As Davao City is located by the sea, it is natural that we get fresh seafood, wonderful weather, and awesome locales. Because of sheer abundance, tuna is widely consumed and has been a staple of parties and family events.

So here’s a method to cook your tuna the Davao barbeque way. First off, you need to find a good slab of tuna. If you’re going with tuna belly, a good pinkish color is a great start. There are two ways to go from here.

One way is to just wash the fish, rub with salt, let it sit for about 15 minutes, and grill. That is really straight forward and will produce a good tasting meal none the less.

The other way to go around might be a little more complicated. You rub a little oil into the fish after washing it, then a good salt rub. Let it sit for about 10 minutes. After that, you could then add a mixture of soy sauce and local limes called “calamansi”. Do this in another container and taste to satisfaction.

Once you like the way your soy sauce and calamansi marinade tastes like, rub it into the fish. Other’s like garlic in it too. But it’s just your preference.

Get a hot grill going, and put your tuna belly skin side down. It doesn’t need flipping while it’s cooking. Not yet anyway. This part of the process you could put some lemon zest on top. Wait for about 15 to 20 minutes for the fish to cook. Once it’s done, you could then flip it over to give the meat side of the fish its scorch marks.

By not flipping the fish during cooking, the juices from your marinade and the fish don’t fall off. When it’s done, put it on a plate, serve and enjoy!

Don’t forget to visit skaler bistro located in Juna Subd, Acacia Street corner Champaca; behind Ateneo Matina Gate 12. Map link here You can reserve to ensure seating by calling/texting 09171556311 or 0823260319. Kids 6 below eat free and there is a play area to keep kids entertained.

We also sell pre-made marinated, ready-to-grill skewered BBQ Meats to save you the hassle of the preparation. The menu items include Pork Tocino, Chorizo, Beef Kebab, Tuna Panga, chicken inasal, atay, isaw and more.