September 27, 2007

Salmon Tocino


I never had or heard of dried fish tocino when I was still in the Philippines and learned about it recently in Christine's blog. While looking for Filipino recipes in Gene Gonzalez's The little ulam book, I got so excited when I saw the Bangus Tocino recipe which does not require drying time. The marinated fish is fried in a little oil just like pork or chicken tocino. I have a piece of wild salmon in the fridge and used it in place of the boneless bangus. It is very very good but should have added a little bit more salt to the marinade.

Bangus or Salmon Tocino
2 pieces boneless bangus or salmon
2 tablespoon calamansi or lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
2 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoon anisado wine (I used Pernod)
¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
¼ teaspoon prague powder (pink salt), optional
  • Combine seasoning ingredients. Marinate fish in the mixture for at least one day. Fry and serve with steamed rice and hot pepper-vinegar dipping sauce.
I have a jar of pickled santol which goes very well with the salmon tocino. I will make tocino again with another kind of fish and will dry them in my food dehydrator.


Sidney said...

Salmon is very healthy.
I am amazed at your cooking knowledge.

Oggi said...

I try to eat salmon more often for its health benefits.
Thanks, I get plenty of help from my cookbooks and websites.:)

Anonymous said...

this looks interesting:)

Oggi said...

This is a healthy but delicous alternative to meat tocino.

Anonymous said...

Hi Oggi! There is fish tocino at Filipino stores now, well at least here in CA. It's made by Sarangani Bay and it tastes heavenly. My hubby cooked it for me one time and ask me to guess what it was. It didn't not taste nor look like fish at all. Even the kids were fooled when they found out it was fish.

Anonymous said...

we are also trying to make a fish tocino out of salmonete fish.

Anonymous said...

I tried Sarangani Bay Tocino, i didnt like it because it had fishy taste. You can't make me buy Sarangani Bay products after that. EEWWW!!!

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