NEW YEAR’s EVE CELEBRATION
January 1, 2013
San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines
I did not prepare any of these. It’s a shame that I asked my grandmother, 76years old and a certified cook, to prepare a list of seafood menu on New Year’s Eve. I’ve been sick since the 22nd of December and I don’t want to spread germs. Excuses! Hihi! but really as of this writing I still have sinusitis with mild cough and still sneezing.
Filipinos differ in preparation depending on their budget but they don’t want to let this pass without anything on their table. It’s a tradition already.
Here’s what we served:
BUTTERED “butterfly” PRAWNS believe me these were my favorite.
GINATAANG ALIMASAG (CRABS)
BAKED TAHONG ( MUSSELS) with butter, garlic, & grated cheese
PAELLA ala FLORA
sticky rice as a symbol of unity, shrimps, squid, crabs, quial eggs, pork, mussels as toppings
INIHAW NA LIEMPO (GRILLED PORK BELLY)
you might be discouraged to eat because of the carcinogens but my dad cooked this one to prefection. It’s not chewy and the marinate was just right, better ate this after cooking from the grill. RICE pleaseee!! 🙂
HALABOS NA HIPON (PAN-FRIED SHRIMPS)
STEAMED LAPU-LAPU (STEAMED GROUPER) a simple preparation made heavenly & healthy.
The Famous EXCELENTE SLICED HAM from QUIAPO Manila requested by my grandmother. as I’ve said I was still sick and can’t go out during holidays so we asked my dad to buy this one for my grandmother. He went first to Quiapo Church because of the volume of people he came back doubled again. Appreciate the effort!
I know I have no skills in Cooking but I know I have to, eventually. All I know is to give a budget with no effort much given. Pity! 😉
Meet my FAMILY minus my brother, who’s in Dubai.
I know my grandmother was happy to see that we improved this year in terms of food preparation. I already asked her to write down all her RECIPES in paper but she said she’s still busy. I’ll wait…