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Inihaw Chicken Inasal  

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Preparation & marinating: 6 hours to overnight

Estimated cooking time: 40 minutes

Chicken Inasal Ingredients:

  1. 2 Chickens (free range if available)
  2. 3/4 cup Filipino vinegar
  3. 1/4 cup Garlic finely minced
  4. 2 stalks Lemon grass optional
  5. Salt
  6. Annatto oil (see notes below)
  7. Wooden skewers
  8. Spiced vinegar
  9. Additional Ingredients Instructions:
  • 2 free-range chickens, approx. 3 pounds each, or if you can find smaller chickens, use 3 of them
  • 3/4 cup Filipino vinegar, palm if you can find it, or cane; or if you must, the equivalent in kalamansi j uice (available in the frozen aisle of your Asian market if you don’t have access to fresh)
  • 1/4 cup garlic, minced very finely, or better yet, mashed into a paste with 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • achuete or annatto oil, made by steeping 1/4 cup annatto seeds in 1/2 cup hot oil for half an hour (If not available, you may mix a small amount of paprika and tumeric to achieve the same color.)
  • thick wooden skewers, soaked for 1 hour in water prior to cooking
  • Bottled spiced vinegar for serving, or make your own by mixing Filipino vinegar, lots of crushed garlic, a bit of salt, and a handful of Thai peppers or other tiny red hot peppers

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Quarter the chickens, or if using the small ones, halve them. Marinate in the vinegar, garlic and salt, several hours or overnight, turning several times.
  2. Preheat grill to 350 degrees. Make sure your grill is cleaned and oiled well. Cook over indirect heat for 20 minutes, basting with the achuete oil.
  3. Turn and cook for 10-15 minutes more, or until thickest parts of chicken exude clear juices when pierced. Can also be made in a grill pan on the stove if no outside barbecue is available.
  4. Serve immediately with the spiced vinegar. Other welcome additions to the vinegar: some soy sauce or fish sauce if you like, or even some minced ginger.


  1. Another technique we’ve found to work well, is to heat the oil in which the annatto is to be steeped, and to steep the garlic (and lemon grass if using) together with the seeds. This ensures a more even distribution of flavors. Just remember to discard this mixture when you’re done with the cooking, as you ris k botulism from the garlic. Or, if you want to make it ahead of time, be sure to refrigerate the oil to retard an y toxins from developing.
  2. If your chicken is particularly fatty, you could render the fat slowly in a skillet, and use that instead of cooking oil to steep the annatto seeds. In which case, you’ll want to have enough not only for basting but also for serving later, as there’s nothing more appetizing than chicken inasal drizzled with this orange concoction.

Sarciado Fish  

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Serves 4
Preparation time: 5 mins + 30 mins marinating
Cooking time: 15 mins

Sarciado Ingredients:

  • 4 tanguinge (Spanish mackerel) steaks
  • Juice of 4 calamansi
  • 125 ml (½ cup) olive oil
  • Glove of ½ head garlic, crushed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons patis (fish sauce)
  • 250 ml (1 cup) water

Fish Sarciado Cooking Instructions:

  • Marinate fish steaks in calamansi juice for about 30 minutes.

  • In a frying pan, heat about 90 ml (1/3 cup) of the olive oil and sauté the fish steaks until fully cooked, about 6 minutes on the first side and 5 minutes on the other side.

  • Remove fish steaks from frying pan and set aside.

  • In another pan, heat remaining oil and sauté garlic, onion and tomatoes, until tender but not limp.

  • Stir in patis and water. Simmer until most of the liquid has been absorbed.

  • Spoon onion and tomato mixture over the cooked fish steaks.

  • Serve hot with rice.

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Filipino Beef Steak - Bistek  

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Estimated time to prepare and cook: 50 minutes

  • 3/4 kilo tender pork or beef steaks, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon kalamansi or lemon juice

  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 1 small piece ginger, crushed

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup onions, sliced in rings

  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil


Filipino Creamy Beef Adobo  

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Beef Adobo with Creamy Sauce Recipe, Tender beef chunks stewed in vinegar made tastier with NESTLE All Purpose Cream

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Servings: 3 - 4

Beef Adobo with Creamy Sauce Ingredients:

  • ½ kg beef camto, cut into serving portions
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup MAGGI Savor, Chiligarlic
  • 1 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 piece bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 11g MAGGI Beef Broth Cube
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tetrabrick 250ml NESTLE All Purpose Cream
  • 1 11g MAGGI Beef Broth Cube
  • 2 pieces siling panigang
  • salt to taste



Pinoy Recipes  

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  1. Adobo sa Gata Pork / Chicken
  2. Adobo Creamy - Beef
  3. Adobong Palaka - Frog
  4. Adobong Pusit
  5. Aroz Valeciana
  6. Barbeque Pork - Filipino Taste
  7. Beef Steak - Bistek
  8. Cardillo
  9. Calamari
  10. Crispy Pata - Pork Nukle
  11. Chicken Binakol
  12. Chicken Bulaga
  13. Dinuguan Na Manok with Coconut Milk
  14. Fish Ball Filipino Style 01
  15. Fish Ball Filipino Style 02
  16. Fish Ball - Filipino Style 03
  17. Ginataan Pagi - Stingray in Coconut Milk
  18. Ginisang Ampalaya Con karne- Stir Amplaya w/ Eggs & Pork
  19. Ginisang Ampalaya - Stir Amplaya w/ Eggs
  20. Inasal Chicken
  21. Inihaw na Bangus
  22. Kaldereta-Beef
  23. Kare-kare Oxtail
  24. Lengua Estofada - Ox Tongue
  25. Lumpiang Sariwa Fresh Roll
  26. Lupia Wrapper Fresh or Eggroll
  27. Mechado - Beef
  28. Menudo - Pork
  29. Molo - Soup
  30. Pancit Ng Malabon
  31. Pinalutong na Kangkong (Crispy Spinach)
  32. Pinaupong Manok
  33. Pinakbet Tagalog
  34. Puchero - Beef
  35. Rellenong bangus Special Stuffed Milkfish
  36. Sotanghon Soup - Chiken & Mushroom
  37. Sarciado - Fish
  38. Sinigang na Baboy - Pork
  39. Sizzling Sisig - Pork
  40. Spicy & Crispy Dilis
  41. Tinolang Manok
  42. Tokwa at Baboy - Beancurd & Pork
  43. Tortang Talong - Fry Eggplant w/ Eggs
  44. Tortang Talong Con Karne
  45. Ukoy - Shrimp Pattie


  1. Cassava Cake
  2. Maja Blanca
  3. Polvoron
  4. Sago't Gulaman
  5. Yemas