Poached Tilapia in Sour Broth is a light fish dish that I chose to prepare for lunch today. After consuming too much meat and fat during Christmas (and there will be more soon for new year), my body deserves something light and healthy today. This usually goes with rice, but was able to force myself […]
Fried tilapia in Coconut Milk is a Filipino dish locally known as Ginataang Tilapia. This version makes use of fried tilapia along with malunggay leaves (morninga). It is best eaten with a cup of warm white rice. If you recall, I published a similar recipe for ginataang tilapia. I used fresh tilapia for that recipe. […]
Nilasing na Tilapia refers to a fried tilapia dish wherein the fish is seasoned and marinated in wine and then fried until crispy and golden brown. It is served with spicy vinegar such as sinamak or pinakurat. It is easy to prepare nilasing na tilapia. All you need to do is to season the fish […]
Crispy Tilapia Sticks is a delicious crispy flavorful tilapia fillet dish. The fish is seasoned and dredged in a beading of Panko breadcrumbs, then deep fried until crispy. Crispy Tilapia Sticks makes a delicious appetizer and I think that it goes well with fresh homemade ranch dressing. This Tilapia sticks recipe was from my mom. […]
Tilapia, also known in some parts of the world as St. Peter fish, has been the most sought after fish for many reasons. In terms of availability, this fish is there all year long – thanks to the countless fish farms that grow tilapia. It has now been in the 5 most significant varieties of […]
Grilled Tilapia is one of my favorite Tilapia Recipe. There are many ways to grill tilapia; this variation requires the fish to be wrapped securely in aluminum foil to trap the juice producing a very flavorful grilled fish with a texture similar to steamed fish.
Another common method of grilling tilapia is by placing the fish directly in a grill without any wrapper. Scales are not removed from the fish to prevent the skin from sticking on the grill.
There is also a unique method of cooking that I witnessed when I went to the municipality of Taal in Batangas. A flat metal sheet is heated-up then the newly caught fish is directly placed on top of the sheet. It may sound more like searing rather than grilling. The result was fantastic. The texture is similar to fried tilapia without being oily.
Friday is the day that we abstain from meat during lent (and you might know the reason behind it). I cooked Fried Tilapia for dinner last Friday and had some bagoong Balayan (fermented fish paste) on the side – it was a blast. I might have abstained from meat that day but I miserably failed on the fasting part. The amount of rice that I consume is usually doubled when fermented fish pastes such as bagoong Balayan and guinamos (or gamos) is around.
I love to eat fried fish but I’m hesitant to have it on a regular basis. I don’t have any allergies or sort; it’s just that I’m having a hard time neutralizing the smell while cooking. It is winter here and I can’t open the windows for ventilation. All the vents are running but the smell still hang around – sometimes I need to empty a bottle of air freshener just to reduce the odor. When I was in the Philippines, I’ll just open all the windows and set the electric fan to high (number 3) for the air to circulate then the odor will be out in a few minutes.
When it comes to eating fried fish, I’m not sure if I’m doing it like most Filipino does. I eat fried fish using my hands (nagkakamay po ako) and I mix the fermented fish sauce with rice and mash it. I always have a piece of whole tomato on the plate. I first take a bite of tomato before putting the fish (with rice) in my mouth.
How do you eat fried fish? Please pardon my silly question. I just want to discover other ways to enjoy this simple dish.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!!! We all did a great job this year so let’s enjoy our day.
Father’s day for this year landed on June 21. This is a double celebration for my family because it happens to be my wife’s birthday too. We went to Ruby Tuesday to celebrate both occassions. We all had a great time eating together.
Since I’m trying to be health conscious, I ordered a healthy dish(:P). Can you guess what my order was from the images below?
Ginataan (or guinataan) is a Filipino cooking method that means “cooked in coconut milk”. Ginataang Tilapia is a dish where Tilapia (a fish belonging to the tilapiine cichlid tribe) is cooked in coconut milk (or cream) and served with banana peppers. This method is popularized by the Bicolanos, the fifth-largest Filipino ethnolinguistic group that lives in the southern islands of Luzon.