Anyways, I'm sure a lot of people used corned beef as a viand or a spread for a bread. And for most Filipinos cooking a corned beef means sautéing it with garlic and onion and after a few minutes, presto! You have now a partner for your rice (plus fried egg).
I am a big fan of Purefoods Corned Beef and I like the taste of it compared to other brands out in the market. On its can you will see recipes created by two local chefs here who are known for their culinary expertise and one of them is Chef Gonzales. You've probably seen him in a local TV show where he showed his expertise in the kitchen ;) To cut the long introduction short, I decided to create one of his recipe.
PUREFOODS CORNED BEEF ALA KING by Chef Gonzales
Here are the ingredients:
1 can Purefoods Corned Beef 210g
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp onions, chopped
¼ cup celery
1 tbsp green bell pepper, sliced into small dice
1 tbsp red bell pepper, sliced into small dice
1 cup button mushrooms, sliced
½ - ¾ cup cream
1 tbsp wine (optional)
½ cup stock or water
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1. For the Roux: Mix together and cook to a paste over low heat. Set aside.
2. Melt butter and sauté onion, celery and bell peppers. Add mushrooms. Continue sautéing.
3. Add Purefoods Corned Beef. Add cream, wine and stock. Let it simmer. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add Roux to thicken.
4. Serve with rice.
Hubby's Rating: 4 out of 5 (the actual color of the corned beef ala king should be white cream but on my case it was a little bit yellowish since I think I put too much butter on the Roux). Regardless of the color, I'd say that taste is the same when your eating an Ala King!
P.S. See the date on the picture? Hehehehe. Told you that it was a long time before I posted this entry.