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.

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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Sapin-Sapin (Steamed Coconut Layer Pudding)

Posted August 16, 2019 | 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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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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Chili Con Queso (Spicy Cheese Dip)

Posted July 10, 2019 | By
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This is Chili Con Queso (Spicy Cheese Dip). The cheese dip is always a big hit at every party. But this queso will really get people talking, especially if you add the extra ingredient from the tip further down below. It’s also great to make a batch of cheese dip to have around to add some cheesy goodness to the other dishes you make through the week. And it’s actually really easy to make if ...

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Ginanggang

Posted July 07, 2019 | By
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This is Ginanggang. Ginanggang is a snack food of grilled skewered bananas brushed with margarine and sprinkled with sugar. This particular snack is very popular in Mindanao where it originated. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients Saba banana, peeled and skewered Margarine Sugar Bamboo skewers Instructions Fire up the grill. When the grill is nice and hot, place skewered bananas on the grill. Cook until the outer surface is lightly ...

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Palitaw

Posted July 04, 2019 | By
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This is Palitaw. The word “litaw” is Tagalog for float or rise, which is how this treat is made. Palitaw is a small, flat, and sweet rice cake. It is among the most common rice cakes eaten as a mid-day snack in the Philippines. Palitaw is easy to make with only very few ingredients. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 2 cups of glutinous rice flour 3⁄4 to 1 cup ...

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