Going around the Greenhills Food Bazaar area made me try some of our local products from different regions and Gustazo Gourmet Tuyo was one of them. I delightfully paired it with garlic fried rice, runny sunny side-up egg and a cup of hot coffee.
Recently, and just by happy coincidence, I received several bottles of other Gustazo products that I haven’t tried yet.
Just looking at the different kinds of Gustazo products gave me options on what to pair it with or how to cook it. After giving it much thought, I decided to experiment on the Lemon Garlic Sardines and Gourmet Tuyo Mild variants.
The first dish I made was an easy-peasy Gustazo Lemon Garlic Sardines Omelette.
This variant can actually stand alone. No need for additional flavoring or condiment. A simple dish like this omelette makes the flavor of the sardines stand out. Can be a viand or a pan de sal filling with mayonnaise, lettuce and sliced tomatoes. A healthy snack for your kids!
What you’ll need:
3 pieces of Gustazo Lemon Garlic Sardines (mashed)
Half cup of Parmesan
A tsp. of Lemon Garlic Oil from the Gustazo Lemon Garlic Sardines bottle
A pinch of salt
1. Crack the eggs open and whisk them. Add a pinch (or less) of salt.
2. Heat the pan in low fire.
3. Drizzle some lemon garlic oil then add the butter.
*I will leave up to you the amount of butter you wish to put on the pan.
4. Pour the whisked egg on the pan.
5. Add the mashed Gustazo Lemon Garlic Sardines. Make sure to spread the sardines evenly.
6. Sprinkle half of the Parmesan. Set the remaining half aside.
7. Cook for about 1 minute (I do not eat dry omelette). But if you want it really cooked, you may adjust it to 2 minutes instead.
8. Carefully fold the omelette. Try to avoid tearing it. Otherwise, it would look like scrambled egg. I usually do a 2-fold omelette.
9. Transfer the omelette to a serving plate and drizzle the remaining Parmesan on top.
10. Serve right away.
My second dish is Funghi Porcini Risotto with Gustazo Gourmet Tuyo Mild variant. It’s boneless filleted dried herring in special corn oil sauce with a mild spicy taste to give it a little kick!
When it comes to risotto, I usually leave it to the experts. Why? Simply because it’s quite difficult to make, tiring and scary! You need patience and a lot of love according to Chef Lombardi when making risotto. But since it’s Christmas, what the heck! It was so good that I’ll be doing it again on Noche Buena!
What you’ll need:
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
Gustazo Gourmet Tuyo Mild
10 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup white wine
1 small shallot thinly sliced
1 cup clean and sliced fresh Porcini mushrooms.
4 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt to taste
1. When making chicken stock, you may use chicken cubes or boil 1/2 kilo of chicken cut-ups. Let it boil in a saucepan over low heat. You may add mushrooms to enhance the flavor. Lower the fire just to keep the stock hot.
2. In a separate heavy-bottomed saucepan, drizzle olive oil in low fire. Add in 1 stick of unsalted butter then stir in the mushrooms until it is cooked. Remove the mushrooms from the saucepan once cooked and set aside.
3. Using the same saucepan, drizzle olive oil again and 2 sticks of unsalted butter. Cook the onions until they become translucent.
4. Add in the Arborio rice. Make sure to coat the rice well with olive oil and butter.
5. Add the wine. Stir constantly until the wine is fully absorbed.
6. Add 1/2 cup of chicken stock to the rice and stir until the stock is fully absorbed. Add another 1/2 cup of stock when the rice becomes dry. Repeat the process until the rice turns creamy.
7. Add in the remaining stick of unsalted butter, cooked mushrooms and Gustazo Gourmet Tuyo. Turn off fire and mix it all together.
8. Stir in the parmesan cheese and season with salt.
9. Before serving, add pieces of Gustazo Gourmet Tuyo on top.
10. Serve right away while hot. You don’t want to eat a porridge-y risotto!
I also had to try the Gustazo Pomodoro Tinapa! Smoked mackerel with tomatoes in corn oil with a blend of sweet, salty and tangy flavors.
All you need is a toasted pan de sal, sliced tomatoes and onions. Now, this is what I call a non-complicated but very delicious breakfast meal!
These Gustazo products that come in this cute orange box makes a fine Christmas present that anyone will enjoy.
Don’t be scared to try out new dishes or whip up daring and delicious meals in the kitchen especially if you are using premium ingredients like Gustazo Gourmet Products – Delicious and affordable without sacrificing quality!
Gustazo started five years ago with a goal to serve premium quality modern Filipino gourmet food at affordable prices. It started with a single product i.e. Gourmet Tuyo Mild and has since expanded its product line to various bottled gourmet products like:
A. Pomodoro Tinapa
B. Bangus Ala Pobre
C. Chunky Bagoong
D. Bacalao De Manila
E. Lemon Garlic Sardines
F. Sundried Tomato Sardines
G. Gourmet Tuyo Regular
H. Deli Selection Longganisa
Gustazo which is Spanish for “Great Pleasure” dedicated to offer products with excellent taste and quality at affordable prices.
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