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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Round Scad in Tomato Sauce (Sardines Recipe)

For the upcoming Relief Society stake activity in our church, I volunteered myself to present one food preservation technique which I learned lately-- the process of making sardines. Just a few of the sisters is willing to participate so I told my Relief Society president some of my food processing ideas and suggested sardines as one of the entries for our ward. For the first time, I documented the preparation, wrote down the ingredients and the method of cooking, took some photos, and now sharing it here.

This freshly-cooked sardines is perfect with fried rice. Yummy!

Sardines is hard to find in the nearby wet market. Hence, I used round scad or galunggong as substitute. The taste is nothing much different. It's just as good as sardines.

1 kilo fish
300 grams tomato sauce
1 tbsp banana ketchup
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp fish sauce
ground black pepper and salt to taste
1 red chili (optional)
3/4 cup water

Cooking Method:
-Clean the fish. Cut the head and tail. Remove the entrails.
-Arrange the fish in the bottom of the pressure cooker.
-Cover with all the rest of the ingredients.
-Pressure cook in high heat.
-Lower the heat after the whistle begins to blow.
-Continue cooking for 25 minutes.
-Turn of the stove, allowing the pressure to release itself.
-Transfer the fish in dry and sterilized containers.
-Let it cool before sealing it well.

I know sardines is one of the Filipino favorites when it comes to instant viand. They are readily available in cans, bottle and pouch from a suking tindahan for a minimal price. But, if you are a mom who wants to avoid canned goods and prefers homecooked meals, I suggest cooking your own sardines yourself and store it for future use.


  1. Never thought I can make homemade sardines. Thanks for sharing sis!

    1. Sure, sis. No problem. Try the recipe soon!

  2. Good idea nga yan, sis. Makes me want to make it at home, too. Now, I have to save up for a pressure cooker na. Or manghiram na lang kay MIL muna. Haha. :)


    1. Bili na pressure cooker, sis. It comes handy if you need to boil beef, beans, etc. Cheers!


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