Petsa de Peligro literally translates to “day of danger.” It is a period just like today that our wallet or ATM is running low. The payday seems so far away though it is only two to three days far. Still, you get to ask yourself, how will I get through? I guess most Pinoys can relate to it or at one point experienced Petsa de Peligro.
The Petsa de Peligro question
“What’s for lunch, mama?“
This was the question raised by my husband this morning. I looked at our cupboard and dug further inside the refrigerator. I brought out everything and let the “inventive” mom in me decide what to cook.
This mom gathered everything she could muster. Prepared everything and heated the pan. I am about to cook our Petsa de Peligro lunch.
The Petsa de Peligro lunch
When I cook, I usually do not rely on any cookbook. I do not adhere to any rules as well as I depend on my taste and imagination. This mom only envisions her boys enthusiastically eating and from there, starts with her cooking.
For our Petsa de Peligro lunch, I worked around with what’s left in the kitchen. We got a few string beans, a tomato, and a red bell pepper. Good thing there’s still one sayote and sotanghon as an extender. For our protein, we have two big cans of Uni-Pak Mackerel.
- Heat the pan. Use the natural oil of the mackerel to saute the ginger, tomatoes, onions, and garlic.
- Add the sayote slices. Put salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the mackerel when the sayote slices achieved tender-crisp level.
- Add sotanghon and simmer for at least three minutes.
- When the dish comes to a boil, turn off the heat.
- Serve hot.
Cooking time is only about 15 minutes.
Our Petsa de Peligro main protein
For our main protein, this mother opted for mackerel. Just like other oily fish, mackerel is a good source of vitamin D, protein, some B vitamins, and selenium. It is also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which is good for the health. Mackerel as well has a distinctive taste which guarantees to give the strong flavor our dish needs.
Aside from the strong flavor, mackerel provides a wide range of health benefits. A few are the following:
Improves cognitive function
Research says that the Omega-3 fatty acids found in mackerel help lower the risk of being affected by depression. It likewise aids in reducing mood swings and lowers chances of acquiring Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and even dementia.
Lower risk of diabetes
Mackerel contains a good amount of healthy fats which is vital in the prevention and control of the blood sugar levels in diabetes. Including mackerel in one’s regular diet then helps lower the risk of diabetes.
Prevents heart disease
Mackerel is low in saturated fats, thus consuming it lowers the risk of heart complications like atherosclerosis, heart attack, and stroke. Likewise, mackerel is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which when consumed is an effective way to prevent heart disease.
From the many brands of mackerel in the market, our family loves Uni-Pak. Hindi basta nakasanayan lang, kundi the best na yan kapag Uni-Pak. We also believe in the high quality of the brand, and proof to that is that Uni-Pak is also exported throughout the different markets worldwide.
Cook your own Petsa de Peligro lunch
Uni-Pak wants you to have your share of #tatakunipak and experience for yourself its high-quality product. Thus, Uni-Pak is sponsoring a giveaway and it is open to all Momi Berlin Philippine readers. The giveaway will run from September 28 to October 13, 2017. One winner will be chosen via random.org. The announcement of the winner is on Momi Berlin’s birthday, October 17, 2017, through Momi Berlin Facebook page. The winner will also get a notification through a Facebook message on the same day.
I encourage you all to join now and cook your own Uni-Pak mackerel dish. Or perhaps, you would want to try Momi Berlin’s Petsa de Peligro Lunch.