Thursday, December 12, 2013

Bring on More Filipino Food: Pancit

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles

Thursday is here!  One more day to go until the weekend.  This week has gone by slow for me although it's been one busy week.  I won't deny it - I can't wait until my son is on holiday break next Thursday.

To continue sharing more Filipino recipes this week in honor of the devastation that hit the Philippines, I'm sharing a traditional Filipino dish that many of you may be familiar with, called "Pancit."  

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You use rice stick noodles like the one shown above or thicker noodles if you prefer.  I've tried Pancit so many ways from different cooks so you typically can not go wrong.

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You can use pork, shrimp and/or chicken with a variety of different vegetables.  

How to Cook Filipino Pancit


Ingredients:

1 package dried rice noodles
Meat: pork, chicken, shrimp (you can use all or one; your preference)
1 medium sized onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup shredded cabbage
2 carrots, peeled and shredded
2 teaspoons Oyster sauce
5 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
2 1/2 soup stock


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Instructions:

1. Place noodles in a large bowl with warm water.  When soft, drain and if you like, you can cut noodles to shorten.

2. Cook onions and garlic, then add in meat (not shrimp) and let cook until brown.

3. Add seasoning, soy sauce and oyster sauce.

4. Add vegetables, soup stock, cover and cook until tender.

5. Remove meat and vegetables.  Add shrimp.  Stir in the noodles and cook for 3-5 minutes.  
6.  Place noodles on a platter and top with meat and vegetables.  You can use calamansi (Philippine Lemon) for extra flavor.  

The directions to cook this recipe are also on the back of the rice noodles package.

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Pancit is a traditional recipe to have at Filipino parties and my mom raised us to eat this for every birthday because she believes eating long noodles on your special day extends your years! 

Try this recipe out on your next birthday!  

I bought this shirt to support the victims of  Typhoon Haiyan.
You never know how one hand lending another can go a long way.
I want to do more and as the weeks past, I plan to look for more ways to help!

Another weekend in December is approaching...what are your plans?  Will you be Christmas shopping or attending any holiday parties?  Read this post for some holiday happenings you can look into if you still have no plans:  Bring on the Holiday Festivities

Enjoy your weekend and remember to take time to relax, meditate and know that every act of kindness can have a big impact!

-B