My favorite ingredient: Banana Catsup

While browsing the web and looking for a banana catsup articles, I found an article from Manila Bulletin about using catsup as one of the ingredients. It’s intertesing so I post it here. Read the article below:
Original article: http://www.mb.com.ph/issues/2009/02/08/20090208147407.html
My favorite ingredient: Banana Catsup
by Sol Jose Vanzi
Jafran was the very first banana catsup our family patronized. [...]


Video: How to fry Pinoy Fish Tilapia and Ginisang Ampalaya

I’ll eat this fried tilapia with kamatis and bagoong alamang (shrimp paste) under the mango tree
Ampalaya is also known as Bitter melon.

Wikipedia:
Momordica charantia is a tropical and subtropical vine of the family Cucurbitaceae, widely grown for edible fruit, which is among the most bitter of all vegetables. English names for the plant and [...]


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Video: How to cook Pinoy Crispy Pata

Wow, another food I can’t resist especially if you have calamansi/lemon with bagoong monamon (Anchovy Paste).


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Video: How to cook Pinoy Kare-Kare

While browsing YouTube.com, I came accross this cute little girl demonstrating how to cook Kare-Kare. Well, since my previous post is all about ginisang bagoong alamang this is worth posting. Yummy!


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Filipino Recipe Sauteed Shrimp Paste (Ginisang Bagoong Alamang) 2

Instructions:
4 tablespoons cooking oil
1/2 cup minced tomatoes
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
1 cup pork butt sliced into 1/4 inch pieces or less
vinegar to taste
1/2 cup finely minced onion
one 12-ounce jar of bagoong alamang or shrimp paste (sold in Oriental food stores)
How to cook:
In a skillet, heat oil and saute garlic until light brown, onion [...]


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Filipino Recipe Sauteed Shrimp Paste (Ginisang Bagoong Alamang)

Ingredients:
1 cup cooking oil
3 tbsp crushed garlic
1 cup chopped onions
2 long red chili peppers
1/2 cup #3 brown sugar or muscovado
1/2 cup banana catsup
1 kilo bagoong alamang
How to cook:

1. Saute garlic and onions in hot oil until limp. Add peppers, sugar, and catsup; stir until oil separates. Pour in bagoong and cook over low heat, stirring [...]


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Filipino Recipe Anchovy Paste (Bagoong Monamon)

Ingredients:
Use only good fresh fish (anchovies are preffered).
How to cook:

1. Wash the fish thoroughly with clean fresh water.
2. Mix the fish with clean pure salt.
( 1 part salt to 3 parts fish ) by measure
( 2 parts salt to 7 parts fish) by weight
3. Place the fish in fly proof, clean containers with a minimum.
4. [...]


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Filipino Recipe Shrimp Paste (Bagoong Alamang)

Ingredients:
Small prawn
How to cook:

1.Mix salt with shrimp
2. The mixture is stored overnight and drained and sun dried.
3. The dried mixture is ground and packed in an earthen container.
4. The shrimp paste will sit for a few months before it is ready.
Wikipedia:
Bagoong alamang is a  Filipino shrimp paste, made from minute shrimp or krill (alamang) and [...]