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"Here you can find familiar or common dishes in wich I am sure some of it you have already done and tried before or probably one of your favorites, but it's ok because I made this site to share to you my own version plus my favorites. Here, we do it my way".



Enjoy the Kata's Way!



Monday, December 6, 2010

Grilled Veggies

(Quantity Varies)

1 lb. of each kind:

Zucchinni
Yellow Squash
Mushroom
Brocolli
Yellow Bell Pepper
Red Bell Pepper
Eggplant
etc.

Marinade:

Balsamic Vinegar  -  3 c.
Olive Oil               -  2 c.
Dried Thyme         -  enough to cover
Dried Rosemary    -  enough to cover
Dried Basil            -  enough to cover

Direction:

Prepare the grill.

Cut Long veggies into half. Split per half into four. Cut round veggies into half. Split per half into 6 or 8, resulting to wide strips. Mushroom can be grilled as is or cut into half.

Pour Balsamic vinegar and olive oil to the prepared veggies. Sprnikle the herbs and mix them till well blended.

Grill.

Vamus Comiser!!! (not so sure of the spelling :) )

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tinolang Manok

1     lb.          chicken, cut into portions ( can also use chicken liver )
1     tbsp.      garlic, minced
1/2               onion, diced
2     tbsp.      ginger, crushed ( the more ginger the better )
1     stalk       lemon grass, folded
                     salt
                     msg ( optional )
                     cooking oil
3      cups      water
          

Directions:

Heat oil in a pan. Saute onion, garlic and ginger. Add chicken, mix, cover and simmer. Wait until chicken turns brownish. Add water, mix. Add salt and msg. according to your taste. Simmer for view minutes. Serve.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Chilli Con Carne

"This is a spanish dish. Also common in the US usually served with  or on top of a hotdog on a bun".

1/2     k          ground beef
1                    onion, chopped
1                    sweet green pepper
1        can       tomato sauce
1                    bay leaf
1        tbsp      chilli powder
1        can       red kidney beans
1        tsp        msg (optional )
                       salt & pepper to taste


Directions:

Cook ground beef in a pan w/o oil. Add onion and green pepper, simmer till tender.
Add chilli powder, bay leaf, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Simmer for few minutes.
Add Add pork and beans, mix well and cook for 5 miutes or until beans are soft.
Serve hot with garlic bread, or nachos, or taco chips.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pork Humba

" This recipe is known in some part of  Visayas and Mindanao. It is similar to adobo, the difference is that adobo has a distinct taste because of the vinegar, there's no vinegar on this one".

Ingredients:

1     kilo          Pork Belly, cut in big cubes ( or any part you want )
1     can          Soda or Cola
2     cups        Water
1     can          Black Beans ( small can )
1     pack        Dried Banana Blossoms ( small pack)                
1     tbsp         Salt
                      Sugar ( optional because of the soda, you may need as a neutralizer it if it gets too salty
                                    for you )
1/2  cup          Soy Sauce ( just add more if you think it's not enough, it should look darker)
4     leaves      Bayleaf
1     whole      Onion , sliced   
1     head        Garlic, crushed

Directions:

Put all ingredients together in 1 big pan, miz and  simmer until pork is tender. Check the taste and correct it from time to time. Mix once in a while. Make sure there's at least 1 cup of sauce left  and you are satisfied with the taste before you remove from heat.

Pasta with Sundried Tomato Pesto and Feta Cheese

" I was ignoring this, till one morning there was nothing else served yet but this, so I had no choice but to try it rather than get starvin' in the middle of work. I tried some and I went crazy ga gah...so yummy. From the Chef's drawer, ssssshhhhhhhhhhhh". Simple but rocks! Like me hi hi hi...

Ingredients:

3 1/2 lbs. Linguine

4 1/2 c. Oil packed, sundried tomato halves, drained

1 1/2 c. Loosely packed Basil leaves

3/4 c. Slivered Almonds

3/4 c. Shredded Parmesan Cheese

6 tbsp. Minced Garlic

1 tbsp. Salt

1 1/2 tsp. Pepper

3 c. Crumbled Feta Cheese



Directions:

Cook pasta al dente. Drain and set aside.

Place tomatoes and 6 ingredients in a food processor, process until finely chopped.

Combine tomato mixture w/ enough water to make a smooth paste. Add to pasta, toss well to coat. Sprinkle w/ Feta.



Enjoy!

Buffalo Wings

"In a whole chicken, wings are my favorite part. This recipe originated in Buffalo New York which is 4 hours away from my place. Visit Anchor bar if you happen to visit Buffalo, okies? This one is my friend's version, Anabel Besaw. I copied it and didn't need my modification because I love it the way it is. Better than the ones in restaurants, seriously. Served it to lots of people already and they love it. Hope you'll love it too. So, though this is not my own version, but since it's my favorite, I wanna share it to you too". Save me some.


Ingredients:

1     kilo          Chicken Wings, cut into two
                       Pepper
                       Salt
                       Breadcrumbs ( optional )

sauce:

1     tbsp          Vinegar
4     tbsp          Butter
1     cup           Hotsauce ( I use Redhot sauce )

Directions:

There 2 ways in cooking the wings, fry or bake, either way you choose. After it's done, set aside.
In a small pan, combine vinegar, butter and hotsauce, simmer for like 1-2 minutes. Dip each wings on the sauce while still hot, then arrange in a nice platter, then pour the remaining sauce on top. Serve with blue cheese or ranch sauce.

Hope you like it. leave me a note if you do, Thank you.

Carbonara

" I have always loved pasta but this is one of my favorite. My former boyfriend made one for me years ago and gave me a copy of his recipe, I tried it but I failed, his was a little complicated so I decided to modify it myself. With the help of my taste bud, I succeded in making my own version....and so far people loved it and was asking for my secret recipe. There may really be SECRET recipe, but to me the secret really lies in you. Just put your love and dedication to what your doing. THAT,  gives command to your hands that ends up with good result. You have to put your heart into it. That's what I do. People love my food because I put not just my touch but also my heart when I do it".

To all my friends......this is for you.

To my former bf......try my simple yummy version.

Ingredients:

1/2 kilo          Pasta (penne, fettucini, bowtie, etc.)( you can use any pasta you want )
1    big can     Evaporated Milk
1    big can     Nestle Cream
  or mid size    Whipping Cream
1/4  kilo          Ground Beef
                       Ham, bacon ( optional )
1     can          Sliced Mushroom
1/2                  Red Onion
1     tbsp         Minced Garlic
2     tbsp         Butter
                       Grated Cheese (cheddar, parmesan, american cheese)
                       Thyme  (on bottle)
       pinch        Salt
       pinch        Ground Pepper
                       Msg  ( optional )
Directions:

Cook pasta al dente, drain and set aside.

for white sauce:

Heat pan. Saute' onion and garlic on butter. Add meat and simmer a little, then add salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for few minutes. Do not overcook the meat, make sure there's still meat juice on it. Add cream, mix well then add milk. Simmer for like 1-2 minutes.Ready to serve.

option 1: According to guests' taste
Put some pasta on your plate, pour white sauce. Serve with grated cheese and thyme. Let guests sprinkle cheese and herb according to their taste.

option 2: According to cook's taste. This is hassle free. Ready to eat.
While the white sauce is simmering, drop like 6 - 8 slices of american cheese, or grated cheese ( depending on your tatse ) until it's melted and blended with the sauce, sprinkle thyme ( also according to your taste ). Serve hot. Ready to eat.
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