How To Cook The Best Ginataang Mackerel

ginataang mackerel on a plate
ginataang mackerel on a plate
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Best Ginataang Mackerel Recipe

Coconut milk is considered one of the most popular ingredients in the Philippines. This dish is a combination of coconut milk and mackerel; prepare your taste buds.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Fish recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 363kcal
Cost $5-20


  • 2 cans Mackerel big
  • 1/2 kg Spinach
  • 1 1/2 thumb Ginger thinly sliced
  • 4 pcs Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 pc Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 pc Red Onion chopped
  • 2 cups Coconut Milk
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed and minced
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 3 tbsp Oil


  • Heat oil in a pan, saute onion until softened, then add the garlic and ginger. Mix.
  • Now, add cayenne pepper and pour in the coconut milk. Stir until boil.
  • Add the mackerel, vinegar, fish sauce, and ground black pepper. Cover and bring it to boil.
  • Add the spinach. Stir.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 824mg | Potassium: 1004mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 12241IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 7mg
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