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.


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

Pan-grilled seafoods two ways
An assortment of seafoods (shrimps, fish, shells, squid, crabs)
Recipe type: Seafood
Cuisine: Asian
  • Mix of seafoods - tuna steak, squid, shrimps, mussels
  • ½ cup naturally-fermented soy sauce (such as Kikkoman)
  • 1 tsp finely minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 80 grams pasta, cooked according to package instructions or steam rice (according to desired amount)
  1. Prepare marinade - mix soy sauce, ginger, sugar, and sesame oil then marinate the seafoods for 10-20 minutes. Reserve marinade.
  2. 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.
  3. Pan-grill mussels last. Place each shell on the pan and cook until each shell has opened. Discard shell that has not opened.
  4. Place marinade in pan and simmer for about a minute. This serves as the dipping sauce. Serve with rice.
  5. Alternatively, add cooked pasta to the simmering marinade for about one minute then add the seafoods. Toss well, then serve on a plate garnished with chives.


  1. says

    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?


  2. says

    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.

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

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

  5. says

    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!

  6. Sylvia says

    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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