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#RECIPE of the Day: Baked Shrimp with Coconut

This seafood recipe can be an appetizer or viand. You can serve this with your favorite dipping like tartar sauce.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 egg whites, beaten until foamy

 

Procedure

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).
  2. Mix cornstarch, salt and cayenne pepper in a bowl.
  3. Dredge the shrimp in cornstarch mixture then dip in the egg white.
  4. Roll it in the coconut. Coat the shrimp well.
  5. Place each shrimp on the baking tray with baking sheet or cooking spray.
  6. Bake until the shrimps turn bright orange/pink and the coconut is browned (around 15 minutes).

 

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#RECIPE of the Day: Misua Soup

 

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⊗ Ingredients:

½ kilo ground pork

1 egg

1 onion, chopped

salt

pepper

all purpose flour, for binding

cooking oil

6 cloves garlic, chopped

5 cups water

1 patola, sliced by 2 inches

fish sauce

250 g misua (rice noodles)

 

⊗ Instructions:

  1. Combine ground pork, egg, onion, salt, pepper and all-purpose flour.
  2. Form them into small balls. Set aside.
  3. Heat cooking oil. Saute garlic.
  4. Fry the meat balls until golden brown.
  5. Pour water and add the patola slices.
  6. Add fish sauce to taste.
  7. Drop in the fine rice noodles or misua.
  8. Simmer for 3 minutes or until cooked.

 

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#RECIPE of the Day: Simple, Crispy Fried Chicken

 

CRISPY FRIED CHICKEN

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • cooking oil
  • 4 pcs chicken, quarter size

 

Instructions:

  1. Beat eggs in a small bowl.
  2. Sift together the all-purpose flour, salt, black pepper, onion and garlic powder in another bowl.
  3. Heat cooking oil in a deep skillet or deep fryer. Medium heat.
  4. Dip chicken in the beaten egg.
  5. Then, dredge in the seasoned flour. Coat evenly.
  6. Fry one side about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Follow the same for the other side.
  8. The trick is to flip it once only.

 

Enjoy your crispy-licious fried chicken!

 

 

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#Recipe of the Day: Boeuf Bourguignon

 

Last Saturday, I had the privilege to watch (LIVE!) the cooking demo of Chef Xavier Btesh, at the Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center in Makati.

 

Chef Xavier was born and raised in Paris and spent the earlier part of his career training under renowned chefs before he went on to become a consultant chef for various businesses and eventually published his own cookbook Les Petits Diners de Xavier which sold more than 40,000 copies across Europe.

 

When you’re a French chef, people come to you and they tell you about 3-star, 4-star Michelin chefs, truffles, and foie gras. But I keep telling people, this is not the food we eat daily,” he says. “I know that Filipinos love their family-style and we’re the same in France, we have family-style as well. I want to show the way we eat at home.”

 

Now, I’m sharing with you one of the recipes he taught us during the cooking demo. It’s called:

 

Boeuf Bourguignon

 

According to Chef Xavier, this is similar to our “adobo” but a French version. Just switch the vinegar with wine and there you’ll have a French stew.

 

What you’ll need:

2 mugs beef chunks

1 pc onion

1 pc garlic clove, peeled

1 tsp tomato paste

4 pcs button mushrooms or 2 pcs Portobello mushrooms

2 pcs carrots, peeled and sliced

1 espresso cup bacon chunks

1 ½ mugs beef broth

2 tsps white flour

1 tsp dried/fresh thyme

1 pinch clove powder

2 mugs GOOD red wine

salt and pepper to taste

½ espresso cup butter, melted

 

Instructions:

 

Set a frying pan on med-high heat. Place in half your butter, and saute your onions and bacon. When onions turn translucent, transfer onion and bacon to a cast iron pan on high heat along with the rest of the butter. Add the chunks of the meat and toss well. Sprinkle flour, and stir, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add the beef broth, wine, and all the other ingredients except the mushrooms. Mix well. Reduce to a very low heat and cook for 3 hours, stirring every once in a while so that your ingredients won’t stick to the bottom of the pan. After 2 ½ hours, add your mushrooms. If the sauce reduces too much, add a bit of wine or broth. After 3 hours, your iconic French stew will be ready!

 

 

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#Recipe of the Day: HOMEMADE PIZZA

Pizza! Yes, you can make pizza right at your home in a total of one hour and 30 minutes (prep and cooking time)!

 

What you’ll need:

300g plain flour
1 ½tsp instant dried yeast
½ tsp salt
180ml hand hot water
4tbsp tomato paste
150g mozzarella cheese (or any other cheese), sliced
4 mushrooms, wiped and thinly sliced
115g sliced ham/bacon/chicken strips, chopped
½ green pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
2tsp oil

 

Instructions

  1. Sift the flour into a bowl and stir in the yeast and salt. Add the water and mix to a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 5 mins until the dough is smooth and
  2. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with cling film. Leave in a warm place until the dough has
    doubled in size (about 1 hr.).
  3. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
  4. Punch the risen dough to knock out the large air bubbles and knead for 1 min. Roll the dough out to a 25cm circle and place on a large baking sheet.
  5. Spread the tomato paste over the base leaving a 2cm border. Top with the mozzarella cheese and scatter over the mushrooms, ham and pepper. Drizzle with the olive oil.
  6. Bake for 12-15 mins until the base is crisp and the mozzarella is melted and golden.

 

You can customize the toppings you like and add as many as you want. Enjoy this homemade pizza with your family and friends!

 

Download and print this recipe: homemade pizza

 

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Treat your Kids to a #PrimeSummer Experience with Easy to Prepare Corn Ice Pops

Summer has always been the perfect season for the ultimate family bonding experience, especially since the kids are on vacation. While you may plan and do a lot of summer activities, there are some activities at home, which can let you have a #PrimeSummer experience.

One of the activities that your kids will surely enjoy is to let them help you in preparing some fun and exciting summer refreshments. It allows them to learn new stuff while satisfying your family’s cravings for cool drinks and snacks, as a way to beat the summer heat.

If there’s one thing that kids will truly enjoy this summer, it’s the delectable corn ice pops. These are easy to make, especially with the easy-to-open Mega Prime corn can.

The original recipe that we saw is using Mega Prime Cream Style Corn but my kids preferred to use Mega Prime Whole Kernel Corn instead because they want it more chunky to bite.

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#Recipe of the Day: Pansit Habhab

Pansit habhab is the ALL-TIME favorite merienda of people living in Quezon province particularly in Lucban and Lucena City. Yes, I am a certified Lucenahin!

Pansit habhab is basically made of dried flour noodles. It’s our own type of miki. It is thin and brown in color. This is popularly served in Buddy’s Restaurant (Sponsor please, haha!) and in Lucban or Lucena, pansit habhab are being sold in streets or peddled around the area.

This is usually eaten without any utensils. It is served in a banana leaf and then you eat it directly from that. When you say habhab that means to eat suctioning the food like pigs. Yes, you read it right. Hahaha!

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