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Chicken Afritada Ingredients:

1 kilo chicken, cut into pieces 5 pieces potatoes, peeled and halved 1 red onion, diced 1 head garlic, minced 1 green bell pepper, sliced into strips 1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips 2 cups pork or chicken stock (broth) 1 cup tomato sauce 2 tablespoons of patis (fish sauce) 3 tablespoons of cooking oil

Chicken Afritada Cooking Instructions:

In a cooking pot or wok, heat oil. Saut garlic and onions. Add chicken and slightly brown. Pour the tomato sauce and stock. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 20 minutes or until the chicken is almost cooked. Add potatoes and continue to cook for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked. Add the green and red bell peppers, simmer for an additional minute or two. Salt and pepper to taste Serve this chicken recipe hot with steamed rice.

Menudo Ingredients:
1/2 kilo pork (cut into small chunks) 1/4 kilo pork liver (cut into small cubes) 5 pieces chorizo Bilbao (also cut in small pieces) 4 potatoes (peeled, cut in small cubes, fried) 1 green and 1 red bell pepper (diced) 1 cup chickpeas 1/4 cup raisins 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 cup pork or chicken stock 2 teaspoons of patis (fish sauce) 3 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon atsuete oil (optional) 3 tomatoes (diced) 1 small head of garlic (minced) 1 medium size onion (diced)

Menudo Cooking Instructions: In a pan or wok, heat cooking oil and atsuete oil. Saute garlic, onion. Then add the pork, liver, chorizo de Bilabo, tomatoes, bell pepper, paprika, patis and the stock. Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the pork is tender. Add the chickpeas, potatoes and raisins. Boil of another 2 minutes.

Salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with white rice.

Mechado Ingredients:
1 kilo of beef cut into chunks 1/8 kilo of pork fat cut into strips 4 onions, peeled and quartered 5 medium potatoes, quartered (optional: fried) 1 medium sized carrot, sliced in 1/2" sections 2 red bell pepper, sliced 2 cups beef stock or 2 bouillon cubes dissolved in water 3 bay leaves (laurel leaves) 1/4 -cup vinegar 2 cups tomato sauce or 1/2 cup tomato paste 1 cup soy sauce salt & pepper to taste

Mechado Cooking Instructions: Cut an incision on the beef chunks and insert a pork strip in the middle (mitsa) In a casserole, combine the beef (with the fat), tomato sauce, soy sauce, bay leaves and beef stock. Bring to a boil and simmer until the beef is almost tender Add the vinegar and let boil for a minute or two Add the potatoes, onions, carrot, and bell pepper Let simmer until potatoes and carrots are cooked - occasionally stir to thicken sauce Serve hot with white rice

Bicol Express


1/4 kilo pork, thinly sliced 1 cup Baguio beans 3 cups long chili or jalapeno peppers 1 onion, minced 1 head of garlic, minced 1 cup coconut milk 1 cup coconut cream 2 tablespoons of cooking oil Salt to taste

Bicol Express Cooking Instructions: In a bowl of water with salt, soak chili peppers for 30 minutes then rinse and strain. In a cooking pan, heat cooking oil and brown sliced pork for a few minutes. In another pan, saut minced garlic and onion. Add to the saut the browned pork. Then add the coconut milk, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the chili peppers, Baguio beans and cook until dish gets a little dry. Add the coconut cream and simmer until the sauce thickens. Salt to taste.