Aside from being the love month, this February also coincides with the upcoming Chinese New Year. In the Philippines, it is estimated that we have about 10% of the population who has a mix of Chinese blood ancestry.
Set on February 19 this 2015, our Chinese brothers and sisters who follow the lunar calendar based on the moon and astrological bodies celebrate the Chinese New Year with a lot of festivities which of course includes food!
Although the tikoy recipe (rice cake) would first come into mind for Filipinos, the Chinese cuisine is rich with a lot of other dishes as well, including healthy ones!
Now that Valentine’s Day is over, let’s check out this Chinese New Year-inspired Filipino dish which we made to have a Chinese twist.
What’s amazing about it is that we used tuna to make this vegetable dish even healthier with added protein from San Marino Tuna Flakes.
Here’s the Sauteed San Marino Tuna Flakes and Talong Recipe:
- 3 Tbsp Cooking Oil
- 2 Tbsp, Garlic, chopped
- 3/4 cup onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup red Bell Peppers, cut into thin strips
- 1-2 Cans San Marino Tuna Flakes
- 1/4 cup Lee Kum Kee Oyster Sauce
- 2 Tbsp Lee Kum Kee Char Siu Sauce
- 1/2 kilo Tokwa (optional)
- 3 pcs Talong
- 2 tsps Lee Kum Kee Sesame Oil
- Heat oil in a wok and saute garlic, onions and bell peppers.
- Add in San Marino Tuna Flakes and cook until light brown
- Add Lee Kum Kee sauces and mix well.
- Add tokwa (optional) and eggplant and simmer covered for about 5 minutes until eggplant is cooked.
- Add Lee Kum Kee Sesame Oil just before serving.
So hold that sweet craving for the “tikoy” for a while and let’s make it healthy with vegetables and San Marino Tuna Flakes. It has the highest level of protein from San Marino to help build strong muscles so you can do more activities and enjoy life more.