Filipino families have different ways of enjoying NocheBuena during Christmas. Some usually have their go-to dishes, including recipes that were passed down from moms and lolas.
One staple in Noche Buena spreads are pasta dishes, like macaroni salad and sweet Filipino spaghetti. While you have favorite recipes na nakasanayan, you can try something new to make your pasta dishes extra special for Christmas this year. To do this, make sure that you have quality ingredients, like El Real Pasta, to whip up a delicious dish that your loved ones will enjoy.
The possibilities with pasta or “pastabilities” are endless, so here are some recipes you can do for your Christmas spread:
Creamy Bistek Tagalog Pasta
Incorporate the flavors of the Filipino-favorite ulam BistekTagalog to your pasta dish, but with a creamy twist. The beef will be marinated in soy sauce, calamansi, and garlic for 30 minutes before pan-frying and simmering it in marinade. Complete the savory sauce with all–purpose cream and let it simmer for a couple minutes or until thick. Mix in the al dente El Real Flat Spaghetti, and top it with onion rings, chopped spring onions, and parmesan cheese.
See the full Creamy Bistek Tagalog Pasta recipe here.
This popular merienda can also become a hit during Noche Buena. Recreate a sushi bake by switching up the rice with El Real Elbow Macaroni. Just mix the macaroni with homemade aburi sauce and top it off with shredded crab sticks, diced mangoes, and ebiko flakes. Bake it in an oven for 10 minutes, and voila, you have a pasta-fiedsushi bake in time for Noche Buena.
See the full Sushi Bake recipe here.
Lechon Paksiw Pasta
Did you know that you can add lechon to your pasta dish? The Lechon Paksiw Pasta uses El Real Flat Spaghetti with shredded lechon meat, lechon sauce, all-purpose cream, and various vegetables for the sauce. This savory pasta dish may not be your usual recipe, but the tasty lechon paksiw flavor of the pasta will surely impress guests. It’s also a great way to use up leftover lechon from previous gatherings and incorporate the ingredient to your NocheBuena meal.
See the full Lechon Paksiw Pasta recipe here.