Traditional Filipino Christmas Buco Salad Video + DIY Charcuterie Board

My family loves to take pictures. You can just imagine how much photos we took last holiday season. We have color coordinated themes for Christmas and New Year so that we can look great altogether. 

Christmas 2020 

For Christmas 2020, we had a color combination of red, yellow and green parang stoplight lang lol Since I lost a lot of weight, I went online shopping and bought lots of dresses in every color that you can imagine hahaha This is one occasion that I can wear one of the dresses. Kaya go ra na!

I invited my parents and sister over for the pictorial. Para may pa effect ng holiday, un Christmas Tree ang ginawa naming backdrop. Sayang naman kasi ang Christmas Tree na ni request ng aking junakis kung di man lang makakasama as background ng aming holiday photo op. 

Buco Salad Recipe 

We had buco salad- a traditional Filipino salad and DIY charcuterie board. I have a suki "kuya buko" that supplies fresh buco every week. I can request pang buco salad if I want more meat or malauhog if I want more buco juice. Buco costs PhP100/3pieces. I always give extra tip for kuya.

Buco Salad Ingredients

  • 6 to 9 pieces pang salad na buko then grate/scrape into strips
  • 2 packs of all purpose cream 250mL
  • half a can or 150mL of sweetened condense milk (adjust depending on your desired sweetness level)
  • 2 cans of Fruit Cocktail in Heavy Syrup 825g (not the FIESTA variant) drained

Steps on How to Make a Buco Salad

  1. In a bowl, mix all purpose cream together with sweetened condensed milk
  2. Combine the drained fruit cocktail and strips of buco together in the bowl
  3. Stir well
  4. Serve chilled or frozen

DIY Charcuterie Board

For the DIY Charcuterie Board, I went to the nearest supermarket to buy the ingredients like grapes, cheeses and meat products. I have ham and honey at home so I don't have to buy any of those.

 In the French tradition, charcuterie (pronounced "shahr-ku-tuh-ree) is the art of preparing and assembling cured meats and meat products. A charcuterie board is an assortment of meats, cheeses, artisan breads, olives, fruit, and nuts, all artfully arranged on a serving board.

It was my sister who arranged everything that you see on the charcuterie board. We had it after lunch together with some wine. 

I know for a lot of people, especially the frontliners, the pandemic is keeping families away from spending the holiday season together. We are just lucky that we were able to keep our family safe and I hope and pray that this 2021 will be a better year for all of us.  

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