Cavite is well-known for its fresh mussels. The abundance of these marine products, created a variety of local dishes. Ginatang tahong, where-in the mussels are cooked in lemon grass, chilli and coconut milk.
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Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 157
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 12g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Total Carbohydrates 6g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 1 Kilo unshelled mussels
- 2 Cloves of garlic
- 1 Medium size onion
- 2 Birds eye or green long chilli
- 1 Thumbsize ginger
- 2 Teaspoon lemon grass
- 1 Can coconut milk
- 2 Tablespoon of cooking oil
- 1 Stalk of green onion
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a deep pan, sauté garlic and onion.
- Add the chilli, ginger and lemon grass and stir fry for about 2 minutes.
- Pour in the coconut milk, stirring occasionally to avoid scorching.
- Season with salt and let it boil.
- Add the unshelled mussels, keep stirring and let it simmer in medium low heat.
- Bring to a boil until the sauce thickens.
- Add the coconut cream and continue to simmer for 3-5 minutes.
- Add the choice of birds eye or long green chilli.
- Serve hot.
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