Tahong Gisado (Green Mussels Stir Fry)

It’s always nice to know that you’re moving forward. Yesterday We reached the 90,000 hits marked, and the 100K milestone is just around the corner.

iCookonboard reached 90k

And my better half’s special day is also fast approaching, so today I’m sharing a recipe that I learnt from my wife. Tahong Gisado is a recipe from Davao Philippines.

We Biñanense normally cooked Tinolang Tahong {Green Mussels Ginger Soup}. Tahong Gisado is similar to Tinolang Tahong but you don’t need to add water. Instead you are only cooking the green mussels on its own juice, giving a much richer taste. And just before its done, squeezing a lemon to give a citrus kick and balancing the final taste.

Tahong Gisado (Green Mussels Stir Fry)
Tahong Gisado (Green Mussels Stir Fry)
Photo By Nino Almendra

Now on with the cooking…

Tahong Gisado (Green Mussels Stir Fry)

Prep. time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: Very Easy

Good for 12 crew as a 2nd Main Course

You will need;

2 kgs. fresh/frozen tahong/green mussels, cleaned.

1 head/12 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 thumbsize/100 grms. ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

200 grms. red/yellow onions, coarsely chopped

2 stalk of lemongrass, pressed and tied

1 Tbsp. fish sauce

1 lemon, squeezed to make 4 Tbsp. of juice

Salt and freshly grounded black pepper to taste

Spring onions for garnishing

Direction;

Heat cooking oil on a large cooking pot. Add the ginger, garlic, onions and lemongrass.

Saute for a couple of minutes until onions are translucent. Add the green mussels.

Stir the green mussles for a minute. Cover with lid for 8 minutes.

Pour in the fish sauce. Squeeze a lemon and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Garnish with freshly chopped spring onions.

Enjoy your meal !!! 😉

Here’s how I do it;

Fresh or Frozen Green Mussels?

Fresh Green Mussels
Try to use fresh green mussels if available. It always taste better than the frozen mussels.
Frozen Green Mussels
Frozen Green Mussels are good to use onboard.
It’s ready to cook and have a very long shelf life.
Frozen Green Mussels
Frozen Green Mussels are neatly packed per kilo.
Frozen Green Mussels
2 kilos Frozen Green Mussels.
Heat cooking oil
Heat cooking oil on a large cooking pot.
Tahong Gisado (Green Mussels Stir Fry)
Add the ginger, garlic, onions and lemongrass.
Tahong Gisado (Green Mussels Stir Fry)
Saute for a couple of minutes until onions are translucent.
Tahong Gisado (Green Mussels Stir Fry)
Add the green mussels.
Tahong Gisado (Green Mussels Stir Fry)
Stir the green mussles for a minute.
Tahong Gisado (Green Mussels Stir Fry)
Cover with lid for 8 minutes.

Note: If you’re using fresh green mussels, it is cooked in 5 minutes.

While frozen green mussels is cooked in 8 minutes.

(No need to thaw or wash the frozen green mussels, it is ready for cooking.)

Tahong Gisado (Green Mussels Stir Fry)
Pour in the fish sauce.
Tahong Gisado (Green Mussels Stir Fry)
Squeeze a lemon.
Tahong Gisado (Green Mussels Stir Fry)
Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Tahong Gisado (Green Mussels Stir Fry)
Garnish with freshly chopped spring onions.
Tahong Gisado (Green Mussels Stir Fry)
Tahong Gisado (Green Mussels Stir Fry)
Photo By Nino Almendra
Tahong Gisado (Green Mussels Stir Fry)
Tahong Gisado (Green Mussels Stir Fry)
Photo By Nino Almendra
Tahong Gisado (Green Mussels Stir Fry)
Tahong Gisado (Fresh Green Mussels Stir Fry)
Photo By Nino Almendra

Enjoy your meal !!! 😉

Thanks alot for spending your precious time on my blog and hope this recipe encourage

you to try cooking Stir Frying some Green Mussels


 

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