Homemade Tocino (Sweet Cured Pork) Filipino Style Recipe!!!

Homemade Tocino (Sweet Cured Pork) Filipino Style Recipe!!!

Tocino (Sweet Cured Pork) is made from pork and the preparation is similar to ham and bacon although chicken and beef sometimes can be used as an alternatives.

Pork Tocino was said to be named after the Spanish word (Tocino) which is used to describe cured meats. It is often reddish in colour and has a savoury and sweet taste.

It is usually served for breakfast together with fried garlic rice or steamed rice. Preparing it is nothing more than lightly frying it until it caramelizes on the edges. You can find this dish in many “Carinderia” or small restaurants and even in big fast food chains in the Philippines.  It’s a very easy to prepare yet a tasty dish.

I like dipping it in a garlic vinegar sauce!

This is my version of Homemade Tocino (Sweet Cured Pork) Recipe, I’m sure you will love it.

 

Ingredients:

1 kg. pork shoulder (boneless, cut into thin strips)

1 cup sprite soft drink or 7-up

4 tbsp. soy sauce (add a little water to avoid dark colour, it should be light or not too black)

1 cup pineapple juice

6 tbsp. ketchup

2 cups brown sugar

2 cloves garlic, minced or 1 tbsp. garlic powder

5 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground black pepper

 

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and cover and make sure that all the meat are covered with the marinade.

Store it in the fridge (chiller) for at least 2 days to cure the meat properly.

If its ready you can process to the next step.

In a pan over medium heat, pour some of the marinade and few tbsp. of water.

Let it simmer until all the liquid evaporates.

Add a little bit cooking oil and fry it.

Serve with steamed or fried rice, eggs and tomatoes.

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Homemade Tocino (Sweet Cured Pork) Filipino Style Recipe!!!
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Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and cover and make sure that all the meat are covered with the marinade.
  2. Store it in the fridge (chiller) for at least 2 days to cure the meat properly.
  3. If its ready you can process to the next step.
  4. In a pan over medium heat, pour some of the marinade and few tbsp. of water.
  5. Let it simmer until all the liquid evaporates.
  6. Add a little bit cooking oil and fry it.
  7. Serve with steamed or fried rice, eggs and tomatoes.
  8. Share and Enjoy!!!
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Hamonada or Hamon (Homemade Ham) Filipino Style Recipe!!!

Hamonada or Hamon (Homemade Ham) Filipino Style Recipe!!!

Hamonada

Hamon “Hamonada” or Ham is a very popular Holiday dish. It comes in different flavors and variations depending on your taste. My mother cooks it every Christmas and New Year’s Eve and sometimes during Fiestas.

Filipinos prefer the sweeter version of Hamonada. We cook it in a special sweet broth usually consisting of syrup, spices and fruit juices after being wet cured. The ham is scored, glazed, and roasted or baked.

Christmas is coming very soon so I decided to give you my  version of Hamonada, sweet, tender, juicy inside and out. Enjoy cooking! with The Nom Recipes.

 

Ingredients:

3 kg. boneless pig leg

8 cups pineapple juice

3 pcs. bay leaves

1 cup brown sugar

1 head garlic, pounded

2 tbsp. salt or more

For the Pineapple Glaze:

1 cup pineapple juice

1/2 cup brown sugar

 

Directions:

Combine brown sugar, bay leaves, pineapple juice and garlic in a deep pot, stir until dissolved.

Add the meat then cover and simmer over low heat for 60 – 70 mins. and let it cool for 10 – 20 mins then refrigerate overnight.

Then after the overnight cooling, remove the meat from the fridge and let stand for an hour or until reaches room temperature.

Score the meat surface in a diamond pattern.

For the Pineapple Glaze:

Combine brown sugar and pineapple juice in a sauce pan then simmer until thickened. Keep stirring and set aside.

Finale:

Brush the meat with pineapple glaze using a pastry brush, then bake in a preheated oven over 325 degrees Fahrenheit for at least an hour or until nicely browned. “basting every 10 minutes with remaining glaze”.

Then remove from oven and brush with the remaining pineapple glaze mixture.

