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Baked Tahong with Butter Cheese and Roasted Garlic Recipe

This is a recipe for Baked Tahong with Butter Cheese and Roasted Garlic
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Course: Seafood
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. mussels
  • 1 head garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • 3/4 cup shredded quickmelt or sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Prepare the fried garlic by heating oil in a small pot. As the oil heats-up, add the garlic. Continue to cook in medium heat while stirring-once in a while until the garlic turns golden brown. Separate the oil from the fried garlic. Set aside.
  • Prepare the mussels by pouring water in a cooking pot. Bring to a boil.
  • Add the mussels and continue to cook for 1 minute or until it starts to open. Discard the water and then let the mussels cool down.
  • Open the mussels completely and then peel off the shell that has no meat. We will only need the shell with mussel meat attached.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Arrange the mussels (meat side up) on a baking tray. Distribute butter and shredded cheese equally over each piece of mussel. Put inside the oven and then bake for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the tray from the oven. Arrange the fried garlic on top of the mussels. Put the tray back into the oven. Continue to bake for 3 to 5 minutes more.
  • Remove from the oven. Let it cool. Arrange in a serving plate. Sprinkle parsley on top.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g