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.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

222.8 calories; 24.9 g protein; 4.8 g carbohydrates; 45.4 mg cholesterol; 466.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2009
This is easy delicious and versatile. I did make a few changes however. I used 2 cups chicken broth and 1/2 cup of water in place of the water to add more flavor. I also used a can of sliced tomatoes and broke them up a bit. I also added 2 stalks of celery and 3 slender carrots to the garlic and onion. The last 5 minutes I threw in 2 cups of chopped fresh spinach. Also one 6 oz. can of salmon was enough for my taste. This can go in an Italian or Asian direction depending on how you season it. I will make it again. (Fresh salmon and basil would really knock it out of the park.) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2017
I made the recipe as it calls for with no substitutions or additions. As is the recipe is a bit bland. I served mine over rice which was really good and helped to bulk up the stew. If I make this again I would make the following modifications: Decrease water to just 1 cup for a thicker stew consistency. Add about 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Lastly I would add either directly to the pot or individual bowls sriracha. Read More
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2009
This is easy delicious and versatile. I did make a few changes however. I used 2 cups chicken broth and 1/2 cup of water in place of the water to add more flavor. I also used a can of sliced tomatoes and broke them up a bit. I also added 2 stalks of celery and 3 slender carrots to the garlic and onion. The last 5 minutes I threw in 2 cups of chopped fresh spinach. Also one 6 oz. can of salmon was enough for my taste. This can go in an Italian or Asian direction depending on how you season it. I will make it again. (Fresh salmon and basil would really knock it out of the park.) Read More
(59)
Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2009
This is easy delicious and versatile. I did make a few changes however. I used 2 cups chicken broth and 1/2 cup of water in place of the water to add more flavor. I also used a can of sliced tomatoes and broke them up a bit. I also added 2 stalks of celery and 3 slender carrots to the garlic and onion. The last 5 minutes I threw in 2 cups of chopped fresh spinach. Also one 6 oz. can of salmon was enough for my taste. This can go in an Italian or Asian direction depending on how you season it. I will make it again. (Fresh salmon and basil would really knock it out of the park.) Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2009
I LUV THIS DISH! I GREW UP EATING SALMON GUISADO - IS WHAT WE CALL IT. IT'S VERY FILIPINO! IT'S DELICIOUS W/ HOT RICE BUT ALSO ECONOMICAL! THANKS FOR POSTING & BRINGING BACK GREAT MEMORIES! SALAMAT PO! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
Great and easy to make stew! I used chicken broth instead of water. I also used less broth..more like 1 cup and 1/2. I prefer stew consistency vs. soup. Added 2 tablespoon of brown sugar as well. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2010
Loved this stew! I read the reviews and added celery like someone else did. The only thing is that I didn't add the optional ingredients because I didn't have them. Next time I make this I think I will add more tomatoes because I love them. I am so thankful for this receipe because now I have a new way to cook salmon and I love soups and stews. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2011
this was the first time making this meal it was simple and very delicious. I have added this one to my recipe box and will be using it often as I love pink salmon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2012
WoW so glad I tried so simple to make made it the first time with canned tomatoes and added celery and carrots I love it!! This time making it with fresh tomatoes cant wait to eat it again!!! My skin cancer Doctor told me to eat lots of salmon helps my cancer glad I tried this recipe!!!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2013
I LOVE THIS! Ironically I added similar ingredients as another reviewer did before I read the reviews. To make it more hearty I added celery carrots spinach and even a little cabbage and cauliflower because I love vegetables. Next time I will add some cubed potatoes as well. I also used chicken broth instead of water and added half a can of diced tomatoes with chilies. Delicious and so healthy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2011
Crazy good! Thanks! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2014
This is a wonderful 5 star salmon stew. I m not very big on fish but really enjoyed this dish. Thank goodness I decided to open my mind and try it. It has a mild salmon flavor not overpowering at all. This was also a very simple and neat recipe to prepare. Loved the way that all the flavors came together. Using the liquid from the canned salmon made the broth so full and delicious. Adding fresh cilantro at the end completed it for me. Very healthy and good salmon stew recipe this one is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2017
I made the recipe as it calls for with no substitutions or additions. As is the recipe is a bit bland. I served mine over rice which was really good and helped to bulk up the stew. If I make this again I would make the following modifications: Decrease water to just 1 cup for a thicker stew consistency. Add about 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Lastly I would add either directly to the pot or individual bowls sriracha. Read More