Seafood Kare-Kare Recipe

Expand your kare-kare skills with this healthier seafood version.

Categories Main Dish, Seafood, Del Monte Quick 'n Easy
Preparation Time25 min.
Cooking Time37 mins.
Serving Size 6


    • 500 g squid, ink sac, backbone and eyes removed, sliced
    • 1 tsp calamansi juice
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 2 Tbsp oil, for frying
    • 2 cups water
    • 300 g tahong
    • 1 pack DEL MONTE Quick 'n Easy Kare-Kare Mix (50g), dissolved in 3/4 cup tahong broth
    • 100 g sitaw, sliced into 3-inch length
    • 1 1/2 Tbsp ginger, cut into strips
    • 100 g puso ng saging/banana heart, trimmed, sliced, soaked in water
    • 250 g shrimp, trimmed
    • 2 Tbsp taba ng talangka
    • 100 g pechay Tagalog

Cooking Tools Needed

    • Measuring Cups
    • Spatula
    • Chopping Board
    • Measuring Spoon
    • Strainer
    • Pot


1. Season squid with calamansi juice and salt. Fry for 3 minutes. Set aside.
2. Boil tahong in water until shells are just opened, discard half shell and reserve stock.
3. Combine DEL MONTE Quick n Easy Kare-Kare Mix mixture with sitaw, ginger, and drained banana heart in pan. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Add shrimps, taba ng talangka, and tahong. Stir. Simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Add pechay and squid. Simmer for 3 minutes or until cooked.