Sweet and Sour Tilapia


Ingredients:
2 pieces tilapia, washed and cleaned
1 bell pepper, diced
1 cup pineapple chunks
2 onions, quartered
2 tablespoons ginger, julienned
6 cloves garlic, minced
salt to taste
cooking or vegetable oil for frying
1 small carrot, peeled and sliced diagonally(optional)

Sweet and Sour Sauce:
1 cup water
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2/3 cup vinegar
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1/4 cup water)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Season fish with salt.
2. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry fish until golden brown each side.
3. Transfer to serving plate and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute ginger, garlic, onion, bell peppers, pineapple chunks and carrots until done. Remove and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, combine water, sugar, vinegar, pineapple juice, ketchup, soy sauce and sesame oil. Mix well.
2. Let sauce boil over medium heat.
3. When boiling, add dissolved cornstarch and continue stirring until thickens. Remove from heat.
4. Pour the sauce with veggies over fried fish.
5. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Adobong Tilapia

Filipino Style Recipe: adobong tilapia is another simple yet delicious dish. The fish cooked and simmered in a blend of soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaves, sugar, salt and peppercorns.

Ingredients:
2 medium-sized tilapia, slice into serving pieces
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
2 pieces bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
2 pieces green chili
sugar, salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Procedures:
1. In a pan, arrange half of garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Arrange tilapia then pour water, soy sauce, vinegar and vegetable oil.
3. Add remaining garlic, onion, ginger, bay leaves and peppercorns.
4. Bring to boil over medium heat then add green chili. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Continue cooking and simmer until the sauce almost absorbed.
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve with steamed rice.

Sinigang sa Miso (Tilapia)

Filipino Style Recipe: Sinigang sa miso (Tilapia) or tilapia in miso-tamarind soup is another Filipino soup dish. This is similar to other sinigang that has a sour broth. The fish cooked in a combination in rice washing, tomatoes, vegetables, miso paste and tamarind which gives a sour taste.

Ingredients:
1 kilo tilapia, cut into 2-3 pieces
3 tablespoons miso paste
1 pack of tamarind powder or tamarind(sampalok)
3 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
2 large tomatoes, chopped
a bunch of mustard greens(mustasa)
3 green pepper(siling haba)
1 liter water or rice washing
cooking oil
fish sauce, salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1(Optional)
1. In a frying pan, heat oil then fry tilapia until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a casserole, heat oil and saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.
2. Add miso paste and fish sauce then stir cook for a minute.
3. Pour water then bring to boil. Add sinigang mix then bring to boil.
4. Add fried tilapia and green pepper then cook for another 2 minutes.
5. Season with salt and ground pepper according to taste.
6. Add mustard greens then simmer for a minute. Serve hot!

NOTES:
1. To extract tamarind juice instead of sinigang mix, boil unripe tamarind until soften then pound and extract the juice.

Baked Tilapia Parmesan

Filipino Style Recipe: Baked Tilapia Parmesan is a flavorful and easy to prepared. Usually the fish bake for several minutes then spread with cheese coating. Bake for another few minutes until light brown then serve with dipping sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 25-30 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo tilapia fillets

Cheese Coating:
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons calamansi juice
1 small onion, minced
1/4 teaspoon parsley or basil, chopped
salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine cheese coating ingredients then mix well. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a greased pan or lined with aluminum foil, arrange fish fillet then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
2. Bake in a preheat oven over 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes.
3. Remove from the oven then spread the cheese coating on top of fish fillet.
4. Bake for another 10 minutes or until light brown.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve with stir fried beans and remaining cheese coating as dipping sauce.

Sinanglay na Tilapia

Filipino Style Recipe: sinanglay na tilapia is another simple and easy Filipino dish. This dish is similar to ginataang tilapia but we stuffed tilapia with ginger, onion, garlic and tomatoes then wrapped with pechay leaves. The wrapped tilapia cooked in coconut milk until the fish is tender. Sinanglay na tilapia is a popular dish specially in Bicol region.

Estimated time of prepar ation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 4 servings

Ingredients:
4 pieces medium-sized tilapia, cleaned and removed scales
2 bunches pechay leaves
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 onions, minced
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
4 pieces medium-sized tomatoes, diced
3 pieces green chili(siling pang-sigang)
2 cups coconut milk
1/2 cup water
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine garlic, onions, ginger, tomatoes, salt and pepper then mix well.
2. With a sharp knife, slice the back of tilapia then stuff with mixture.
3. Wrap around the stuff tilapia with pechay leaves then secure with thread.

