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.

Tinapa Fried Rice

Posted June 23, 2019 | By
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This is Tinapa Fried Rice. Tinapa Fried Rice is a particular type of fried rice that includes smoked fish flakes as key component of the dish. This ingredient is more commonly known in the Philippines as Tinapa. This dish is frequently garnished with slices of salted eggs and diced tomatoes. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 4 cups of cold cooked white rice 1 small onion, peeled then minced 3 ...

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Sweet and Sour Tuna (Escabecheng Isda)

Posted June 07, 2019 | By
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This is Sweet and Sour Tuna (Escabecheng Isda). Escabeche essentially means sweet and sour sauce in the Philippines. Isda refers to fish in general. In this case we are using tuna. This Filipino style sweet and sour tuna is a bit different than the typical Chinese sweet and sour fish dish. As common as it may be, the curious thing about sweet and sour sauce is just how many variations there are of it. Definitely ...

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Crispy Ranch Chicken

Posted May 29, 2019 | By
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This is Ranch Crispy Chicken. Ranch Crispy Chicken is a delicious and easy recipe. Made with chicken coated in ranch dressing and bread crumbs. This gives it a tangy crunch to tender oven-baked chicken. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 chicken, cut into 8 pieces 2 (1 ounce) packets Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix 1⁄4 cup unseasoned dry bread crumbs (or cornflake crumbs) Instructions Preheat ...

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Adobong Kangkong (Water Spinach Adobo)

Posted May 02, 2019 | By
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This is Adobong Kangkong (Water Spinach Adobo). Adobong Kangkong is a simple vegetable dish that is commonly found in many Filipino homes. Water Spinach grows well in the Philippines and as a result is widely available. There are several varieties of Kangkong. The most common variety in the Philippines is the wide-leaf kind. You will find these growing naturally in many areas as well as in farms. Another variety is the Chinese Spinach or Water ...

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Corned Beef Guisado

Posted April 08, 2019 | By
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This is Corned Beef Guisado. Corned Beef Guisado is a quick and easy canned corned beef recipe mixed with very few ingredients. In my version of Corned Beef Guisado, I have added green onions or scallions. Some people add green peas, but these are optional. You can make this recipe as simple as you want it to be. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 12 ounce can of corned beef ...

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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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