Join My Recipe Magic

Simple but mind-blowing flavors – that's what you can experience with this simple Filipino recipe. The longer you let it cook, the better it will be. This chicken recipe is the national dish of the Philippines and each region has its own versions.

You can add your flavor notes by using honey instead of the typical sugar or adding some star anise to give a wonderful anise flavor. A teaspoon of chili flakes will also add a great kick to the dish. Adding a tablespoon of lemon juice will add some freshness and citrus flavor.

17 ounces chicken drumsticks
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tbsp brown sugar
4 cloves Garlic
1 tbsp whole peppercorns
2 bay leaves
1 tsp tomato paste
1 tsp olive oil
2 cups water
Salt to taste
4
  1. Marinate chicken in vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic, peppercorns for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Add oil in a heated pan and stir in the tomato paste. Continue stirring for 1...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
53

Sodium
1010mg
42% DV

Fat
5g
8% DV

Protein
3g
7% DV

Carbs
9g
3% DV

Fiber
2g
9% DV
16

Steamed Clams in White Wine

A steamy bowl of clams is very centering. It's also a very hands-on dish, where you tear the clams out of the shells. I also like crusty bread to dip into the dish.

Our version of the dish is a bit spicy. You can omit the red pepper flakes if you don't feel like putting some heat in the dish. You may also add some ginger for a more aromatic flavor to the dish. Also, you can twist this dish by toasting the garlic to make it crispy and add it at the end as a garnish.

2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 medium-sized shallot
3 cloves Garlic
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 cup White wine
2 lbs littleneck clams
1 lemon
Spring onions for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
4
  1. Start by mincing the garlic and onions.
  2. Clean and scrub the clams.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add the minced shallots and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add red pepper flakes and the garlic...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
241

Sodium
95mg
3% DV

Fat
8g
13% DV

Protein
20g
40% DV

Carbs
12g
4% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV
150

Seared Sea Bass with Bechamel Sauce

Seared, crispy skin fish is easier to make than you think. You can make this version in 15 minutes.

You can mix and match some herbs and spices to make this dish more special. You can add some garlic to the sauce. Dill is also a nice addition to this dish. This fish recipe is easy to doll up.

24 ounces Sea Bass fillet
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp All-purpose flour
½ tsp ground white pepper
3 tbsp butter
1 (¼ cup) milk
Parsley for garnish
Springs of Thyme
Salt and white pepper to taste
4
  1. Prepare the sauce: Melt in the 2 tbsp butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  2. Stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly until the paste cooks and bubbles a little bit.
  3. Add the milk...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
323

Sodium
153mg
6% DV

Fat
15g
23% DV

Protein
34g
68% DV

Carbs
8g
2% DV

Fiber
2g
11% DV
169

Seafood Salad with crab and lobster

If you're looking for a light dish to serve at a party, this is a good one. This would also be great at a summer garden party.

The recipe as written calls for Rosemary and Thyme, but you can substitute other herbs that you like better. Parsley and dill would also be nice in this dish.

3/4 cup orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
(1 tbsp) mayonnaise
1/4 cup olive oil
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 sprig fresh rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup lobster
8 oz small shrimp
12 oz lump crabmeat
1 large grapefruit
1 mango
1 avocado
(1/2 piece) fresh pineapple
2 tomatoes
18 lettuce leaves
1 lime
6
  1. Chop the fresh herbs very finely.
  2. Mix the orange juice, olive oil, vinegar, water, herbs and salt and pepper together. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Remove the lobster, shrimp,...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
326

Sodium
439mg
18% DV

Fat
14g
22% DV

Protein
14g
29% DV

Carbs
38g
13% DV

Fiber
6g
27% DV
33

Savory Purple Yam Samosas

Samosas are healthy little pastry pockets of potato and peas flavored with Indian spices. However, this recipe adds a few ingredients from Chinese cuisine. You can also add some diced carrots and tofu for a samosa that is packed with flavors. Chopped cilantro would be good in this dish as well. Also, a good teaspoon of lemon juice or orange juice will create a wonderful flavor fin these purple yam samosas.

