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Oven Roasted Mackerel

Oven Roasted Mackerel

This fish dish reminds me of my trip at Dongdaemun Market’s fish street in Seoul a couple of years ago. I can’t recall how I ended up there. I do travel with a food list of the place in the native language, so it’s not […]

Mackerel and Spinach Adobo

Mackerel and Spinach Adobo

Recently, I have made the conscious effort and decision to eat better. This is no small feat, as I barely have time to shop and cook (and blog it here) – and I refuse to eat anything that is labelled low-fat, low-calorie and whatever sugar […]

Garlic and Butter Broiled Salmon Heads

Garlic and Butter Broiled Salmon Heads

As I have mentioned before, I have a penchant for buying whole fish. Since buying a whole salmon is out of the question, I prefer cooking its head. Salmon steaks are expensive, and not as fatty and succulent as the meat from the collar and […]

Cleaning, Cooking and Eating Head-On Shrimps (Halabos Na Hipon)

Cleaning, Cooking and Eating Head-On Shrimps (Halabos Na Hipon)

Shrimps/Prawns cooked this way is the ultimate rich people food back in the Philippines. The bigger, the better. All I know is that it costs more than beef, chicken, fish and pork. To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if house parties are judged by […]

Lemon Grilled Whole Tilapia with Grilled Bell Pepper Salsa

Lemon Grilled Whole Tilapia with Grilled Bell Pepper Salsa

Ladies and Gentlemen! I present to you my first ever recipe contest entry! If you have a Food.com account, please send me some review love. Ingredients: (serves 4, with a side of bread or salad) 2 whole tilapia, gutted, fins clipped and cleaned very, very […]

Grilled Whole Tilapia – the Filipino Way (and how to clean out fish guts!)

Grilled Whole Tilapia – the Filipino Way (and how to clean out fish guts!)

I love fish! I love it more after I moved here in the US because i don’t have it as much as I used to back in the Philippines. The fish I saw in the big grocers are filleted, come in stick form inside boxes […]

Garlic and Butter Grilled Mussels

Garlic and Butter Grilled Mussels

I love making this dish, either as part of the meal or as an appetizer – It’s easy, and it’s cheap to make. If you don’t have a grill – baking them in your oven is good too. Go ahead, impress your seafood-loving friends. Ingredients: […]

Fried Whole Fish: Make It, Debone It & Eat It!

Fried Whole Fish: Make It, Debone It & Eat It!

Growing up in Manila (Philippines), fried fish is usually on the dinner table. I loved having fried fish for dinner because this means that I can douse my rice pink with banana ketchup. As a child, I didn’t know what fish sticks are, and I […]