All posts tagged: cooking with daddy

cooking with daddy: episode 003

My love for food, cooking, and a good joke- I’ll blame my Dad! 😉  In this special Father’s Day post I’m cooking tilapia two ways with Daddy! Fresh is best so Daddy bought four live medium sized tilapia and had them scaled and gutted. We finished the prep by trimming off the sharp fins and cutting three shallow slits on each side of each fish. First up: fish escabeche! This recipe is good for two medium fish. Whisk together the sauce: 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon flour 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup water For the veggie topping: 2 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 1 onion, sliced 1 carrot, julienned 10 ounces crushed pineapple + juice 1 red bell pepper, julienned Above sauce Heat oil. Sauté garlic for one minute. Add onion and sauté for two minutes. Add the carrot and pineapple plus juice. Simmer for 6-8 minutes, stirring halfway. Add the red bell pepper and sauce. Sauté for one minute and done! Set aside. For fish dish number two we used …

cooking with daddy, episode 002.

My Dad and I were long overdue for a photo documented kitchen collaboration. This Christmas he taught me his method of making peanut brittle: using the microwave! I was surprised, too. This was just like the time I found out you could use the microwave to make cake (mugs cakes for the win!). Materials & tools: Baking sheet Brush Metal spatula + butter knife / another spatula Measuring cups and spoons Microwave safe mixing bowl Small bowl Ingredient list: 4 tspn vanilla 4 tbsn butter, melted, plus extra to grease the pan 2 tspn baking soda 2 c sugar 1/4 tpsn salt 1 c corn syrup 2 c peanuts, raw How to: Grease the pan with melted butter. Heat your pan in the oven at 200F. This will prevent the brittle from solidifying too quickly when you pour the mixture onto the pan. Mix together the vanilla, butter, and baking soda in one bowl. Set aside. In a large, microwave safe bowl, combine the sugar, salt and corn syrup. Mix ingredients together so that the sugar gets …

cooking with daddy, episode 001.

I don’t cook as awesome as my Dad yet, but I definitely picked up a lot of his cooking techniques and am continuing to learn. Every time I visit home, I like to watch him cook, and ask a lot of questions. In this episode of Cooking with Daddy, we’re making savory breakfast – garlicky shrimp, sweet potatoes with maple aioli, and sautéed alugbati (it’s similar to watercress). It’s fancy, but so simple! Baked sweet potatoes with maple aioli Sweet potatoes have become a staple in my parents’ home in the last few months. They are great source of Vitamin A, fiber, and potassium. Heat the oven to 400°F. Peel and slice the sweet potatoes; then, place on a baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake for 25 minutes; no need to rotate/flip. While baking, make the dipping sauce. You’ll need about a 1:1 ratio of mayo to maple syrup. For two potatoes, about 1/4c of each mayo and syrup is plenty. Garlic shrimp Get some butter lovin’ melted on a pan (about 3 …