UrMajestySiresFoodExperiments: ‘Kinilaw na Dilis with Lato’ or ‘Anchovy Ceviche with Seaweed’

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Sharing my ‘Bisaya’ side of the family’s simple version of ‘kinilaw’ or ‘kilawin’ which has many regional versions in Filipino cooking. Its basically composed of raw fish cleaned (innards removed) marinated in a mix of vinegar, ginger, salt, pepper and chili.

Now ‘ceviche’ is pretty much the same as kinilaw, which is Spanish or Latin American in origin. The differences are that the fish meat is cured using citrus juices and the addition of olive oil.

Farmed and now readily available ¬†at supermarkets, ‘lato’ or ‘caulerpa lentillifera’ is a type of seaweed which resembles small grapes. It is also known as ‘arosep,’ ‘ar-arosep,’ or ‘lato bilog.’

Here’s a simple version, hope you like it and thanks for the click!

Kinilaw na Dilis with Lato
anchovies or dilis, innards removed and washed clean
lato or
ginger, minced
tomato, sliced
labuyo or chili, sliced or flakes
salt & pepper to taste Continue reading “UrMajestySiresFoodExperiments: ‘Kinilaw na Dilis with Lato’ or ‘Anchovy Ceviche with Seaweed’”


UrMajestySiresFoodExperiments: Ampalaya or Bitter Gourd Salad

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I’m sharing this salad recipe, another ‘experiment’ that can be served as a side dish with fried or grilled fish or meat. There’s also a variation if you wish to have it a bit savory or spicy.

This recipe is not really new but with the coming holiday season, its a healthier alternative to side dishes with rich sauces and dips.

Hope you like it and thanks for the click!

Ampalaya Salad
ampalaya or bitter gourd
salt, for rubbing the ampalaya
canned fruit cocktail, drained Continue reading “UrMajestySiresFoodExperiments: Ampalaya or Bitter Gourd Salad”