Ginisang tahong or sauteed mussels is one of the many ways of cooking tahong and the popular tahong dish for the Filipinos. However, there are days its rarely cook, for reason of red tide alerts in some coast of the Philippines. The style of cooking is similar to Ginisang Okra another simple recipe which is sauteed with garlic, onion, tomato and ginger.
Did you know that some of the nutritional benefits of eating mussels is that, its rich in protein and Vitamin A. Proteins help maintain the function of every cell in your body while adequate vitamin A intake nourishes your eyes, skin and immune system, and aids in the production of new red blood cells.
Here are the simple steps in cooking ginisang tahong or sauteed mussels
I N G R E D I E N T S
- 1 kg. tahong (green mussels) – cleaned and rinsed
- 1 medium sized red onion, sliced
- 2 cloves, crushed and minced
- 1 finger of ginger, crushed
- 2 medium sized tomatoes, sliced
- 1 tsp. patis (fish sauce)
- 2 tbsp. oil
- 1 sachet maggi magic sarap
M E T H O D
- Heat the cooking oil in a large wok of prying pan.
- Saute garlic until golden brown, followed by the onion, tomato and ginger.
- Add the patis, maggi magic sarap and continue sauteing for about 5 minutes.
- Add the tahong, stir and cover the pot.
- Simmer for about 5 minutes or until all the shells open.
- Transfer to a serving place and it can be served with rice.