Dads can be difficult to please when it comes to Father’s Day because you never quite know what to get them. But there’s one thing all dad’s can agree on that they love – food! Drag dad into the kitchen this Father’s Day and spend some quality time with him while filling his belly too! Here are 6 Filipino recipes to inspire your time spent together cooking.
This dish is great to cook together because it requires a bit of teamwork. You need to clean the goat innards (or beef innards if you can’t get hold of goat innards). You have to rub and squeeze it with banana leaves to remove the musky odour. Next, boil the innards until tender and afterwards cut it into small cubes. Finally, saute some aromatics like ginger, garlic and onions then add the innards. This may be a lengthy process, but the outcome will be delicious! Find the full recipe here.
2. Chicken Adobo
If you find dad lost in a world of happiness when he is munching on a chicken drumstick, then the chicken adobo is the ideal dish for him. The key in this meal is the marinade, so when cooking with dad, spend time to make sure the meat is fully saturated in the delicious sauce you both create.
Top tip: Skip the 20-25 minute simmering and make your life much easier by storing it in the KBG-4500 Shuttle Chef® Thermal Cooker for up to an hour instead! This frees up your time and still gives it an amazing taste.
3. Pork sisig
If your dad likes beer, then the best dish to serve along with his ice cold drink is the pork sisig. It’s the unofficial national dish for Filipino beer-drinkers because of its unique blend of chili-pepper spice, sour vinegar and calamansi juice, as well as the saltiness of salt and soy sauce. It’s the perfect combo for dad!
Top Tip: Spicy pork sisig has also become a popular topping for pizza. Hot sauce lovers will surely love "sizzling sisig" pizzas!
This traditional dish is made for special occasions, and what better special occasion than that spent with dad! The great thing about kare-kare is that there are many versions of this delicious Filipino stew with a rich and thick peanut sauce - it can be made with beef, seafood, pata and many more options!
5. Pork Nilaga
Pork nilaga is a hearty Filipino dish that will fill up those dads with the biggest appetites! It’s simple to cook and the ingredients can be varied from common potatoes and cabbage to a special one with corn, saba banana, pechay and baguio beans. This makes it perfect for adding in the ingredients your dad loves the most.
Top Tip: To make this dish low fat, always choose lean meat or meats with less fat.
6. Filipino Spaghetti
When you think of spaghetti, sweet is not something you’d think would be in this dish, which is why the Filipino Spaghetti takes the final spot in this list! Impress your dad with the sticky, saucy and sweet dish that will put a huge smile on his face. Its distinctively sweet sauce, usually made from tomato sauce sweetened with brown sugar or banana ketchup, makes it stand alone in the spaghetti genre. Get making this awesome dish with dad today!