Monday, January 11, 2010

Today's Menu...

Menudo!

No, I am not talking about the boyband where Ricky Martin came from!

I was a little in-the-mood for cooking today. I asked hubby what he wants and go for Menudo.(It's a dish made up of garlic, onions, bell peppers, carrots, potatoes, tomato sauce, pork meat and/or liver.

And here's what I made:



This is still in the process of cooking the meat and the vegetables. It's a festive of colors and flavors (if only my trusted Motorola phone can catch it! Grrr!)


And here's the finish product:




Some fried rice added for Tri's complete meal :)

He loved it! Look:




He's even trying to feed himself with a spoonful!

If my readers (if I do have...hehe) would like to try my simpler version of the Filipino menudo, here's the recipe:

2 red onions
4 cloves of garlic
1/2 kg of pork meat
4 medium sized potatoes (diced)
1 large carrot (diced)
2 bell peppers
1 275g of tomato sauce
1/2 cup of soy sauce
juice of 3 medium sized calamansi
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

For the meat:

1.) Wash the meat carefully.
2.) Slice 3 medium-sized calamansi.Remove the seeds then extract the juice.
3.) Marinate the pork in soy sauce and calamansi juice for about 30 minutes.

Getting the dish ready:

1.) Heat the oil on the pan.
2.) Saute garlic until golden brown then add the onions. Cook until the onions look transparent. Then add the meat only (set aside the marinade). Wait 'til the pinkish meat turns brownish in color then add the carrots, potatoes and bell peppers. Cover the pan and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes or until both meat and vegetables are cooked well.
3.) Add the marinade and the tomato sauce, some salt and pepper to taste and grated cheddar cheese (optional) for added "umami". Put the cover back and leave it for another 10 minutes to let all the flvor blend.

Serve it hot with plain rice or fried rice.Makes 6-8 servings.

This isn't a bad dish at all for babies 1yr and up. Chunks of vegetables and a good splash of the tomato sauce with cheese over a plain rice is packed with nutrients. Plus, both parents and baby can enjoy a good dish together.

4 comments:

Jelly Bean said...

Wow. Takaw ni tri, sarap na sarap cya sa menudo mo jul. Good job!

thirdy_smom said...

Thanks for dropping by ate anna!

Anonymous said...

hi there! ngaun ko lng nabasa ang blog mo.. i'll surely try your recipes, my son yuri is already 14 months old, so far ok naman ang kain nya, he loves potatoes, tomatoes sa ulam kya gnun ang laging gnagawa ko, natuwa lang ako coz when i read your profile, all your fave movies was on my A1 list also.. i kinda karelate.. (",)thanx!

thirdy_smom said...

hi,

i'm glad you liked my old post. yah, i soooo love those movies on my profile hehehe. you can try experimenting on other dishes where you can use potatoes or tomato sauce. i'm syre your baby will like it! awww.. sana you left your name or your blog URL if you have one :) God bless!