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Smoked Salmon Rice Bowl

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Smoked Salmon is one my favorite food. I love it on toast or bagel and could eat it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Recently I broke tradition and decided to add it on my rice. This for me is what cooking is all about, letting your imagination run wild and not limiting yourself to the expected. I have to admit this could not entirely be called cooking but more of putting your ingredients together. Start by placing your cooked white rice on a bowl. You can use brown rice, quinoa or…read more

Pan Seared Swordfish with Herbed Butter Sauce

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I am just loving the newly opened Whole Foods Market in our town. I have been there almost everyday since it’s grand opening. Last Sunday a display of a whole swordfish right outside their store immediately caught my attention. They were on sale for $9.99 a lb. and were even sampling it for their customers. Who can resist that bargain so I bought a piece that was just a little over a pound for our dinner that night. To prepare, I cut the swordfish steak in half since it was…read more

Paksiw na Bangus (Milkfish) Belly

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This is another recipe in my seafood series. As I have mentioned before, we are trying to incorporate more fish in our diet and this is one of the many seafood recipes I have prepared so far. I have made paksiw in a previous post using milkfish or bangus. This time I am making it using my favorite choice cut bangus belly. This only takes a few minutes to prepare. In a medium sized pan, place your bangus belly and pour about 1/2-3/4 cup cane vinegar or what we call…read more

Korean Seafood Tofu Soup

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It’s almost the middle of October and we were still experiencing really mild to warm weather. Today the air has started to turn chilly at last. It seemed to be the perfect time to serve up some soup, so I decided to make spicy tofu soup for dinner. My family get this everytime we go to Tofu House restaurant in Edison. This is not difficult at all to prepare since you can buy a soup starter kit to make this. This is my own take on this dish and not…read more

Bangus Belly Rice Bowl

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Here is another quick and easy recipe for a rice bowl. I discovered this is just the perfect meal for me and my husband now that our girls are in college. Not only is it easy to throw together but also just the right portion for us. This is also a neat way in serving bangsilog (Bangus + sinangag + itlog). This is the Filipino fare of fried fish, garlic rice and fried egg. I have been loving the frozen bangus belly lately that I make sure I always have…read more

Bangus Belly Sinigang

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My husband and I have been trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Meaning eating fish, chicken and vegetables and avoiding red meat and saturated fats as much as possible. This is not an easy feat mind you specially if you own a food blog. But I was able to manage to serve an all fish dinner for more than a week. This is one of the dish that I made during our seafood diet 🙂 Bangus or milkfish is available in any Asian grocer. It is a favorite in most…read more

Dilis (Crispy Anchovies) Rice Bowl

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Rice bowls are fast becoming staples in a lot restaurants here in the US. It gives a modern take in serving traditional dishes. Creating your rice bowl at home is easy and is also fun way in preparing meals for your family. You can make up your own combination of toppings. My rule is there should be protein as well as vegetable included in the dish. Last to make sure and use colorful ingredients for visual appeal. Get a bowl and place some cooked rice at the bottom, you can…read more

Paksiw na Bangus (Stewed Milk Fish in Vinegar)

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Paksiw is a uniquely Filipino dish. It’s very rustic since the only flavoring ingredient is vinegar. As I have mentioned before vinegar is widely used in Filipino cooking. The main reason was food preservation, this was before the advent of refrigeration. It also emphasizes how our food revolves around 4 main flavors which is Salty, Sour, Bitter and Sweet. The secret to making good paksiw is using fresh fish or seafood. My parents and grandparents grew up in Navotas a fishing village near the capital and are used to literaraly…read more

Adobong Pusit II (Squid in Black Ink Sauce)

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Squid in black ink sauce is not uniquely Filipino. This is considered a classic in Spanish and Italian cuisine. They call it “calamares en su tinta”. Their preparation is not that different from ours, squid is sauteed in onions, garlic and tomato and white wine is added then reduced before squid ink is added. I have previously posted a recipe of this dish here, but I was not thoroughly satisfied how it turned out since the squid ink didn’t turn as black as I wanted it too. The problem being…read more

Tuna Mayo Don

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Tuna Mayo Don is just Tuna Mayo on rice. Don is short for donburi which means bowl. Donburi are rice meals served in bowls which may have toppings like beef, chicken, pork etc. I just learned of this dish after watching Midnight Diner (Shinya Shokudo Season 2) a Japanese drama series now serialized on Netflix. If you love tuna onigriri then you will love tuna mayo don. It does not really require cooking except for making your rice. Drain a small can of tuna (I like to use this Korean…read more