You Didn’t Make That!

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Oh, yeah! I sure did make it.

Remember Green Goddess Dressing that was made by Seven Seas in the States? Very popular back in the 1970s. I have never seen Green Goddess Dressing in Bacolod. Kraft bought Seven Seas and still makes Green Goddess Dressing.

If you have a blender or a food processor, you can make your own Green Goddess Dressing in the Philippines. You may have to substitute ingredients but the main ingredients are available in cities around the country.

The main ingredients are mayonnaise, anchovies, sour cream, green onion, chives, parsley, spinach, lemon juice, garlic, cracked black pepper and coarse salt. Tarragon is hard to find but you can get by without it.

Some people use buttermilk, milk or yogurt instead of sour cream. Not me. I have never seen buttermilk in the Philippines. Some use watercress instead of spinach but I have never seen watercress in the Philippines. Kale? I do not like kale, so forget about it. If you like avocado, you can add it to your Green Goddess recipe. I like avocado and can eat it anytime. Great for breakfast or anytime.

If you really like the taste of Green Goddess, it is not limited to being only salad dressing. It is a great dip for raw vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, bell peppers and whatever you like. You can also use Green Goddess like Green Taco Sauce, putting it on tacos, burritos, enchiladas, wraps, etc.

Green Goddess is good on broiled fish. It will work on steamed fish as well but I hate steamed fish. None for me, thank you!

Southern Style Pork Sausage Patties

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If you miss something you cannot find in the Philippines supermarkets, more times than not, you can make it at home, if you really want it. Jimmy Dean and Tennessee Pride southern style pork sausage patties are good examples. So EZ to make at home with ground pork and the proper herbs & spices, which I can buy in Bacolod.

All you need to make Southern style pork sausage patties is fresh ground pork and the following herbs & spices: Garlic Salt, Ground Parsley, Ground Sage, Coarse Ground Black Pepper, Dried Thyme and Red Pepper Flakes. If you like hot pork sausage patties, add as much as you like of Cayenne Pepper. If you like maple flavored pork sausage patties, add maple syrup, leave out the herbs & spices other than Coarse Ground Black Pepper and add a little salt.

To make the pork sausage patties, mix all the ingredients with the fresh ground pork. Next, you will form the sauage patties using your hands. Fry in a pan or skillet until browned on both sides. Now, you have something good to eat! Southern style pork sausage patties.

I hope to see you one day, somewhere…all around Bacolod.

Your Amigo,

~ Gary ~

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