4 Lenten Food Recipe Ideas (Filipino)

4 Lenten Food Recipe Ideas (Filipino)

In observance of the Lenten Season, here are four amazingly Lenten food recipe ideas you can make without using pork or beef. Enjoy these tofu and seafood dishes together with your loved ones at the comforts of your home. 

Enjoy delicious home cooked meals this Lenten season. Start cooking these four no pork and beef recipes — Sweet and sour Tofu, Buttered Garlic Mussels, Fish Escabeche and Ginataang Alimango.

Share this Recipe to your Friends

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on print

HOW TO COOK these 4 Recipes For Lenten Season

Sweet and Sour Tofu / Tokwa Recipe:

     Start with frying the tofu until golden brown in color then transfer itto a plate and set aside.

     Next, drizzle some cooking oil in a pan and sauté onions. Add in red and green bell pepper once onions are translucent. Stir fry. Pour in water, vinegar and pineapple syrup. Mix. Add in sugar and ketchup and mix well. Stir in oyster sauce and bring to a boil. Prepare a cornstarch mixture by mixing water with cornstarch. Pour cornstarch mixture in the sauce. Add in pineapple and mix. Season with a dash of black pepper.

     Pour sauce over fried tofu. If preferred, garnish with sesame seeds on top. 

Buttered Garlic Mussels / Tahong With Cheese:

     To cook Buttered garlic mussels with cheese, start with melting butter in a cooking pan (in this recipe we added some cooking oil before putting the butter you have a choice to add or not to). Add the minced garlic and grated cheese. Add sugar and stir for a while to melt the cheese. Add mussels. Continuously stir to evenly cook the mussels. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add 1 tablespoon of parsley. Let it simmer for a while before serving.

Fish Escabeche Recipe:

  Cooking fish escabeche starts with seasoning the fish with salt and pepper and then, coat it with cornstarch. Next, heat pan with cooking oil and fry the fish for 6 minutes each side. Once fish is cooked, transfer to a plate and set aside.

     For the escabeche sauce, heat oil on a separate pan. Sauté garlic ginger and onions. Once onions are translucent, add in carrots and stir fry. Add in bell peppers and season with salt and black pepper. Then pour in vinegar, water, sugar and ketchup and stir to mix it well. Mix in oyster sauce.

    To thicken the sauce, prepare a cornstarch mixture. In a small bowl, mix 2 tbsp water with ½ tbsp cornstarch. Pour in cornstarch mixture and in the sauce mix well. Simmer for a few minutes then remove from heat and pour the cooked sauce over the fried fish.

Ginataang Alimango Recipe:

     In cooking ginataang alimango, first heat a pan and drizzle with cooking oil. Once oil is hot, sauté onion then add in garlic. Once the garlic is golden brown, add in tomatoes and stir fry. Put in squash and continue to stir fry. Add in string beans and egg plant. Continue to stir fry until vegetables are par cooked.

     Next, pour in diluted coconut milk, mix and bring to a boil. Put in crabs once it starts to boil. Pour in pure coconut milk and bring to a boil. Dissolve chicken cubes in and simmer. Add vinegar and simmer until crabs and vegetables are cooked. Season with salt and black pepper, mix and continue to simmer for a minute or two. Remove from heat, transfer to a plate and serve.

Tips on Cooking this recipe

For Cooking Fish Escabeche:

  • For best results use fresh tilapia. 
  • If you prefer to use other types of fish, make sure to choose firm-fleshed fish.
  • You can add chili powder or chopped peppers if you prefer more kick of spice.
  • You can top chopped parsley for garnish and added color.

For Ginataang Alimango:

  • Use lagkitan squash if you prefer the dish to be creamier.
  • For best results, use fresh coconut milk.
  • Use fresh crabs, you will know if they’re fresh if they’re still alive when you buy them.

Level: Moderate

Yield: 2-4 servings

Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes (total)

You can check out more recipes that you can try this Lenten season like Tokwa and Kangkong in Oyster sauce, Cheesy Garlic Shrimp  and Crispy Fish Fillet.

Visit our Youtube Channel for more recipes.

