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Filipino Fish Steak Recipe

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • belly of 2 milkfish sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil


  • Heat the oil in a pan.
  • Once the oil turns hot, fry the sliced milkfish belly until the color turns medium brown. Flip the fish to fry the other side.
  • Remove the fish from the pan after frying. Discard most of the cooking oil from the pan leaving around 1 tablespoon of oil.
  • On the same pan with little oil, cook the garlic until it turns light brown.
  • Pour-in the soy sauce, water, and lemon juice. Stir.
  • Add the fried fish. Cover and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the onion, salt, and pepper. Stir. cover and cook for 2 to 5 minutes. You may add water if needed.
  • Transfer to a serving plate.
  • Top with chopped parsley.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g