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Cleaning, Cooking and Eating Head-On Shrimps (Halabos Na Hipon)

Cleaning, Cooking and Eating Head-On Shrimps (Halabos Na Hipon)

Shrimps/Prawns cooked this way is the ultimate rich people food back in the Philippines. The bigger, the better. All I know is that it costs more than beef, chicken, fish and pork. To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if house parties are judged by […]

Stellaaa Porchetta Made in a Turbo Oven

Stellaaa Porchetta Made in a Turbo Oven

I’ve been dreaming about making this wonderful meat roulade since I came across the recipe from BonAppetit, and made it right after I got back from my trip to Italy. While I did not use BonAppetit’s recipe (I personally don’t believe in porkloin as a […]

Lemon Grilled Whole Tilapia with Grilled Bell Pepper Salsa

Lemon Grilled Whole Tilapia with Grilled Bell Pepper Salsa

Ladies and Gentlemen! I present to you my first ever recipe contest entry! If you have a Food.com account, please send me some review love. Ingredients: (serves 4, with a side of bread or salad) 2 whole tilapia, gutted, fins clipped and cleaned very, very […]

“Scrambled” Scallion Eggs

“Scrambled” Scallion Eggs

Once scallions are sliced, they have the tendency to dry up and wilt within 2-3 days in the fridge. Put your excess scallions to good use by adding them to your eggs! Ingredients (serves 2): Scallions (I’d say this is about 1/4 cup? The scallions […]

Grilled Whole Tilapia – the Filipino Way (and how to clean out fish guts!)

Grilled Whole Tilapia – the Filipino Way (and how to clean out fish guts!)

I love fish! I love it more after I moved here in the US because i don’t have it as much as I used to back in the Philippines. The fish I saw in the big grocers are filleted, come in stick form inside boxes […]

Grilled (Chinese) Eggplants

Grilled (Chinese) Eggplants

Grilled Eggplants are one of those things that are way too simple to add to a party menu that you dont think about having them, especially when there is ribs involved. I like having it on the table because they are easy to make, and […]

Chinese Style Ribs Cheat Sheet

Chinese Style Ribs Cheat Sheet

I love ribs! There’s nothing better than having a nice rack of ribs to share with family and friends. Marinate this baby DAYS ahead of baking time and you will surely have finger licking goodness. Ingredients: A rack of Pork Ribs Koon Chun BBQ Sauce […]

Garlic and Butter Grilled Mussels

Garlic and Butter Grilled Mussels

I love making this dish, either as part of the meal or as an appetizer – It’s easy, and it’s cheap to make. If you don’t have a grill – baking them in your oven is good too. Go ahead, impress your seafood-loving friends. Ingredients: […]

Rosemary and Garlic Roast Beef

Rosemary and Garlic Roast Beef

a.k.a. Albert and Nina Beefchetta This recipe came about because my friend Albert asked me to bring some olive oil and garlic basting sauce for grilled shrimp and Nina, my neighbor gave me a huge bunch of rosemary. The basting sauce? I forgot to bring […]

Turbo Chicken

Turbo Chicken

Ingredients: One Whole Chicken Soy Sauce White Vinegar (don’t use balsamic – you’ll just waste it.) 1 Lemon 3 cloves or more Garlic Tomato Onions* (Red, Yellow or Shallots – Doesn’t matter. Use whatever you have. I prefer shallots out of convenience – I don’t […]