Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pandan Chicken Recipe

Though known as a Thai dish, the abundance of Pandan leaves in Pampanga also makes this chicken dish a Kapampangan fave!

• 5 Chicken thighs, deboned, cut into large chunks (good option would be chicken breast fillet) 
• Large pandan leaves for wrapping 
• 3 shallots 
• 2 tbsp garlic, chopped 
• 1 stalk lemon grass, sliced 
• 2 tsp chili sauce1/8 teaspoon sesame seeds

Recipe for special seasoning:
• 2 tsp oyster sauce
• 1 tsp Patis / Fish sauce
• 1 tsp sugar
• 1/4 cup thick coconut milk
• 1/4 cup condensed milk

Pound chicken, add special seasoning.Mix in bowl (except for sesame seeds) and marinate the chicken for 3 hours. 

Wrap chicken in pandan leaves. Wrap chicken in a snug pandan leaf. Forming a cone with the leaf, tuck leaf ends to interlock creating a packet.

Deep fry. Sprinkle with roasted sesame seeds. Serve with sauce.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

How to Make Togue or Toge Sprout from Mongo Beans

Togue are the sprouts from mongo beans (green mung beans)

When I was little my mom would make me put the mongo seeds in a palanggana (basin) filled with water. I would fill the basin full and cover it. We would leave it soaked overnight. By lunch hour, the next day, you got naked and long togue sprouts. The green mongo shells will float to the surface of the water.

Afterwards wash the sprouts in fresh water to clean out the loose mongo shells. Voila! The togue now ready for cooking! You can make Togue guisado, Stir Fried Togue, Togue with Tokwa (Soy) dishes

Monday, August 16, 2010

Pocherong Dalag Recipe: Tasty Mudfish Stew

Dalag is a type of mudfish. Its fish meat is white like the Dalagang Bukid. Its makes for a hearty stew!

1 medium-sized dalag (mudfish)
3 small ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 garlic head, pounded
1 onion, sliced fine
3 ripe bananas - the saba variety (Cardava Bananas- these are the fat bananas meant for boiling)
half head of cabbage, cut into 4 parts
2 potatoes, halves
1 cup water
salt to taste

Clean and slice the dalag. Deep fry the pieces.

On a new pan, saute garlic, onion and tomatoes. Add 1 cup water. When it finally boils put the bananas, the cabbage and potatoes. Cover with lid until the vegetables are done. Add the fried dalag to the stew. Salt to taste. Serve hot.

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