Kinilaw na Tuna

Filipino Style Recipe: kinilaw na tuna is a raw fish salad made of fresh tuna mixed with vinegar, garlic, onion, ginger, calamansi juice, salt and pepper. This dish is another Filipino delicacy and usually served as appetizer or pulutan. Make sure it is fresh because the taste of kinilaw is depends on the freshness of the fish.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus chilling time)

500 grams fresh yellow fin tuna fillet, cut into cubed
1/3 cup spiced vinegar
4 gloves garlic, finely minced
1 white onion, chopped
2 tablespoons minced ginger
4 tablespoons calamansi or lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup vinegar for washing

1 red onion, chopped(optional)
3 pieces birds eye chili(siling labuyo), chopped(optional)
1 tablespoon sugar(optional)
2 tomatoes, diced(optional)
1/2 cup pork cracklings(chicharon), crushed

1. In a bowl, combine cubed tuna and vinegar then mix well.
2. Let stand for 2 minutes then drain vinegar.
3. Add the remaining ingredients then mix well.
4. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Serve chilled with beer.

(photo credit to cheannetoday)



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