Appetizer or Snack Recipes

category-appetizerThe appetizer is the first course of a meal traditionally known as the hors d’oeuvre. The appetizer consists of food items served before the main courses of a meal. If there is an extended period between when guests arrive and when the meal is eaten, appetizers can be used to sustain guests during the wait, Hors d’oeuvres are sometimes served with no meal afterward. This is the case with many reception and cocktail party events. So in that way an appetizer is little more than a snack. Appetizers may also be served as a part of the main course or they may be served before sitting at the table.

Kilawing Kambing (Roasted Goat in Vinegar and Ginger)

Posted March 18, 2020 | By
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This is Kilawing Kambing (Roasted Goat in Vinegar). Kilawing Kambing is roasted goat combined with a vinegar/citrus sauce soaking with ginger, onion and sometimes other meats and vegetables. Some of the more popular versions of this dish are made with raw fish or other grilled meats. In this instance we substitute raw fish with grilled goat. In the Philippines, this dish is frequently brought out for parties where cold beer or other spirits are served. ...

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Sapin-Sapin (Steamed Coconut Layer Pudding)

Posted March 12, 2020 | By
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This is Sapin Sapin (Steamed Coconut Layer Pudding). Sapin-sapin is a dessert in Philippine cuisine that consists of layered glutinous rice and coconut. It is made from rice flour, coconut milk, sugar, water, and coloring with coconut flakes sprinkled on top. This is one of the Filipino’s favorite mid-day snacks. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 cup of powdered glutinous rice flour 1 can of condensed milk 4 cups ...

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Kinilaw Na Isda (Fish with Vinegar and Ginger)

Posted December 23, 2019 | By
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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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Jalapeno Cheddar Bacon Deviled Eggs

Posted December 08, 2019 | By
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This is Jalapeno Cheddar Bacon Deviled Eggs. This is an interesting twist on a holiday classic that is sure to impress. Deviled eggs were always one of my favorites at Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts. This little upgrade takes the flavor to a much higher level. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 12 eggs 8 ounces of bacon 3 fresh jalapeno peppers 2 tablespoons of mustard 3 tablespoons of pickle relish ...

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Spicy Shrimp Nachos

Posted October 27, 2019 | By
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This is Spicy Shrimp Nachos. This is a tasty treat that we whipped together one night after being inspired by the fish tacos we had made the night before. We had all the ingredients we needed left over from the tacos (minus the fish) and we had some shrimp so we thought, why not nachos. The result was spectacular. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1/2 pound of medium-sized shrimp, ...

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Pan De Coco

Posted October 21, 2019 | By
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This is Pan De Coco. Pan de coco, also known as coconut bread in English, is a rich sweet roll with a coconut filling. It is an inexpensive snack sold in the local bakeries. I specially enjoy this bread in the mornings with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients Dough: 3 1⁄2 cups of flour 3⁄4 cups of warm water 2 1⁄4 teaspoon ...

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Fish Balls

Posted August 19, 2019 | By
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These are Fish Balls. Fish balls are a common street food in the Philippines. They are well-seasoned balls of ground fish and spring onions. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 2 cups of fish, flaked evaporated milk 4 tablespoons of flour 2 tablespoons of green onion, finely chopped sugar cooking oil vinegar soy sauce salt and pepper to taste Instructions In a bowl combine the flaked fish, milk and flour. ...

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Kinilaw na Tuna (Ceviche with Ahi Tuna)

Posted August 16, 2019 | By
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This is Kinilaw na Tuna (Ceviche with Ahi Tuna). This dish is essentially a raw fish ceviche preparation that is commonly served as an appetizer or pulutan in the Philippines. It pairs well with cold beer due to the high acidity of the sauce. Like with most ceviche dishes, this recipe does not involve any cooking with a heating element. Some variations of this dish intentionally leave the tuna in the acidic brine for hours ...

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Shrimp Ceviche

Posted August 13, 2019 | By
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This is Shrimp Ceviche. Shrimp Ceviche is shrimp marinated in lime juice, chopped, then tossed with tomatoes, cucumbers, and hot peppers for a great appetizer. This shrimp ceviche is a zesty appetizer that’s normally eaten with tortilla chips or as a light meal served on tostadas. This is best served cold and paired with beer. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 pound of medium sized shrimp, peeled deveined and ...

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Suman Moron

Posted July 11, 2019 | By
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This is Suman Moron. Suman Moron is a particular type of suman made with a chocolate layer twisted around the vanilla layer, so it creates a spiralized appearance and it has crushed peanuts too. The crunch of the peanuts is what makes this suman a crowd favorite. This is made with glutinous rice flour (malagkit). I would eat this everyday sprinkled with sugar if I could. It’s that addicting. Enjoy this recipe from all of ...

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