Tinapa Spaghetti

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One of the best things about loving good eats and being adventurous in food is that you get friends that also enjoy the same.These friends are generous friends and they let you in on their latest food find should they stumble on to something they think you would really really like.

My good friend Brenice even gave me a lotion that smells so deliciously like Gingerbread cookies that I get a craving each time I use it. See? They even give me beauty products that smell like food!

Three weeks ago, I posted on The Peach Kitchen Facebook Page and on Instagram about this Gustazo Pomodoro Tinapa which a friend gave us. It actually my sister’s close friend from way back in college who gave this . Well, I’m a friend by association — I’m sure you get the picture…heehee.

Anyway, I’ve actually seen these bottles around several blogs I visit and I was a bit curious about its taste. Since I’ve been wanting to try Tinapa (smoked fish) on pasta for the longest time (but wasn’t able to do so), I thought it would be nice to try this product instead.

We’ve been having some busy days in February and we needed to whip up something quick and easy yesterday. I remembered we have this Gustazo Pomodoro Tinapa because it came in the cutest… and posh-est.. orange and brown container.

It was the perfect time to make this Tinapa Spaghetti.

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Just like what I do with most of the oil-based pastas I make, I sautéed garlic in oil. I didn’t even have to use olive oil, I used the oil in which the Tinapa came in to get all the flavor. This is jazzed up by some roughly chopped black olives to give it a sharp kick and some chopped parsley for a peppery, herby note while maintaining the homey, cozy comfort that pasta can provide.

Then before serving I added a squeeze of a lemon and some freshly cracked red pepper flakes. It was really good! I should keep stock of this Pomodoro Tinapa! I ‘ll ask sis’s friend where she bought this but for mean time, I’ll be using fresh boneless bangus tinapa and of course, olive oil as a substitute.

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By the way, have you seen season 3 of Homeland yet? I’ve been watching it the past couple of nights and I am already on episode 8. It is ridiculously good as with the past seasons! I feel my heart race on each episode and there are times when I just had to click on pause because I just couldn’t bear to watch the next scene. I really liked Claire Danes in this series.

Also , what do you think of my new watermark-slash-logo? It’s cute, right? And it suits this blog and my personality… I’ve been wanting to change my watermark for sometime now and I think I’ve found the one I really like.

Hope you are having a great weekend! I ‘ll be squeezing in episode 9 of Homeland before I go to bed.

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Tinapa Spaghetti

  • Author: The Peach Kitchen


  • 300g of spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
  • with 1/4 cup of pasta water saved
  • 1 bottle of Gustazo Pomodoro Tinapa
  • OR 2/3 cup of tinapa (smoked fish) fillet and 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup black olives, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped parsley
  • lemon wedges
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • red pepper flakes (optional)
  • grated parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Pour the oil from the bottle of pomodoro tinapa in a pan.
  2. Heat it up and saute the garlic until fragrant.
  3. Add pomodoro tinapa and gently flake it.
  4. If you are using palin tinapa, heat olive oil in pan, saute the garlic until fragrant, then add flaked tinapa.
  5. Pour in pasta water.
  6. Add black olives and season with a bit of salt and pepper.
  7. Add cooked spaghetti and toss to coat with oil.
  8. Add chopped parsley, these would wilt a little. Turn off heat.
  9. Before serving add a squeeze of lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and grated parmesan cheese on top.

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58 Responses

    1. Hi Mario! Yes, of course, you can. You can use bonelesss tinapa or any regular tinapa. Just flake it. Use olive oil to saute the garlic and the tinapa.
      I hope you make the recipe, I’m sure you’ll like it. Just in case you make this, please take a photo for me. Thanks!

  1. I actually tried something similar pero minus the black olives, I never thought of that. How weird is that?! They usually go well together with tinapa. Revisiting this recipe again then!

  2. OMG Peach! This looks amazing and interesting. Ang sarap nito. I hope they are selling that tinapa jar here in the States. I want to try it. 🙂

  3. Sabi ko na nga ba pwede yan eh, nasubukan ko narin po ang bihon tapos tinapa din po.
    sobrang sarap. 🙂 hihi ang galing galing masubukan nga din to! 🙂

  4. I wonder what type of fish is this? I have tried sardines in olive oil with pasta and I enjoyed it. So I know your spaghetti dish is tasting good too!

  5. I noticed the watermark logo right away–very cute and it fits so well with your site! Your pictures here are so lovely, I’ve been noticing images more and more lately as it’s what I’m working on in my blog 🙂

  6. Oh I love homeland!!!!! I have to watch it all at once (take 2-3 days) otherwise I’ll go crazy if I have to watch every week. I love your watermark too. SUPER cute design! Now the pasta… this looks so good. I wonder if I can use anchovies or something else. Love the garlic, cheese, pepper….simple, and the flavor from the fish adds great umami! YUM!

    1. That’s what I did, Nami. I downloaded season 3 of homeland and I’m watching it episode per episode. Regarding the pasta, of course you can also use sardines or anchovies but the flavor of the smoked mackerel is something different as well.

  7. Gusto ko nito! Looks delish! I’m a pasta lover kasi. May nakita naman ako sa Rustan’s Fresh dati, gourmet tuyo naman, pwede rin daw i-pasta yun. 🙂

  8. I actually hate to eat tinapa, especially tamban. But in the brighter side, I love spaghetti so I might try it to taste it.

  9. I’ll show this to my husband so he can cook it for us. He is always on the lookout for variations in cooking common food like spaghetti and our children and myself are always the willing tasters.

  10. It’s my first time to learn about Homeland. My husband and I are now addicted to Prison Break.

    Anyway, the Tinapa Spaghetti looks delish… How much is the Gustazo Pomodoro Tinapa? I want to try this recipe.

  11. I’m not a huge fan of tinapa but my hubby is so I’m keeping this recipe in mind for him. Regarding Homeland, I think I was only able to catch one episode during the previous season. Maybe I should start from the beginning coz it seemed like I already missed out on a lot and couldn’t understand what was happening. Haha! The watermark looks cute, by the way. 🙂

  12. Sarap nito di nakakaumay break muna sa usual na sweet spaghetti ?

  13. Unique recipe pwede pala ang Tinapa! Will try this na cu-curious ako ?

  14. Wow nakakatakam naman to mommy. Titignan Pa lang nakakagutom na perfect combination.

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