Day 11 – Your favorite food


Seems easy but why is it so hard for me to do this one? Maybe because I love food too much that I cannot just pick one meal or food that is my favorite! Hmmm alin at ano nga ba ang paborito kong pagkain? Ang hirap naman mag-decide  batting eyelashes Chicken Adobo nalang…. 🙂 may nalang eh noh? Oh well,  Adobo is one of my favorite food that I always used to cook for every now and then. It is truly a delightful meal for the whole family because of its complete course of ingredients and nutrition value.  Adobo is perhaps considered the national food, a food consisting with chunks of pork, chook, or both. Stewed with vinegar, soy sauce, garlic clove, and pepper, added with bay leaves with the extra Filipino taste. Adobo could be the dish that truly connotes the Philippine islands. Stewed in the above ingredients to encourage the meat to tenderize along with the sauce to thicken. This dish is containing more phosphorus and protein. An individual caveat with Adobo, however, is its sodium level. The sodium level within this food is quite high as a result of addition of soy sauce. Furthermore, the use involving oil and meat, certainly pork, makes it high in fat content. As a fix, you can always trim off the skin and the excess fats. You can also choose leaner cuts with pork and chicken. Of course, you can always opt to use lesser oil and have the healthier oils like olive oil. It is affordable and easy to do especially when you are running out of ideas on what’s next on your list of family meals. Plus, experience the impeccable taste of traditional Filipino authentic recipes. I can eat adobo every day, be it chicken, liver, fish, whatever it is basta ADOBO. Now, I will share you guys how to make this authentic Filipino dish. Adobo is the recipe that you truly should not miss! cook

INGREDIENTS

3-5 pounds chicken thighs

1/2 cup white vinegar

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns, crushed

1 teaspoon brown sugar

5 cloves of garlic crushed

Dried rosemary

3 bay leaves

PROCEDURE

Combine all ingredients in a pan. Cover the pot and let the mix marinate. Typically one to three hours. Once marinated, heat the pot to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Uncover the pan and allow to simmer for an additional 15 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated and when the chicken is lightly brown. And now you have chicken adobo.

It is easy to make and a quick dinner to throw together. Serve it with steamed rice and  you’ve got yourself a dinner 🙂

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Tilapia With Cayenne Spice


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2 fresh medium sized tilapia
Combine  vegetable oil with a pinch of salt.
Brush fish with vegetable oil, sprinkle sides with cayenne pepper. The more you add, the spicer it will be. Cook fish in a hot iron skillet, cook until tender. Be sure not to overcook. Serve with jasmine rice, healthy vegetables or dip in mayonnaise.

xoxo,

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Homemade Fajita


 

 Prep: 15 mins. Cook: 6 mins.
Chill: 30 mins. Makes: 4-6 servings
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12 ounces beef skirt or flank steak, cut into thin bite-size strips
1 recipe Homemade Fajita Seasoning
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup thin strips red or green sweet pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
3/4 cup chopped tomato medium
4 to six 8- inch flour tortillas (warmed)
Homemade Fajita Seasoning: Mix 1 1/2 tea-spoons ground cumin; 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano,crushed; 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (you can also use an organic pepper-optional); 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/8 teaspoon onion powder.
 Now follow the steps below!
  • Sprinkle beef with 2 teaspoons of the Homemade Fajita Seasoning; tosss to coat. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
  • In a very large skillet cook pepper, onion, and remaining seasoning in 1 tablespoon oil until tender. Remove from skillet. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and meat to skillet. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes until desired doneness. Return pepper mixture to skillet. Stir in tomato. Cook until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice.
  • To serve, fill warmed tortillas with beef mixture. If desired, top with guacamole, salsa, and dairy sour cream. Roll up tortillas and Enjoy!