Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pork Afritada

The word afritada is a Spanish term which means fried. This is a misnomer since pork afritada  is not a fried dish but a tomato-based stew that is cooked in garlic, onion, bell pepper, potatoes and tomato sauce. It is often confused with menudo, kaldereta  and mechado. This meat stew is often prepared during festive occasions such as fiestas, birthdays and weddings. Preparing this dish is quick and easy. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a yummy dish for lunch or dinner. Happy cooking!  

  • 500 gms pork, cut into serving pieces
  • 2 potatoes, quartered
  • 1 carrot, quartered
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1 pc red or green bell pepper, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • salt/fish sauce
  • cooking oil

1. In a large pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.

2. Once cooked, add the pork and cook until lightly browned.

3. Add water and salt/fish sauce. Bring to a boil.

4. Add carrots and potatoes. Cook until tender.

5. Add the tomato sauce and red/green bell pepper. Simmer
    for about 10-15 minutes.

6. Serve.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Pancit Miki

I was craving for a noodle dish for lunch so I decided to make pancit miki. This noodle dish is similar to pancit canton. The only difference lies in the type of noodle used. Pancit miki uses miki or fresh egg noodles which is thinner than the egg noodles used in lomi. This type of noodle is a bit salty and is pre-cooked. Although, canton and miki are very much alike in the vegetables added such as carrot, green beans, cabbage and many more.

  • 500 gms miki  noodles
  • 2 pcs chicken breast, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp cooking oil
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 pc carrot, sliced
  • 1 cup green beans, sliced diagonally
  • 1/2 cabbage, sliced 
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce 

1. In a large pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.

2. Add the sliced chicken breast and cook until slightly browned.

3. Add water and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.

4. Add the carrots and green beans. Once cooked, add the cabbage.

5. Add the miki and cook for a few minutes.

6. Mix well and add the soy sauce and oyster sauce.

7. Serve with calamansi.