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Time needed: 1 hour

Makes: 4 – 6 servings

555 Spicy Tuna Paksiw with Puso ng Saging:
3 cans, 555 Spicy Tuna Paksiw 155g, juice and meat separated
1 piece whole white banana heart (150g), sliced thinly
1 piece small red onion, sliced
Salt, to taste

555 Tuna Spicy Caldereta Bake:
Tuna Filling:
3 cans 555 Tuna Spicy Caldereta 155g
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2-3 pieces green olives, sliced (optional)
1 small piece of hamonado longganisa/chorizo/chinese sausage, 1/8 piece (8g) sliced
½ teaspoon white sugar
Salt, to taste
Parsley, to garnish

Garlic Rice:
2½ cups cooked white rice
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
Salt, to taste

Mashed Potato:
2 pieces medium potato, boiled and mashed
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons evaporated milk
½ piece leek stalks, sliced

Cheese Layer:
1 pack all-purpose cream 125ml
Grated cheddar cheese 45g


  1. Prepare tuna for paksiw

    Strain the tuna flakes from the paksiw sauce Set aside both tuna flakes and paksiw sauce.

  2. Cook banana hearts

    In a pan over low heat, add the paksiw sauce and bring to a simmer. Add the sliced banana hearts and simmer for about 7-10 minutes over low heat until the banana hearts soften. Be careful not to dry up the pan.

  3. Add onions and tuna

    Once the banana hearts soften, add the red onion and 555 Spicy Tuna Paksiw. Toss to mix and take off the heat.

  4. Make tuna filling for caldereta bake

    In a sauté pan, heat oil and add garlic, olives (optional) and hamonado longganisa/chorizo/Chinese sausage. Sauté until garlic turn brown. Add the 555 Tuna Spicy Caldereta and white sugar. Stir and simmer on medium heat for about 5-6 minutes. Be careful not to burn the bottom. Set aside.

  5. Make garlic rice

    In a sauté pan, heat the oil and add the garlic. Sauté the garlic until it turns slightly brown. Be careful not to overcook.

  6. Mix in rice

    Add the rice and toss it in the hot oil and garlic. Sauté until heated all the way through. Set aside.

  7. Make mashed potato layer

    Mix the boiled potato, butter, salt, and milk in a bowl and mash. When the consistency is at a spreadable level, add the sliced leeks. Mix. Set aside.

  8. make the cheese layer

    Mix together the cream and grated cheese. Set aside to chill.

  9. Assemble

    Fill the bottom of your aluminum baking dish or ovenproof baking dish with the cooked garlic rice. Pat the surface down with a damp rice paddle to flatten the surface. Pour the 555 Tuna Caldereta filling on top of the garlic rice.

  10. Add mashed potato layer

    Carefully add the mashed potato in teaspoon-fulls all over the surface of the tuna filling. Carefully use the back of the spoon to flatten out the mashed potato layer until the tuna is all covered up.

  11. Add cheese layer

    Add the cream and cheese mixture on top of the mashed potato mixture and level the entire surface using the back of the spoon.

  12. Bake

    Bake at 170 degrees Celcius for 5-7 minutes or until the top turns brown.

  13. Garnish

    Garnish with chopped parsley and serve warm.

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