Filipino Baked Tahong on Shell Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds fresh green mussels (tahong), cleaned
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 7 cloves garlic, pounded and minced
  • 1 cup grated cheese
How to cook Filipino Baked Tahong on Shell:
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Place tahong on a pan (no water), cover and cook over moderate heat. When shells open up, drain. Remove top shell.
  • Combine melted butter or margarine and garlic then mix well.
  • Remove the other half shell from the mussels. Place some butter and garlic mixture on the mussels using a teaspoon or brush.
  • Top the mussels with grated cheese.
  • Arrange the mussels in a baking tray lined with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer to a serving plate.
  • Serve hot as an appetizer dish.
Filipino Baked Tahong on Shell recipe

Notes:

The Filipino Baked Tahong (Mussels) is a very affordable dish. Great tasting food is easy to cook and is also healthy.

Hints:

Choose fresh mussels with shells tightly closed, before cooking.
Slightly opened-up mussel shells can only be eaten if the shells tightly close-up when lightly tapped-on.
An open-up shell means that mussel is dead and therefore can be toxic throw it away.
Mussels will keep, in a large bowl, covered with a damp cloth, for up to 48 hours, refrigerated.

This recipe for Filipino Baked Tahong on Shell serves/makes: 4 servings

The Filipino Baked Tahong on Shell recipe is adopted from The Philippine Cookbook by Reynaldo Alejandro.

Main Ingredient: Mussels (more Mussels recipes)
Preparation Method: Baked (more Baked recipes)
Cuisine: Filipino (more Filipino recipes)

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