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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tambakol ~ Paksiw sa Gata

(Note: There had been trouble with links so I am reposting this.)

There's always an abundant supply of Tambakol (yellow-fin tuna) in our local markets. And this is cheaper than other tuna varieties. Aside from grilling it, I like to have it for paksiw sa gata. Now isn't that soooooo tasty?
Paksiw is a process of cooking meat or fish in vinegar with spices. And that would be delicious as is... 
But we want to add more and more flavor on it, so after cooking tambakol in paksiw style, we will cook it in gata (coconut cream). Then add some chilis! yummy! Tara let's eat....


Paksiw sa Gata

1 kilo tambakol , sliced
2 cups coconut cream
3 thumb-sized ginger, crushed and sliced
1 big red onion, chopped
8 cloves garlic, crushed
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp whole black pepper
3 tomatoes, chopped ( optional)
1/2 cup vinegar
1 cup water
3 pcs whole green chilis 
salt or fish sauce, to taste
ground black pepper, to taste
banana leaves, cut about 2x10(inches) for wrapping

  • Wash fish. Pat dry. Rub some salt.
  • In a bowl, mix together garlic, onions, tomatoes, ginger, a dash of ground pepper, then place about a tbsp mixture on top of each fish slices, then wrap each in banana leaves. 
  • Layer all the rest of ingredients in the pot (except the coconut cream, water and vinegar). Then place the fish wraps on top of the spices. 
  • Now pour in the vinegar and water. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until the water is reduced (but not dry).
  • Add the coconut cream. Simmer. Season with fish sauce.Cover and cook for about 10 minutes. 
  • Serve with rice. Add some chopped chilis, if preferred. Enjoy!

This post is linked to :  eRecipecards ,  Food Trip FridayFood Friday


Vhen said...

uber sa sarap! :) lalao na pag spicy!

visiting from FTF!


hope to see you there too, thanks!

Tetcha said...

I cook paksiw every week, but I haven't tried cooking it in coconut cream. This is a must-try! Happy FTF! Here's my entry: http://www.delightmyappetite.com/2012/01/a-sizzling-dinner-at-sizzlin-pepper-steak/

Unknown said...

oh, goodness! it's mouth-watering. i love it spicy.

Lynn said...

Second entry for Food Friday with coconut milk! Thank you as I'm searching for a fish recipe w/ gata. :)

Cheerful said...

paksiw na gata, sounds so yummy...not sure if i had it in both, parang its either gata or paksiw lang, thanks for sharing your recipe, worth trying! visiting from FTF, see you around! :)

Jessica said...

the tambakol paksiw sa gata foods looks very delish :-) makes me drool too. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from FTF, hope that you can return the visit too.


♥ Willa @ Postage Journal♥ said...

I definitely need more rice for this one!!!!

Gene said...

Hay, I miss eating spicy gata. The people in my hubby's household doesn't like spicy food. Kakagutom!

Visiting via Food Friday

Leah H. said...

Oh, that is yummy as long as there is coconut milk involve..Thank's for sharing:)

Visiting for FTF! Hope you can stop by:)


peachkins said...

ansarap naman nito, parang gusto tuloy kumain ng rice kahit 9pm na..LOL!

Enz F | http://www.pinoykusinero.com/ said...

This is an all time favorite. I will be cooking ginataang tambakol with kamias instead of vinegar. Thank you for sharing this one! :)

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

@Enz F | http://www.pinoykusinero.com/

Hi Enz F! Yes, that's yummy, I do cook it sometimes with kamias. Dried kamias is perfect for this!

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