Bacalao Guisado (Filipino style)


  • 3 slices of dried fish
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 med. sized onion, chopped
  • thumbsized ginger, crushed
  • 5 fresh ripe tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 green chili
  • freshly ground peppercorn, to taste
  • green olives (optional)
  • 1  cup water.

Cooking Instructions:

  1.     Soak dried fish in a bowl of water for 10-15 minutes.
  2.     Heat olive oil in pan. saute ginger, onions and garlic. Add tomatoes and 1 cup water. Cook tomatoes for 2-3 minutes to make a nice tomato sauce.
  3.     Add dried fish and olives (if you plan to add olives). Sprinkle some ground peppercorn. Cover and let the dried fish simmer in tomato sauce for 5 to 8 minutes.
  4.     No need to add salt, since dried fish is salty enough.
  5.     Garnish with green chilis.
  6.     Serve with rice.

Source: Pinoy Kitchenette