Fish with salted black beans is one of the Asian fish recipes that I enjoy for a couple of reasons: it is quick and easy to prepare; and it really tastes awesome – even when eaten with plain white rice. This fish recipe is perfect for lent and for people who love to eat fish […]
Grilled Pompano is a delicious dish that anyone can prepare. Aside from tasting fresh and delicious, I like grilled pompano because it does not require a lot of ingredients and it is simple to prepare. I used black pompano for this recipe. Since pompano is quite fatty, it is a good candidate for grilling. I […]
I think that this simple Baked Swai Fillet is something that you should try for many reasons. The first reason will be the taste, it is not that overpowering, unlike other types fish, while the smell is not too fishy. Baked Swai fillet is also easy to prepare and this recipe has very minimal ingredients. […]
Sinigang na Isda sa Kamias is a type of Filipino sour soup. This soup dish involves fish, tomato, mustard greens, long green peppers, and onion. The souring agent for this sinigang recipe is bilimbi, which is locally known as kamias. This Sinigang na Isda sa Kamias recipe is straightforward. You can enjoy your sour fish […]
It has been a practice among Roman Catholics to abstain from eating meat every Friday during lent, and the entire holy week. It is not recommended to eat pork, chicken, beef and other types of meat during this time of the year. However, you can always consume vegetables and seafood. Since lent is a time […]
I just read an article from the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s website about the imposition of Shellfish ban in Eastern Samar.
Apparently, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) prohibit gathering, eating, and selling shellfish from Matarinao Bay. It appears that toxic red tide organisms have been discovered in water samples collected the bay. According to the news, the bay covers the following areas: Salcedo, Quinapondan, MacArthur and Hernani.
If you are living within or near these places, try to practice due diligence by not consuming or selling shellfish; the article did not say anything about the effects of the red tide in other marine life within the area but it will be safer to abstain from seafood until the ban is lifted.
BFAR also made clear that other than Matarinao Bay, all other water bodies in the region are free from red tide organisms.
Before anything else, let me first acquaint you with a section of this blog called “What’s cookin?” This section (or category) is intended to showcase simple yet delicious food that we usually prepare on ordinary or busy days.
Unlike the recipe section, this does not show details on how certain foods are prepared. The ones featured here are done using basic cooking procedures that almost everyone is familiar with. In addition, this section is also intended to promote our appreciation on simple everyday meals that most of us had while growing-up (or still having until now) and remind everyone that some good food does not need to be costly and complicated.
I was craving for pritong bangus (milkfish) since last week: it is not until today that I was able to visit the local Pinoy store to get a pack of bangus marinated in vinegar and crushed garlic. I even saw some salted eggs and was able to grab a dozen.