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.

Kalderetang Kambing

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This is Kalderetang Kambing. Kalderetang Kambing is goat meat stewed in tomato sauce with liver spread. This is is another dish that is always present during fiestas. Preparation of the goat meat is different from any other meat since you have to make sure you eliminate the smell of the goat meat. We have added several tips on how to do that. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 pound of goat ...

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Philippine Adobo

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This is Philippine Adobo. While the adobo dish and cooking process in Filipino cuisine and the general description of adobo in Spanish cuisine share similar characteristics, they refer to different things with different cultural roots. While the Philippine adobo can be considered adobo in the Spanish sense—a marinated dish—the Philippine usage is much more specific to a cooking process (rather than a specific recipe) and is not restricted to meat. Typically, pork or chicken, or ...

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Ginataang Alimasag (Crabs in Coconut Milk)

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This is Ginataang Alimasag (Crabs in Coconut Milk). Ginataang Alimasag are Crabs cooked in Coconut Milk. This is a savory and creamy crab dish in coconut cream. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 3 pieces of medium-sized blue crabs cleaned and, cut into halves 1 inch piece of ginger, cut into thin strips 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced 1 medium-sized onion, minced 3 pieces of thai chili pepper 1 can ...

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Garlic Herb Roasted Cornish Hens (Lechon Manok)

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This is Garlic Herb Roasted Cornish Hens (Lechon Manok). Roasted Cornish Hen is one of the most common dishes in all the culinary traditions of the world. Almost every culture has their version of this dish with some including distinct spices, ingredients, and techniques that are common in that the part of the world. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 2 cornish hens, feathers and innards removed 2 tablespoons of olive oil ...

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Fried Chicken (Pritong Manok)

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This is Fried Chicken (Pritong Manok). Fried chicken can be cooked in so many ways in all the different cultures around the world. It may be breaded, coated with flour/batter or naked (no breading). Marinated in all sorts of herbs, spices and sauces. The version cooked in my house as I grew up in the Philippines had its own particular variation, with no breading. Below is a simple but tasty recipe for frying chicken, Filipino ...

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Spinach Laing

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This is Spinach Laing. Laing is a Filipino dish native to Bicol. In this recipe, we substituted the gabi leaves with spinach. Laing is a dish from the Bicol region and is made up of dried gabi leaves (taro leaves), plenty of ginger and then cooked in coconut milk and generously sprinkled with hot chili peppers. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 16 ounces of spinach, shredded 1⁄2 pound of pork, diced ...

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Ginisang Munggo

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This is Ginisang Munggo . Ginisang Munggo or Monggo are sauteed mung beans. This is a favorite food among Filipinos. You can use different types of meat with this recipe. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 1⁄2 cups Mung beans (Munggo) 1⁄2 pound of pork, thinly sliced 2 to 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 medium-sized onion, peeled and chopped 1 medium-sized tomato, chopped 2 cups of fresh spinach 6 ...

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Siopao (Steamed Buns)

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This is Siopao (Steamed Buns). Siopao is a dough filled with a savory meat filling and cooked by steam. It is also another popular food item in the Philippines. Siopao do not require utensils to eat and can be consumed on-the-go. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients For the Dough 3 cups of all-purpose flour 1 1⁄2 cup of luke warm water 1 packet active dry yeast 1⁄2 cup of shortening 1 ...

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Giniling Guisado (Ground Beef with Bell Peppers)

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This is Giniling Guisado (Ground Beef with Bell Peppers). This is a dish that doesn’t get a lot of hype compared to other, more exotic and well known Filipino foods but it is a staple of the Filipino kitchen. I am never disappointed by Giniling. Don’t let the simplicity of it fool you. The flavors in this dish are robust and as a meal it is very filling. Overall it is one of my favorite ...

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Dinuguang Baboy (Pork Blood Stew)

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This is Dinuguang Baboy (Pork Blood Stew). Pork Dinuguan is a dish that is mainly comprised of pork stew of blood and meat. It is savory, tangy and can be made hot and spicy. Pork Dinuguan is best eaten with either steamed rice or Puto (steamed rice cake). Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 1⁄2 pounds of pork tenderloin, cut into cubes 12 ounces of pork blood 4 cloves of garlic, ...

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