Chicken Curry (Filipino Style) Recipe!!!

Chicken Curry (Filipino Style) Recipe!!!

Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry is a common delicacy in Southeast Asia. For those who do not know what curry is, it’s not a type of dish but  a generic description for a variety of dishes that have an Indian or South East Asian origin which uses dried spices such as turmeric, coriander and cumin. The recipe originated in India and has been adopted all over the world with different styles and versions according to their taste buds.

This signature dish has a unique blend of taste and texture and the spiciness will burst in your mouth. The coconut milk balances the strong taste of the curry powder. We usually prepare this dish for all types of celebrations specially Fiesta (Festival), Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The dish looks complicated but trust me it’s a piece of cake. It’s very easy to prepare and to cook.

For more Christmas food recipes checked out here, Hamonada or Hamon (Homemade Ham) Filipino Style Recipe, Kesong Puti (Filipino White Cheese) RecipeSuman Malagkit (Sticky Rice Roll in Banana Leaves) RecipeKutsinta (Brown Rice Cake) RecipeMaja Blanca (Coconut Pudding ) Filipino RecipePalitaw – Coconut & Sesame Seed Topped Sticky Rice DumplingsBiko (Sweet Rice Cake) Treat and Macaroni Salad Recipe.

This is my version of Chicken Curry Filipino Style Recipe. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

1 kl. chicken, cut into serving sizes

2 pcs. medium carrots, chopped(optional)

2-3 pcs. potatoes, quartered

2-3 pcs. bell pepper – red & green, cut into strips

2-4 pcs. large hot chili peppers, sliced(optional)

3 tbps. curry powder

1 cup concentrated fresh coconut milk or canned coconut milk

1 tbsp. fish sauce (patis)

1 cup water

1 pc. large onion, quartered

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp. cooking oil

1 tbsp. salt or salt to taste

1 tbsp. pepper or pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Add the cooking oil in a pan over medium heat.

Then fry potatoes until color turns light brown, drain and set aside.

Sauté garlic and onions in the same pan.

Then add the chicken and the fish sauce. Stir evenly for 3-5 minutes or until color turns light brown.

Add the curry powder, the salt and pepper.

Continue stirring for another 2 minutes and add water.

Cover and simmer for 10- 15 minutes or until chicken is half done.

Lower the heat and add the fried potatoes and the bell peppers then simmer for another 3 minutes.

Add the coconut milk and stir occasionally to keep it from curdling. Cook for another 3-5 minutes and season with salt and pepper according to your desire taste.

Remove from heat.

Serve while it’s hot,

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Chicken Curry (Filipino Style) Recipe!!!
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Instructions
  1. Add the cooking oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Then fry potatoes until color turns light brown, drain and set aside.
  3. Sauté garlic and onions in the same pan.
  4. Then add the chicken and the fish sauce. Stir evenly for 3-5 minutes or until color turns light brown.
  5. Add the curry powder, the salt and pepper.
  6. Continue stirring for another 2 minutes and add water.
  7. Cover and simmer for 10- 15 minutes or until chicken is half done.
  8. Lower the heat and add the fried potatoes and the bell peppers then simmer for another 3 minutes.
  9. Add the coconut milk and stir occasionally to keep it from curdling. Cook for another 3-5 minutes and season with salt and pepper according to your desire taste.
  10. Remove from heat.
  11. Serve while it’s hot,
  12. Share and Enjoy!
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Beef Afritada Recipe!!!

Beef Afritada Recipe!!!

beef afritada

Beef afritada is a variation of the popular Chicken Afritada which is a basic Filipino tomato based chicken stew. Instead of chicken, you use beef. Basic ingredients include potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes. Unlike Chicken Afritada the only drawback about using beef is the time it takes to prepare.  Basically it takes longer for beef to become tender than chicken or pork.  So most of the time is spent continuously cooking the beef in medium heat until it becomes tender. I highly recommend using a pressure cooker if you want to decrease cooking time, it can really help.

Beef Afritada is a well known Filipino recipe that’s  mostly cooked during special occasions, especially during “Fiesta”,  a religious festival, or any event marked by festivities or celebration. In my home town this is one of the best dishes to serve during Fiesta.  I asked my mother to teach me how to cook this dish, so today this is my version of Beef Afritada.  Enjoy.

