Ginataang Tanigue is a Filipino dish that features mackerel cooked in coconut milk and spices. The dish is known for its rich and creamy sauce, and it is often served with steamed rice.
To prepare Ginataang Mackerel, mackerel fillets are typically marinated in a mixture of salt, pepper, garlic, and vinegar for at least an hour. The fillets are then pan-fried until they are crispy on the outside and cooked through on the inside. Meanwhile, a sauce is made by sautéing garlic, onions, ginger, and chili peppers in coconut oil, and then adding coconut milk and seasoning to taste. The fried mackerel fillets are then added to the sauce and simmered for a few minutes until the flavors meld together.
Other ingredients that may be added to Ginataang Mackerel include vegetables such as bell peppers, eggplant, and bitter melon. Some versions of the dish also include shrimp or other seafood, and may use different types of fish aside from mackerel.
Ginataang Mackerel is a comforting and flavorful dish that is enjoyed by many Filipinos. It is a great way to incorporate seafood and coconut milk into one's diet and is perfect for those who love rich and creamy dishes.
You can adjust the amount of chili peppers based on your preferred level of spiciness. You can also add other vegetables like eggplant, okra, or squash for a heartier meal. Enjoy!