Dried fishes are among the Philippines – or probably Southeast Asia’s – staple food. Despite that this is foul to foreigners, we are still proud of them.
Tuyo is the most popular dried fish in mostly local market. Maybe because of its price and availability. You can buy it anywhere for as low as P1.00 (or higher) each. Also, Filipinos are fan of salty viand. Fried fish or tuyo is loved by many soaking it in vinegar with spices and have it with rice. Others also eat tuyo in a very crazy way like eating it with ketchup dip.
However, there are more delectable ways to cook tuyo like in this recipe of tuyo pasta. Try this out and enjoy your favorite dried fish in a new way!
- 1 bottled tuyo
- 500 g spaghetti noodles, boiled to al dente
- 1 head garlic, minced
- Squeeze of lemon juice
- Grated parmesan cheese
- Chili flakes
- In a pan, heat tuyo chili oil and sauté garlic for a few minutes.
- Add the cooked pasta and season with salt and pepper, mix well.
- Add a squeeze of lemon.
- Serve tuyo on top.
- Add parmesan cheese and chili flakes.