Pan-grilled seafoods two ways

General Santos is famous for two things: Manny Pacquiao and tuna. Lately though, the tuna part has been eclipsed by Manny Pacquiao. When I went back to Los Banos a week ago – the most common question asked of me was about Manny Pacquiao – have I see him or have a photo with him, have I seen his house or his mom, do I have his autograph yet, etc…

Well, aside from Manny Pacquiao and tuna, an often overlook richness of of Gen San is it’s many seafoods. Here’s another seafood recipe I’ve enjoyed lately. I don’t have a charcoal griller yet so I’ve made do with pan-grilling them.


Pan-grilled seafoods

An assortment of seafoods (shrimps, fish, shells, squid, crabs)

1/2 cup naturally-fermented soy sauce (Kikkoman)
1 tsp finely minced ginger
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp chopped chives

Mix marinade ingredients thoroughly then marinate the seafoods for 10-20 minutes. Reserve marinade. In a pan, heat 1 tbsp oil, coat pan surface and arrange the fish, shrimps and squid.Grill till each type of seafoods is cooked. Pan-grill shells last. Place each shell on the pan and cook until each shell has opened. Discard shell that has not opened. Place marinade in pan and simmer for about a minute. This serves as the dipping sauce.

There are two ways to serve this. The first one is with rice. And the second is with pasta. For the pasta, cook spaghetti according to package instructions. Heat olive oil in a pan. Add some asparagus and cook till asparagus is limp. Add the reserved marinade and the cooked pasta. Toss well to coat pasta then add the seafoods. Season with salt and pepper. Toss once again then serve.

I’m sharing this pasta dish to Presto Pasta Nights hosted by Ben of What’s Cooking.



  1. yumminess naman, nakakagutom… i wish i had that many seafoods here… iba talaga pag gensan… seafood galore…

  2. Haaay…. puro na lang ako basa at tingin ng mga katakam-takam na mga niluluto mo rito.

    Kelan mo kaya kami patitikimin ng mga iyan, ha Gay?


  3. Soon Avel… busy on the road lang po.

  4. The pasta looks absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

    As for pan grilling…it’s been over a year without a real BBQ, and I’m getting used to my grill pan on the stove top.

  5. i pan grill all the time..takes too much effort firing up the grill..that seafood looks awesome.. I’d finish this up with drizzle of olive oil on top and eat with garlic bread.. Yum!

  6. I think seafood and pasta is a delicious combination. Great dish and thanks for sharing it with us this week :)

  7. That is gorgeous. I’m a sucker for clams!

  8. What can go wrong with seafood and pasta? ;p

  9. mukhang masarap. pag-uwi mo dito sa atin, luto ka niyan ha!

  10. matagal ko ng frustration ang pagluluto.

    baka subukan ko ang mga recipes dito

  11. kumusta na gay? mukhang ang sarap nyan ha, patikim naman ako, hehe.

  12. Maggie! Nabuhay ka :) Haven’t seen you for a long time.

  13. I think pac man eclipses everything at the moment, food or otherwise. Can’t wait for the Hatton fight :)

  14. I can’t wait for the Hatton fight, too. I’m no fan of boxing, but at the rate that I hear my colleagues talk about Pacman and boxing, baka maging fan na rin ako ni Manny Pacquiao!

  15. Hi, i won the third place of Bik Mak Blog Contest. Im here to send you the url of my EC thank you very much! :-)

  16. Congrats Rosa! I sent you the credits already.

  17. I love menu’s that are as diverse as this one.. This dish is particularly good, I ate it three times a week (at least) when I was pregnant with my son. I LOVE SEAFOOD! I can’t wait to see what the chefs come up with next at this place..


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