Milkfish Steak(Bistek)

Filipino Style Recipe: milkfish steak or bistek tagalog na bangus is another variety of steak(bistek) dish. The fish marinade and fry until golden brown. Then re-cooked in marinade together with onion rings.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes(plus marinating time)
Good for 3-4 persons

4 slices milkfish(bangus) belly, deboned
1 large white onion, cut into rings
1/4 cup cooking oil

6 calamansi, juice
4 tablespoons soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
salt and pepper to taste

Part 1
1. Marinate milkfish in calamansi juice, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper for 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then lightly fry onions for a minute. Drain and set aside.
2. In a same pan, fry marinated fish until crisp and golden brown. Drain and set aside.
3. In a same pan, reduce oil then saute garlic and ginger.
4. Pour marinade then adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Put back fried fish and fried onions then simmer for a few seconds.
6. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate. Serve with garlic rice.

Onion Rings

Filipino Style Recipe: onion rings is an easy appetizer dish and usually served in a fast-food chain. Normally the onions cut into rings then dipped in a batter then deep fried until golden brown and crisp. Served with ketchup or mayonnaise.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes.

2 large yellow onions, cut into rings
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup flour
1 cup breadcrumbs
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil for frying
1/2 teaspoon paprika(optional)
1 1/2 cups ice-cold water

Part 1
1. In a large bowl , soak onion rings in a ice-cold water for 10 minutes.
1. In a bowl, combine flour, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Add onion rings and dip in beaten egg then coated onto breadcrumbs.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry the onion rings for 2 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
2. Drain on paper towels then serve with dip.