Tinolang Shell Fish


There no seafood that can represent the flavour or the ocean than this two shellfish., the clams and mussels. This two seafood are a key ingredient in any seafood dishes like soups and stews as they give so much flavour. to the dish. Today we are making it on its simplest form to get the most flavour out of it without masking its real taste, just a simple sauté of garlic, onions and ginger and some water is all you need.

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Tinolang Shell Fish

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Tinolang Shell Fish is a simple seafood soup dish made with clam, mussels and water sautéed with garlic, onions and ginger.



  • 500 g mussels, cleaned
  • 500 g clams, cleaned
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, julienned
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch chilli leaves
  • 1 bunch spinach leaves
  • fish sauce
  • freshly ground pepper
  • oil


  1. In a pot sauté garlic, ginger and onions.
  2. Add mussels and clams then pour 5 cups of boiling water, bring to a rolling boil then simmer covered.
  3. Once shells are opened add the chilli and spinach leaves.
  4. Simmer for two more minutes then season with fish sauce and freshly ground black pepper.




2 Responses

  1. suituapui says:

    Can’t go wrong with shell fish, clams or any kind…and prawns. So very sweet.

  2. GiGi Eats says:

    This recipe is certainly calling to me – all of my favorites combined into one bowl, Hello HEAVEN!

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