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Canned Mackerel Recipe In Thai Red Curry With Tomatoes and Mustard Greens

Canned Mackerel Recipe In Thai Red Curry With Tomatoes and Mustard Greens was inspired by a recipe of "Ginataang Tuligan" or  in English skipjack tuna cooked in coconut milk.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Filpino
Servings 4 people


  • 2 15 oz. cans Mackerel removed the large bones from the center of mackerel
  • 1 14 oz. unsweetened coconut milk
  • 10 pcs. Roma tomatoes sliced into bite size or medium cubes
  • 1/2 bunch mustard greens washed and removed the large and tough stems1
  • 1/2 whole large red onion thinly sliced
  • 4 pcs, garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 pc. jalapeño seeded and sliced into cubes
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 whole lemon juice from the 1/2 of lemon
  • 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium bowl, marinate mackerel with soy sauce, lemon juice and sesame oil for at least 15 minutes. Cover and refrigerate.
  • In a big pan add the oil and red onion, garlic and ginger over medium high heat and saute it for 2 to 3 minutes. Then add the tomatoes, jalapeño and season with salt, pepper and fish sauce. Stir fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the red curry paste and saute until the tomatoes has completely broken down, for approximately 4 to 6 minutes.
  • Turn the heat into medium. Stir in the sugar and coconut milk. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Uncover, stir in the marinated mackerel into the mixture carefully to prevent the mackerel from falling apart. Cover and simmer for additional 10 minutes.
  • Uncover, then carefully add the mustard greens on top of the mixture. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes or until the mustard greens have wilted. Stir the mustard greens into the mixture carefully and cook for addtional 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • Best serve with steamed rice.
Keyword canned mackerel recipe, Dinner Recipe