Skipjack Tuna in Coconut Milk

Filipino Style Recipe: Skipjack Tuna in Coconut Milk is another simple and easy Filipino dish. It is usually consist of skipjack tuna (tulingan) cooked in a combination of coconut milk, vinegar and some spices.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 4 servings

Ingredients:
500 grams skipjack tuna (tulingan), sliced into serving pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 piece onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, diced
2 pieces green chili(siling haba)
1 cup coconut cream (1st extract)
1 cup coconut milk (2nd extract)
2 pieces eggplants, sliced
1/2 cup of vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, heat oil the saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Arrange fish and eggplants then add fish sauce, vinegar, ground pepper and coconut milk.
3. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until almost tender.
4. Add coconut cream and simmer for another 10 minutes or until creamy and oily.
5. Add green chili and cook for another minute.
6. Serve and Enjoy!

Fish Burger Patties

Filipino Style Recipe: Fish burger patty is consist of fish flakes mixed together with eggs, minced onions, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, salt and pepper. Flattened the mixture into a disc-like shape then fried or grilled until tender.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes(plus refrigerating time)

Ingredients:
500 grams fish fillet (tuna, milkfish, etc)
1 onion, minced
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons water
1/4 cup bread crumbs
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, arrange fish then cover with water. Bring to boil and simmer until fish is tender. Drain and pat dry.
2. In a large bowl, place fish then mash with a fork into flakes.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients then mix thoroughly.
2. Divide the mixture into serving pieces. Roll the mixture into balls and flatten into 1/2 inch on an even surface.
3. In a tray with grease-proof paper, arrange patties then cover with plastic. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Part 3
1. Fry or grill patties for 3-4 minutes each side or until color turn to brown.
2. Serve with mushroom gravy or with buns together with sliced tomato, lettuce, cucumber and onion rings.

Seafood Salad with Lime Dressing

Filipino Style Recipe: Seafood salad with lime dressing is another type of salad consists of seafood, celery, tomatoes, onion and parsley then tossed in lime dressing. Seafood salad is a simple and easy to prepare dish. This is commonly served as appetizer and ideal for those on diet and health-conscious.

Estimated time of cooking: 8-10 minutes
Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Good for 3-4 servings

Ingredients:
300 grams shrimps, peeled and deveined
300 grams squid bodies, cut into rings
350 grams fresh tuna fillet, cut into cubed
3 tomatoes, deseeded and diced
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 white onions, chopped
1/2 tablespoons paprika(optional)

Dressing:
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup lime juice
3 tablespoons vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a shallow bowl, combine dressing ingredients.
2. Season tuna with a dash of salt and pepper. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil then cook tuna for 3 minutes or until done. Drain and set aside.
2. In a pot, bring water to boil. Add a dash of salt then boil shrimps for 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.
3. In a same boiling water, boil squids for 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a large bowl, combine seafood and the rest of ingredients.
2. Pour lime dressing over the salad then toss and sprinkle with parsley. Serve.

Spicy Tuna Pasta

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy tuna pasta is another easy and simple pasta dish. It is consists of sauteed spicy tuna flakes with tomatoes, chili, garlic, onion and parsley then stir cook together with pasta until done. Spicy tuna pasta is usually serve as meryenda(mid-afternoon snack) or in any special occasion.

Ingredients:
250 grams linguine or any pasta
1 can(185 grams) spicy tuna flakes, drained
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
2 tomatoes, diced
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes or chopped bird’s eye chili
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese(optional)
2 tablespoons sliced black olives(optional)
1 tablespoon capers(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat olive oil then saute garlic and onion until translucent.
2. Add tomatoes and tuna then continue sauteing for 5 minutes.
3. Add black olives, capers and chili then season with salt and pepper.
4. Add pasta and parsley then stir cook for a minute. Turn off the heat.
5. Arrange spicy tuna pasta into serving plate then sprinkle remaining parsley and top with grated cheese. Serve!

