3 Quick And Easy Recipes For A Satisfying Home-cooked Meal
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3 Quick And Easy Recipes For A Satisfying Home-cooked Meal

Fast, filling, delicious, these 3 dishes require minimal effort to bring out maximum flavor!

After a long day at work, most of us would probably call it a day and order some takeout for dinner, but at the same time, some would argue that nothing hits the spot quite like home-cooked food. This common problem can be easily solved with these 3 tasty recipes that are quick and easy to whip up. Perfect for busy weeknights and last minute dinner plans, these dishes also provide a healthier alternative to fast food. 

Each recipe features Doña Elena Olive Oil which is packed with antioxidants and heart-healthy fats that help to lower blood pressure and reduce risk of chronic diseases. Unlike your normal cooking oil, olive oil also offers a fragrant aroma that enhances the flavors of the dish. Delicious and nutritious to boot, these fuss-free dishes are bound to rejuvenate you with every mouthful.

Fish Fillet with Olive Tapenade

Olive tapenade on toast. Photo: Getty

Tapenade is a type of spread that is commonly found in France. Made of olives, capers and anchovies, it is usually eaten on a slice of toasted bread as an appetizer or sometimes, used as a stuffing for chicken. In this recipe by Richard Gomez, the olive tapenade will be served as a topping for his fried fish fillet. 

To make the tapenade, you have to first toast the anchovies and the tomatoes before blending them with black olives, green olives, capers, bell peppers, garlic and onions. Recommended for sauces and dips, Doña Elena Extra Virgin Olive Oil is added along with lemon zest and lemon juice to elevate the dish with fresh flavors. 

Fish Fillet with Olive Tapenade by Richard Gomez

As for the fish, it is simply coated with a flavorful breading that has been seasoned with black pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and even paprika and cayenne pepper for a touch of heat. Cooked with Doña Elena Pomace Olive Oil, the fish is fried for 4 minutes on each side, resulting in crispy golden brown skin that gives way to flaky fish with each bite. 

Once ready, plate the fish with a generous topping of olive tapenade and fresh basil, and add an extra dash of lemon juice as well as a drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to amp up the flavor. Light, refreshing and healthy, this Fish Fillet with Olive Tapenade is sure to satisfy your dinner cravings!

Watch this video for the full recipe. 

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Hummus Dip

Hummus Dip by Richard Gomez

Another banger by Richard Gomez, this creamy Hummus Dip is super easy to make. Made mainly of garbanzos, or chickpeas, this well-loved Middle Eastern dish is rich in protein and is usually eaten as a dip with pita bread. 

For a hummus that’s smoother in texture, it’s recommended that you remove the skin of the chickpeas while washing them. Once ready, all you need to do is to blend them with tahini, garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Season to taste with salt, lemon juice and black pepper before blending the mixture again to your desired consistency. Add water if need be, to make it less thick, and more creamy.

Serve with an extra drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a sprinkle of paprika, and green olives for a light dinner or lunch time snack. While it is commonly eaten with pita bread, you can also dip your favorite crackers or roasted vegetables in it. Feel free to add chili flakes for a spicier kick.

Watch this video for the full recipe. 


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Easy Creamy Pork Chop

Creamy pork chop with broccoli. Photo: Getty

If you’re looking for something more meaty for dinner, this is it! Doused in a buttery sauce, this Easy Creamy Pork Chop by Marjorie Barretto is a recipe you never knew you needed. With just 3 main ingredients - pork chops, cream and mushroom - and less than 30 minutes of your time, you’ll be able to whip up a wholesome dinner for you and your family. 

Simply season your pork chops with salt and pepper on each side before frying the meat in butter and Doña Elena Pomace Olive Oil. Aside from the health benefits, Pomace Olive Oil has a high heat tolerance that makes it suitable for recipes which involve roasting and frying. Additionally, it helps to bring out the flavor of the meat as well. 

Easy Creamy Pork Chop by Marjorie Barretto

Once the pork is cooked, remove it from the pan and add the cream, mushrooms, garlic, thyme, and black pepper to make the velvety smooth cream sauce. By using the same pan to cook the sauce, you’ll be able to incorporate the flavors of the leftover juices from the pork - it really makes all the difference!

Savory and creamy at the same time, these pork chops can be eaten on their own, but taste even better with a bowl of rice or a side of mashed potatoes

Watch this video for the full recipe.

This article was created in association with Doña Elena Olive Oil. For information, visit their Facebook and Instagram pages. You can also buy Doña Elena Olive Oil on Lazada, Shopee and Acemarket.ph.

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