Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mommy's Roasted Chicken

I know a lot of people are celebrating Thanksgiving now. But as we Filipinos are not celebrating. Too bad. But we should always be thankful for all the blessings. I know Turkey is the main dish during Thanksgiving. Too bad it’s not that widely available in our market. So to mark the festivities my mother prepares a dish for the family last night of course it’s not tukey. But A simple roasted Chicken!

Here’ the ingredients:

·         whole chicken.
·         half stick of butter.
·         3  tablespoon soy sauce
·         5 tbsps of garlic, chopped.
·         1 tbsp of oreganoshopping list
·         1 tbsp of basil
·         1 tbsp of rosemary
·         rock salt
·         chicken liver (approx. 9 pieces)

How to make it

·         Pre-heat your oven (or turbo broiler) at 125 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
·         Rub the half stick of butter and the soy sauce all over and inside the chicken.
·         rub the entire chicken with rock salt, including the cavity (quantity of salt depends on your desired saltiness of the chicken)
·         rub the garlic all over the chicken and also on the inside.
·         rub the basil, rosemary and orergano mixture all over the chicken and also inside the chicken cavity.
·         stuff the chicken liver inside the chicken cavity.
·         After pre-heating for 15 minutes, put in the chicken inside the oven or turbo broiler (on top of the elevated grill that comes with the turbo broiler).
·         roast for about an hour or an hour and fifteen minutes. If you are using a turbo broiler, no need to turn the chicken over. To know if your chicken is ready, prick the thigh part and if the fluid running from the thigh is clear, then the chicken is ready.
·         Save the drippings.
·         Cook the drippings with cornstarch, pepper and lemon and serve as dip or sauce for the chicken. Enjoy! Happy Eating and thanksgiving!



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Goat Kalderata

Last night was my dad’s birthday. We had a get together with close friends and relatives. One thing that never going to miss during the Food festivities was my Dad’s favourite Kalderatang Kambing (Goat Kalderata). Myuncle  Did the cooking cause i came home late.
Kaldereta Kambing is one of the meat dishes every Filipino has come to love. It is a favorite pulutan and is a requisite during fiestas. You can always find it in the menus of authentic Filipino restaurant or even in “turo-turo” type restaurant.

Estimated preparation and cooking time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Kalderetang Kambing Ingredients:
  • 1 kg Goat meat
  • 1 can button mushroom, cut into halves
  • 2 medium size onion, chopped
  • 1/2 head garlic, chopped
  • 1 can liver spread
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 pkt. kaldereta mix
  • 5-8 peppercorns, crushed
  • 2 medium size green/red bell pepper, cut into 1” square
  • 2 medium size potato, quartered
  • 1 medium size carrots, cut same size as potato
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • 1/4 c. vinegar
  • 3 siling labuyo
  • 3 bay leaf
  • salt
  • pepper
Kalderetang Kambing Cooking Instructions:
  • Marinate goat meat with vinegar, a dash of salt and pepper for 5-10 minutes.
  • Bring to boil for 15mins or until desired meat tenderness
  • Drain marinate and stir fry meat until color changes to light brown, keep aside.
  • In a casserole pan, sauté garlic and onion, add meat and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce, tomato sauce and liver spread, stir cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add 3-4 cups of water, crushed pepper corns and bay leaf simmer for 30 minutes or until meat are tender.
  • Add potato, carrots, mushroom siling labuyo and kaldereta mix diluted in 1/2 cup of water, simmer for another 10 minutes or until vegetable are cooked and sauce thickens.
  • Add bell pepper, season with salt and cook for another 30 seconds,
  • Serve hot with Rice.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Roland's Steak House

I went for a short vacation with my hubby at General Santos City a.k.a Gensan.  It's is the hometown of our own world boxing Champ Cong. Manny Pacquiao and the city is known for its yearly Tuna Festivals which is a hit!. The city has a lot to boost now a days. Quite the hometown of talented Filipino actually to name the few. 

as we toured around the small city, our friend recommended to try out at Roland's Steak house. 
So we had dinner there and their place is quite cozy. Their T-Bone Steak is quite the best seller and the "Big Sunny Burger" should not be missed! 

here's some shots of last night dinner at Roland's Steakhouse.
Be sure u visit them once you are in the Gensan!!!

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