• Burgers & Sandwiches,  Fish/Seafood

    Señor Sardinas

    This is the second of eight grilled cheese sandwiches I prepared for the party I hosted for Foodbuzz 24×24 this month. This sandwich is called Señor Sardinas. For this sandwich, I used Spanish sardines, the store-bought kind 🙂 Spanish sardines can actually be tomato-based but here in Manila, when we speak of Spanish sardines, we think of the kind that uses olive oil as a base. Making this sandwich is as easy as 1-2-3. Seriously.

  • Beef,  Cohen Diet,  Fish/Seafood

    Cohen Day 1 – 07.11.11

    The race is on. Well, it’s technically not a race because I am only competing with myself. But I feel like I am racing against time towards reaching my target weight in less than 6 months. I want to reach it earlier so that I can move on to the “refeeding” stage of my diet plan 🙂 Today is my official start date for the Cohen diet and here’s what I had today: 7AM Meal 1 – tuna with cabbage + 1 can Coke Light + 700ml water 8AM Acupuncture herbal tea* 930AM Snack 1 – Skyflakes fit (cracker allowance) + coffee allowance + 1/2 apple + 700ml water 12NN…

  • Fish/Seafood

    Steamed Cream Dory with Light Soy Sauce

    I bet you figured that I bought quite a lot of frozen cream dory from the supermarket. Well yes, you’re absolutely right! March had been a month of parties (and meat-eating!) for us and it would be great to have fish at least for the first week of April. It’s also the Lenten season so now’s a great time to stock up on fish and seafood 🙂 So, we had baked Creamy Cream Dory the other night and last night, I made Chinese-style Steamed Cream Dory with Light Soy Sauce. Easy peasy!

  • Fish/Seafood,  General Food Yadas

    Creamy Cream Dory and Fabulous Awards! *flex*

    I got a great surprise yesterday in the comments section of my post Vodka Raspberry and I’m really excited to tell you about it! Tina, the owner of and blogger behind Pinay in Texas Cooking Corner, gave me not one but EIGHT (!!!) blog awards 😀 The very first award I got was the Versatile Blogger Award which was given to me by Simply Maren. That was a long time ago, about July of last year, and the new awards from Tina just came at the right time! I’m humbled and flattered at the same time that Tina considers me as one of the bloggers worthy of these awards. Then…

  • Fish/Seafood,  PinoyFoodista,  Salad

    Old Bay Shrimp Salad

    This is the second of my two entries for Pinoy Foodista Cooking Challenge for January 2011. The first one is my Chicken Adobo Salad with Pineapple Vinaigrette. I’ve always wanted to use the Old Bay Seasoning given by Mindy for my first Foodie Exchange. And there’s no better way to use it than with shrimps. Hence, my very simple version of the Old Bay Shrimp Salad.

  • Fish/Seafood,  Pasta

    Lemony Tuna Linguine

    This is another easy-peasy pasta dish that I’m sure you’ll be able to prepare in less than 30 minutes 🙂 And in view of the simplicity of this dish, I’m gonna go straight to the point. Ingredients: 2T olive oil 2-3 cans of tuna (I used the hot & spicy variant) 1/2 kilo fresh tomatoes, chopped 1/2 medium onion, copped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 pcs. bay leaf juice of 1 lemon salt and pepper to taste 300 grams cooked linguine Heat up olive oil in a pan and saute the onion and garlic. Next add the tomatoes. There are some who prefer their tomatoes to be tender.  For pasta…

  • Fish/Seafood,  Salad

    Blackened Tilipia Fillet w/ Cucumber-Tomato Salad

    It’s hard to find frozen fillets in a country where people love fish heads more than the fish meat. I didn’t know that we sell tilapia fillets here until early this week when I dropped by at SM Hypermart. And so, I decided to get a pack and cook something from it. I have made crispy tilapia with soy vinegar sauce and sweet and sour tilapia before and  it’s been a while since I last made something from my blackening spices. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to put blackening spices on tilapia fillets since I have already used it on salmon and chicken before. And to counter the rich flavor…

  • Fish/Seafood

    Tropical Shrimp Ceviche

    In my previous post, I mentioned that I served Tropical Shrimp Ceviche as appetizer for my Foodbuzz 24×24 lunch held last September 4. My concept was to serve Filipino-inspired dishes and if you’re wondering what is Filipino with this dish, you probably must not have thought about our local kilawin 🙂 Our local kilawin is a ceviche. What we use for kilawin is raw fish (either tuna, salmon or tanigue) and we it cook in some form of acid (usually vinegar or calamansi juice). By the way, I have a tip for you. When you make kilawin, have a separate “acid” marinade where you cook the seafood and make a…

  • Fish/Seafood

    Baked Salmon

    If you ask what is considered to be the best baked salmon dish around town, most would probably answer Conti’s baked salmon. I’m not really a fan of baked salmon because my favorite salmon dish is actually sinigang na salmon. But if you ask me that question, I would probably also say Conti’s is the best. Sans any recipe for Conti’s baked salmon, I decided to create my own take on it. For lunch today, I assembled the usual salad greens with strawberry vinaigrette. I grabbed some frozen corn and carrots and sauteed them in butter. Then I took some baby potatoes and fried them in olive oil with some…

  • Fish/Seafood

    Crabs in Coconut Milk

    Last Saturday was Mom’s birthday and as promised, I prepared lunch for her. Initially, I planned a gourmet-ish 5-course menu but Mom, being the simple easy-to-please and not-so adventurous mom, didn’t think she’ll be able to eat more on her birthday if I follow my menu. I asked her what she wanted and she said she wants crabs and shrimps. Due to time constraints and change of plans, I decided to make easy-to-prepare dishes and for the crabs, I thought of cooking them in coconut milk.

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