Sari Sari – Ginisang Gulay Recipe!!!

Sari Sari – Ginisang Gulay Recipe!!!

Sari Sari Gulay literarily means different kinds of vegetables combined and cook at once. This is a simple sauteed vegetable dish, very easy to prepare and to cook and is good for the health. We Filipinos cook this dish almost every day because we have vegetable gardens at home and no need to spend much money for this dish, very affordable and very healthy.

Sari Sari – Ginisang Gulay have different versions, you can use any vegetables you want according to your taste buds, you can add the squash flower and the leaf, you can add anything you like. Now this is my version of  Sari Sari – Ginisang Gulay Recipe. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

1½ cup calabasa (squash) cubed

1 pc. medium Chinese eggplant

1 pc. ampalaya (medium bitter gourd) cored and sliced

7 pcs. string beans, sliced by 2 inches

8 pcs. okra (lady’s fingers)

1 cup tomatoes, sliced

1 pc. medium yellow onion, sliced

4 cloves garlic, crushed

¾ cups vegetable broth

2-3 tbsp. cooking oil

1 tbsp. salt or salt to taste

¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste

 

Directons:

Heat oil in a pan over medium heat then saute garlic and onion, add the tomato and cook for 2 minutes.

Add the squash. Stir and cook for another 2 minutes.

Add the lady’s fingers, eggplant, string beans, okra and bitter gourd. Stir fry for 3 minutes.

Pour in the vegetable broth then cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.

Then add salt and pepper to taste.

Transfer to a serving plate with steamed rice.

Serve while it’s hot,

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Sari Sari – Ginisang Gulay Recipe!!!
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Sari Sari – Ginisang Gulay Recipe!!!
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Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat then saute garlic and onion, add the tomato and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the squash. Stir and cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add the lady’s fingers, eggplant, string beans, okra and bitter gourd. Stir fry for 3 minutes.
  4. Pour in the vegetable broth then cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Then add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Transfer to a serving plate with steamed rice.
  7. Serve while it’s hot,
  8. Share and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

You can add the squash flower and the leaf, you can add anything and any vegetables you like.

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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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Ingredients
Servings: people
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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Sundried Tomato Puff Pastry Pies

Sundried Tomato Puff Pastry Pies

Sundried Tomato Puff Pastry Pies

Here’s an easy recipe for an appetizer or a light lunch or dinner.

These puff pastry pies are so simple to make and taste great.  I make it as an appetizer for our Sunday night barbecues, my family loves them!

Ingredients:

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed (I use the Pepperidge Farms brand, it comes 2 sheets per package, keep the extra sheet frozen for later use or double the recipe to make 18 pies)

1 cup diced sundried tomatoes (I used dried tomatoes I bring home form Italy, I have to soak them in water overnight before using them.  You can use sundried tomatoes from a jar just drain out the oil it’s packed in)

2 Eggs

1/2 cup shredded fresh parmesan cheese

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 tsp. salt

1 tbls. minced garlic

Sundried Tomato Puff Pastry Pies

Directions:

1.  Mix sundried tomatoes, cheeses, salt, garlic, and 1 egg in a bowl.

2.  Roll out dough 1/2″ thick on floured surface.  Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter cut 2 time lengthwise and 2 times across.  You should end up with 9 squares.

3.  Divide the tomato mixture on the squares.

4.  Fold alternate corners to the middle.  Pinch together.

5.  Fold last 2 corners to the middle.  Pinch together.

6.  Place pies on parchment covered baking sheet.

7.  Beat remaining egg and brush on to each pie.  Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown about 15 minutes.

Serve hot or cold, they’re yummy!

Sundried Tomato Puff Pastry Pies
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Cook Time
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18 Pies 30 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Sundried Tomato Puff Pastry Pies
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Servings Prep Time
18 Pies 30 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
18 Pies 30 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Pies
Instructions
  1. Mix sundried tomatoes, cheeses, salt, garlic, and 1 egg in a bowl.
  2. Roll out dough 1/2" thick on floured surface. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter cut 2 time lengthwise and 2 times across. You should end up with 9 squares.
  3. Divide the tomato mixture on the squares.
  4. Fold alternate corners to the middle. Pinch together.
  5. Fold last 2 corners to the middle. Pinch together.
  6. Place pies on parchment covered baking sheet.
  7. Beat remaining egg and brush on to each pie. Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown about 15 minutes.
  8. Serve hot or cold, they're yummy!
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