3/4 tsp salt and pepper to taste
2 1/4 cups self-rising flour
6 tbsp butter
9 tbsp water
1 1/2 pounds purple yam
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup corn kernels
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 ounce Onion
1 clove garlic
1 tsp chile powder
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
10 ounces chicken breast
24 ounces Canola oil for frying
1 bay leaf
1 tsp peppercorns
7
  1. To make the dough: Mix salt and flour in a food processor.
  2. Incorporate the butter until crumbs have formed.
  3. Add a few tablespoons of water until you can form a ball.
  4. ...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
1212

Sodium
584mg
24% DV

Fat
92g
142% DV

Protein
15g
30% DV

Carbs
39g
13% DV

Fiber
3g
15% DV

The rich steak-like texture and flakiness of salmon really shines with this preparation.

The result is a rich steak-like salmon with a hint of sweetness to the meat.

This recipe is a perfect pairing for rosé or light bodied white wines.

If you're looking for a tasty addition, add some lemon thyme to the pesto. It's citrus flavor is a great accompaniment to this dish.

3/4 cup sunflower seeds
3/4 cup basil leaves
3/4 tbsp fresh dill
1 tbsp green onion
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp olive oil
2 salmon fillets
sea salt and pepper to taste
Sunflower seeds and dill
2
  1. Preheat the oven to 320°F temp.
  2. Blend sunflower seeds, dill, basil leaves, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil in a blender until a smooth and creamy Pesto.
  3. Season the skin of...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
146

Sodium
141mg
5% DV

Fat
9g
14% DV

Protein
8g
17% DV

Carbs
5g
1% DV

Fiber
2g
9% DV
21

Pork Stroganoff

I grew up having stroganoff every now and then. But, it was usually the beef version and was served over buttered egg noodles. This pork version could be served over noodles as well. But, red cabbage, crispy potatoes or even garlic bread would be lovely with this too.

One way to level-up your dining experience with this recipe is to pair it with a nice red wine. A semi-dry wine, with medium acidity and tannin levels are perfect with this. Malbec red wines are mellow and will not overpower the dish. It is best paired with creamy sauces and pork dish like this pork stroganoff recipe.

16 oz pork tenderloin
1 tsp Vegetable Oil
2 cloves Garlic
1/2 cup white onion
1/2 cup Shitake Mushrooms
1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper
1/2 cup yellow bell pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp parsley
3/4 cup Creme Fraiche
2 cups Water
Salt to taste
4
  1. Cut the pork tenderloin into thin slices.
  2. Chop the peppers and mushrooms into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Mince the garlic and the white onions.
  4. In a pan, heat oil and saute white...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
314

Sodium
418mg
17% DV

Fat
15g
24% DV

Protein
29g
58% DV

Carbs
26g
9% DV

Fiber
10g
42% DV
428

Pecan Crusted Chicken

This encrusted chicken is crispy, crunchy and satisfying. It's best used as an entreé, but you can cut each thigh into pieces and put the pieces on skewers to make an appetizer.

The recipe calls for chicken thighs because they are the juiciest. But you can also use breast meat if that's what you have available.

12 oz chicken thigh
5 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried oregano
7 oz pecans
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
1/4 cup unsalted butter
salt and pepper to taste
2
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Chop the herbs, garlic, and pecans into a coarse flour-like mixture.
  3. Add salt and pepper to the mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
1286

Sodium
175mg
7% DV

Fat
88g
135% DV

Protein
46g
92% DV

Carbs
59g
20% DV

Fiber
9g
38% DV
38

Peruvian-style Chicken

This dish covers all of the taste bases. It's got the umami of crispy chicken skin, the herbaceousness of cilantro and onions, and even a hint of vinegar. This is a satisfying chicken dish.

1 lb bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
1 tomato
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 cup sliced onion
(1/2 cup) red wine vinegar
1 tsp grapeseed oil
4 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
4
  1. Crush garlic
  2. Chop Cilantro
  3. Dice tomato
  4. Slice onions into crescents and place in a bowl with vinegar. Set aside for 30 minutes
  5. Brown chicken skin side down on...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
261

Sodium
231mg
9% DV

Fat
13g
21% DV

Protein
22g
45% DV

Carbs
7g
2% DV

Fiber
2g
11% DV

Recipe of the Day

Subscribe to newsletter

My Recipe Magic © 2018 Recipe Magic, LLC.