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Tanigue Fish Steak ala Bistek

This is a recipe for tanigue fish steak ala bistek. It is composed of fried fish steaks cooked in soy sauce and lemon.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Fish
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 3 to 4 lbs. Tanigue Wahoo or Kingfish, sliced crosswise
  • 3 medium onions sliced into rings
  • 1 lemon
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cups cooking oil


  • Rub salt all over the fish steaks. Let it stay for 20 minutes.
  • Heat 1/2 cup oil in a pan. Fry the fish for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until golden brown. Set aside.
  • Heat 3 to 4 tablespoons oil in a cooking pot. Saute garlic until light brown.
  • Add 1/3 of the total onions. continue to saute until soft.
  • Pour soy sauce and add lemon juice into the cooking pot.
  • Pour water and let boil.
  • Add sugar and ground black pepper. Stir.
  • Put the fried fish steaks into the pot. Cover and cook in medium heat for 3 minutes.
  • Turn the fish over in a way that the opposite side faces the bottom of the pot. Add the remaining onion. Cover and continue to cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with rice.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 6g