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.

Ginanggang

Posted May 20, 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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Balut (16 Days)

Posted May 19, 2019 | By
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This is Balut (16 Days). It’s simple really. Its just a duck egg, with an intriguing little surprise inside. Considered a controversy to some, kind of a soul food for others. The name “balut” can bring back found memories or an overwhelming feeling of complete horror depending on your perspective. Honestly, I totally get it. This is not for everybody, especially the squeamish. Spoiler alert! That little surprise inside the egg is a partially developed ...

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Kwek Kwek

Posted May 17, 2019 | By
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This is Kwek Kwek. Kwek-Kwek is a famous Filipino street food made by deep-frying hard-boiled quail eggs that are covered with orange batter. This is usually served with a spiced vinegar-based dip and chopped cucumber on the side. Another street food similar to this is called Tokneneng which uses chicken or duck eggs instead. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 12 to 18 pieces of boiled quail eggs 1 cup ...

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Coconut Macaroons

Posted May 08, 2019 | By
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This is Coconut Macaroons. Coconut Macaroons are made with surprisingly few ingredients. Crunchy on the outside, chewy in the middle and irresistibly good. They are so easy and fun to make. They are also versatile. You can add different toppings and decorations to them if you like. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 4 large egg whites 5 cups sweetened shredded coconut 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1⁄2 cup of ...

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Kilawing na Hipon (Spicy Shrimp Ceviche)

Posted April 29, 2019 | By
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This is Kilawing na Hipon (Spicy Shrimp Ceviche). This is a variation of the common, Filipino style shrimp ceviche, Kilawing na Hipon. In this version, we add some serrano or jalapeno peppers to the mix to bring some heat into this dish. Give it a try. You will love it. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 pound of shrimp, steamed with shells removed and deveined 1 small bundle of ...

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Kinilaw Na Isda (Fish with Vinegar and Ginger)

Posted April 20, 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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Chicken Cracklings (Chicharon Manok)

Posted April 05, 2019 | By
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This is Chicken Cracklings (Chicharon Manok). Everybody knows about pork cracklings or chicharon baboy. But how about chicken cracklings or chicharon manok? Compared to the pork cracklings, these chicken cracklings are also quite tender and not so hard to bite into. This makes for a tasty appetizer and is best paired with an ice cold beer. These are definitely not something one should be eating often due to the high cholesterol in them, but indulging ...

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Kilawing Kambing (Roasted Goat in Vinegar and Ginger)

Posted February 05, 2019 | 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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Pancit Canton Corned Beef and Egg Sunny Side Up

Posted January 30, 2019 | By
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This is Pancit Canton Corned Beef and Egg Sunny Side Up. No one would ever mistake this dish for being any kind of health food, but that’s alright. This works as the ultimate hangover cure, a guilty pleasure for when you’re cheating on your diet, or just for whenever you want to be really, really bad and you don’t care what other people think about you. The flavor of canton noodles you use isn’t necessarily ...

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Ensaladang Guso (Seaweed Salad)

Posted January 21, 2019 | By
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This is Ensaladang Guso (Seaweed Salad). This recipe uses guso, which is the edible form of seaweed, as its main ingredient. Although guso is quite common in the Philippines, this ingredient can be a tricky to find, depending on where you live. So ask around if you need to. Also note that the pineapple in the picture is not essential to the recipe but I find it to be a good flavor combination. Try it ...

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