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Buttered Lemon Tanigue
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5 from 2 votes

How to Cook Buttered Lemon Tanigue (Spanish Mackerel Steaks)

You only need to pan fry the tanigue steaks (Spanish mackerel steaks) and put some butter sauce and presto!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: lemon tanigue
Servings: 3 slices
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Manny


  • 3 slices Tanigue steak
  • 1 piece lemon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 head garlic minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. cooking oil


    How to cook buttered lemon tanigue

    • In a pan stir-fry garlic with cooking oil until fragrant. Then place the 1/2 cup butter in the pan and allow to melt in moderate heat stirring occasionally.
    • Pour the melted sauce in a plastic container and place in the freezer to allow the sauce to solidify.
    • Rub salt and pepper on the tanigue slices and drizzle with lemon juice let stand to marinate for at least 15 minutes.
    • In a nonstick pan melt 1 tbsp butter and pan grill the tanigue slices one by one for 2-3 minutes each side at moderate heat or you can adjust the cooking time depending on your desired result but overcook to keep the fish moist.
    • Place in a serving platter. Top with a scoop of semi solidified butter garlic and tanigue steak and serve. Garnish with lemon slice and parsley if desired.