Print Recipe
No ratings yet

Sweet and Sour Tofu / Tokwa Recipe ( Pinoy Recipes )

Prep Time5 mins
10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 385kcal
Cost: $3

Ingredients

  • 4-5 pcs Tofu cubed
  • 200 grams Pineapple tidbits
  • 1 pc Green Bell Pepper sliced
  • 1 pc Red Bell Pepper sliced
  • 1 pc Onion sliced
  • 1/4 cup Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1/2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • Black Pepper
  • Cooking Oil

Instructions

  • Fry tofu until golden brown in color.
  • Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Drizzle some cooking oil in a pan and sauté onions.
  • Add in red and green bell pepper once onions are translucent. Stir fry.
  • Pour in water, vinegar and pineapple syrup. Mix.
  • Add in sugar and ketchup and mix well.
  • Stir in oyster sauce and bring to a boil.
  • Prepare a cornstarch mixture by mixing water with cornstarch.
  • Pour cornstarch mixture in the sauce.
  • Add in pineapple and mix.
  • Season with a dash of black pepper.
  • Pour sauce over fried tofu.
  • If preferred, garnish with sesame seeds on top.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 389g | Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 63.08g | Protein: 8.58g | Fat: 13.78g | Saturated Fat: 2.07g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.74g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.06g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 508mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 5.3g | Sugar: 42.2g | Vitamin A: 717IU | Vitamin C: 135.1mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 2.92mg
Buttered Mussels
Print Recipe
No ratings yet

Buttered Mussels with Cheese

Plates of seafood are a good source of vitamins and minerals our body needs. The Philippines is rich with a lot of varieties of seafood including tahong.  Which is one of the most common seafood found in a Philippine market. Learn how to cook a Filipino style recipe for cooking tahong (or mussels). 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Buttered Mussels with Cheese
Servings: 4
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Rhose
Cost: $7

Ingredients

  • 500 grams mussels/ tahong
  • 80 grams butter/ margarine
  • 45 grams cheese
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cooking oil

Instructions

  • Melt 80 grams of butter in a cooking pan (in this recipe we added some cooking oil before putting the butter you have a choice to add or not to).
  • Add the minced garlic and 45 grams of grated cheese.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  • Stir for a while to melt the cheese. 
  • Add 500 grams of mussels.
  • Continuously stir to evenly cook the mussels.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of parsley.
  • Let it simmer for a while before serving.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal
Print Recipe
No ratings yet

FISH ESCABECHE RECIPE ( Simple And Easy Steps )

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 539kcal
Cost: $4

Ingredients

  • 1 piece Tilapia large size
  • 1 piece Carrots (small size) julienned
  • 1 piece Green bell pepper julienned
  • 1 piece Red bell pepper julienned
  • 1 piece White onion sliced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Ginger julienned
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup Vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch for coating
  • 1/2 tbsp Cornstarch for sauce
  • 3 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1/3 cup Water for sauce
  • 2 tbsp Water for cornstarch mixture
  • 2-3 tbsp Cooking oil
  • Cooking oil for frying

Instructions

  • Season fish with salt and pepper.
  • Coat fish with cornstarch.
  • Heat pan with cooking oil.
  • Fry fish for 6 minutes each side.
  • Once fish is cooked, transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • On a separate pan, heat oil and sauté garlic, ginger and onions.
  • Once onions are translucent, add in carrots and stir fry.
  • Add in bell peppers.
  • Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Pour in vinegar, water, sugar and ketchup. Mix well.
  • Mix in oyster sauce.
  • In a small bowl, dissolve ½ tbsp. cornstarch in 2 tbsp. water.
  • Pour in cornstarch mixture and mix well.
  • Simmer for a few minutes.
  • Remove from heat and pour the cooked sauce over the fried fish.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 460g | Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.46g | Protein: 22.27g | Fat: 30.47g | Saturated Fat: 6.82g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13.09g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7.34g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 580mg | Potassium: 1041mg | Fiber: 5.1g | Sugar: 12.12g | Vitamin A: 5896IU | Vitamin C: 133.7mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2.06mg
Print Recipe
No ratings yet

GINATAANG ALIMANGO RECIPE – Filipino Food

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 763kcal
Cost: $6

Ingredients

  • 500 grams crabs
  • 1 bunch string beans sliced
  • 2 pcs egg plant sliced
  • 300 grams squash sliced
  • 3 pcs tomatoes sliced
  • 1 pc onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 cups pure coconut milk
  • 1 cup diluted coconut milk
  • 1 pc chicken cube
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat a pan and drizzle with cooking oil.
  • Sauté onion. Add in garlic.
  • Add in tomatoes and stir fry.
  • Stir fry squash.
  • Add in string beans and egg plant. Continue to stir fry until par cooked.
  • Pour in diluted coconut milk and mix.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Put in crabs.
  • Pour in pure coconut milk and bring to a boil.
  • Dissolve chicken cubes in and simmer.
  • Add vinegar and simmer until crabs and vegetables are cooked.
  • Add salt and black pepper, mix and continue to simmer for a minute or two.
  • Remove from heat and serve.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 598g | Calories: 763kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.53g | Protein: 36.01g | Fat: 61.31g | Saturated Fat: 36.62g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9.89g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 497mg | Sodium: 1199mg | Potassium: 1294mg | Fiber: 7.2g | Sugar: 10.77g | Vitamin A: 1441IU | Vitamin C: 26.2mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 6.46mg

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating