Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Fisherfarms Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus (Milkfish) by Chef Reggie Aspiras: A Healthy Feast for the Holiday Season

Filipinos are naturally foodies who love to get together and eat food with much gusto. And now that it's holiday season, we usually receive parties and gathering invitations left and right particularly among distant and extended relatives and circle of friends. So what can we serve at our very own table come Noche Buena time without feeling the guilt and adding too much to our waistline? Fisherfarms has the perfect alternative to all the calorie and fat-laden Christmas feast such as suckling lechon, turkey and fried chicken--Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus (Milkfish), a creation of renowned chef Reggie Aspiras. It's a whole lot healthier, yet it's also truly delicious. 

Our entire household is a huge fan of bangus--we would eat it in various ways: deboned and marinated, sinigang, tocho, ala pobre, and at times, even in canned goods. When I was invited for the Fisherfarms launch, I've found out that you can actually produce a lot of things out of fish--particularly out of milkfish, or what we call bangus in the vernacular. Fisherfarms has fish frankfurters, fish Hungarian sausages, fish nuggets, gourmet roasted garlic milkfish loins, bangus lemon butter, deboned smoked bangus, among many others. But what has really caught my attention and palate was Fisherfarms' Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus. The mere fact that it's baked makes it even healthier. My late grandma used to cook rellenong bangus on special occasions. I knew that cooking one can really be painstaking. For one, you've got to make sure that the bangus is fresh, then you've got to debone them and doing so entails a lot of hard work and TLC. I was once served at a restaurant with a rellenong bangus that's not fresh--I swear, it was what I can refer to in the vernacular as something "makati sa dila". 

With Fisherfarms, at least, we you can be assured of its freshness (they guarantee it, or your money back). And with Chef Reggie Aspiras' very own recipe for their gourmet baked rellenong bangus, you know it's going to be something that satiates even the most discriminating palate. Personally, I would rather buy Fisherfarms Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus than make all the effort to create rellenong bangus from the scratch. It would save you precious time and it's certainly more hassle-free. 

          Ms. Imelda Madarang, Fisher Farms CEO

Radio Jock and Host George of Wave 89.9, model/beauty queen Marina Benipayo and actress/TV host Regine Tolentino shared their love for healthy meals and rellenong bangus

The whole bangus is stuffed with savory filling of fish, sweet potato, succulent bangus belly, shrimp and other premium and special ingredients that give a holiday twist to this traditional dish. I've tasted Fisherfarms Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus and I find it juicy yet flavorful. And when compared to lechon, rellenong bangus is not cloying. What I like best about Fisherfarms take on traditional rellenong bangus is that theirs isn't fried but baked, which cuts down on the fat content making the dish a whole lot healthier but without sacrificing the flavor. Fisherfarms Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus comes in three generous sizes: 800 grams, 1.1 kilos, and 1.3 kilos. The bangus is really huge enough for the entire family to share. 

As the county's leading aquaculture processor and exporter, Fisher Farms grown its own milkfish in the pristine seawaters of Pangasinan in fish cages, resulting to sweeter, flavorful, firmer and fresh fish. Only high-protein feeds are given to farmed fish to produce high-quality fish meat. Fisher Farm's Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus in selected supermarkets in Metro Manila and groceries in the provinces across the country. 

Fisher Farms also has other exciting and healthy fish-based products namely Hungarian Fish Sausages, Fish Frankfurters, Fish Nuggets, Roasted Garlic Milkfish Loins, Lemon Butter Bangus, Smoked Bangus and many others. I storngly recommend their fish frankfurters and sausages, they're just as fantastic! 

For more details about Fisher Farms, visit their website at www.fisherfarms.ph or visit teir Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/fisherfarmsinc, follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/fisherfamrsph or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/fisherfarmsph for updates on promotions. 

Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are my own. 


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