Monday, December 14, 2009

Fresh Pick: Cream Dory

Cream Dory (close up shot)
Cream Dory (whole body)

*** Hahaha, parang modelo lang ang isda, may close up shot at whole body shot. Audition photos, kumbaga, hahaha.

Hubby's uncle harvested some Cream Dory in his Zambales fish pen to give out to relatives and friends for taste test purpose, as well as, hunting for a big market in Navotas/Malabon fishports. I'm not really a big fan of fish (when they're dead and on a platter), so hubby's the one who clean, sliced and fried it, he didn't bother to turn it into a fillet, though it is said to be the best source of white fish fillet in the country, as he was in a hurry to try it *grins*. I heard that most of the available Cream Dory in the market are frozen fillet already, so it's really a treat to try a fresh pick.

To give you an idea on how to cook or on what menu to find Cream Dory, try to visit Market Manila and Max's, I guess, you can try and search for more info if you're really up to it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Potato Balls

  • potatoes
  • Japanese bread crumbs
  • egg, beaten
  • salt and pepper
  • chili flakes, paprika (optional)
  • corn or any vegetable oil
  • Scrub the potatoes, make sure that it is absolutely clean.
  • Let the potatoes boil until cooked and soft. (Add a pinch of salt and a drop of corn or any vegetable oil in the water before you drop the potatoes.)
  • Mash the potatoes, as you would when making mashed potato.
  • Season it with salt and pepper, if you want it a little spicy, you can add some chili flakes or paprika.
  • Using your hands, roll a small amount into balls.
  • Dip in the beaten egg and then roll in the bread crumbs until fully coated.
  • Deep fry until golden brown.
  • Serve hot with a mayo-garlic dip or mustard-mayo dip.

Happy eating!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Fruit Salad (kids-approved)

  • fruits, cut into different shapes (I used bananas - circle, apples - square and rectangle, pears - triangle, papaya - square and diamond - that's all the fruits I had when I made this), I suggest sweet mangoes and seedless grapes
  • all purpose cream, chilled
  • condensed milk, chilled

  • As you cut the fruits in their respective shapes, do dunk them in cold water to prevent browning.
  • In a bowl (a punch bowl would be nice) mix the chilled all-purpose cream and condensed milk until both ingredients are infused together.
  • Throw in your preferred fruits, mix softly up until all the fruits are well-enveloped in the cream and milk mixture.
  • Serve in a bed of crushed ice. Or you can put it in the freezer overnight and served it hard and icy the next day.

My son is not a veggie and fruit person, he only eats a selected few so I need to be creative in order to make him eat, or at least taste those that are not included in his elite list. And when I saw him ate a few chunks of those triangle pears and square papaya together with his all-time favorites, bananas and apples, I knew I succeeded, at least for a while *grins*.