Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Mama Tet Cooks: Sarciadong Isda

How to revamp your leftover fish? I do it the sarciado way 

I have a confession to make. This family always has the tendency to have leftover food. We always have a huge leftover food waste since I don't know when. 

So to save those dishes, I spice them up in different ways. I usually do Sarciado when we have leftover fishes from frying. Usually we have tilapya ang galunggong for that.

Sarciado is so simple to make. Here are the ingredients and the procedure.


      leftover dried fish
      lots of tomatoes and picked the ripe ones
      1-2 eggs
      2-3 cloves garlic
      1 small onion
      salt and pepper to taste
      spring onion (optional for garnish)


1. Saute onion, garlic and tomatoes until soft.
2. Add water depending how much liquid you want to put on your dish. A glass or a cup will do.
3. Add salt and pepper. Adjust it to your liking.
4. Add egg and stir.
5. When is started to simmer, add the fish and wait for another minute to let the liquid goes inside the fish. Garnish with spring onions then serve.

We don't have spring onions often at home 'cause it's so difficult to purchase here in our market. As you would noticed, both gg and tilapya doesn't have garnish on it. I just cook and use whatever we have in the kitchen.  It would look better though if there's added color to it.

Anyway, I always like this dish because it's simple and it's an easy way to let the people at home eat it again instead of just reheating it. 

So how do you revamp your leftovers? Share them on the comments. I want to hear those tips. 😉

Much Love, Mommy ❤


  1. My husband loves to eat fish! This looks like a dish that I can cook for him one of these days :)

  2. My Mom used to cook this sarciadong isda. I'll show this to my boyfriend so that he could learn to make it.

  3. This is one of the dishes that my dad cooks but with a little saucy, like soup! :) Yum, looking at this makes me hungry again! haha

  4. We definitely have a ton of leftover and it's better to reuse them than just throw them away. I love the idea! Maybe I'll try this recipe, but i dont think we have fish at home. Hmmmm

  5. easy lang nya gawin. i should do this too kasi kadalasan hindi kinakain ng mga anak ko ang part nilang fish

  6. Being a cook lately, this is very helpful! Especially, we are only 2 in the household. We really gotta cook our leftovers! HAHA i love what you did with this dish! will definitely try this soon!

  7. I love fish but I don't know why I don't like Sarciado. haha Will try your recipe, maybe the reason why is just the way I cook it.

  8. This is what my grandmother do whenever we have leftover fried fish. It's so easy to do and it really tastes good!

  9. Oh I miss this one! Super favorite ko ito kasi laging niluluto ng tita ko lalo kapag may leftover na fish. Sarap magluto today kaso wala pala kaming fish hehe