Brian Aquino Banawa: Recipe Journal

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Asian-Inspired Mozzarella Turkey Burgers

JULY 30, 2020

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1.5 pounds of ground turkey makes 6 patties. (Quarter-pounders)

 

Ingredients:

a     1.5 pounds of ground turkey

b     4 tablespoons of sweet chili sauce

c     1/8 cup bread crumbs

d     1 egg

e     2 tablespoons of parsley flakes

f      black pepper

g     1 teaspoon of salt

       1 clove of garlic

       mozzarella cheese

       1 tomato

       1 handful of baby spinach

       evoo

       hamburger buns or sliced bread to substitute

 

Instructions:

1. mix a-g in a large bowl

2. form 6 patties

3. chop tomato into slices

4. chop mozzarella into thin slices

6. mince garlic

5. cook patties on medium in a medium pan. evoo, turn once.

6. as patties are finishing up, sautee baby spinach with minced garlic and evoo

 

Finale:

mozzarella on top of burger,

hot spinach on top of mozzarella to help melt

top with tomato slice

enjoy.

Mexican Lasagna

AUGUST 3, 2020

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PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

Only use this as a guideline. This is my initial attempt at a Mexican Lasagna recipe.

BE SURE TO READ THE BOTTOM.

Ingredients:

a    1.67 lbs of ground turkey

b    1/2 large onion

c    1 teaspoon sailt

d    1/2 teaspoon black pepper

e    1 teaspoon garlic powder

f    1/4 oz. of taco mix

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     12 lasagna strips

     15 oz. guacamole (this filled one layer)

     10 oz. pico de gallo (this filled one layer)

     12 oz. Mexican cheese blend

     tomato sauce enough to line pasta

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    parsley on top when done

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Instructions:

1. cook a through f together

2. boil pasta for 8 minutes

THEN

layer baking tray with:

1. pasta

2. tomato sauce

3. ground meat

4. guacamole

5. pico de gallo

6. Mexican cheese blend

7. repeat

FINALLY

bake in preheated oven. 375 degrees fahrenheit, 50 minutes.

----- WHAT I WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY NEXT TIME -----

Quite a few bloopers but it still turned out surprising well. Next time I would:

1. USE GROUND BEEF instead. the turkey clumped together.

2. my pasta was under cooked. I only boiled it for 6 minutes. next time 8-10.

3. sprinkle top of lasagna with cheese when there's 10 minutes left. It'd be more picturesque.

Lastly, 4. ADD CORN!

Baked Pears (Thoughts)

AUGUST 5, 2020

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Phenomenal.

It would be super interesting to wrap the pears with tin foil to soften them like baked potatoes.

But then when do you add the walnuts and honey? Afterwards I suppose.

 

I followed an online recipe. 

https://www.skinnytaste.com/baked-pears-with-walnuts-and-honey/

The store didn’t have bosc pears so I took my chances with anjou.

 

Try it! Enjoy!

Creamy Chicken Adobo Over Egg Noodles

AUGUST 12, 2020

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First attempt!

Some may want to try their own adobo recipe that they're used to

and simply incorporate the heavy whipping cream their own way.

 

My thoughts:

This meal was f$%&ing delicious.

I served it with huge hunks of zuccini (heated with olive oil and salt)

over egg noodles by the package's direction.

 

Next time I may aim to make it creamier.

If you don't know how to cook chicken adobo,

try it this way first as I know it's "safe enough" to enjoy.

 

I'll try a whole cup of heavy whipping cream next time.

 

Enjoy!

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Marinade Ingredients:

8 chicken thighs. skinless. boneless.

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

Marinate 6-8 hours!

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In pot, medium heat:

3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

1/4 large onion, minced

3 garlic cloves, minced

Add chicken!

Re-introduce marinade

Add 1/8 cup of soy sance

Add 1/8 cup of apple cider vinegar

UNCOVERED ON MEDIUM, 10 minutes, turn chicken twice

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Add bay leaf

Add sprinkle of rosemary

Add 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream

COVER ON!

Simmer on medium-low (more towards medium) for 20 minutes!

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Finished.

Serve over egg noodles.

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