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How to Cook Afritadang Tahong

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1 1/2 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
  • 1/4 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
  • 1/4 tsp. MSG
  • 4 tsp. liquid from annato soak 1 Tbsp. annato or atsuete in 5 tsp. warm water


    How to cook afritadang tahong:

    • Soak the mussels or tahong in water to remove the debris inside for a few hours.
    • Then clean and trim the fibrous clumps of hair and wash in running water.
    • Boil tahong in 2 cups water for 2 minutes or until the shell opens.
    • Remove the meat from shell and set aside.
    • Saute garlic, onions and tahong. Add ginger juice and stir cook for a few seconds.
    • Pour tomato sauce, mussel or tahong broth and annato liquid.
    • Add vegetable and season with MSG and salt then simmer for 3 minutes.
    • Add peanuts, bread crumbs and potatoes then mix to combine all the ingredients.
    • Simmer for 5 minutes more until the potatoes are cooked.
    • Serve hot.