Pinangat na Galunggong

Filipino Style Recipe: Pinangat na Galunggong is another simple and easy Filipino dish. It is usually consist of fish cooked in a combination of calamansi, tomatoes and some spices.

500 grams galunggong, cleaned and trimmed
2 medium size tomatoes, sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
3 pieces green chili
5 pieces calamansi, juice
2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a pot, arrange half of tomatoes, ginger and onion.
2. Arrange galunggong over then add the remaining tomatoes, ginger, onion and green chili.
3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper then pour calamansi juice and water.
4. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes or until cooked.
5. Remove from heat then serve with steamed rice.

Glazed Mackerel with Water Spinach

Filipino Style Recipe: glazed mackerel with water spinach is a low-carbohydrate dish. It is usually consists of mackerel fillet marinade in a blend of honey, brown sugar and soy sauce. Stir fried until tender then served with wilted water spinach as side dish.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 50 minutes
Good for 4-6 servings

2 slices mackerel(tanigue) fillets, 1 inch thick
1 lemon, juice
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2 gloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 bunches fresh water spinach, trimmed
2 tablespoons white wine(optional)

Part 1
1. In a bowl, marinate mackerel fillets in lemon juice for 10-15 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, melt butter then saute garlic.
2. Add brown sugar, honey and soy sauce then bring to boil until reduces in half. Keep stirring.
3. Pour the sugar mixture over the mackerel then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside for 10 minutes.

Part 3
1. In a frying pan, heat olive oil and fry mackerel fillets while basting with sugar mixture.
2. Brushing the top with mixture so the fish begins to caramelize.
3. Cook until the side turns to golden brown and begins to caramelize both sides.
4. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Part 4
1. In a sauce pan, melt the butter then add spinach, salt and pepper.
2. Pour wine then cook for a minute or until the leaves begin to wilt. Drain.
3. Drain then transfer to serving plate and arrange mackerel on top. Serve immediately!

Ginataang Tulingan

Filipino Style Recipe: ginataang tulingan or mackerel in coconut milk is another simple and easy Filipino dish. It is usually consist of mackerel(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

500 grams mackerel(tulingan)
1 piece onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, diced
2 pieces green chili(siling haba)
a cup of pure coconut milk
2 pieces eggplants, sliced
1/2 cup of vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

2 pieces small tomatoes, diced(optional)
3 pieces red chili(siling labuyo)(optional)

1. In a saucepan, arrange tulingan and eggplants.
2. Add the green chili, garlic, onion, tomatoes and ginger.
3. Pour in the vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
4. Let it boil for a few minutes and add the coconut milk.
5. Let it simmer 10 minutes or until tender and the sauce is creamy and oily.
6. Add red chili then adjust seasoning according to taste. Simmer for another minute.
7. Serve and Enjoy!

Adobong Isda


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

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)

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.