Pappardelle and Seared Beef Sirloin with Red Wine sauce

Basic Dough for Fresh Egg Pasta INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt 2 large eggs plus 2 egg yolks, beaten Semolina or rice flour, for dusting Once you’ve prepared homemade pasta by hand, you will keep going back to it time and time again for special occasions. Making pasta dough by hand takes…

Beef Empanada

BEEF EMPANADAS   Merienda or “snack” is a light meal before dinner.  At my grandmother’s house, we usually had it around 5pm, before the sunset. This type of meal is often made of something either savory or sweet, and it can often be bought from a nearby street food vendor, especially if it’s lugaw (congee), sweet barbecued…

Spaghetti and Drop Meatballs With Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti and Drop Meatballs With Tomato Sauce Polpette, or meatballs in Italian, is traditionally made from ground beef or veal.  Its larger-sized cousin – the polpettone – is comparable to American meatloaf. In southern Italy, these meatballs are usually prepared and served in tomato sauce. In the States fresh tomatoes were not generally available in…

Roasted Chicken Provençal

Roasted Chicken Provençal   INGREDIENTS 4 chicken legs or 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ½ to ¾ cup all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons herbes de Provence 1 lemon, quartered 8 to 10 cloves garlic, peeled 4 to 6 medium-size shallots, peeled and…

Beef Short-Rib Adobo

Beef Short-Rib Adobo INGREDIENTS: 3 pounds short ribs ½ teaspoon kosher salt Black pepper 3 tablespoons oil 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup coconut milk 1 cup cider vinegar ½ cup soy sauce 1 head garlic, cloves separated and peeled 3 bay leaves Ask 10 Filipino cooks for their adobo recipe and you’ll get 10…