Excellent Noodles Cookfest 3rd Prize Winning Recipes

Here’s the last batch of winning recipes from our Excellent Noodle Renovation Cookfest.3rd prizeJerico Littaua 

Joshua Locnen 

Recipe 1 (A New Excellent Pancit Canton Dish) :

MINESTRONE 

Yield: 1L

INGREDIENTS:

20 ml Olive oil

85 g Onions, sliced thin

40 g Celery, small dice

40 g Carrots, small dice

2 g Garlic, chopped

40 g Green Cabbage, shredded

40 g Zucchini, medium dice

85 g Canned tomatoes, crushed

835 ml White Stock

1 g Dried basil

50 g Excellent Pancit Canton, 1cm pieces

10 g Parsley, chopped

To taste Salt

To taste Pepper

garnish Parmesan cheese, grated

Equipment needed: Stock pot, wooden spoon, Soup bowl, laddle, strainer.

Procedure:

1. Heat the oil in a stock pot over medium heat.

2. Add the onions, celery, carrots and garlic. Sweat them in the oil until almost tender. Do not brown.

3. Add the cabbage and zucchini. Stir to mix the vegetables. Continue to sweat for another 5 mins.

4. Add the tomatoes, stock and basil. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until the vegetables are almost cooked. (Do not overcook, the soup will continue to cook once pancit canton is added).

5. Add Excellent Pancit Canton and continue to simmer the soup until pancit canton is cooked. (Alternatively, cook pancit canton separately and add to the soup before serving).

6. Add the parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

7. Just before service, top with the parmesan cheese, or serve cheese separately.

Recipe 2 (A New Excellent Pancit Canton Variant) :

TRIO OF VEGETABLE RAVIOLI IN AGLIO OILO 

Yield: 525g (175g / vegetable dough)

INGREDIENTS:

300 g All Purpose Flour

2 pcs Egg, beaten

pinch Salt

15 ml Olive Oil

40 g Carrots

30 g Leeks

10 g Parsley

40 g Bell peppers, red

If needed Water

100 g Cream cheese

60 ml Olive Oil

10 g Garlic, cut into chips

5 g Butter

garnish Basil Oil, Truffle infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Glaze, Parmesan

Equipment needed: Mixing bowl (3), Blender, Saute pan (2), Stock pot, Pasta roller, Ravioli mold, rolling pin, spatula, plastic wrap, 12” plate.

Procedure:

1. Divide the flour, beaten eggs and olive oil into three equal parts.

2. Boil the carrots until fork tender, roast the bell peppers directly on heat until skin is burnt, transfer to a small bowl and cover and let it steam so that later the skin can be taken off easily. Chop the leeks and parsley into bite size pieces.

3. In a blender, put the leeks, parsley and one part beaten eggs and blend until well pureed and has a nice green color. Cover. Set aside in the chiller.

4. After washing the blender, add the tender carrots and one part egg then blend well until well pureed and has a nice orange color. Cover. Set aside in the chiller.

5. Lastly, after washing again the same blender, add the peeled roasted bell peppers and one part egg then blend well until well pureed and has a nice red color. Cover. Set aside in the chiller.

6. To make the dough, add each vegetable puree to each mixing bowl with one part flour, a pinch of salt and one part olive oil. Make a well, add the puree in the center then gently swirl it from the center to the sides until you start building it up then finish by kneading it at least 15 mins, you can add more flour and water if needed to adjust the moisture and structure of the dough. (Remember, we are using three different kinds of vegetables that has different moisture content so adjust the dough properly for maximum consistency).

7. Wrap the three doughs individually and rest for at least 30 to 45 mins.

8. While resting, heat garlic chips on a sauté pan (cold start) in olive oil on a low heat until garlic is aromatic then take it off the heat and let it rest so the flavors combine.

9. In a blender put equal parts of fresh basil leaves and vegetable oil (or any neutral flavor oil) and blend until well pureed and has a nice green color, strain and mix with a little bit of balsamic glaze and transfer to a bowl. It should have an effect of not emulsifying together.

10. To make the ravioli, check if the dough is well rested meaning once you roll it out, it should not have any resistance already. Pass every vegetable dough on the pasta roller until you reach number 8. Then dust the ravioli cutter with flour, line it with the first ravioli sheet, place some cream cheese on every ravioli then cover with another sheet then cut the edges and remove from mold then put it in a sheet pan dusted with flour.

11. Blanche the ravioli (one per color) in salted boiling water for 2 to 3 mins then sauté it in the garlic oil until slightly crisp and finish with butter, transfer to a plate, garnish with basil oil, balsamic glaze, truffle olive oil and parmesan.

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