Sweet Chili Garlic Mussels

Sweet chili garlic mussels

Sweet chili garlic mussels

Sweet chili garlic mussels

Instead of cooking your usual recipe for mussels why not try this new way of cooking it. The combination of sweetness & a little bit of spiciness is surely a hit! :)Recipe from Yummy Hunt’s



1. Boil mussels in salted water until they open. Strain and set aside.

2. In a wok, heat butter then sauté garlic until brown. Add in onions, ginger, and half of cilantro.

3. Add in oyster sauce, chili garlic sauce, sugar, rice wine, and Hunts Tomato Sauce with LycoFiber. Simmer until sauce is a bit thick.

4. Toss in mussels and the rest of cilantro.

beef afritada

beef afritada

Another Filipino dish. Afritada usually uses chicken but I just want to try beef . I cooked this using Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner  recipe but I did not put some of the ingredients  as I don’t have it. It is very delicious and my husband loves it. Another  keeper recipe for me 🙂

1. Marinate the pork in soy sauce, pineapple juice and garlic for at least 1 hour. Drain the pork. Save the marinade.
2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, sauté garlic in olive oil until light brown. Add onions and sauté until almost translucent. Add the pork. Saute until it turns light brown.
3. Add the marinade and tomato sauce. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until pork is almost tender. Season with salt and pepper to suit your taste.( Note: I use maggi magic sarap to add a magical taste )
4. Add the potatoes and bell peppers. Cover, lower heat to medium low and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Add green peas and carrots and simmer for 5 more minutes. From time to time, check to avoid drying and add water if necessary to attain the desired consistency of the sauce.
5. Remove from heat. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Honey Garlic Barbecued Spare Ribs

I’ve got spare ribs in the fridge and I’m thinking what would be the best way to cook it. I just don’t want the usual way in cooking it like braised ribs or pork afritada so I surf the net for recipes that I could try and of course my favorite site is Panlasang Pinoy. I usually visit the site for my recipes to try on because there’s a video on how to do it plus the fact that he is also a Filipino like me so I know we had the same taste in terms of foods.

Honey Garlic Barbecue Spare Ribs


2 lbs spare ribs, chopped into 3 to 4 inches

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

1 tablespoon oyster sauce

2 tablespoon soy sauce

4 cloves garlic, pounded

Cooking procedure:

1. Combine honey, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and garlic in a bowl then mix well by stirring.

2. Place the spare ribs in a large bowl then pour-in the mixture.

3. Coat the ribs with the mixture and marinate for at least 3 hours.

4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

5. Arrange the marinated spare ribs in a baking tray then bake for 35 minutes. You can baste this with a little olive oil so that the meat won’t dry.

6. Turn the oven off then transfer the spare ribs on a serving plate.

7. Serve with garlic fried rice. Share and enjoy!