Salmon Stew (Abalos Style)


While not a traditional Filipino dish, my grandmother added the necessary proportions of canned pink salmon, tomatoes, onion, and loads of garlic to make this dish a Filipino family favorite. Serve alone or on top of rice.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 tomato, diced

  • 1 (14.75 ounce) can pink salmon

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 1 bay leaf

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce (Optional)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato and cook until softened, then add the salmon. Flake the salmon and continue cooking for 3 minutes. Stir in water, bay leaf, salt, pepper, and fish sauce. Bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
11g Fat
5g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 466mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 244mg 19%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 426mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.