Tinolang Tahong (Mussel Stew with Ginger)

Good day darlings! I was craving for some sea foods the other day so we woke up super early for the morning market.  I love going to the market.  The produce are fresh plus the prices are unbelievably cheap compared to supermarkets and grocery stores where the meats and fish are usually frozen.  You can always find a suki (regular/favorite vendor) by buying whatever they are selling more frequently and they would give it to you for an even lower price plus not only do you gain a friend but a mentor on how to spot fresh produce.  We bought some mussels that day because not are they only cheap (40 pesos or 1 U.S. dollar a kilo) but they are also rich source of iron and super yummy.  The husband always cooks mussels this way.  No fancy ingredients, simple, and super delicious :)



Let's get started!  You will need basically only four ingredients:
1.  Sprite or 7Up
2.  Mussels(cleaned and debearded)
3.  Ginger, sliced
4.  Onions, sliced
*You will also need some salt and cooking oil.

In a pan, saute your onions and ginger.  Wait until the onions are translucent and the ginger has released its aroma.  The ginger will help remove the malansa (fishy) smell from the mussels.

Next add in the mussels.  I like my mussels a bit smaller than the usual.  In my opinion, they are tastier than the bigger ones.  Make sure it is washed and debearded.  We do not want eating those beards or sand or grit.  Also, discard any uncooked mussels that are open.  These are not fresh and not appropriate for consumption.  You can ask your suki to clean and debeard the mussels for you (one of the perks of having a suki)or learn how to debeard mussels here.

Next, once the mussels have opened, add in the Sprite or 7Up.  You can only use lemon flavored soda for this recipe.  I do not who invented this recipe but what I do know is he or she is a genius!  I love the sweet taste which perfectly matches the slight saltiness of the mussels.  Just let the Sprite or 7Up simmer for a few minutes until it reduced to have its original amount then add some salt to adjust to your taste and you are done!

You can now enjoy your mussels! Super simple, super nutritious, plus super cheap recipe.

Hope you liked it :)  For my next post, I will be teaching you what to do to leftover mussels :)
Have a great weekend!

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31 comments:

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    1. you should try it some time charlotte. thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Wahhh!! Spirte with mussels!! It sounds very interesting! I shall give this a go one day~~
    Thanks for sharing the recipe with us Angel~~<3

    -Miss Sennnaa
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    1. yes, so easy too! i love how the sprite gives it some sweetness ;)

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  3. Sounds interesting. But I don't really like sea food. Actually I have never eaten ;-)
    Kisses from Kenya

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  4. Good recipe! We use stock for the liquid portion of our tinolang tahong but we cook with Sprite for our shrimps. Good stuff!

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    1. is that nilasing na hipon? i love shrimps!

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  5. This is one of my favorites. Easy to cook and simple.

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    1. yes! perfect for busy mommies and moms on a budget.

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  6. I like to keep the shells from them!

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    1. pretty colors, isn't eat? kinda remind me of peacocks too!

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  7. I'm not one for seafood but you seem to know what you are doing! :-)

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  8. I don't like seafood but i really like these pictures. xo

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  9. Whoa this is such an amazing recipe! Many thanks for sharing it with us! I will try it right after I get back from my vacation as it looks very good!

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    1. thank you maddie :) would love to know if you liked it :)

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  10. Hello, thanks for the comment I am already following the blog!
    I love clam :)
    kisses

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  11. These pictures made me hungryyyy how could youuu :( hahhaha

    xx
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  12. OMG... tahong! One of my favorite dishes ever. I like how you've introduced an interesting twist by adding Sprite to it. Hmmm, mai-suggest nga sa sister ko. Hehe. Seafoods are <3!

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  13. OMG! its so weird u cook it with 7up or sprite! :D

    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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