Slice while it’s hot,

Serve,

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Hamonada or Hamon (Homemade Ham) Filipino Style Recipe!!!
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Ingredients
For the Pineapple Glaze:
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Combine brown sugar, bay leaves, pineapple juice and garlic in a deep pot, stir until dissolved.
  2. Add the meat then cover and simmer over low heat for 60 – 70 mins. and let it cool for 10 – 20mins then refrigerate overnight.
  3. Then after the overnight cooling, remove the meat from the fridge and let stand for an hour or until reaches room temperature.
  4. Score the meat surface in a diamond pattern.
For the Pineapple Glaze:
  1. Combine brown sugar and pineapple juice in a sauce pan then simmer until thickened. Keep stirring and set aside.
Finale:
  1. Brush the meat with pineapple glaze using a pastry brush, then bake in a preheated oven over 325 degrees Fahrenheit for at least an hour or until nicely browned. “basting every 10 minutes with remaining glaze”.
  2. Then remove from oven and brush with the remaining pineapple glaze mixture.
  3. Slice while it’s hot,
  4. Serve,
  5. Share and Enjoy!!!
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Fish Fillet with Sweet & Sour Sauce (Filipino Style)

Fish Fillet with Sweet & Sour Sauce (Filipino Style)

Fish Fillet with Sweet & Sour Sauce

Fish Fillet with Sweet and Sour Sauce  is another variety of popular sweet and sour dish that is commonly served in Chinese restaurants. The fish fillet comes fried in a crispy batter then the fish fillet mixed in sweet and sour sauce made of vinegar, pineapples, tomatoes, sugar and cornstarch.

There are many kinds of fish fillet you can use, if you can’t find labahita (surgeon fish) or lapu-lapu (grouper), you can use cream dory fillet or tilapia fillet since those fishes have tasty and white flesh. Since tilapia is common and popular to our place, tilapia is one of my favorite fish fillet. This dish is very easy to cook and usually served as main dish over steamed rice.

This is my version of Sweet and Sour Filipino Style Fish Fillet, my friends and family love it and I know you will this too.

 

Ingredients:

For the fish:

2 medium size tilapia or labahita (surgeon fish) or lapu-lapu (grouper) or cream dory fillet

1½ cup Japanese bread crumbs

4 pcs. lemon, juice extracted

2 pcs. eggs beaten

1 tbsp. salt or salt to taste

1 tsp. pepper or pepper to taste

For the Sweet and Sour Sauce:

2 pcs. of green bell pepper (optional)

2 clove garlic, minced

1 pc. onion, quartered

1½ tbsp. sugar or more

2 tbsp. cornstarch

1 tbsp. butter or margarine

1 cup pineapple juice

¼ cup cucumber, half round sliced (optional)

1 pc. tomato, half round sliced (optional)

¼ cup water

¼ cup vinegar

1 tbsp. soy sauce

 

Directions:

For the fish:

Wash and clean the fish, remove the skin and separate the flesh from the fish bones and cut the fillet into 1 inch crosswise.

Rub the fillet with lemon juice, a touch salt and pepper.

Then dip in beaten eggs, add a touch of salt and roll in bread crumbs.

Deep fry over medium heat until golden brown and set aside.

For the Sweet and Sour Sauce:

Mix thoroughly the cornstarch and sugar in ¼ cup water in a saucepan over low heat.

Add in green bell pepper, garlic, onion, tomato (optional), cucumber (optional), pineapple juice, soy sauce, vinegar and butter.

Turn the stove over medium heat, stir constantly until the mixture starts to boil.

Cook for about 2-3 mins. or more until the sauce thickens then pour over fried fish fillets.

Serve while it’s hot,

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Fish Fillet with Sweet and Sour Sauce (Filipino Style)
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Fish Fillet with Sweet and Sour Sauce (Filipino Style)
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2-3 people
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. For the fish:
  2. Wash and clean the fish, remove the skin and separate the flesh from the fish bones and cut the fillet into 1 inch crosswise.
  3. Rub the fillet with lemon juice, a touch salt and pepper.
  4. Then dip in beaten eggs, add a touch of salt and roll in bread crumbs.
  5. Deep fry over medium heat until golden brown and set aside.
  6. For the Sweet and Sour Sauce:
  7. Mix thoroughly the cornstarch and sugar in ¼ cup water in a saucepan over low heat.
  8. Add in green bell pepper, garlic, onion, tomato (optional), cucumber (optional), pineapple juice, soy sauce, vinegar and butter.
  9. Turn the stove over medium heat, stir constantly until the mixture starts to boil.
  10. Cook for about 2-3 mins. or more until the sauce thickens then pour over fried fish fillets.
  11. Serve while it’s hot,
  12. Share and Enjoy!!!
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