Fairly Simple Fish

Submitted by Ruth
Serves 2


2 large fish fillets, bream or snapper 3 tbsp sweet soy sauce
2 tbsp rice wine 2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp ground ginger, or grated fresh large bunch coriander
1 lime, sliced thin 1 lemon, sliced thin
salt pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine soy, rice wine, brown sugar & ginger in a small bowl & mix to combine.
  3. Add fish to bowl & allow to marinate for about an hour.
  4. Lay out a large length of aluminum foil on the bench (you can use two sheets of the same length to make is stronger).
  5. Rip apart the coriander & lay into the center of the foil.  Layer the lime & fresh lemon slices over the top of the coriander.  Lay the marinated fish into the center of the coriander/lemon/lime bed.  Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  6. Layer another sheet of foil over the top of the fish & fold in all sides of the foil tightly to make a fully air tight parcel.
  7. Place on a cookie sheet & bake in the oven for 15 minutes.  When you open the foil the fish should have changed color & be firm to the touch.
  8. Serve with steamed rice & stir fried vegetables.

Maker’s Mark Grilled Chicken Marinade

Submitted by Maker’s Mark Distillery
Serves 6-8


1 oz. soy sauce ½ c. brown sugar
½ tsp garlic powder 1 tsp powdered ginger
2 tbsp dried minced onion ½ c. Maker’s Mark bourbon


  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients and pour over chicken pieces in a ziplock bag, removing as much air as possible before “zipping.” 
  2. Let stand (turning often) for several hours (best overnight.) Grill away!

Grilled Pork Skewers with Chilie Sauce

Submitted by Americo
Serves 4-6


¼ c. low-sodium soy sauce ¼ c. oyster sauce
3 tbsp cilantro leaves & stems, finely chopped 2 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp sugar 1 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
1 ½ lb. pork tenderloin, cut into 16 pieces 16 (6″) wooden skewers

Chile Sauce

½ c. fresh lime juice ¼ c. fish sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce 1 fresh Thai red chilie, finely diced
2 tsp sugar 1 shallot, finely diced


  1. Soak the skewers in cold water for 30 minutes prior to use.
  2. Whisk together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, cilantro, garlic, sugar, & black pepper in a bowl.
  3. Skewer 2 pieces of pork onto 2 skewers so that the meat lies flat.

Chicken & Pork Adobo

Submitted by Tired Lil Tinker Hell
Serves 5+


1 c. white or cider vinegar 1 c. water
2 tbsp peeled & crushed garlic 1 tsp salt
3 bay leaves 1 tsp black pepper
3 lbs. chicken (large pieces or hacked small) 2½ lbs pork butt cut into 1½” cubes
2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp peanut oil (optional)
¼ c. red wine (optional) Hot sauce or dried hot peppers (optional)
½ c. to 1 c. brown sugar (optional)


  1. You can use either your favorite chicken pieces (thighs & legs are frequently used) or “hack” one whole chicken. Hacking refers to cutting a whole chicken into small pieces with the bone still in. Leaving the bone in the pieces helps retain moisture & shape. You do not want to make this dish with boneless chicken.
  2. In a large pot bring to a boil the vinegar, water, garlic, salt, bay leaves, hot pepper, & black pepper. Add the cut up meat & cover with the brown sugar & once again bring to a boil. 
  3. Lower the heat & summer covered for 30 minutes. Add the soy sauce & the wine & cook an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the meat & continue cooking the sauce until it’s reduced by half. 
  5. Optional: While the sauce continues to cook, you may want to brown the chicken & pork pieces in a hot skillet with the peanut oil. If you used large chicken pieces, skip this step.
  6. Serve the meat & the sauce over white rice.
Chef’s Note: Some Latin countries have an almost identical recipe, except they add the ingredients above marked as “optional”.  These are not traditional in the Philippines.

Asian Pork Tenderloin with Light Mustard Sauce

Submitted by Happy13
Serves 4-6

Tenderloin Ingredients

3 lb pork tenderloin 1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 tsp fresh ginger, finely minced ½ tsp freshly ground pepper
¼ c. soy sauce ½ c. bourbon (Dark or light rum works as well)
2 tbsp firmly packed brown sugar

Light Mustard Sauce Ingredients

1/3 c. low-fat sour cream 1/3 c. light mayonnaise
1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp finely chopped green onions


  1. Mix together the garlic, ginger, & pepper. Rub the mixture thoroughly into the tenderloin.
  2. Place in a long baking dish. Combine soy sauce, bourbon, & brown sugar & stir until sugar dissolves. Pour over the pork & marinate several hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°F. Bake for 1 hour, basting with marinade. Let rest at least 10 minutes & then slice thinly.
  4. Serve on small sourdough rolls with Light Mustard Sauce.
  5. To make the sauce, combine all the sauce ingredients & chill well.