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Tuyo Spaghetti Recipe

Tuyo Spaghetti Recipe

| On 10, Apr 2014

Dried fishes are among the Philippines – or probably Southeast Asia’s – staple food. Despite this is foul to foreigners, we are still proud of them.

Tuyo is the most popular dried fish here. I think it’s because of the price and availability. You can buy it anywhere for as low as P1.00 (or higher) each. I, myself is a digger for this salty viand. I love soaking it for a few minutes in a vinegar with spices and have it with rice. I also eat this in a very crazy way — eating it with ketchup dip.

Just a week a go, my sister gave us a pasta dish that features this dried fish and I love it. I asked her the ingredients and have recreated it a few days ago.

Tuyo Pasta - simple, yet delicious dish

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kilo spaghetti pasta – cooked
  • 1/4 kilo tuyo – remove the head, and shred by hands to separate the bones (Tuyo flakes)
  • 12 pieces tomatoes – chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic – finely minced
  • 1 large onion – chopped
  • 2 tablespoon chopped basil leaves
  • 3 cups water
  • oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

  1. Fry the tuyo flakes, set aside.
  2. Using the same oil, saute garlic and onion.
  3. Add the tomatoes and water. Let it boil until it forms a thick sauce.
  4. Add basil leaves, boil.
  5. Adjust with salt (should be a little bland) and pepper. Remove from flame.
  6. Add the tuyo flakes and mix.
  7. Combine with pasta and serve.

Learn more the author of this post:

Ringo
I am Ringo and allow me to say not an ordinary man. I've been working home base since 2009 and as of now, has no plans of returning to corporate. Web designer. Frustrated chef. Foodie. Good son (ehem!). Good father (to two labrador retrievers). And, a servant of God.

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