Tanigue Garlic Steak

Consider this an express dish -- 15 minutes tops.  Delicious and quite healthy too!

Tanigue (Spanish Mackerel) fish steak, pan seared in olive oil and lotsa garlic. Does it ever get more simple than this?
Garlic is my number one spice and is a staple in the kitchen. I think anything with garlic is good! And garlic steak -- whether it's with beef, chicken, or fish, is the most simple yet savory dish you can easily prepare and enjoy with steamed rice or sauteed veggies on the side. This type of dish and style of cooking is also known as steak a'la pobre, or poor man's steak, classically served with toasted garlic and potatoes.

If you practice abstinence during Lent, or on a meatless diet, this is one quick-fire dish you can serve for lunch or dinner.
Tanigue Garlic Steak (A'la Pobre)

2 tanigue fish steak slices
2 tablespoons minced garlic
sea salt / rock salt
black pepper
liquid seasoning
half a lemon (or 2 calamansi)
olive oil
1 tablespoon salted butter, optional
To prepare:
Season the fish steaks with some salt and fresh cracked pepper on both sides.
Add a few drops of liquid seasoning (I used Knorr).
Squeeze juice from half a lemon over the fish steaks. Set aside.
Mince garlic.
Heat a non-stick pan or skillet.

To cook:
Pour in olive oil, around 3 tablespoons, in the heated pan. Set to medium heat.
Lightly toast minced garlic in olive oil until light brown.
Sear the fish steak, 3 to 4 minutes on each side, depending on your preferred done-ness.
Flip over and continue cooking. Add butter if desired.

Plate and garnish with lemon wedge.
Pour over the remaining garlic-oil-butter over the fish.
Serve immediately. 

For this recipe, you can also use bangus (milkfish) belly, blue marlin or salmon steak. This tender fish steak is best eaten with garlic fried rice. And I like to press more lemon over my fish as I eat, delish!

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