Part 2
1. In a pan, arrange wrapped tilapia then pour coconut milk and water.
2. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the fish is cooked then add green chili.
3. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste then simmer for another minute.
4. Remove from heat then transfer into serving plate. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Sinabawang Tilapia

Filipino Style Recipe: Sinabawang tilapia is a quick and easy fish dish by Filipinos. The fish sauteed in garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes then simmered until cook together with sweet potato tops.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes.
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
2 pieces medium-sized tilapia, scales removed and cut diagonally into half
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced
3 pieces tomatoes, chopped
3 cups water
1 bunch sweet potato tops(talbos ng kamote)
3 tablespoons cooking oil

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute ginger, garlic, onion and tomatoes until soft.
2. Add tilapia then cook for a few minutes until slightly brown.
3. Pour water and simmer for 3 minutes then season with salt and pepper.
4. Add sweet potato tops then simmer for another minute.
5. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot with steamed rice.

Paksiw na Hito

Filipino Style Recipe: Paksiw na hito is another quick and easy fish dish by Filipinos. This is another variety of paksiw which has a sour and salty taste. Usually the the fish and vegetables were cooked in vinegar, soda or water and some spices. I stewed catfish in soda to produce a sweet and sour taste to our dish.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
2 pieces large-sized catfish
6 gloves garlic, pounded
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced and pounded
1/2 cup vinegar
1 cup soda(sprite or lemonade) or water
2 eggplants or 5 okra, sliced into serving pieces
3 green chili(siling haba)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
fish sauce or salt to taste
salt and vinegar for washing

Procedures:
1. Rub catfish with salt then wash in vinegar.
2. Cut into 3-4 slices then rinse in running water. Set aside.

Part 1
1. In a large pot, arrange garlic, onions and ginger at the bottom.
2. Arrange sliced catfish then pour vinegar, soda, olive oil, fish sauce and ground pepper.
3. Add vegetables and green chili then cover and simmer in a medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until done.
4. Remove from heat then serve hot with rice. Enjoy

Pesang Tilapia

Filipino Style Recipe: Pesang tilapia is an easy and simple fish dish similar to nilaga. Commonly the fish boiled until tender then add onion, leeks, peppercorn, salt, potatoes, bok choy or cabbage.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 2-3 servings

Ingredients:
1 big-sized tilapia or any fish, cleaned and cut into serving pieces
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, slice thinly
2 onion leeks, chopped
1 teaspoon peppercorns
4 tablespoons fish sauce
1/4 head cabbage or a bunch of pechay
3/4 liter rice washing or water
salt to taste
1 medium-sized potatoes, quartered(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pot, heat oil then saute ginger, onion and onion leeks.
2. Add potatoes and peppercorns then continue sauteing for a minute.
3. Pour rice washing and bring to boil then season with fish sauce.
4. Add fish then simmer for 3 minutes. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Add cabbage then simmer for another 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.
6. Transfer to serving bowl then serve immediately.

Daludal

Filipino Style Recipe: daludal is a quick and easy vegetable dish popular in northern part of Luzon. The way of cooking is similar to paksiw, the vegetable cooked in a blend of bagoong, vinegar and other ingredients until tender. I used leftover fried tilapia as one of ingredients, the Ilocanos really love this dish.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes. Good for 4-5 persons.

Ingredients:
1 bunch daludal, cleaned
6 gloves garlic, peeled and pounded
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced and pounded
1 tomato, chopped
2 tablespoons vinegar
1/4 cup bagoong(anchovies)
1 1/2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
1 fried fish, slice into 2-3 pieces

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, arrange daludal, garlic, onion, ginger, tomatoes, salt and peppercorn.
2. Pour bagoong, water and vinegar then place fish on top.
3. Cover and simmer in a medium heat for 10 minutes or until tender.
4. Toss and simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat then serve hot.

Paksiw na Tilapia

Filipino Style Recipe: Paksiw na tilapia is a quick and easy fish dish by Filipinos. The fish and vegetables cooked in a blend of vinegar and some spices like garlic, onion and ginger. Here is my Mom’s recipe on how to cook the usual paksiw na tilapia. Enjoy cooking!

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes. Good for 3-4 persons.

Ingredients:
4 pieces medium-sized tilapia, cleaned, scales removed and cut diagonally into half
1 small garlic, pounded
1 onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced and pounded
1/2 cup vinegar
1 cup water
1 teaspoon cooking oil
1 teaspoon peppercorn
2 teaspoon salt
3 green chili(siling haba)
5 small okra, heads removed

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, arrange tilapia, garlic, onion, ginger, salt and peppercorn.
2. Pour water, vinegar and cooking oil then add vegetable and green chili.
3. Cover and simmer in a medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
4. Remove from heat and Serve.

Notes:
1. You may also used eggplants or bitter gourd(ampalaya) as alternative vegetable.