the appetizer:

Memories of Philippine Kitchens includes classic Filipino recipes like Barbecued Pork Skewers (Satay), Chicken Adobo, Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce, Lumpia Shanghai, and Peanut Sauce.

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Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce

Makes about 2 cups

Combine all the ingredients except the cornstarch mixture in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and simmer until the pineapple has softened, about 5 minutes. Slowly stir in the cornstarch mixture. Simmer, stirring, until the sauce coats the back of a metal spoon, about 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature before serving. The sauce can be made a day ahead, refrigerated, and brought to room temperature before serving.

Memories of Philippine Kitchens
by Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan
Photographs by Neal Oshima
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
More than 200 full-color photographs, 208 pages
Hardcover; $35.00
ISBN: 1-5847-9451-8
Recipe reprinted with permission


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