Filipino Tanigue with Vegetables Recipe

Serves/Makes: 2


  • 2 tanigue (king mackerel) steaks (about 6 to 8 ounces each)
  • 1 bundle string beans, cut 2 inches length
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 2 eggplants, sliced
  • 1/2 cup moringa oleifera (malunggay) leaves*
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
How to cook Filipino Tanigue with Vegetables:
  • Boil the string beans for 3 minutes, then add the tanigue steaks and tomatoes.
  • Boil for 10 minutes or until fish is cooked, then add the eggplants. Season with salt to taste.
  • Prior to removing from fire, add the moringa oleifera (malunggay) leaves and serve.
  • Serve the Filipino Tanigue with Vegetables hot with steamed rice.


The Filipino Tanigue with Vegetables recipe easy to prepare and so good!


*Moringa oleifera - called “Malunggay” in the Philippines, “Sahjan” in the Indian Subcontinent, and “Moringa” in English, it is a popular tree. Many Asians use the leaves of Malunggay (Sahjan) like spinach and also the fruit it produces as a vegetable, like asparagus. For centuries, people in India, Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand have been eating these leaves as a part of their food.

This recipe for Filipino Tanigue with Vegetables serves/makes: 2

The Filipino Tanigue with Vegetables recipe is adopted from The Philippine Cookbook by Reynaldo Alejandro.

Main Ingredient: Mackerel (more Mackerel recipes)
Preparation Method: Poached/Simmered (more Poached/Simmered recipes)
Cuisine: Filipino (more Filipino recipes)

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