How to Cook Afritadang Tahong
Recipe type: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 1½ kilo tahong (or mussels)
  • 200 grams potatoes, sliced and fried
  • 200 grams Baguio beans, cut dagonally
  • 2 tsp. ginger juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium size onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup cooking oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup mussel broth (liquid from boiled tahong)
  • 1 Tbsp. bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. ground fried or toasted peanuts
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. MSG
  • 4 tsp. liquid from annato (soak 1 Tbsp. annato or atsuete in 5 tsp. warm water)
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How to cook afritadang tahong:
  1. Soak the mussels or tahong in water to remove the debris inside for a few hours.
  2. Then clean and trim the fibrous clumps of hair and wash in running water.
  3. Boil tahong in 2 cups water for 2 minutes or until the shell opens.
  4. Remove the meat from shell and set aside.
  5. Saute garlic, onions and tahong. Add ginger juice and stir cook for a few seconds.
  6. Pour tomato sauce, mussel or tahong broth and annato liquid.
  7. Add vegetable and season with MSG and salt then simmer for 3 minutes.
  8. Add peanuts, bread crumbs and potatoes then mix to combine all the ingredients.
  9. Simmer for 5 minutes more until the potatoes are cooked.
  10. Serve hot.
Recipe by Panlasang Pinoy Meat Recipes at