Have you ever been to the Philippines, It is very beautiful country with so much fun thing to do. There is so many native restaurant, where you can try all the Filipino food. Most Filipino people love to eat appetizer before they eat their main course. There is a lot of good appetizer to start your meal with. But Filipino people has a few favorites appetizer, which they always keep eating over and over again.
I have 3 favorites Filipino appetizer, which I always love to eat even not including with my meal. I even just eat atchara, eggplant salad, fresh lumpia, for snacks. Once you try this Filipino appetizer you would love it, its very healthy and fresh vegetables. Most of the Filipino appetizer they always put a little bit venegar, and a little sweet and little spicy which make it very perfect for starter. I will give you all the recipes of this healthy and easy to make Filipino appetizer, atchara, eggplant salad, fresh lumpia below.
Healthy And Easy To Make Filipino Appetizer, Atchara, Eggplant, Fresh Lumpia,
Papaya Atchara Recipes Filipino Style
Prep Time 15 mins
Cooking time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
- 3 lbs shredded green papaya
- 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
- 1 small red bell pepper,
- 1 head garlic, sliced
- 4 thumbs ginger,
- 2 cups vinegar
- 1⅓ cups granulated white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Soak tha papaya in
- 5 cups water
Instructions for atchara recipes
- Combine water and 4 tablespoons salt in a mixing bowl stir.
- Add the shredded papaya. Cover and place inside the refrigerator, or eat right away.
- Put the papaya in a cheesecloth in a way that it is trapped in the center. Gently rotate the cheesecloth while tightly holding one end. Continue to rotate until the papaya completely releases liquid. Do this more than once for better results.
- Arrange the papaya in a mixing bowl. Add all the vegetables, Toss and set aside.
- Make the syrup by heating the vinegar in a cooking pot, Once it starts to boil, add sugar and 1 teaspoon salt, Mix well and cook for 1 to 3 minutes.
- Put the papaya mixture in a mason jar, Do not completely fill the jar, leave a little space for the syrup.
- Gently pour the hot syrup in each jar, Quickly close the lid, This will somewhat cook the papaya and veggies and will make it a bit softer.
- Let it cool and then refrigerate, or simply store in a shelf in room temperature.
- Enjoy the atchara papaya salad.
Eggplant Filipino Salad Recipes
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
- 2 pieces eggplant
- 2 medium sized tomatoes
- 1 medium sized onion
- 3/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Instruction For Eggplant salad
- Grill the eggplant or boiled it.
- Peel the skin, cut the stem, and mash lightly using a fork.
- Cube the tomatoes & onion, ginger.
- Combine the chopped tomatoes, onion, eggplant, ginger, salt, ground black pepper, and vinegar then toss to mix the ingredients
- There you go enjoy this is simple but delicious.
Fresh Lumpia Filipino Style Recipes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cooking time 30 mins
Total time 40 mins
- 2 cups sweet potato, cubed.
- 2 tbsp fish sauce, or soy sauce.
- 1 lb cabbage, shredded.
- 1 1/2 cup carrots.
- 1/2 cup water.
- 1/2 cup peanuts, crushed.
- 6 pieces Lettuce leaves.
- 1/2 lb pork, thinly sliced.
- 1 cup shrimp, shelled and deveined
- 2 cups string beans chopped.
- 1 medium sized onions, chopped.
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped.
- 3 tbsp garlic, minced.
- ( Wrapper ingredients )
- 1 cup all purpose flour.
- 2 pieces raw eggs.
- 2 tbsp cooking oil.
- 1/2 tsp salt.
- 11/2 cups milk.
- ( Sauce Ingredients )
- 1 tbsp soy sauce.
- 1/2 cup brown sugar.
- 2 cups water.
- 1 tbsp garlic, minced.
- 2 tbsp corn starch.
Instructions for Fresh lumpia
- Cook the filling by heating a pan, Pour in the cooking oil then sauté the garlic and onions. Add the shrimps and sweet potatoes and cook for 5 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Put in the cilantro, carrots, and string beans then mix with the other ingredients. Add the cabbage and let cook for 5 minutes. Add the fish sauce and mix, Set aside.
- Make the wrapper by cracking the eggs in a mixing bowl, Beat. Add the milk while beating, Put in the salt and all purpose flour then mix thoroughly. Add the vegetable oil and mix well. Turn the stove on to medium heat and put the non stick pan in place. Spray the pan with oil or grease with butter. Pour in the wrapper mixture (about half a cup) and tilt the pan to distribute the liquid evenly. Cook until the top part of the mixture is dry (about 2 minutes). Using a spatula, remove the cooked mixture and place in a flat plate. Set aside
- Make the sauce by pouring water in a sauce pan, Bring to a boil, Add the brown sugar. Put some salt and soy sauce then mix well. Dilute the cornstarch in water and pour in the saucepan. Cook until the sauce becomes thick, Set aside.
- Wrap the filling, Place the wrapper in a plate then place a lettuce leaf in the middle top part of the wrapper. Spoon the filling and place in the middle of the wrapper (over the lettuce leaf). Close the wrapper by folding the lower part first then roll the sides until the filling is sealed.
- Pour the sauce over the fresh lumpia and garnish with crushed peanuts and minced garlic.
- Enjoy my favorite fresh lumpia yum yum.
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Yulie & Jeff