Main Course Recipes

category-entreeThe main dish is the featured or primary dish in a meal. It is also commonly known as the entrée or main course. The main dish of a meal typically includes a meat, vegetable and a starch. the main dish is typically the biggest, heaviest, heartiest, and most complex food option in the course of a meal. The main ingredient is usually meat or fish; or in vegetarian meals the main course sometimes attempts to mimic a meat. It is most often preceded by an appetizer, soup, and/or salad, and followed by a dessert.

Kinilaw Na Isda (Fish with Vinegar and Ginger)

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This is Kinilaw Na Isda (Fish with Vinegar and Ginger). Kinilaw na isda is a Filipino dish that is more popular and well known in the Visayas region of the Philippines than it is in the entire country. You can use a wide variety of fish for this preparation. In this instance, we are using herring or tamban. Though it is a smaller fish you can still filet it which is all you need for ...

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Corned Beef Guisado

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This is Corned Beef Guisado. Corned Beef Guisado is a quick and easy canned corned beef recipe mixed with very few ingredients. In my version of Corned Beef Guisado, I have added green onions or scallions. Some people add green peas, but these are optional. You can make this recipe as simple as you want it to be. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 12 ounce can of corned beef 1 medium-sized ...

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Seafood Chop Suey (Pusit at Isda)

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This is Seafood Chop Suey (Pusit at Isda). Chop Suey is an all-time Filipino favorite. In this particular instance the seafood being used is squid and fish (pusit at isda). Chop Suey is traditionally supposed to be a strictly vegetable dish, but as creative minds tend to do, all sorts of meats have found their way into this dish as it has been adapted from one culture to another. Note that this recipe has 2 ...

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Chicken Inasal

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This is Chicken Inasal. It is distinct for its yellowish color brought about by the application of achuete or annatto oil. This dish is best eaten with garlic rice and pickled green papaya as a side dish. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 whole chicken, cut into 6 parts (legs, wings, breasts) bamboo skewers For marinating sauce: 1⁄2 cup of coconut vinegar 2 tablespoons of ginger, minced 5 cloves of minced ...

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Kilawing Baboy (Pork Belly in Vinegar)

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This is Kilawing Baboy (Pork Belly in Vinegar). This dish spotlights the Filipino variation of the common cooking technique known as ceviche. In this particular instance, the raw meat that you might usually find in other ceviche dishes is replaced with delicious, deep fried pork belly. As with any other ceviche, you essentially have meats, vegetables, herbs, and spices soaked in a highly acidic brine then served chilled or room temperature. The brine typically consists ...

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Paksiw Na Isda (Fish Poached in Vinegar and Ginger)

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This is Paksiw Na Isda (Fish Poached in Vinegar and Ginger). Paksiw na Isda is a traditional Filipino dish that includes fish is cooked in vinegar. Filipinos love sour dishes like this one, Sinigang, and more. This dish works great as a palate cleanser due to its acidic content. You can use this recipe with many other kinds of fish. In this instance we used galunggong or mackerel scad. Just be sure to properly prepare ...

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Chicken Quesadillas

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This is Chicken Quesadillas. This Mexican dish has relatively few ingredients but lots of flavor. You really can’t go wrong with chicken and cheese coupled with vegetables and tortillas. That combination always seems to work no matter how they come together. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 4 large flour tortillas 8 ounces of colby cheese, shredded 8 ounces of monterey jack cheese, shredded 1 piece of chicken breast, sliced into 1⁄2 ...

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Sweet and Sour Tuna (Escabecheng Isda)

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This is Sweet and Sour Tuna (Escabecheng Isda). Escabeche essentially means sweet and sour sauce in the Philippines. Isda refers to fish in general. In this case we are using tuna. This Filipino style sweet and sour tuna is a bit different than the typical Chinese sweet and sour fish dish. As common as it may be, the curious thing about sweet and sour sauce is just how many variations there are of it. Definitely ...

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Sauteed Bitter Melon with Egg (Ginisang Ampalaya at Itlog)

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This is Sauteed Bitter Melon with Egg (Ginisang Ampalaya at Itlog). Ampalaya is called bitter melon in some countries, it is also known as bitter gourd. The bitter part of the name is no joke. It definitely has an acquired taste, but I feel there is a certain appeal to flavor imparted to the palate. Ampalaya is considered to have many health benefits, including anti-diabetic properties. It is an excellent source of many vitamins and ...

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Crispy Pork Belly Adobo

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This is Crispy Pork Belly Adobo. Crispy Pork Belly Adobo is pork belly cooked adobo style then baked to make the skin of the pork belly crispy. Undeniably unhealthy but irresistibly good. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 pound of pork belly, cut into 2-3 inch square pieces 1⁄2 cup Silver Swan soy sauce 3⁄4 cup vinegar 3⁄4 cup water 3-4 pcs dried bay leaves 1 head garlic, slightly crushed 1 ...

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