Pressure-cooked baby bangus (milkfish) a la tinola

Today is about bangus (milkfish), the national fish of the Philippines. Not because I'm feeling nationalistic but because I was lucky enough to find baby bangus in the market. Been searching for them for a long time because I miss making pressure-cooked bangus … [Read more...]


Pressure-cooked sweet and sour bisugo (Threadfin bream)

The traditional way of cooking sweet and sour fish is to use large fish, dredge it in starch, deep fry it until crisp, then pour the sweet and sour sauce over it. This version of sweet and sour fish has no frying involved. Small bisugo (Threadfin bream) about four inches … [Read more...]


Microwave recipe: cheese-topped baked egg and sardines

It's 1.00 a.m. on Sunday morning as I start writing this post. We're still up, Sam and Speedy are watching cartoons, Alex is taking a shower and I am here near the oven where I can watch the tray that will yield what I will call dulce de leche squares when they're done. But … [Read more...]


Salmon and vegetables pot pie

I love pot pies. I love the surprise hidden underneath the golden crust, I love the steam that hits your face as you break through the crust, I love the contrast between the flaky crust and the creamy filling. In fact, I love savory pies more than sweet pies. And it doesn't … [Read more...]


Salmon-topped pasta with white sauce

Alex had been asking for baked salmon with buttered vegetables but we only had a 300-gram or so of salmon fillet and it wouldn't have been enough to feel all four of us for lunch. So, I deviated from the baked salmon with buttered vegetables by serving the salmon on a bed … [Read more...]


Fish fillets with creamy spinach sauce

Another Popeye dish. But tasty and pretty enough to make even non-spinach lovers want to give it a try. First, the fish fillets are lightly browned in butter. In the remaining butter and browned bits sticking in the pan, onion and garlic are sauteed then deglazed with … [Read more...]


Broiled cheese-topped salmon with pomodoro sauce

Speedy isn't a huge fan of salmon. In our family, it's Alex and I who adore salmon, cooked or uncooked. Since Speedy was out for the day, I made a special lunch for one. Think parmigiana but without the frying part. And salmon fillet in lieu of meat. Instead of serving the … [Read more...]