Thursday, December 8, 2016

Slowly-Roasted Glazed Pork: Credit to Tasty by Buzzfeed

I've always been a fan of Tasty by Buzzfeed ever since I saw an article on Facebook. One of the many recipes that catches my attention is the Slowly-Roasted Glazed Pork below. I did make a few changes according to my taste but overall the result was phenomenal. By the way, the recipe below is the one I saw on Facebook. Feel free to grab it or modify it according to your taste buds.

1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, divided
¼ cup granulated sugar
3 Tbsp. chopped garlic
¼ cup chopped scallions
2–3 pounds boneless, skin-on pork shoulder
1 bunch asparagus, halved
6 Yukon potatoes, diced
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
½ cup honey

Preheat the oven to 275ºF.

In a large bowl, combine one cup of the soy sauce with the sugar, garlic, and scallions, stirring until mixed.

Score the skin of the pork by slicing a crosshatch pattern through the skin down to the meat. This will help excess fat render out and allow more of the marinade to soak in.

Place the pork in the marinade and toss to coat evenly. Marinate for one hour.

On a baking sheet, place the asparagus halves to the right and diced potatoes to the left. Toss the vegetables with the oil, salt, and pepper. Place the marinated pork in the middle of the baking sheet. Bake one to one and a half hours, depending on the weight of the pork.

Raise the heat of the oven to 500ºF.

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, honey, and remaining soy sauce, stirring until smooth.

Spoon the honey glaze over the top of the pork, making sure to fill the cracks and crevices on top. Bake for 20 minutes until sugar is dark brown and caramelized, and the top of the pork is crispy.

Remove the vegetables and pork from the tray, making sure to save all the juices.

Slice the pork into ½-inch slices, and plate with the roasted vegetables. Spoon the reserved pan juices on top of the pork, and enjoy!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Chicken Menudo

I got the chance to make one of my favorites Filipino dish this week called Chicken Menudo. I decided to cook this dish because I have all the ingredients I needed in my fridge. You will find the procedures on how to make this dish below. Comments are welcome. Enjoy!!!!


1 lb boneless chicken breast, sliced into cubes
3 medium size potatoes, cut into bite size
2 medium size carrots, cut diagonally
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 small onion, sliced into small pieces
1 small can chicken broth
1 tbsp soy sauce (optional)
1 small can tomato sauce
cooking oil
2 medium size jalapeno, cut diagonally (optional)


1. Heat cooking oil in the pan. Add onions and garlic and saute the sliced boneless chicken till brown.
2. When the meat turns brown  add the soy sauce plus add the potatoes and carrots and saute for at least 2-3 minutes before adding the chicken broth. Let it boil till meat is cook and add water if needed.
3. Add tomato sauce and let it boil again. Add salt and pepper if needed.
4. I added the jalapeno to give the dish a little kick. Served hot with rice and voila you got a delicious meal easily prepared for you and your family!


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Pork Estofado

 I have been cooking a lot lately and I loved it. Moving to another city in Texas has been great financially but we are terribly missing El Paso and would love to go back and settle there one day. When I am not working, I usually have plenty of time to make food or baked any goodies that my husband love. Anyway, last week I cooked several Filipino dish but there's one dish that really stood out from the rest. The dish is called Pork Estofado. I got the recipe from Panlasang Pinoy but I tweak the recipe to suit my taste and needs. For instance, I added some potatoes since my husband like potatoes a lot.


 2 lbs pork belly or (any kind will do)
3-4 ripe plantain, peeled and sliced
2 medium carrots, slice
2 medium potatoes, slice
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 c soy sauce
3 pieces dried bay leaves
1/4 cup cane vinegar
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 cup water
cooking oil
salt to taste


1. Heat the oil in a cooking pan.
2. Saute the garlic until it turns a little brown.
3. Add the meat and cook for 2 minutes.
4. Add-in the soy sauce, water, bay leaves and ground black pepper. Let it boil and simmer for 30-40 minutes (till meat is tender).
5. Add vinegar and sugar. Cook for another 15 minutes (add water if needed).
6. Add the potatoes and carrots. Then add the banana. Cook for another 10 minutes.
7. Add salt to taste. Serve hot with rice!