For Chicken Afritada Recipe, please click here!!!

 

Ingredients:

2 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1 to 1½ inch cubes

1 pc.  green bell pepper, seeded, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 pc.  red bell pepper, seeded, cut into 1-inch cubes

2 pcs. medium potatoes, peeled and quartered

1 pc. large carrot, peeled, cut into cubes

2 cups crushed tomatoes or canned tomatoes

1 pc. small onion, peeled, chopped

2 to 3 cloves garlic, peeled, minced

1 tbsp. fish sauce

2 – 3 cups water

¼ cup cooking oil

1 tsp.salt or salt to taste

½ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Heat cooking oil in a pan over medium heat.

Sautée potatoes and carrots turning once or twice until slightly brown.

Remove the potatoes and carrots from pan and drain on paper towels and set aside.

Add bell peppers in the pan and cook for about 40 to 60 seconds, remove from pan and drain on paper towels then set aside.

Left at least 2 tbsp. of cooking oil in the pan. Add beef and sauté for about 1 to 2 mins. or until slightly brown. Add another tbsp. of oil if needed.

Add onions and garlic and cook, stir regularly, until limp. Add the beef, add the fish sauce and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.

Add crushed tomatoes or canned tomatoes and water, and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and cook for about 1½ to 2 hours or until beef is tender.

Add potatoes and carrots and continue to cook for about 10 to 15 mins. or until potatoes and carrots are tender and sauce is thickened and reduced.

Add bell peppers and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until bell peppers are tender but crisp and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve hot,

 

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Beef Afritada Recipe!!!
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Beef Afritada Recipe!!!
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Instructions
  1. Heat cooking oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Sauté potatoes and carrots turning once or twice until slightly brown.
  3. Remove the potatoes and carrots from pan and drain on paper towels and set aside.
  4. Add bell peppers in the pan and cook for about 40 to 60 seconds, remove from pan and drain on paper towels then set aside.
  5. Left at least 2 tbsp. of cooking oil in the pan. Add beef and sauté for about 1 to 2 mins. or until slightly brown. Add another tbsp. of oil if needed.
  6. Add onions and garlic and cook, stir regularly, until limp. Add the beef, add the fish sauce and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Add crushed tomatoes or canned tomatoes and water, and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and cook for about 1½ to 2 hours or until beef is tender.
  8. Add potatoes and carrots and continue to cook for about 10 to 15 mins. or until potatoes and carrots are tender and sauce is thickened and reduced.
  9. Add bell peppers and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until bell peppers are tender but crisp and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Serve hot,
  11. Share and Enjoy!!!
Recipe Notes

You can add 2-3 bay leaves if you like the flavor.

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Shrimp Cooked in Coconut Milk – Ginataang Hipon Recipe!!!

Shrimp Cooked in Coconut Milk – Ginataang Hipon Recipe!!!

 Shrimp Cooked in Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is the liquid that comes from grated coconut milk. Coconut milk has a unique rich taste and is one of the best and healthy ingredients you can use. Coconut milk which is rich in vitamins and minerals has many benefits such as helping to lower cholesterol, improve blood pressure, and prevent heart attacks and strokes.  It is also lactose free and can be used as a milk substitute by those who are lactose intolerant.

When making Shrimp Cooked in Coconut Milk choose the freshest and biggest shrimp you can find.  Make sure you don’t burn the ginger and garlic and the shrimp is not overcooked. Timing is everything!  It’s very important to cook the coconut milk until a little oil comes out to get the nice flavor that blends perfectly with the flavors of ginger and garlic.   The green beans and the chilies should be cooked just right.

Today I will share with you my version of this yummy dish, Shrimp Cooked in Coconut Milk.   If you like this one you’ll love my version of Ginataang Alimasag (Crab Cooked in Coconut Milk)!


