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How to cook Tuna Salpicao

This version of salpicao is I think the healthiest version of salpicao because the meat used is cooking this dish is tuna steak which is rich is Omega-3 fatty acids compared to pork, chicken or beef salpicao.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: tuna salpicao
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo yellow fin tuna steaks cut into cut into cubes
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp. liquid seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp. peppercorns cracked
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. calamansi juice
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 5 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp. cooking oil


    How to cook Tuna Salpicao:

    • Combine minced garlic, liquid seasoning, soy sauce, peppercorns, paprika, calamansi juice in a bowl and mix until the ingredients are dissolved.
    • Add in the tuna, stir until the tuna are coated with the marinade. Marinate for at least 15 minutes.
    • In a medium size skillet, heat oil and saute the chopped garlic until fragrant. Remove the garlic from the pan and set aside.
    • In the same pan or skillet with the heated oil, fry the tuna cubes and stir for no more than 5 minutes until the all the sides are completely seared. Then remove from pan, drain and set aside. Remove excess oil from the pan and leave about 1 tablespoon of oil.
    • In the same pan, put butter, oyster sauce and about half a cup of water. Bring to a boil until the butter is dissolved for about a minute.
    • Add in the fried tuna cubes and garlic and stir until it is well coated with the sauce for about 3 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary. Serve hot.