We Pinoys always look at Mackerel as a simple, straightforward dish that saves the unplanned dinner if you’re running out of budget or time to prepare a heavy meal. Toss it from the can, either saute it in noodles or eat it as it is – then you’re good to go. However, with its many nutritional benefits and chunky fish serving, there are many recipes you can make out of it. Hindi basta nakasanayan the best na yan! Did you know that it is rich in essential oils, vitamins and minerals such as Omega 3 and 6? This is why I tried to experiment with Uni-Pak Mackerel to maximize its benefits. Kaya basta Mackerel, dapat tatak Uni-Pak! I tried to deviate from the traditional recipes to create a new look for the usual Mackerel in your household. Let me share to you my Mackerel and Salted Egg Nachos.


Nachos is one of my favorite snacks. It’s easy to prepare and very flexible in terms of ingredients. It’s one of my signature recipes that my family loves at whatever occasion. We’re all crazy for beef nachos — those savory ground beef, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, onions and cream. However, I’ve discovered that there is a healthier, tastier version of nachos that is relatively cheaper in price but infused with a twist you’d surely love.

1 big can of Uni-Pak Mackerel in natural oil
1 bag of Nacho corn chips
4 cloves of chopped garlic
3 tbsp cooking oil or olive oil
1 white onion, diced
3 native tomatoes, diced
2 salted egg, diced
Nestle cream

1. Drain the Uni-Pak Mackerel from oil.
2. Saute the chopped garlic and add the flaked Mackerel.
3. Add pepper. (Don’t add salt anymore, the red egg is salty enough)
4. Arrange the corn chips in a platter.
5. Top with tomatoes, onion, and Uni-Pak Mackerel.
6. Place the salted egg last.
7. Drizzle with Nestle Cream or Cheese Wiz as desired.

YIELD: 2 to 3


Your kids who aren’t fond of eating fish will love this. You can also enjoy munching this in between board games or while watching a movie. The salted egg complements the fish well, lending a more pronounced taste. I also liked the balancing act of Nestle Cream, that tames the saltiness of the chips. If you want to remove the fishy taste from the Mackerel, you can squeeze one calamansi but it will be a bit tangy. Adjust the taste according to your preference.


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