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!

  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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