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Fried Tilapia in Coconut Milk (Ginataang Tilapia)

This is a recipe for Fried Tilapia in Coconut Milk
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 2
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 to 2 pieces fried tilapia
  • 1 piece banana pepper
  • 3 pieces chili peppers optional
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 5 cloved garlic crushed
  • 1 medium red onion sliced
  • 2 thumbs ginger chopped
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 cups malunggay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Heat oil in a cooking pot.
  • Sauté garlic, onion, and ginger
  • Pour the coconut milk in the pot. Let boil.
  • Add the banana pepper and fried tilapia. Cover and cook in low heat for 15 minutes.
  • Add chili peppers and dish sauce. Stir. Turn the fish over. Cover the pot and then continue to cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the malunggay leaves. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving plate.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 2g