Ginataang tulingan is made with local tulingan fish or skipjack tuna and coconut milk. It is stewed with vegetables such as string beans or eggplant. This can be cooked, in many different ways such as simply boiling the fish with coconut milk. In this recipe, we sear the fish first before adding the seasonings as that is what learned from my family. This method is optional, however. This is a simple lutong bahay. It is easy to make and a must try. This dish is perfect served with siling labuyo and patis dipping sauce on the side. Let me know what you think.
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- 2 medium size tulingan (skipjack tuna), cleaned and cut in serving pieces
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1 thumb size ginger, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1/2 bunch string beans, cut in 3 inches long
- 2 tbsp. fish sauce
- 1 cup water
- 2 – 3 tbsp. vinegar
- 2 green chili or siling haba
- salt and pepper to taste
- cooking oil
- Servings: 4
- Time: 40 minutes
- Level: Moderate
- Cuisine: Filipino
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- Heat cooking oil in a pan. Sear the fish over medium high heat until outer parts turns light brown. Do not over fry the fish.
- Add in garlic, ginger, vinegar, fish sauce, salt and pepper.
- Pour in water, cover and bring to a boil. After a boil, pour in coconut milk.
- Add string beans and chili pepper. Simmer over low heat until sauce thickens and liquid is half reduced. Approximately, 20 – 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Turn off heat.
- Serve with rice and enjoy!