Monthly Archives: December 2014

Dona Elena Recipes To Try This Christmas

I am a big fan of salads and pastas and my definition of a great, delicious feast include these 2 lovely dishes. Let me share these 2 new recipes from our friends from Dona Elena which you might find interesting to prepare for your family come Christmas. I have sampled them during the Dona Elena Cuisinera Club Holiday Special and I assure that they are simply scrumptious.

1. Salmon Caesar Salad

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Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 medium-sized lettuce, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 pieces large egg yolks
  • 6 pieces Dona Elena Flat Fillet Anchovies, mashed
  • 3 pieces garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 10 tablespoons Dona Elena Pure Olive Oil
  • 3/4 cups Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 kilogram salmon fillet
  • 1 cup croutons
  • salt and freshly-ground pepper to taste

Here is how to prepare this dish:

  1. Whisk lemon juice and garlic
  2. Whisk in egg yolks, anchovies, and Worcestershire sauce
  3. Drizzle in the olive oil in a slow and steady stream while whisking. Continue until dressing is thick.
  4. Mix in the Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. For the salmon, heat some olive oil in a frying pan
  6. Saute the salmon fillet, breaking into flakes while cooking. Season with salt and pepper and cook until salmon flakes become a bit toasted but not burnt.
  7. Remove from heat
  8. Toss the chopped lettuce with the dressing. Top with toasted salmon, capers, and croutons.

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Trying Out Chef’s Noodles Bibimbap

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I have always raved about Korean cuisine ever since I had the chance to dine in one of those hole-in-the-wall Korean carinderia in Makati many years ago. That is why I have been eyeing the Chef’s Noodles branch at the local mall but we never really get to try it there. Good thing we finally managed to visit a few weeks back and got to taste their bibimbap. This dish is a traditional Korean dish and literally translates to “mixed rice.” Simply put, it is a bowl of warm rice topped with different ingredients, including beef, seafood, eggs and vegetables. I am a big fan of rice topping so I was really looking forward to trying this dish out.

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