Tuna and Mushroom Omelet

Filipino Style Recipe: Tuna and mushroom omelet or omelette is an easy yet delicious breakfast recipe. It is consists of beaten eggs, tuna flakes and mushrooms then cooked until set. Then usually serve during breakfast with fried rice.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 10-20 minutes
Good for 1 servings

Ingredients:
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 can(115 grams) mushrooms, pieces and stems
1 can(155 grams) tuna flakes(spicy/oil), drained
1 onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
salt and ground pepper to taste
1/2 cup cheese, grated

1/4 cup evaporated milk(optional)
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped(optional for garnishing)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, beat the eggs and milk together until frothy then season with salt and ground pepper. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a nonstick frying pan, heat butter over medium heat.
2. Saute onions, mushrooms and tomatoes for 3 minutes or until soft.
3. Add tuna flakes and ground pepper, continue sauteing for another 3 minutes. Strain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, add butter, half of tuna-mushroom mix then pour half of egg mixture.
2. Sprinkle with grated cheese then cook until bottom is golden.
3. Gently fold omelet over then carefully slide omelette onto a serving plate.
4. Garnish with parsley then serve with hot sauce!

Tips:
1. You may include bell peppers and zucchini sliced thinly in omelette filling.

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)

Ingredients:
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

Procedures:
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)

Grilled Tuna Belly

Filipino Style Recipe: grilled tuna belly is another easy and mouth-watering grilled dish. This is usually made of tuna belly marinated then grilled until done. Serve with soy sauce, calamansi juice and red chili then usually served as appetizer or pulutan.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 10 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo tuna belly(1 inch or thicker), cut into 4 portions

Marinade:
1/2 cup light soy sauce
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup lime juice
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey(optional)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon grind black pepper

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine marinade ingredients then marinate tuna belly for at least 1 hour.

Part 2
1. Remove the tuna belly and then reserve the marinade.
1. Grill marinated tuna belly over hot charcoal for 3 minutes each side or until tender while basting with marinade mixture.
2. Transfer serving plate and serve with steamed rice and spicy tuyo-mansi.

Tuna Penne with Broccoli

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Filipino Style Recipe: tuna penne with broccoli is another easy yet delicious pasta dish. It is usually consist of pasta and a creamy white sauce with tuna and broccoli.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15-30 minutes.
Good for 4-6 person

Ingredients:
500 grams Penne pasta
1 big can spicy tuna flakes in oil, drained
3 cups broccoli florets, cut into small pieces
1 big can evaporated milk
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup chicken stock or water
2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated
2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves(optional)
1/2 cup sliced black olives(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Set aside.
2. Add broccoli then cook in a boiling water for 1 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add tuna, bell pepper and black olives.
3. Pour chicken stock and bring to boil.
4. Add evaporated milk, cheese and basil.
5. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
6. Prepare pasta on pasta tray, pour the sauce, broccoli, grated cheese and dried basil. Toss together then Serve!

(Thanks to Ms. Marevic for sharing)

Tuna and Mushroom Pasta

Filipino Style Recipe: tuna and mushroom pasta is another easy yet delicious pasta dish. It is usually consist of pasta and a creamy white sauce with tuna and mushroom.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15-30 minutes.
Good for 4-6 person.

Ingredients:
500 grams Fettucine noodles(or any desired pasta)
1 big can spicy tuna flakes in oil, drained
2 cups sliced button mushroom
1 big can evaporated milk
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup chicken stock or water
2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves(optional)
2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add bell peppers, mushrooms and tuna.
3. Pour chicken stock and bring to boil.
4. Add evaporated milk, cheese and basil.
5. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
6. Prepare pasta on pasta tray, top with the sauce, grated cheese and dried basil. Serve hot!

Adobong Isda

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Filipino Style Recipe: adobong isda or fish adobo recipe is another simple yet delicious dish. Usually the fish marinade, fried then simmer in a blend of soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
1 medium-sized fish(milkfish, tuna, salmon), sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 cup vinegar
sugar, salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil
1 small onion, minced(optional)
1 thumb-sized ginger, minced(optional)
1 small bay leaf (optional)
1 red chili, sliced diagonally(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine fish, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, salt and pepper.
2. Marinate for an hour in the refrigerator. Drain fish and reserve the marinade.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry the fish until golden brown on both sides. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil and saute the garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Pour marinade then bring to boil.
3. Add fried fish and bay leaf then simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
4. Adjust the taste according to taste.
5. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving plate. Serve with steamed rice.