Breaded Tahong Estofado Recipe

Elevate simple "tahong" with this tasty recipe!

Preparation Time

15 min.

Cooking Time

1 hr. and 10 mins.

Serving Size



  • Appetizer
  • Seafood
  • Del Monte Tomato Sauce


  • 1 kg tahong
  • 1 Tbsp calamansi juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper, black
  • 2 pc egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup oil

  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic
  • 1/3 cup onion
  • 1 pouch DEL MONTE Original Style Tomato Sauce (250g)
  • 1/4 cup DEL MONTE Original Blend Ketchup (320g)
  • 1/2 cup tahong broth
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper, black
  • 1/3 cup bell pepper, red
  • 1/3 cup bell pepper, green


1. Marinate tahong in calamansi juice, salt, and pepper for 30 minutes.
2. Dip each piece in egg and roll in bread crumbs. Deep-fry until golden brown. Set aside.
3. Sauté garlic and onions in margarine. Pour in DEL MONTE Original Style Tomato Sauce, DEL MONTE Original Blend Ketchup, and tahong broth. Season with hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Bring to boil then simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Stir in tahong and bell peppers. Simmer until cooked.

Lusog Notes

This Breaded Tahong Estofado dish is high in both vitamin A that is important for the normal structure and functioning of the skin and vitamin B1 that helps convert food into energy.

Chef`s Tip

After cooking the tahong in water, discard any shells that did not open as these are dead shellfish that might cause illness.

Cooking Skills Needed

  • Boiling

Cooking Tools Needed

  • Chopping Board
  • Pot