Home-made Gourmet Tuyo in Olive Oil & Chili

Have you ever heard about gourmet “tuyo”? Well, if you are a Pinoy like me I’m pretty sure that you have an idea what “tuyo” is all bout.  But for those who didn’t know what tuyo is,  Tuyo is a dried herring that is a staple product in the Philippines perfect for our Pinoy breakfast. It is also best paired with fried eggs and fried garlic rice (oh! Im craving it right now 😋! LOL!).

Just recently I saw the newly makeover recipe of tuyo! which is they called it “gourmet tuyo”. Haven’t tried yet the one they sell online because ordering it from here will cost me a lot for just a small bottle of tuyo. So I decided to make my own version of gourmet tuyo and since my mom sent me a package of Pilipino food as my birthday present last month (I’m so thankful that they include tuyo in the box 🤣)  Now I would be able to make my own cheaper version of tuyo gourmet. Some people use 3 different oil like Corn oil, vegetable oil and olive oil but for this recipe I will only use olive oil.  Common lets cook!

I’m so thankful that tuyo is included in my package!

Here are the Ingredients you need to make Spicy Gourmet Tuyo in Olive Oil:

  • 2 pack of Tuyo (Dried Herring)
  • 1 tbsp of Sugar (White or Brown)
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 cup of Olive Oil (any brand you like)
  • 1 cup of Vinegar (any brand you like)
  • 2 garlic (crushed or cut into pieces)
  • 1 Carrot (cut it stripe or with design if you like)
  • 1-2 Sterilized Bottle




🥘Lets cook our Spicy Gourmet Tuyo in Olive Oil:

  1. Fry the tuyo in oil until almost all of the moisture has evaporated, I like my tuyo to be a little bit crunchy but its up to you if you like it half cooked. Clean the tuyo by removing the head,descale and remove the spines of the fish. 
  2. In a casserole, heat the olive oil. Fry garlic until golden and add carrots. 
  3. Add paprika and sugar to your desired taste.
  4. Pour the vinegar and add chili.
  5. Bring to a boil and add over the Tuyo fillet.
  6. Turn off the heat and set it aside to cool off.
  7. When it ready, carefully pack it in a sterilized bottle.
  8. Serve after a few days to allow flavors to blend. Store the bottle in the refrigerator and consume within one month. Serve with rice.

I really love the taste because it has the right saltiness on it, not too sweet and not too vinegary, just perfect!  That’s my very own version of the newly face-lift TUYO! our Filipino comfort food Big thanks to whom ever discover this gourmet tuyo recipe. Yummy!

I hope you will try this recipe too and let me know how it goes. Just a disclaimer guys! this is my own way of cooking gourmet tuyo and you can adjust anything based on your own liking.  Hope to hear from you guys!!









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