Gourmet Tuyo (Dried Herring) In Spicy Oil Recipe


  • 15-20 pieces Tuyo (dried herring)
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup olive or sunflower or corn oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, cut into thin slices
  • 1 red hot chilli pepper (labuyo), cut into slants or 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 3 pieces bay leaves
  • 5-10 pieces peppercorns, slightly crushed
  • 10-20 pieces pickled olives, cut into circles (optional)
  • 1 tsp paprika powder

Gourmet Tuyo (Dried Herring) In Spicy Oil Recipe


  1. Cut off the heads and fry the tuyo in hot oil over high heat until the scales start to come off a bit. Place fried tuyo on a plate with a paper towel.
  2. Remove the scales and soft parts. Can also be flaked and de-boned. Arrange the fried tuyo in a glass jar.
  3. In a saucepan under medium-high heat, combine the olive/sunflower/corn oil, garlic and red chili pepper, bay leaves, peppercorns and olives. Bring to a boil and add paprika powder. Cook just until the garlic becomes tender and slightly browned.
  4. Pour the oil mixture in the jar of tuyo, let it cool down before storing in the refrigerator. Store for a at least 3 days before serving to allow flavors to blend.
  5. Serve with steaming hot rice.
Source: Foxy Folksy


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