Monday, January 4, 2010

Dishes Cooked This Break

Three dishes i cooked this break. My contribution for the Christmas Eve dinner and New Year's Eve dinner. Followed some recipes but tweaked it a bit. I also have a new apron to try out :))

First up, Spinach and Artichoke dip

2 cans artichoke hearts, drained and chopped(hindi lang saging ang may puso, artichokes din :)))
2 cups spinach leaves, blanched, drained dried and chopped
2 tbsp chopped garlic
1 cup cream cheese
1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (from Säntis or from Galileo Enoteca)
1 cup grated cooked mozzarella cheese (from Säntis or from Galileo Enoteca)
salt and pepper

Spinach and Artichoke dip

Spinach and Artichoke dip with Crostini
From the oven

Second, Thyme and Rosemary Roasted Pork loin in Balsamic Reduction with roasted potatoes and peas

Roast Porkloin
Thyme and Rosemary Roasted Porkloin in Balsamic Reduction (before cutting) with the Chelsea-inspired roasted garlic head in evoo -- tried to imitate it and paid off :))
The recipe for this is quite long. Hassle i-post.

Thyme and Rosemary Roasted Porkloin in Balsamic Reduction
when plated

Last one was the freshly made Pesto.

2 cups fresh basil leaves
1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1/2 to 1 cup EVOO
1 cup macadamia nuts - I was supposed to use Pine nuts but it was more expensive than macadamia, there were no walnuts either, it would've been a great substitute to pine.
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt and pepper
2-3 cloves chopped garlic
food processor

Finished product:

Home-made Pesto

That's all. If you want the recipe, wala lang. haha :))

constantly hoping for better days.


  1. Kain/Inom tayo sainyo pao!! hahaha

  2. tara may pesto pa dito haha :))

  3. How much yung macadamia? My pestos have all been made with cheap-ass cashew/kasoy, ok naman. :P

  4. best pesto I've ever tasted. Bibili ako ng bottle! hahaha or better yet gawan mo na lang kmi ulit

  5. around 70php yung macadamia nuts pero less than 20pcs lang yung laman :(

  6. haha! yun agad naisip ko sa cut :))

  7. haha:)) oy kelan daw tayo free para makapagphotography class na tayo hahahaha:))

  8. ah tara sige :)) baka after nitong para pracs namin next week :)

  9. PAOLO. i want spinach and artichoke dip!!!!!! PLEASE. hahaha :D

  10. wahahahaha.. yeah!! what does your question even mean??? haha. good luck sa patho prax thing.. :)