dimanche, janvier 29, 2006

Stewed Rabbit and OKOY for LP #6

My first month of creating this blog have been going on and on and much more interesting. Sha of Wanderlust has been a hospitable blogger and introduces me to the LASANG PINOY #6 on "PULUTAN" which host by TING from World Class Cuisine whom i never encoutered yet here in Blog. Not really sure of my capability, but then i think i should give a try. I have a minimum knowledge of HTML or whatever computer language, should i say the fifth language i must tuckle. But i warned you that my weakest point is the language.I said 5 but nothing is fluent. Again, Sha given me the guts to understand and to manage modification on my blog pages. Well, I should go on with my cooking talent head up as i just come to find my identity on cooking. Like so many other co pinay far away from PILIPINAS , we are deprived of filipino ingredients. We have to get used to manipulate anything on hands.

So, here i want to share an idea of a dish which is out from extraordinary that we used for the PULUTAN!

Stew of Rabbit
Ingredients:
1 whole Rabbit cut in pieces
3 mediul size carrot cut in diagonal 3cms
6 Potatoes cut in four pcs. (in photo shows whole, i have serve that as a meal for my family)
1 whole onion pelled
1 cloves garlic peeled
1 bouquet garni (Thyme, laurel, parsley)
1 Tbsp. Flour
50 grms butter or 2Tbsp. Olive oil

Heat oil or butter in heavy casserole. Brown rabbit meat about 5 min both sides on medium heat. Sprinkle the flour mix to prevent flour from burning. Add cut the, garlic, bouuet garni and the carrots. Sauté for 2 minutes while turning. Then add about half a cup of water or you wish half a cup of white wine. If you add the wine let rich to boil then add 1/4 cup of water.

Bring to boil and lower the fire. Simmer for a minimum of 30 minutes depending on the texture of meat of your rabbit. If you would like it spicy, then put a piece or two "siling labuyo."


Okoy (Shrimps and Bean Sprouts Fritters)




INGREDIENTS: (For 5 Persons)
1 kg. Fresh Shrimps
250 grs. Tempura flour
300 grs. Bean Sprouts (Toge)
Seasoned to taste

Take off shell and heads of the Shrimps. Keep about 20 pcs whole for toppings and chopped the rest about 1cm. of size.
Add water to tempura flour to obtain a thick batter not fluid. Mix chopped shrimps.

Divide bean sprouts in individual bowls to facilitate cooking. Fill in with the batter while you heat the oil in pan. Then pour the sprouts and batter mixture into the hot oil on medium fire to prevent from burning.

FOR THE SAUCE:

1 Tbs. Soy sauce
3 Tbs. Vinegar
1 Tbs. Water
salt and pepper to taste
Chili pepper if desired
1 clove of garlic (crushed)

Mix all ingredients.


PULUTAN comes from the root tagalog word of PULOT. That is all i know intellectually wise.. Aray! PULUTAN is HOW we called the dishes presented as finger foods that accompanies the drinking group especially by pinoy "filipino men". A dish of dilis "dried anchovy", a cup of garlic peanuts, a plate of menudong baboy or okoy! Usually a dish out of dog's meat stewed in a spicy sauce is mostly "The center of the Table", but i never taste it personally. The only thing new i found out during my last visit to the Philippines in 2004 is how the youngster call the Bar Hopping = "GIMMICKS".

Here in France, people get shock to learn about dog eating human, in China it is a normal dish but not in the Philippines. In comparison to French none dog eating culture, pinoy's don't eat "Rabbit". Good thing, i don't have a dog to make pulutan here, and i think will never ever do that in my whole life! So i thought to present this dish for a pulutan, the "RAGOUT DE LAPIN" which is a Casserole of Rabbit. Not that i despy our culture of origin but to share this which is jst my second culture. We can find filipinos in a every corner of the world and i know a lot of those who stay for good in the Philippines have been sharing what they have experienced.

