• 7 Ulam Recipes You Can Do With 5 Ingredients or Less

    Haven't made your grocery run yet? Don't worry. You can still make these meals.
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • 7 Ulam Recipes You Can Do With 5 Ingredients or Less
    IMAGE Patrick Martires/Yummy.ph; Aldwin Aspillera/Yummy.ph
  • We know the dejected feeling of standing in front of an open fridge and finding you barely have anything in it to make dinner for the kids. For nights like this, turn to this list of dishes you can cook with just five ingredients (salt, pepper and cooking oil were not counted as ingredients here): 

    1. Pork Steak a la Pobre




    Who can deny pork chops with crunchy garlic bits on top? The whole family will love this recipe especially because it’s got gravy. Make sure to have more of it waiting on the side lines because the kids will surely ask for more.   

    Makes 2 servings

    4 pieces pork steaks
    16 cloves garlic, minced
    2 tablespoons butter
    2 tablespoons all purpose flour
    1 cup pork broth

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph


    2. Prawns in Orange Sauce



    This quick and easy seafood recipe makes a great go-to dish. If you already have oranges, the most difficult part is over! Serve with lots of rice that will soak up all that wonderful zesty orange sauce. 

    Makes 4 servings

    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    2 cloves garlic
    1 kilo prawns, back slit and deveined
    grated zest and juice from 2 navel oranges
    chopped parsley, for garnish

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.


    3. Roast Tamarind Chicken




    This is perfect for those nights that you have quite a bit of time before dinner but don’t want to spend it cooking. You will need a turbo broiler though, so if you already have that and the 5 ingredients in this recipe you’re good to go.

    Makes 4 servings

    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    3 stalks lemongrass (tanglad)
    5 cloves garlic, minced
    1 kilo chicken leg quarters
    1 22-gram pack orginal sinigang sa sampalok mix, Yummy.ph used Knorr

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph

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    4. Teriyaki Chicken



    The perfect blend of sweet and salty, this chicken recipe is a crowd-pleaser for kids and adults alike. Lucky it’s easy to whip up too. Garnish with sprigs of spring onion if desired. 

    Makes 4 servings

    1/4 cup soy sauce
    1/4 cup mirin
    4 tablespoons sugar
    1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
    1 kilo chicken breast, cut into fillets

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph


    5. Beef Tapa



    Why buy when you can make yourself! If you haven’t tried whipping up this Filipino favorite from scratch, have a go with this recipe. This is good ol’ tapa in its simplest form. Pair with fried eggs, rice and vinegar on the side. 

    1/2 kilogram beef sirloin, thinly sliced
    1/2 cup soy sauce
    3 tablespoons vinegar
    5-6 cloves garlic, crushed
    2 tablespoons sugar 

    Recipe instructions can also be found at Yummy.ph.


    6. Tortang Talong



    Budget-friendly and fuss-free, this Pinoy eggplant omelete recipe is perfect for weeknights. And, if the kids don’t like eggplant, you might even get to them to like it with this. Just don’t forget to serve with ketchup and tomatoes. 

    2 pieces Chinese eggplant
    1/2 kilo ground pork
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 large red onion, chopped
    2 eggs

    Recipe instructions can also be found at Yummy.ph.


    7. Pan-seared Pork Chops



    What’s the secret ingredient to this delicious pork recipe? It’s orange marmalade! Including prep and cooking time, you could have this dish on the table in under 30 minutes. Garnish with chopped green onions if desired. 

    Makes 4 servings

    5 tablespoons orange marmalade
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    4 bone-in pork chops, around 500 to 600 grams total
    green onions, chopped for garnish
    2 tablespoons soy sauce

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.

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