Cook Adobo Skipjack Tuna in Filipino Style

Edited by Liezel, Robbi, Monika, Eng and 3 others

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We are all different. Each of us likes unique things. Some people like to paint or do gardening, some spend their time going shopping at the mall, and some are fond of playing online games.

There are also people who like to cook and some who do not, because for them, cooking is just a tiresome job. Those people still have to eat so some still cook daily. For those who love cooking, it becomes a hobby about which they are passionate. That is our way of expressing our emotions and feelings. Whether you love to cook or you truly don't like it at all, this simple dish is going to capture your attention. Easy to make and delicious, it's a treat for you, whether cooking is your passion or your least favorite household chore.

Adobo is considered to be one of the most famous of Filipino dishes. If the Philippines had a national dish, it would be "Adobo". It is commonly made with either pork or chicken. It can also be made from a variety of vegetables like string beans, eggplant and other types of vegetables. Every cook has their own way of cooking adobo. Here is my own way of cooking this. I will use fish (Skipjack Tuna) as a main ingredient instead of using other meat. You will definitely have fun doing it. And at the same time you can save money because it is really inexpensive.

Ingredients that you will need:

  • ½ Kilo (1.1lbs) skipjack tuna or what we called Gulyasan
Skipjack Tuna
  • 1 piece onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt and pepper
  • ¼ tsp. Powdered pepper
  • Magic sarap (seasoning)
  • Olive Oil
  • Lara (spices)

This is the set of ingredients you'll need.

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How to Cook:

  1. 1
    Prepare the skipjack tuna, wash and clean it well.
    Sliced Skipjack Tuna
    Then slice it into small pieces
    Chop the onion and crush the garlic. After you are done preparing all of these, then start cooking.
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  2. 2
    Put the sliced tuna into a casserole or pot.
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  3. 3
    Add 2 glasses of water and ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper then boil for 10-15 minutes
    We add black pepper to loosen up the substance covering into the skin of fish or what we call "malansa".
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  4. 4
    Once the fish is boiling and it smells good,
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    then put in the chopped onion and garlic
    Stir and leave to simmer for about 10 minutes.
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  5. 5
    Add 4 tablespoons of vinegar, stir continuously, and then add 4 tablespoons soy sauce and 3 tablespoons olive oil.
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  6. 6
    Wait until it is boiling
    Add condiments and other seasonings, including salt and pepper, magic sarap, and spices. Stir it well.
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  7. 7
    Boil it again for about 10-15 minutes
    Then you can taste it. You can add seasoning depending on what tastes you prefer.
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  8. 8
    Now it is ready to serve, and you can garnish it to look good if you want.
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  • It is much better to serve immediately, while it is still hot.

Questions and Answers

Hi, do you have any other creative ways to cook skipjack tuna?

I am looking for a less spicy, healthier dish that is a bit healthier for skipjack tuna.. I have tried: I have tried olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.. I think it was caused by: Filipino fish dishes can be very high in sodium so I am looking for something a bit healthier without soy sauce.

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Categories : Ethnic Foods | Meats & Main Dishes

Recent edits by: Alma, Lynn, Eng

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