I love Lechon. I sincerely thank the Philippines’ Spanish colonizers for bringing this to our lovely little island home. Lechón is a pork dish in several regions of the world, most specifically Spain and its former colonial possessions throughout the world. The word lechón originated from the Spanish term lechón, referring to a suckling pig that is roasted I’ll admit, I was staying away from food like this this holiday season but when my mom said she was making this, I had to eat it. This recipe is by my mom and the only reason why I’m sharing this on my blog is for future reference. #goals
Today’s simple recipe came to life the day my mom decided to leave the house. I was extremely tired that day and just wanted to rest but life, as usual, had other plans. Here in the Philippines we have this seafood called tahong. In English, its called Asian Green Mussels. Yes, I didn’t know what it was called in English so I had to Google it. 😛 Okay, enough ramblings.
Before starting, I’d like to say thank you to my mom who lets me experiment with food. I love how supporting she is in my quest to learn how to cook! Love you ma! I saw this recipe in NY Times Twitter feed and I knew I had to make it. I just love garlic. Unfortunately though, their recipe was not meant for me. We don’t have a working oven. I had to search Pinterest to find a different version and I played around with that instead. Let’s get down to business!
A few months back when I had tortilla wraps, I made my nephew a simple pizza made of tomato sauce, cheese and ham. After that, he constantly asks me to make him one again. I finally gave in but since tortilla wraps are a little pricey, we decided to use bread instead. The recipe is pretty straightforward. What you’ll do: -Heat your bread in a pan with melted butter -Add in tomato sauce -Add cheese -Add ham -Slice and serve! Obviously my nephew loved it. I always try my best to prepare him real food. He is at the stage of his life where all he wants to eat is either processed or junk food. I hope this simple post will inspire moms or aunts out there to prepare snacks for the kids in their lives.
I don’t know how to cook an omelette. 🙁 It’s just one of those things I try but fail at often. I always end up with raw eggs or a hybrid of scrambled eggs and omelette. This week, however, all that changed. I successfully made one and it looked pretty decent I just have to share it. 🙂 You know me, most of my ingredients are just lying around our house and this time is not an exception. We had some leftover ham and mozarella cheese so that is easily and surely added into this recipe. Slice the ham and cheese. Add in three eggs. Mix! In a pan, melt butter. Once done, add in the eggs! Let the sides cook. Try and lift the side slowly until it does and fold. DO NOT FORCE IT. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my quest for the perfectly cooked omelette it is you should never force cooking it. It’s a lot like love. You let the love cook on its own. Give it time to be the …