Herring fish is salted and dried under the sun that’s why it’s called Tuyo (dried) in Filipino. Tuyo is then fried then bottled and filled with garlic and olive oil. This is a very convenient way of buying tuyo. You don’t have to bother with frying the fish and the strong smell that goes with it.
I like San Sebastian’s tuyo because it’s not very salty. It’s also firm yet tender. There is no fishy after taste. I’ve only seen this brand in Metro Gaisano supermarket, Pioneer Center supermarket and some kiosks in Market! Market!
Sinangag or Garlic Fried Rice
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 tsp rock salt
1 cup rice, hot or cold
1 tablespoon Olive or Canola oil
1. Sprinkle rock salt on the garlic cloves. Use a knife and mash the salt into the garlic cloves.
2. Chop the garlic finely.
1. Spread crackers or toasted baguette with olive oil and top with tuyo flakes.
2. Add finely chopped tuyo to Spaghetti al Olio for a subtle kick in flavor.
3. If you don’t have anchovies you can substitute it with tuyo.
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