Petza de Peligro Recipes Using Canned Food

November 8, 2018

What Petza de Peligro recipes can you make using canned food?

  1. Curry Noodles with Sardine Balls
  2. Tuna Lettuce Wraps
  3. Veggie Burgers with Garbanzo Beans
  4. Tuna Lumpiang Shanghai
  5. Warm Salad with Sardines

If you are a working adult, then you probably have experienced Petza de Peligro. This is the period when you follow your budget religiously while avoiding splurging as you wait for your next salary. Basically, you are in survival mode!

During this time, you can’t afford to eat out. You must cook your own food to avoid unnecessary expenses. Luckily, canned food from sardine manufacturers in the Philippines are cheap. However, the best thing about them is that you can be creative with your food as you prepare them.

To learn some interesting recipes that will get you through your next pay, continue reading below.

Curry Noodles with Sardine Balls

Inspired by Thai curry soup with fish balls. Instead of making the soup from scratch, this sardine recipe makes use of instant noodles with curry soup base to save money.


  • 155g Mega Sardines in Natural Oil
  • ½ chopped onion
  • ½ tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 tsp. chili sauce
  • 1 instant noodles with curry soup base
  • 1 diced carrot
  • 5 cloves of diced garlic


  1. Mash your sardines so they can be formed into balls. Pour the onion, garlic, fish sauce and chili sauce to the smashed garlic.
  2. Next, mix everything until it forms a paste. With wet hands, get a tablespoon of the fish paste and form balls.
  3. Then, fry the balls in a wok at high heat.
  4. Prepare the noodles according to the package instructions. Boil the carrots with the noodles in the same pot.
  5. Serve the noodle soup in a bowl and top it with sardine balls.
Tuna Lettuce Wraps

Tuna Lettuce Wraps

For this dish, you can use canned tuna. You can easily bring this to you at work for your lunch so you won’t have to buy it from somewhere else.


  • 155g Mega Tuna Flakes in Oil
  • 1 pound of lettuce
  • 1 tbsp. mayo
  • 1 tsp. calamansi juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ thinly sliced onion
  • ½ thinly sliced carrot


  1. First, mix the tuna, calamansi juice, mayo, salt, and pepper.
  2. Next, wash the lettuce.
  3. Place a tablespoon of the tuna mixture and some carrot and onion slices in each lettuce piece.

Veggie Burgers with Garbanzo Beans

You don’t have to pay a lot to maintain a vegetarian lifestyle. For the times you need to save cash, canned vegetables – such as garbanzo beans – are perfect as ingredients that you can use to create a healthy meal!


  • 225g Mega Prime Garbanzos
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • ½ tbsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 pound burger buns
  • Ketchup to serve


  1. Mash the garbanzo beans.
  2. Next, pour the soy sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and flour to the mashed beans.
  3. Now, pour oil into a pan and wait until it sizzles. Pour then the garbanzo mixture into patties in the hot oil. Fry, the burger for 5 minutes.
  4. Lastly, toast the burger buns and serve the vegetarian patties in them with ketchup.
Tuna Lumpiang Shanghai

Tuna Lumpiang Shanghai

Lumpiang Shanghai are egg rolls made traditionally with the fresh pork and shrimps. This recipe, however, is a version using the more affordable canned tuna.


  • 155g Mega Tuna Flakes in Oil
  • 1 cup of diced potatoes
  • 1 cup of diced carrot
  • 8 piece lumpia wrapper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garlic and onion seasoning
  • 1 beaten egg


  1. First, season the carrots and potatoes with salt and pepper. Now, fry them in a pan at high heat. Cook for 3 minutes and then drain the vegetables on a plate with a paper towel to absorb the oil.
  2. Next, drain the tuna of the oil. You can do this by pouring them in a plate with a paper towel as well. Squeeze until dry. Next, put the tuna, beaten egg, and vegetables in a bowl. Mix everything with garlic and onion seasoning.

Warm Salad with Sardines

This recipe puts a twist on a basic salad.


  • 155g Mega Sardines in Natural Oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. calamansi
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. First, prepare the vegetables. Chop the onions into rings and chop the tomato into circular slices. Season with salt and pepper. Next, place a grill pan on the stove and cover it with oil. Once hot, place the vegetables in the pan and let it grill for 2 minutes.
  2. Second, drain the sardines. Prepare the dressing by mixing olive oil and calamansi together. Put the vegetables and the sardines on a plate and drizzle everything with the dressing.

Key Takeaway

Petza de Peligro is a time when workers often struggle financially. It is when you should avoid eating out, which means that you must be able to cook your own food. Luckily, these recipes using some canned food from sardine manufacturers in the Philippines are not only cheap, but also filling and delicious!

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