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.

Pork Tocino (Sweet Cured Pork)

Posted March 27, 2019 | By
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This is Pork Tocino (Sweet Cured Pork). Tocino is a sweetened, cured pork that is pan fried. It is typically served at breakfast in the Philippines along with fried rice and eggs. This is one of the most well known breakfast dishes in the Philippines. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 2 pounds of pork, thinly sliced 3⁄4 cup of brown sugar 1⁄4 cup of lemon-lime soda 1⁄4 cup of ...

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Filipino Barbeque Pork Skewers

Posted March 21, 2019 | By
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This is Filipino Barbeque Pork Skewers. Every part of the world has their own technique for barbecued meat. The same is true in the Philippines, of course. Here you will find street vendors offering various meats and other delicacies served conveniently on skewers. This particular variation of BBQ pork is seasoned with some the common Filipino ingredients such as calamansi juice, soy sauce and lemon/lime soda. You don’t want to miss this tasty treat! Enjoy ...

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Filipino Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Posted March 06, 2019 | By
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This is Filipino Spaghetti with Meat Sauce. This is the Filipino adaptation of the Italian classic, spaghetti and meat sauce. There are a few things that make it uniquely Filipino. Mainly the use of hot dogs in the sauce. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 2 pounds of spaghetti noodles 2 pounds of ground beef 4 pieces of hotdogs, sliced 1 cup of banana ketchup 18 ounces of spaghetti sauce ...

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Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

Posted February 21, 2019 | By
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This is Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry. The key to a good stir fry is technique. As you probably guessed from the name, there is a lot of stirring involved and high heat. That’s of course where the name stir fry comes from. You don’t want to lower the heat while cooking either. Just keep stirring. The rest takes care of itself. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 pound ...

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Beef Stewed in Tomato Sauce with Vegetables (Kalderetang Baka)

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This is Beef Stewed in Tomato Sauce with Vegetables (Kalderetang Baka). Kaldereta is a Filipino stew that is most often prepared with beef or goat meat. The sauce is what this dish is most known for. It is flavored heavily with liver spread and tomato sauce. We add a little liver spread as an additional flavor component. The vegetables in this version include red bell pepper, potatoes, and sweet peas. These are pretty common for ...

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Tapsilog (Beef Tapa with Garlic Fried Rice and Fried Egg)

Posted February 03, 2019 | By
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This is Tapsilog (Beef Tapa with Garlic Fried Rice and Fried Egg). Tapsilog is an abbreviation for the combination of beef tapa, garlic fried rice (sinangag), and fried egg (itlog). So with this combination you end up with tap-si-log. This is traditionally a breakfast meal. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients Beef Tapa: 2 pounds of beef sirloin (or similar cut of meat) 1 bulb of garlic, minced 1⁄4 cup ...

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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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Seafood Chop Suey (Pusit at Isda)

Posted January 10, 2019 | By
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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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Kilawing Baboy (Pork Belly in Vinegar)

Posted January 08, 2019 | By
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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)

Posted January 08, 2019 | By
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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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