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Inihaw na Panga ng Tuna (Grilled Tuna Collar)

Recipe by Connie Veneracion
Wrapping the tuna collar in banana leaves before grilling keeps all the juices in while giving the fish a smoky flavor and aroma.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 people
Inihaw na Panga ng Tuna (Grilled Tuna Collar) with lato (sea grapes) on wooden plate lined with banana leaf

Ingredients
  

  • 1 banana leaf
  • 2 large tuna collars
  • sea grapes to serve
  • rice to serve
  • your choice of dipping sauce

Instructions
 

  • Start heating the charcoal in your grill.
  • Pass the banana leaf over fire (the stovetop, in our case) to wilt it.
  • Wipe the tuna collars dry with a kitchen towel.
  • Wrap a collar in a piece of banana leaf then wrap the package in a larger piece of banana leaf.
  • Tie the parcel with kitchen twine.
  • Repeat with the other tuna collar.
  • Grill the banana leaf-wrapped tuna collars over hot charcoal for 10 minutes per side.
  • Cut the banana leaf wrappers with kitchen shears.
  • Serve the inihaw na panga ng tuna as an appetizer or as a main course.
Keyword grilled, Tuna