Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Tahong or mussel is common and widely available seafood for Filipinos. It is usually baked, fried, smoked, broiled or steam. Aside from its authentic taste it is also popular for its nutritional benefits. Rich in protein and good for developing muscles and growth.  Try this nutritious Filipino dish spaghetti with tahong sauce, so tasty and yummy for your best dinner.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

1 large onion, chopped
2 tsp. minced garlic
¼ cup olive oil
1 cup canned whole tomatoes
1 cup tomato sauce
1 small can tomato paste
1 cup port wine
1 cup tahong broth
2 tsp. sugar
Salt to taste
½ tsp. pepper
1 tsp. ground oregano
1 tablet shrimp broth cube
3 cups tahong meat, partially cooked
2 tbsp. chopped wansuey, or kinchay
500g Spaghetti, cooked
Springs of wansuey

1. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil.
2. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste, port wine, tahong broth, sugar, salt and pepper, oregano and shrimp broth cubed.
3. Simmer uncovered, stirring often for 1 hour or until thick; stir tahong and wansuey.
4. Transfer drained pasta in a large bowl.
5. Top with tahong sauce; toss to mix well.
6. Serve with springs of wansuey.


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