Ginataang Yellow Fin Tuna
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Serves: 3
  • 3 fillets yellow fin tuna, pan fried for 1 minute per side
  • 1 cup ampalaya leaves
  • 2½ cups coconut cream
  • 2 thumbs ginger, julienne
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Saute garlic and onion.
  3. Add ginger and continue to cook until the onion gets soft.
  4. Pour-in coconut cream. Stir and let boil.
  5. Add the ground black pepper and fish sauce. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Put the fried yellow fin tuna fillet in the pan. Scoop some coconut cream on top while cooking. Cover and cook in low to medium heat for 12 minutes.
  7. Add the ampalaya leaves. Stir cover and cook for 3 minutes.
  8. Add red pepper flakes or fresh siling labuyo.
  9. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
  10. Share and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3
Recipe by Panlasang Pinoy at