli in half lengthwise, remove seeds, then thinly slice widthwise. Finely chop anchovies, if using, then peel and finely chop garlic with 1 tsp salt. Step 2Cook pasta in boiling salted water for 8 minutes or until al dente. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan over medium–high heat. Add salami, chilli, anchovies and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until fat from salami is rendered. Add cabbage and toss for 2 minutes or until slightly wilted. Remove pan from heat. Step 3Using a Chinese wire spoon or small sieve, scoop up pasta and add to frying pan. Add broccoli to pasta cooking water and cook for 2 minutes or until just tender. Meanwhile, roughly chop parsley leaves and stems. Step 4Using a Chinese wire spoon or small sieve, scoop up broccoli and add to frying pan with parsley, parmesan and pine nuts. Place pan over medium heat and toss for 2 minutes or until well combined and warmed through. Step 5Squeeze over lemon juice and drizzle with a little extra oil to serve.
1 lb spaghetti ¼ cup heavy cream 4 eggs ½ lb bacon, cut into ½-inch dice 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp chopped Italian parsley Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste ¾ cup freshly grated pecorino-romano cheese (parmesan may be substituted)
1. Fill a large soup pot with cold water and add a handful or so of Kosher salt. Stir and taste; it should taste like seawater. Cover the pot and heat the water until it boils.2. Add the diced bacon to a cold sauté pan and cook slowly over a low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towels.3. Drop the spaghetti into the boiling salted water and cook according to package instructions, about 6 to 9 minutes or until al dente, or tender but still firm to the bite.4. While the pasta cooks, combine the eggs, cheese, cream and olive oil in a bowl and beat with a whisk until completely mixed.5. Drain pasta, toss with the egg and cream mixture, then add the cooked bacon and chopped parsley. Serve right away, with additional grated cheese if desired.
1 (10.75 ounce) packagefrozen prepared pound cake, thawed and cut into 9 slices 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup chocolate syrup 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 2 cups heavy whipping cream 2 (1.4 ounce) bars chocolate covered English toffee, chopped
1. Arrange cake slices on bottom of a rectangular 11x7 inch baking dish, cutting cake slices if necessary to fit the bottom of the dish. Drizzle coffee over cake.2. Beat sugar, chocolate syrup, and cream cheese in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add whipping cream; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Spread over cake. Sprinkle with chocolate-covered toffee candy.3. Spread frosting over cake. Sprinkle with toffee candy. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, but no longer than 24 hours to set dessert and blend flavors.
2 cups 2% milk 2 cups heavy cream 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 3 drops green food coloring(optional) 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1. In a large bowl, stir together the milk, cream, sugar, salt, vanilla extract and peppermint extract until the sugar has dissolved. Color to your liking with the green food coloring.2. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturers instructions. After about 10 minutes into the freezing, add the chocolate chips. After the ice cream has thickened, about 30 minutes later, spoon into a container, and freeze for 2 hours.
1. Place chocolate in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir occasionally until mostly melted, then remove from heat, and stir until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.2. In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream to medium stiff peaks, but do not allow it to become grainy. Set aside.3. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites with salt until soft peaks form. Sprinkle in the sugar, and continue whipping to medium stiff peaks. Fold in egg yolks and kirshwasser.4. Fold in the melted chocolate until completely incorporated, then fold in whipped cream until evenly blended. Spoon into dessert cups, and chill until firm, about 1 hour.
1. In a blender, combine the ice cream, milk, chocolate drink mix and powdered egg whites. Cover, and blend until smooth. You may need to stop and stir once or twice to get it evenly mixed. The shake will be very thick.