Seafood Recipes


Chinese Crab and Corn Soup

Chinese Crab and Corn Soup

Do you try and remember the first things you learned to cook? My memory is a bit hazy, but here’s my list so far:

Rice, because some Filipino kids are forced to cook as soon as they can lift a pot.
Eggs, sunny-side up.
Hot dogs, cut with a butter knife to resemble octopi.

And of course, this crab [...]

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Gambas al Ajillo – Simplest Garlic Shrimp Tapas

Gambas al Ajillo – Simplest Garlic Shrimp Tapas

Simplicity is not always synonymous with traditional when it comes to recipes, but with gambas al ajillo, a handful of choice ingredients is enough to recreate one of Spain’s most famous tapas. Fresh shrimp is cooked briefly with garlic, dried red pepper flakes, bay leaf, and extra virgin olive oil in a preparation equally at [...]

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Ginataang Kalabasa – Kabocha Squash in Coconut Milk

Ginataang Kalabasa – Kabocha Squash in Coconut Milk

Creamy coconut milk is tinged a shade of yellow in this easy Filipino recipe for squash and shrimp simmered in coconut milk. This is my “macaroni and cheese,” with rice and tender kabocha squash assuming the roles of pasta and cheddar.
As with most comfort foods, ginataang kalabasa has countless variations. Other ginataan recipes call for [...]

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