Wow Your Family And Friends This Weekend With These Creamy Dishes

They’re rich, flavorful, and easy to make.

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Wow Your Family And Friends This Weekend With These Creamy Dishes

Whether it's a birthday, fiesta, or a simple Sunday family reunion, Pinoys love a great salu-salo. We love to gather around the dining table and feast on our favorite Filipino dishes.

During these celebrations, certain dishes often take the center stage, such as Pinoy spaghetti that kids love or fiesta-favorite pork steak. But even the most time-tested recipes could benefit from a creative upgrade every now and then to bring out new flavors. One easy way to spice up a classic dish is by adding cream to make it richer.

Check out these creamy recipes for spaghetti, pork steak, and tuna dip that all call for NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream to bring a new level of delight to your table. Surprise your loved ones with one or all of these dishes on your next handaan!

Creamy Filipino Spaghetti

No Filipino party is complete without Pinoy spaghetti. While Italians may turn their noses up on our version, the classic sweet-savory, meaty blend is enough to evoke memories of childhood birthday parties.

The classic Filipino spaghetti gets its distinctive sweetness from a blend of catsup, tomato sauce, and brown sugar. For a tastier and creamier blend, pour in NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream.

Yield: 4-6 servings

Creamy Filipino Spaghetti Ingredients:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 piece small onion, minced
100 grams freshly ground pork
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup banana catsup
2 pieces hotdogs, sliced
1/2 cup water
1 sachet 8-gram MAGGI MAGIC SARAP®
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 pack 125-ml NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream
250 grams spaghetti pasta
2 tablespoons grated cheese

How to Make Creamy Filipino Spaghetti:

1 Sauté garlic and onion in oil. Add ground pork and cook for 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce, catsup, and hotdogs. Pour water, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
2 Season with MAGGI MAGIC SARAP® and brown sugar. Pour NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream and set aside.
3 Boil pasta according to package directions.
4 Strain pasta and toss in the sauce. Transfer on a serving plate and top with cheese. Serve immediately.

Creamy Pork Steak

The bistek Tagalog we all know and love has tender meat chunks swimming in a peppery-tangy blend of soy sauce and calamansi juice. By simply adding NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream, the sauce is easily transformed into a gravy-like consistency.

You’ll want to pair this with bowls of steaming rice. Don’t forget to add red onions for extra crunch!

Yield: 4 servings

Creamy Pork Steak Ingredients:

½ kilo sliced pork shoulder
1 sachet 8-gram MAGGI MAGIC SARAP®
? teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon calamansi juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 piece small red onion, cut into rings
1 pack 125-ml NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream

How to Make Creamy Pork Steak:

1 In a pan, season pork with MAGGI MAGIC SARAP®, pepper, soy sauce, sugar, and calamansi juice. Cover and cook over low heat for 45 minutes or until tender. Strain and reserve cooking liquid.
2 Sauté onion separately in 1 tablespoon of oil.
3 Sauté pork in remaining oil until light golden brown. Pour cooking liquid and NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream. Gently simmer for 2 minutes.
4 Transfer creamy pork steak on a serving plate, top with sautéed onion, and serve.

Creamy Tuna Dip

No party is complete without munchies to snack on. Buying ready-made dip is the easy way out, but why not pull out all the stops and prepare tuna dip from scratch?

Yield: 4-6 servings

Creamy Tuna Dip Ingredients:

2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small can spicy tuna in oil, drained (reserve oil)
1 pack 125-ml NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream
3 tablespoons grated cheese
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 piece small red onion, diced small
1 tablespoon sliced spring onion
1 box nachos chips or
1 piece baguette, sliced and toasted

How to Make Creamy Tuna Dip

1 Sauté garlic and tuna in tuna oil. Pour NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream and gently simmer for 2 minutes. Season with MAGGI MAGIC SARAP®.
2 Set aside to cool. Stir in cheese, mayonnaise, and red onion.
3 Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with spring onion. Serve with nacho chips or toasted baguette slices.

With these easy yet imaginative dishes made even better with the NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream 125-ml budget pack, it won’t be difficult to wow your guests at your next get-together. You can even whip up these dishes on any regular day, and turn ordinary dinners into a special occasion.

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