Ginataang Scad Recipe

  • 4 medium round scad, cleaned and salted
  • 4 green chilli peppers, pierced
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger, sliced into strips
  • A few drops of fish sauce
  • A large pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • A red onion, finely sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped.
Ginataang Scad Recipe


  1. Pour the coconut milk into a wide heavy based pan and bring to the boil. Add the garlic, ginger, onion, fish sauce, and ground black pepper. 
  2. Stir before covering and allowing to cook for a few minutes. 
  3. Place the scad in the cooking pot together with the chillies and simmer with a lid on for 25 minutes. 
  4. Just before the cooking time is up, remove the lid and allow the sauce to reduce slightly. Serve on a platter with with warm rice.

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