Friday, March 25, 2011

Steamed Chicken w/ Mushrooms

Mom got this recipe from the Del Monte Fruitful Celebrations
booklet. I was hesitant at first because I don't' like cooked
pineapples. But she convinced and I'm glad she did.

Steamed Chicken with Mushrooms

3/4 kg chicken thigh and leg
20 g dried shitake mushrooms, soaked and sliced
1/4 cup tenga ng daga (Auricularia polytricha), soaked and sliced
1 stalk leek,sliced
1 large red bell pepper, cut into cubes
1 tbsp ginger strips
1 can (234g) Del Monte Fresh Cut Sliced Pineapple
banana leaf

1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp brown sugar
3/4 tsp iodized fine salt
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp liquid seasoning

Marinade chicken for 15 minutes. Layer a heat proof plate/dish with
banana leaf. Arrange chicken including marinade.Add Del Monte Fresh
Cut Sliced Pineapple with syrup and remaining ingredients except leeks.

Steam for 45 minutes. Add Leeks. Steam for 2 more minutes. Serve.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Minatamis na Langka (sweetened jackfruit)

Jackfruit (langka) season is here again. We got 1 tree that supplies us plenty.
Often Dad would divide the fruits and distribute to our relatives.

I love the smell of jack fruit. The fruit is sweet and crunchy.
My favorite is to freeze the fruits before eating to make it more crispy.
The seeds can be boiled which makes a good snack.
Dip it in sugar to make it more appetizing.

With jackfruit, I always think of turon and halo-halo. Often we would make
minatamis na langka (sweetened jackfruit) to preserve it.

minatamis na langka

To make sweetened jackfruit, remove the seeds from the fruits.
Cut the fruit into strips. I also cut it in half so it won't get stuck in
my throat( it tends to be slippery when cooked). Boil 1 cup of sugar
and 1 cup of water. When the sugar is dissolve add jackfruit strips
about 2-3 cups. Cook until no liquid is left.

For a crispier sweetened jackfruit, no need to add water. Cook
the jackfruit with sugar until the sugar is dissolve.

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