Baked Tahong Recipe

Baked Tahong or Baked Mussels is a well loved appetizer seafood dish. Mussels are very abundant in coastal areas wherein they are harvested fresh everyday and sold at a cheap price. If you’re in the Philippines, getting some fresh mussels will never be an issue.

This recipe is simple and very tasty. It is like making your own homemade gourmet masterpiece with minimal effort and ingredients.

Some of you might be planning to enroll in culinary art schools to enhance your skills or perhaps taking short culinary courses so that you can make fabulous dishes. Enrolling in the top cooking schools will definitely boost your cooking skills to a whole new level. That is necessary if you plan to have a career in cooking, but it is not that needed when you only want to learn the basics of cooking – such as preparing simple recipes like this one.

Using conventional oven is necessary to complete this dish. However, you may also use electric ovens and it will still produce good results.

Try this Baked Mussels Recipe and let us know your thoughts.


2 lbs mussels (tahong), cleaned and boiled until the shells open

1/2 cup butter, softened

7 cloves garlic, pounded and minced

1 cup quickmelt cheese, grated

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Cooking procedure:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Combine butter and garlic then mix well.

3. Remove the extra shell from the mussel. Place some butter and garlic mixture on the mussels using a teaspoon or brush.

4. Top the mussels with grated quickmelt cheese.

5. Arrange the mussels in a baking tray lined with Aluminum foil.

6. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.

7. Remove from the oven and transfer to a serving plate.

8. Serve as an appetizer dish. Share and enjoy!


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  1. christian allarde says:

    Hi Vanjo,

    I was wondering for this dish would a toaster oven work also if you don’t have a conventional or electric oven.

  2. i will try that recipe at home for a diferent menu ,,, we like to eat tahong….

  3. Hi there! What if quickmelt cheese is not available? Can I use the mozarella cheese instead? Hoping to hear from you coz I wanna prepare this for my sons bday. Thanks and God Bless!

  4. jun alejo says:

    it looks so yummy, thanks for the recipe.^_^

  5. You have a very nice way of presenting your recipes.

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  8. Joanne T says:

    G’day! A GREAT dish for summer and for entertaining! THANKS! Was wondering do I need to take the mussell out of the shell and clean it up a bit or just add the ingredients and bake as is
    Thank you in advance!
    Enjoy reading your blogs too!

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