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Pininyahang Manok
Pininyahang Manok

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Challenge: Recipe (Food) IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A550
Lens: Sony SAL 30M28 AF Macro
Date: Jul 27, 2011
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Galleries: Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2011

Pininyahang Manok / Chicken with Pineapple

Pininyahang manok is a dish made of chicken chunks in sweet pineapple sauce and coconut milk. This Filipino recipe, characterized by its splendid taste, is mostly cooked and seen during feasts or celebrations. Below is a very basic and simple recipe.

Main Ingredients:

* 1 whole chicken, cut into serving pieces
* 1 can pineapple chunks, set aside the syrup
* 1 Tbsp oil
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 medium-sized onions, chopped
* 1/2 cup evaporated milk or coconut milk
* patis (fish sauce), to taste

Optional Ingredients:
* capscicum strips
* spring onions, cut in strips of one to two cm
* diced carrots

Cooking Instructions:

1). Marinade the chicken with the pineapple syrup for a few minutes.

2). Pour the chicken with the marinade in a pot, cook until the marinade evaporates and the chicken is lightly brown. (You’re not exactly frying the chicken–you just want to seal in the juices.)

3). When done, set aside the chicken on one side of the pot.

4). Add the oil, saute garlic and onions then mix together with the lightly browned chicken and cook for about a minute.

5). Add the pineapple chunks then pour the evaporated milk. Cover and bring to a simmer. (If you are using coconut milk, do not cover, otherwise it will curdle).

6). By the time the chicken is done, the sauce would be rather thick and creamy, stir then season with patis. Add the optional ingredients.

7). Simmer again for 2 minutes then turn-off the heat.

Pininyahang manok is best served with plain steamed rice.

Place: 16 out of 41
Avg (all users): 5.9697
Avg (commenters): 7.2222
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Views since voting: 1695
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 132
Comments: 12
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08/08/2011 09:52:39 AM
This looks tasty. Love all the complementary colors in the dish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/04/2011 12:10:30 PM
Nice light, nice DOF, nice angle. I hope it scores well for you.
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08/04/2011 11:02:51 AM
Love the golden brown tones in the chicken, paired up with the sweet yellows of the pinapple, hot reds of the peppers and the rich greens of the onions. A sweet and spicey dish that is bold in flavor and in photo composition. Nicely lighted and very colorful dish. My one little critique is that I think that it could have been even stronger in the presentation if the crop better complimented the shot. I.E. pull back just a tad and angle it such the the curved edge of the dish would be in the bottom right corner and the edge leads up to the midpoint center on the left side. The effect would be that that piece of chicken in the forefront would 'seem' to be even more up close and personal and that there would be stronger leading lines in the composition to boost the appeal. Still, very nicely done (7).
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08/04/2011 12:25:00 AM
Looks yum!
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08/03/2011 09:42:48 AM
Sharp and colorful. But what is it?
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08/02/2011 05:44:23 PM
Wow. That's perfect. great lighting, composition and color. And it looks tasty!!
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08/02/2011 10:40:14 AM
Nice shot,angle of the dish spoils it a bit for me.
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07/30/2011 07:05:38 AM
MMMM looks yummy. 9
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07/29/2011 03:56:21 PM
This is one plate in the challenge that I would be very interested in trying. I love chicken wings and this prep looks spicy and tasty. Photographically it's a bit flat. I desire to see more of the dish in the picture, and the whites and brightness to be bumped up a bit to really give the colors in your dish the canvas to pop. Just a bit too tight and not bright enough for me. Yet i am still going to bump it up 1 as i was probably a bit hard on it the first time through voting.
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07/29/2011 03:31:54 PM
The white place-mat under the platter doesn't help with the piece, choosing a red/green/yellow would reference the photo, or black would help add three-dimensionality.
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07/29/2011 12:08:02 PM
loaction of crop and lighting 8
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07/29/2011 08:20:03 AM
Very good composition and the food looks Yummy. I would suggest a slower shutter speed to let in more light or increasing the exposure in your raw editing to brighten this up a bit. It is just underexposed.
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