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Nilasing na Tilapia Recipe

This is a recipe for fried tilapia known as Nilasing na Tilapia. The fish is seasoned and soaked in wine for a few minutes and then fried to perfection.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 2
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 piece tilapia scales and innards removed
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cooking wine sherry or shaoxing
  • 1 ½ cups cooking oil


  • Season both sides of the tilapia with salt, ground black pepper, and garlic powder. Rub all over the fish including the cavity.
  • Arrange a fish in a deep plate. Pour the cooking wine on the tilapia. Marinate each side for 15 minutes.
  • Combine the cornstarch and flour in a resealable bag. Shake well. Put the marinated tilapia in the bag and shake until it is coated with flour and cornstarch mixture. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Once the oil gets hot, gently fry one side of the tilapia in medium heat until it turns golden brown and crisp. Turn the fish over to cook the opposite side.
  • Remove the tilapia from the pan and put in a plate lined with paper towel.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 2g