This week’s Lasang Pinoy Sundays theme is: my Kitchen. Oh, dear. Well, this is about all you will see of my kitchen! It’s difficult to pick a good angle (ahem!) because it always looks like a war zone, with utensils, bowls, ingredients, spices and what not lying around or spread everywhere. (“It’s difficult to find anything in your kitchen!”) That from my “sometimes comedian” husband. If you look closely enough, you might be able guess what I will be cooking this weekend. Or maybe not. With a hodge podge of ingredients buried amidst my bowls and plates, even I have difficulty figuring out what recipe I’m supposed to be trying today.
I do have a couple in mind (and will be posting in the next couple of days). It is from a ripped off Lifestyle section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (featuring Chef Ed Quimson) which I found inside one of my kitchen drawers. I’ve never heard of Chef Ed Quimson until this article. The two recipes featured are Caldereta and Paella Tinola and they didn’t look anything special at first glance. Except that the Caldereta had melted cheese topping ( I’ve never had caldereta with cheese before.) and the Paella Tinola mixes rice with typical chicken tinola recipe, cooked in a paella pan and then baked in the oven. I also read somewhere that Chef Ed made Lumpia Caldereta which I can only assume used this caldereta recipe as lumpia filling. That’s interesting enough for me to try these two dishes.
The mango, chili and shallot were leftovers from the Spicy Catfish Salad I made for lunch. The lemongrass and asparagus are for my entry to the monthly Royal Foodie Joust. I am testing a dish which uses Check out my entry, a version of satay using almonds, asparagus and lemongrass.
Well… I better get going if I am to finish even one dish for tonight’s dinner. Hope you enjoyed the sneak peak into my kitchen. And come visit again to check on how I did with my Chef Ed recipes!