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Ingredients:

2-3 cups coconut milk

2 pcs. long green chili

1 lb shrimp

2 pcs. long red chili or 6-8 pc. Thai chili

1 tbsp. ginger, minced

¼ tbsp. ground black pepper

2 tbsp. fish sauce

2 tbsp. cooking oil

4 gloves garlic, minced

1 medium size onion, chopped

1 small squash

1 bunch Green Beans cut into 3-inch lengths

Salt to taste

Directions:

Heat cooking oil in a pan

Sauté onion, ginger, and garlic

Add salt, ground black pepper, and fish sauce; cook for 30 seconds

Pour-in coconut milk

Let boil in medium heat for about 25 to 30 minutes until it is reduced to half

Add the shrimp and cook for 5 to 7 minutes

Add the green and red chillies and cook for 5 minutes

Serve and Enjoy!

Shrimp Cooked in Coconut Milk
Ginataang Hipon or (Shrimp in Coconut Milk) Recipe!!!
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Cook Time
45 Minutes
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4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Shrimp Cooked in Coconut Milk
Ginataang Hipon or (Shrimp in Coconut Milk) Recipe!!!
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Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: People
Instructions
  1. Heat cooking oil in a pan
  2. Sauté onion, ginger, and garlic
  3. Add salt, ground black pepper, and fish sauce; cook for 30 seconds
  4. Pour-in coconut milk
  5. Let boil in medium heat for about 25 to 30 minutes until it is reduced to half
  6. Add the shrimp and cook for 5 to 7 minutes
  7. Add the green and red chillies and cook for 5 minutes
  8. Add more salt to taste
  9. Serve and Enjoy
Recipe Notes

Timing is everything for this recipe.  Don't burn ginger and garlic, and don't overcook the shrimp.   Be sure you boil the coconut milk until some oil comes out to get the right flavor.

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Chicken Afritada Recipe!!!

Chicken Afritada Recipe!!!

Chicken AfritadaFor every Fiesta in my Hometown one of the most popular dishes we  cook is Afritada.  Here we have lots versions of Afritada we have Chicken, Pork, Beef, or Goat Afritada.  For now I will give you my version of Chicken Afritada. I reveal to you my secret recipe to make your afritada perfect.

Basically Afritada is a Filipino Stew.  It is the local adaptation of a recipe brought over by the Spaniards who ruled the islands for over 3 centuries.  This dish is meat and vegetables simmered in a tomato-based sauce that is flavored with Patis – Filipino Fish Sauce.

I love stews in tomato sauce and other similar dishes.  This Chicken Afritada this is very delicious and very interesting dish to cook.   I’m sure you and the rest of your family will love this.

Ingredients:

1 small can Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits or any Brand

1 1/2 lbs chicken, cut into serving size

1/2 can (8 oz) tomato sauce

1 large potato, chunks

1 large carrot, chunks

1 medium red bell pepper, chunks

1/4 cup green peas

4 gloves garlic, minced

1 medium onion, chunks

1 1/4 cup water

1 tbsp fish sauce (Patis)

3 tbsp cooking oil

salt to taste

 

Directions:

Chicken Afritada

Heat cooking oil in a pan or wok.

Saute carrots, potatoes, and bell pepper then set aside.

Using the same pan, saute garlic & onion.

Add the chicken. Simmer for 12-15 minutes or until tender. (requires occasional stirring).

Add the fish sauce and cook for 3 minutes.

Add water when it starts to dry up. Bring to a boil.

 

Add the Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits including the pineapple juice

Add the tomato sauce. Let it simmer.

Add all the vegetables. Simmer for another 5 minutes.

Remove from heat & transfer to a serving bowl.

 

Serve with hot steamed white rice.

 

Enjoy!!!

 

 

Chicken Afritada Recipe!!!
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3-4 people 15 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 15 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Chicken Afritada Recipe!!!
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 15 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 15 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Heat cooking oil in a pan or wok.
  2. Saute carrots, potatoes, and bell pepper then set aside.
  3. Using the same pan, saute garlic & onion.
  4. Add the chicken. Simmer for 12-15 minutes or until tender. (requires occasional stirring).
  5. Add the fish sauce and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Add water when it starts to dry up. Bring to a boil.
  7. Add the Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits including the pineapple juice
  8. Add the tomato sauce. Let it simmer.
  9. Add all the vegetables. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat & transfer to a serving bowl.
  11. Serve with hot steamed white rice.
  12. Enjoy!!!
Recipe Notes

You can also boil the chicken and use the chicken stock instead of water.

If you're cooking for more people use the whole can of tomato sauce, 1 big can of Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits, add more vegetables and add 1 cup water.

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