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.

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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Chicken Quesadillas

Posted January 07, 2019 | By
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This is Chicken Quesadillas. This Mexican dish has relatively few ingredients but lots of flavor. You really can’t go wrong with chicken and cheese coupled with vegetables and tortillas. That combination always seems to work no matter how they come together. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 4 large flour tortillas 8 ounces of colby cheese, shredded 8 ounces of monterey jack cheese, shredded 1 piece of chicken breast, sliced ...

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Crispy Pork Belly Adobo

Posted January 04, 2019 | By
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This is Crispy Pork Belly Adobo. Crispy Pork Belly Adobo is pork belly cooked adobo style then baked to make the skin of the pork belly crispy. Undeniably unhealthy but irresistibly good. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 pound of pork belly, cut into 2-3 inch square pieces 1⁄2 cup Silver Swan soy sauce 3⁄4 cup vinegar 3⁄4 cup water 3-4 pcs dried bay leaves 1 head garlic, slightly ...

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Chicken Liver Adobo with Hard Boiled Egg

Posted January 01, 2019 | By
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This is Chicken Liver Adobo with Hard Boiled Egg. Chicken Liver Adobo is another version of Adobo that is made with chicken liver and added with hard boiled eggs. This is very simple to make just like any other Adobo. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 pound of chicken liver 1 red bell pepper, sliced thinly (optional 1⁄3 cup of soy sauce 3⁄4 cup of vinegar 1-2 cups of ...

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Beef Stew in Peanut Sauce (Kare Kare)

Posted December 29, 2018 | By
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This is Kare Kare (Beef Stew in Peanut Sauce). Kare-kare is made from peanut sauce with a variety of vegetables, stewed oxtail, beef, and occasionally tripe. It is often eaten with bagoong (shrimp paste), sometimes spiced with chili. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 2 pounds of oxtail 1 bundle bok choy leaves 1 puso ng saging or banana bud quartered 1 bundle string beans 2 pieces of eggplants thinly sliced 3 ...

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