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The Last and Final Words About Krill

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Published         13 Oct , 2009     11:46 pm          2,432 views.

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This is the third and final post about Krills.

Where in some advanced countries Krill fishing is so elaborate, modern, organized and well-funded to fill the appetite of factories that churn the tiny, minuscule organism into pet food, or extract its oil content for commercial purposes, San Miguel bay and our town fishers do it simple and still environmentally friendly, and most of all not saturating its population.

Krill oil is known to contain vitamins and anti-oxidant many times more than fish. Lest we forget, over fishing will also cause an imbalance in the population of fish and mammals that rely on krill as their primary source of food.
By the way, krill is a favorite when I was little. Mother would saute a cup in garlic (since it’s salty already, have to wash it first with water), onion and generous tomato all sliced thinly with red hot pepper. Later, we found out that by replacing tomato with sugar and vinegar the taste was even better.

At the local market, we also buy the violet-colored krill cakes, local name dinailan, which is mixed into a variety of kitchen recipes- basically with vegetables cooked in coconut milk.

To answer the query of Grace and Bradley of The Amazing Life, Island Rambles, and Ann – MyThoughtsAndPhotos though by this time they may have read more about Krills, already, even as in my first post, I did made a link to Wikipedia, and again re-linking it here: krill.

Balaw na Ginisa
Ini an panhuring poste ko manungod sa balaw.
Kun saen sa ibang modernong nacion an pagdakop kan balaw moderno asin kinapitalan para sa mga planta ngani gibuhon pagkakakan nin mga hayop o kuahon an lana para sa pankomersiyal na gamit, an mga para balaw digde simple sana an gamit.

An lana hale sa balaw dakul an yaon na bitamina asin anti-oxidant kun ikumpara sa sira. Baka malingawan, na an abuso sa pagdakop kan balaw makakaraot sa populasyon kan sira asin iba pang hayop dagat na ini in primer na pagkakan.

An balaw favorito ko kan aki pa. An samuyang ina naggigisa nin sarong taza sa bawang, sibulyas asin dakulon na kamatis na may maharang na sili. Kan nagdaradakula na kami, nagustuhan mi na marhay man an ginisa na mayong kamatis pero igwa nin dikit na asukar saka suka. Manamit man an lasa.
Sa merkado, nagbabakal man kami nin dinailan, pig-aayon sa luto nin gulay na may guta na niyog.

This is My World Tuesday. A wonderful meme hosted by and many thanks to Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Louise for hosting this.

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5 Responses

  1. Marites says:

    i love krill! but somehow as time goes on, it’s harder to find them and they are getting expensive. I suspect, due to global warming. My worldl is up here.

  2. itsnotjustapicture says:

    think i would love the cake form of this. very interesting post. the krill remind me of little shrimp.

  3. Grace and Bradley says:

    We know about these ocean organisms in the biology class and Discovery channel watching giant whale scoops up millions of these creatures. But we cannot imagining them for human consumption and they can be so tasteful.

  4. magiceye says:

    sounds yummy…

  5. Postcards from Wildwood says:

    Interesting post, Japa. I had never heard of krill. Sounds lovely the way your mother cooks it!
    Janice.