At the beggining i could hardly eat this meat, as we are not used to it. There was one time, our get together with pinay friends here, we have tried to force one friend just to put a piece of rabbit's meat into her mouth. The first time i enjoyed eating rabbit is the dish called "CIVET DE LAPIN" which is Rabbit Stewed in Red Wine. I wonder how many of you have had Rabbit in her or his plate? Well, if it is properly cooked and prepared i guarantee that this can be enjoyed for a PULUTAN. The taste is similar to chicken but the later is milder.

11 commentaires:

schatzli a dit…

i eat rabbit
its not due yet
I will tell ting about yr post

lasang.pinoy@gmail.com

ting_aling@hotmail.com

mail ting its not mike the host

http://worldclasscuiscene.blogspot.com/

thats ting site....
sali pa dahil end of month and due bukas to

sarap ng rabbit !!!

relly a dit…

Sha, i tried the e mail this morning it keep on coming back. I was out in the afternoon, i have sent the e mail after i saw your message. No harm on trying even with my upside down english.
I am not really used to drinking alcohol. When we have guest half a glass lang na Martini Knock out na ako.
TAGAY MARE! LOL .. à la tienne!

ting-aling a dit…

Hi Relly, thanks for joining LP6. Of course I saw your post but I have been very busy the past few weeks.

Moving on..I have 2 pet rabbits so i don't know if I will really like your first pulutan. The ukoy is something I really enjoy having.

Again, thanks for joining.

MelaCane a dit…

yum naman!

relly, I always forget asnwering your question in my blog but hopefully I'd be able to

anyhow, i love shrimp, so this must be good, i'll try it!

laters

schatzli a dit…

hi sha..
blog hopped to your new recruit relly! hahaha..
tried to comment but can’t..if you can relay this message..thanks!

hi relly..
welcome! and thanks for joining LP in behalf of all the ‘blog-icians’! haha..i don’t have a pet rabbit but just like ting i don’t think i can eat them cause when my son says ‘i love you to me’..it’s always with..’more than bunnies’…hahaha..but i do miss ukoy!gimme gimme!


comment ni ces yan she cant comment here because she is not using blogspot.

many of us do not have blogger account...

i think you can change the comment moderation dito

galing kay ces ang comment na yan

http://blog.efx2.com/user/essences/

go check her site....

schatzli a dit…

ay naku pala i took my cousin sa market i showed her lapin yuck daw
sabi ko sarap ng lapin pag marami sinuyas at kamatis hahaha

di nya kaya....

relly a dit…

Ha ha ha, ladies the reaction is mutuel. French will not appreciate eating Dog's meat too! Kaya i already know the answer from our kababayan.. i mean not all.
Ting, never in my life will kill a rabbit! Nor the dog!
Cane thanks for passing by again!
Ces, I posted Rabbit, kasi i am a "Silly WABBIT". Modified na ang comment link. I've already visited your blog!

ces a dit…

hi relly..!thanks to sha at na-relay ang message ko!

JMom a dit…

Hi Relly, I am finally getting around to visiting the LP entries. I eat rabbit! I actually had it first in France too and have eaten it whenever it's offered in the restaurants. I've never tried cooking it though. My youngest is a bunny friend, so I really can't cook it at home much less butcher at home. haha! That would be awful for her. Thanks for joining us in Lasang Pinoy. I look forward to future posts from you.

Lani a dit…

I haven't tasted rabbit meat. But some of my friends told me that it is very delicious. I can try it unless I don't see how they slaughter the poor bunny.

Welcome to the club, Relly!!!

relly a dit…

Thanks jmom i'm please to be contributing to Lasang Pinoy! Kabayan yan eh!

Lani, we have had a brown rabbit during my younger years.. my brother call him Toknene, funny name. I had the hard time eating them too at the start. But now i get used to it. Try them rub with mustard, preferably dijon mustad... and grill over charcoal!