Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Something like Afritada or Menudo

As I wake up in the morning, I always check what's left in the fridge so I can think right away of what meals to prepare for the day. I thought of having a tomato based filipino food for lunch but not all ingredients needed are available. It may be afritada or menudo. I'm not however sure of what's really the difference between the two. All I know is that both dishes have tomatoes in it. I just wish we have a bigger fridge so I can plan ahead and buy what are needed. So these are what we had and what I cooked.


2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 pc chicken breast
1 pc pork liver
1 tbsp.  tomato paste
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 cup water or/(meat broth if you have)
red bell pepper
bay leaves
frozen sweet peas
salt and pepper

Heat the oil, add the garlic and onion, then add the chicken breast and pork liver until no longer pink.  Then add the tomato paste and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the water and simmer for 15 mins. Add the vegetables and simmer until done. It's a bit bland to my taste so I added soy sauce and let the flavors infuse for a minute. And there it is, we have a delectable afritada/menudo or something like that for lunch.

I'm really no expert in cooking.I just try the best I can and I'm glad my little boy enjoy his lunch. He actually had his bowl finished. What else a mother could ask for? 

Here's the photo of it. It's taken just before my hubby arrived for lunch.


Bless said...

I am like that too Jo. Kung unsa naa sa fridge hala mao-mauhon. Makatuon jud kay kita ra :-)

Veronica Lee said...

Sounds yummy!! Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Good day to you....take out the pork and I am in:)
Looks delicious!

janice said...

te gigutom na non ko nagtanaw sa fud oi hehe ipadala nya ngari beh hehehe cge ako pud magluto pud ko ingana this weekend...busog diay si baktin? ang butakal og anay pud? hahaha ingats! mwah

Dorothy said...

emm it looks great and I like anything with tomatoes.

Thanks for visiting our blog.

Dorothy from grammology

Gi-Ann said...

real Yummy.. ahaha. i was looking so deep with the photo.

DebbieDana said...

My husband loves afritada or menudo and he never gets tired of it.

The foods looks yummy btw!

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

good for you that you can cook it from scratch, ako, I have to rely on Mama Sita's mix before I can come up with something that. :)

Shawie said...

yum, yum!!! makes me hungry^-^ I forgot to bring my cooked afritada for lunch today:(( hmmm, i'm drooling, lolz!

ziggy said...

I recently wrote an article about the difference between afritada and menudo and other Spanish dishes. Here:

I hope this clears out if you have any confusion. :) Cheers!