Sarciadong Isda Recipe

Sarciadong Isda or Fish Sarciado translates to “Fish with sauce”. Fried fish is simmered in a sauce that is usually composed of tomatoes and onions; some seasonings are also added to enhance the flavor.

In my opinion, this simple and healthy recipe also works well with leftover fried fish. You can still transform your leftover fried fish that you had last night for dinner into a very tasty and hearty lunch meal.

I used tilapia for this demonstration because it’s the only fresh fish available in the nearest market. I don’t hate tilapia (in fact, I use it in most of our fish recipes) but I still feel that using saltwater fish for this particular recipe is better. I guess that this is one of the disadvantages when you live in the Midwest where the ocean is hundreds of miles away. This is just my view; there are no specific types of fish required for this recipe so feel free to use whatever suits you best.

Try this Sarciadong Isda recipe

Fish Sarciado

Sarciadong Isda Recipe


  • 2 lbs Tilapia, cleaned
  • 3 pieces medium-sized tomatoes, diced
  • 3 pieces medium-sized onions, diced
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 3 pieces raw eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure

  1. Heat oil in a frying pan then fry the fish. Ensure that salt has been rubbed over the fish before frying.
  2. Remove the fish from the frying pan and place in a a plate with paper towels. Set aside.
  3. Using a clean pan, heat about 2 teaspoons of cooking oil then sauté the garlic, onions, and tomatoes
  4. Add the fish sauce and ground black pepper then stir.
  5. Put-in the chopped green onions and water then bring to a boil.
  6. Add the fried fish and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Pour the beaten eggs on the pan. Ensure that it is distributed evenly.
  8. Once the eggs curdles or coagulates, you may start stirring the mixture.
  9. Simmer for another 2 minutes than transfer to a serving plate.
  10. Serve hot. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 4


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