Saturday, October 17, 2015

Ginataang Manok (Chicken in coconut milk)

1 coconut*
2 cups water
1 whole chicken
6" piece ginger
1 head garlic
1 tbsp hawaiian or course kosher salt
1tsp black pepper
200g spinach or other greens
5 serrano chilies (optional)

Crack coconut and remove meat (reserve water for processing). Place in high power blender or food processor. Add water. Blend for 5min or until smooth. Increase water by 1/4c increments if needed to thin. Strain though 2 layers muslin and reserve milk. Save pulp for later use. *Can use 2 cans coconut milk but flavor will be less and result in thinner broth. Simmer longer to thicken.

Cut chicken into pieces. Slice ginger into 1/8 thick pieces. Peel and crush garlic.

Combine coconut milk, chicken, ginger, garlic and salt into large stock pot. Simmer for 45min or until chicken is no longer pink. (I remove skin and bones at this point).

Taste for salt. Add black pepper, serrano and greens. Cook till greens are wilted.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Keto Breakfast sushi

These amounts are enough for 1 roll or 8 pieces
1.5c steamed cauli rice
1/4c thick homemade mayonnaise
sriracha to taste
1sheet nori
1egg fried sliced into strips
2 slices thick bacon cooked
1/2 avocado sliced thin

bamboo sushi roller

How to roll sushi

Combine cauli rice, mayo and sriracha, mix thoroughly. Set aside.

Place nori on the roller. Spread cauli mixture over seaweed, about 1/4" (5mm) or less thickness.

Place bacon, egg and avocado at the bottom of cauli mixture.

Roll as in video.

Helpfull hints; The mayo acts as a binder to hold everything together, similar to tradiational sushi. Let roll stand for 10min for nori to absorb moisture and firm up. It will be easier to slice. Use a very sharp knife, if dull it will small roll instead of cutting. Keep blade clean, wipe with damp cloth after each cut.

If you don't have access to a bamboo roller use this technique

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Adobo Beef Cheeks

I took the left over marrow bones from my last post. Placed them into the crockpot, along with bay leaves, garlic, vinegar, black pepper and fish sauce. After 24hrs I removed bones and added 2lbs of beef cheeks. Cooked on low for 4hrs. The last hour I adjusted seasonings.

I then removed cheeks and reduced the broth by 1/2. Served over garlic cauli-rice

Next day I came across this recipe for low carb tortillas and gave them a try. I replaced the almond flour with ground sprouted pumpkin seeds.

Treated the cold cheeks like carnitas, shredded and fried. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Marrow Bones with adobo sauce

This is a Filipino sauce, not to be confused with a Mexican Adobo. There are as many adobo recipes as there are Filipino families. Each unique to the cooks taste

1.5c cane vinegar
1/4c fish sauce
1 head garlic peeled and crushed
2tbsp whole peppercorns
8bay leaves
sea salt

Simmer all ingredients till reduced by 3/4.

3 marrow bone
Sea salt and pepper
Scallions chopped (greens only)

Season marrow bone with salt and pepper, roast at 450deg for 20-30 min

Let rest 15min. drizzle sauce over bones, top with scallions

Save the bones.....but that's another dish

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sour Lemon Bombs

I'm not big on sugar replacements as they make me crave more sweet/carb laden foods. There are many fat bomb recipes floating around that use sweeteners or have some sort of tree nuts (which I can't have), so I create my own. If you've seen my other treat recipes there's little to no sweet added. I prefer salty, spicy and sour.

4oz cacao butter melted
4oz coconut butter softened
1c unsweetened shredded coconut
Lemon zest from 2 lemons
1/2c lemon juice
1/2tsp sea salt

Combine all ingredients, mix thoroughly. Place in the fridge to let cool. mix about every 15min or so as it will want to separate. Once cool enough the cacao stays incorporated. When mixture holds it's shape roll out and slice into 1 inch squares or form into balls. Store at room temp or in the fridge.

I like them cold!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Porky snack

A little experimentation. I've seen mushrooms breaded with panko but never pork rinds.

1egg well beaten 
1oz fatty pork rinds chopped finely in processor
7 crimini mushroom

Preheat oven to 350deg. Dip mushroom in egg then pork rinds, make sure tops are covered and place on cast iron griddle. Bake 25min or until crisp

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Pinoy Spaghetti

1lb ground meat
1small onion finely chopped
2gloves garlic minced
2tbsp dry parsley
1tbsp oregano
1tbsp salt
1/2tbsp pepper

Preheat oven to 450deg. Mix all ingredients thoroughly and form into heaping 1tbsp sized balls. Arrange on parchment paper and bake for 10min. Remove from oven and set aside

16oz crushed tomatoes
4oz tomato paste
1/2 banana ketchup
1-2cups beef bone broth (depending on how thick you like)
1 bay leaf
5 hot dogs sliced diagonally
2cloves garlic chopped
1 onion diced
1tbsp lard
salt/pepper to taste

Over medium high heat add lard, onion, garlic, sauté till translucent Add hot dogs and cook till browned. Add meatballs, bay leaf, crushed tomato, tomato paste, ketchup and 1cup broth. Simmer till thickened, add more broth if needed, Taste for salt and pepper