Orange lime honey pork

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Parboil the pork with aromatics, cool, brown in butter (or vegetable oil), add the zests, honey and juices, cook until the liquids turn syrupy, sprinkle with more zest and it's done. Deliciously done.This recipe will work well with pork fillets or a … [Read more...]

Homemade corned beef recipe

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No, there is no corn in corned beef. And, contrary to what I had been led to believe in the past, corned beef is not made from the meat of corn-fed cows.Corned beef is salt-cured beef. The "corned" part is more historical than literal because corn, in … [Read more...]

Meatballs a la Parmigiana

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Basic things. Meatballs, tomato sauce and cheese. Put them together and you have this dish. But to make this dish really, really good, you have to have great meatballs (good quality meat is essential), a very tasty tomato sauce (I made my own) and a rich … [Read more...]

Cheesy meatballs and potato casserole

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It's always inspiring to take photos early in the morning. Not dawn early when the light that filters through the dining room windows are still too dull and grayish. But between eight o'clock and ten o'clock, the hues are just perfect. Soft and dreamy. It … [Read more...]

Pork and peas stew

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Did you know that cooking meat in large slabs and cutting them only afterward makes it retain more moisture? I had a 1.5 kilogram slab of pork which I browned in a little oil. Yes, browned it whole. Then, I added salt, peppercorns, a few garlic cloves and … [Read more...]

Toast with sausage gravy

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The easiest way to make sausage gravy is to buy sausage (no, not canned Vienna sausage), peel off the skin, crumble the meat and cook it. There are enough sausage varieties and flavors to create any gravy flavor -- sweet, garlicky, hot, spicy, … [Read more...]

Pork and beans

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It's been rainy for days. I like how the weather has cooled although I feel so sorry for those who have been caught in flash floods and traffic jams. Story of life in the Philippines, isn't it? We need rain to break the suffocating heat of the summer and … [Read more...]