Today’s lunch I cooked mackerel sinigang with zucchini (Mackerel in sour soup with Courgettes).
Filipino palate is a bold combination of sour and spicy sweets. I should say it can be said that it is extravagant because the Filipino food is often delivered in a single presentation, the participant is a simultaneous visual feast, aromatic bouquet and a taste appetizer. Dinner and lunch still the main meal. Compared with other countries snacking is normal and it is possible that a person eats five meals a day.
Philippines itself has evolved over the centuries under the influence of different cultures. It was of Chinese, Malay, Spanish and has been influenced to a lesser extent by American and Indian culture which has resulted in a unique multi-cultural blend of ingredients and dishes. The dishes range from a simple meal of fish and rice to rich paellas and cocidos. Some popular dishes include sinigang, lechon, longanisa, tortas, adobo, Kaldereta, kare-kare, pancit, lumpia, and halo-halo which is good and popular during high summer season.
And for afters we had these fruits avocado, apple and mandarin! 😉
Since I’m diabetic we prefer to have more fruits than sweets or dessert. After all the two kids are got used to it.
And for my two kids I cooked Spirali Tricolore with Champignon-Mozzarella-Peeled Tomatoes-Basil Leaves (Pasta with Champignon-Mozzarella Sauce). Because they don’t eat much mackerel specially if it is cooked with soup and vegetables. They prefer fried or fried with a little bit of sauce.
* 250g Champignon
* 500ml Butter Milk
* 250g Sour Cream
* Some grated Mozzarella Cheese
* 500g Spirale Tricolore (Pasta)
* 3tbsps. Butter
* Salt to taste
* Herbs (Italian Herbs)
* 5pcs. medium-sized peeled Tomatoes
* Some Basil Leaves fresh or dried (I used dried)
** Cooked pasta according to package instruction al dente.
** Heat a pan or caserole, melt butter saute tomatoes and champignon. Add herbs, basil leaves, butter milk and sour cream. Cook for about five minutes. Season with salt and pour sauce to pasta topped with mozzarella chesse. Serve while hot. Happy Cooking and Guten Appetit 😉