Bistek na Tanigue (Spanish Mackerel Steaks in Soy Sauce)

Bistek is actually a Filipino version of beef steak marinated and cooked with soy sauce and is not the grilled steak which is popular in western cooking. The bistek version I have here used tanigue or Spanish mackerel fish steaks as a substitute to beef. So the next time you are in the market and saw tanigue steaks and don’t know how to cook it, this recipe might be worth a try.

To cook bistek na tanigue: Rub tanigue steaks with salt and fry until golden brown. Transfer to a plate or container and set aside. Heat a tablespoon of cooking oil in a pan and saute garlic and onion. Then add the soy sauce and kalamansi juice. Mix with sugar until the sauce becomes balanced with sweet, sour and salty taste. Adjust the soy sauce, sugar and kalamansi until you got the desired result. Let it simmer for a few seconds then add the fried tanigue steaks. Simmer at least 2 minutes and then serve hot.



 

How to Cook Spanish Mackerel Steaks in Soy Sauce (Bistek na Tanigue)
 
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Recipe type: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 kilo Tanigue Steaks or Spanish Mackerel Steaks
  • 1 big white onion, sliced into rings
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup kalamansi or lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ head garlic, minced
  • cooking oil
  • rock salt
Instructions
How to cook bistek na tanigue:
  1. Rub tanigue steaks with salt and fry until golden brown.
  2. Transfer to a plate or container and set aside.
  3. Heat a tablespoon of cooking oil in a pan and saute garlic and onion.
  4. Then add the soy sauce and kalamansi juice.
  5. Mix with sugar until the sauce becomes balanced with sweet, sour and salty taste.
  6. Adjust the soy sauce, sugar and kalamansi until you got the desired result.
  7. Let it simmer for a few seconds then add the fried tanigue steaks.
  8. Simmer at least 2 minutes and then serve hot.

 


Bistek na Tanigue