Every Christmas I get so busy, I neglect updating this site.
I have been attempting to duplicate a delectable condiment my Aunt Erlinda brought from Davao.
Here is a recipe that approximate it.
100g flaked dried, salted fish ( I used yellow croaker. )
200g coarse chopped garlic
100ml white vinegar
100ml canola oil
100ml XV olive oil
50g white sugar
20g coarse black pepper
1 bay leaf
In a shallow pan on medium heat, fry the garlic in canola oil until slightly translucent. Do not brown. Reserve.
Using the same pan, heat the dried fish until browning starts and then add the all the remain ingredients except the olive oil.
Cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic and olive oil. Heat another 5 minutes.
Transfer to a closable container and refrigerate for 2-3 days.
Heat slightly before consuming.
Enjoy! Merry Christmas.