26 Oct2006


The two previous posts were a bit intense. My fingers are recovering from so much typing. So I thought I would have a quick but highly comforting post on a typical “mixed grill” that we do at the beach when I have just gotten back from the market. grill2Some nice fresh prawns are seasoned with some oilve oil, salt, red pepper flakes and lemon juice and placed on barbecue skewers. Clean out the intestinal track if you prefer it that way. Also, some cleaned baby squid marinated in a bit of soy sauce and Seven-up or Sprite and lots of ground black pepper. Barbecue several slices of nice fatty pork liempo or belly marinated in garlic, soy sauce and whatever suits your fancy. Grill it all up, serve it with white rice and two salads: an eggplant and tomato salad as well as a red egg and tomato salad. Have lots of good vinegar on the side. Yum. It doesn’t get much better than this…I could probably eat this once a week if I had to!!!



  1. alicia says:

    Wow! Sarap! This is Filipino food at its best. Fresh ingredients slightly seasoned to bring out their flavor then simply grilled. Paired with simple fresh salads/condiments. Ummm…perfect. Don’t you get frustrated whenever beach resorts try to complicate things by offering all these other complicated dishes.. they should just stick to a menu like this!

    Oct 26, 2006 | 8:30 am


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  3. Grace Lopez says:

    Yummy! I really missed these grill seafood which I used to do in Manila but since I’m now in US and residing in an apartment, you can’t do it without a warning from the apt. admin & besides there’s no real fresh seafood here in Vegas. Ingit ako.

    Oct 26, 2006 | 9:24 am

  4. MRJP says:

    Waaaaahhhh!!! Do you really have to punish us by posting such delicious treats? Those look yummy! I miss all of those :( I can’t appreciate grilled liempo here in the States, tinatanggalan nila ng balat ang pork dito. Saka di ko magaya ang marinade na pinoy ang lasa, what is the secret? Isa pa, the squids here are huge, walang baby squid. So far, sa Chinatown in New York pa lang ako nakakita ng fresh prawns.

    Oct 26, 2006 | 10:02 am

  5. edel says:

    wow oh wow! this is very timely.. i just ordered sugpo from the market… yum yum

    Oct 26, 2006 | 10:06 am

  6. Maria Clara says:

    Nothing can beat this spread! Grilled virgin fresh prawns and squids oh they are spectacular – did not pass any ice or chlorinated water. Cannot get any better than that just the mere fact they are fresh with grilled liempo. Just looking at your picture I am in heaven. The color is truly vibrant. You got all the element of a great picnic foods.

    Oct 26, 2006 | 10:57 am

  7. bijin says:

    most of the shrimps we get here in Japan are imported and sanitized- so frustratingly no taste! the fresh ones are auctioned to high end resto unless you want to pay an arm and a leg if you can even find any..sigh

    Oct 26, 2006 | 3:22 pm

  8. mardie says:

    uh-oh, there goes MM’s diet. i am so looking forward to these treats when i go home to cebu next summer. walang patawad talaga ;-)

    Oct 26, 2006 | 4:40 pm

  9. Mon C says:

    Serve me inihaw anytime. It’s always wiped out at the table. With 2 kinds of salad, there better be plenty of rice!

    Oct 26, 2006 | 5:42 pm

  10. elna says:

    sarap naman! i love seafoods inihaw – your photos make me hungry MM!

    Oct 26, 2006 | 8:34 pm

  11. bon says:

    would you like send me the restaurant address to me?

    Oct 26, 2006 | 9:40 pm

  12. Veron says:

    wow sarap! My favorite thing to do on the beach is to eat grilled stuff. However it is not uso here in the U.S. My favorite is liempo and pusit !

    Oct 26, 2006 | 11:21 pm

  13. edee says:

    grabe sarap nyan ah!!!….di bale malapit na kaming mag-bakasyon ulit sa atin and definitely we’ll be having these :)

    Oct 27, 2006 | 12:56 am

  14. pinky says:

    This is torture!! I almost took a bite of my office computer monitor. Here I am lunching on a cold cheese sandwich (emergency food stash at work) and these photos make me wanna go home to the Phils. and feast on fresh seafood.

    Oct 27, 2006 | 4:05 am

  15. Marketman says:

    bon/ the restaurant address? This was cooked and eaten at our house… sorry, not open to the general public just yet… :)

    Oct 27, 2006 | 6:09 am

  16. Marinel says:

    How do you make the eggplant and tomato salad? Sounds soooo yummy.

    Oct 27, 2006 | 10:40 am

  17. Marketman says:

    marinel, really simple. Just roast the eggplants over a charcoal flame or gas flame on you stovetop until skins are charred and meat is soft. Peel the eggplants and chop up the pulp. Add chopped onions, tomatoes and a chilli vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with chopped chives of green onions…it is a classic and frequently seen on our lunch or dinner table… actually, I think I have a post on it in my archives

    Oct 27, 2006 | 1:42 pm

  18. Fran says:

    Marketman, whenever my husband and I grill we usually make the eggplant and tomato salad. We flavor ours with onions, patis and cider vinegar. In Guam, where I grew up, the roasted and peeled eggplant are left whole with the stem on and a dressing of coconut milk, vinegar or lemon and chili peppers (as hot as you can handle) is poured over them. I like it with the coconut milk better, but it doesn’t agree with my husband so we do the eggplant and tomato more. Your post makes me want to grill soon…hmmm, maybe Sunday!

    Oct 28, 2006 | 7:02 am

  19. linda says:

    MM,you’re so cruel – posting these pics is extreme torture!

    Oct 28, 2006 | 8:14 am

  20. Bay_leaf says:

    kalamiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! luckily i just had lunch or i’ll drool to death looking at these pics. grilled goodies rule!!!!!

    Oct 30, 2006 | 8:12 pm

  21. emz says:

    what can i say? perfect sunday lunch by the beach. i’d end up eating lots of steamed rice with those grilled stuff :)

    Nov 1, 2006 | 3:44 am

  22. kikay says:

    can you please post a good marinade recipe for liempo and chicken bbq? thanks!!!

    Nov 8, 2006 | 11:24 pm


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