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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pinaputok na Tilapia with Toasted Garlic

Pinaputok na Tilapia with Toasted Garlic

"Pinaputok" is a tagalog word which means bursting or popping or exploding.  "Pinaputok na isda" literally means a fish stuffed with tomatoes,ginger, onions, etc. Sounds tasty, isn't it? Well it holds true to its promise.

This is a very simple and easy fish dish you can make. You can use banana leaves or foil to wrap the fish. Then you can fry it or grill it, whichever you prefer.

To add more flavor, I toasted some garlic as toppings and drizzle the oil used into the fish. And when done? Whoah! You get to enjoy a very tasty dish. 

Oh by the way, I just used my oven toaster in cooking this. It was fast and no mess at all.

Pinaputok na Tilapia with Toasted Garlic

Pinaputok na Tilapia


1 big Tilapia 
1 big ripe tomato, chopped
1 med.sized red onion, chopped
1 thumbsized ginger, grated
salt and pepper
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp oil

How to prepare:
  • Wash and clean the fish. Pat dry. Rub some salt onto the fish.
  • In a heated pan, put the garlic and oil. Toast in low heat until golden brown and crisp. Set aside the garlic, do not discard the oil, we will use it for the fish.
  • In a bowl, mix the chopped tomatoes,ginger and onion.Add a dash of salt and pepper. Then stuff the mixture into the stomach. 
  • Drizzle the fish with the oil used from toasting garlic before wrapping it with the foil.
  • Preheat the oven toaster for 5minutes. Then cook the fish for 10 minutes.
  • Unwrap the cover, then cook for another 10 minutes to achieve a nice brown tilapia.
  • Transfer in a plate, sprinkle with toasted garlic. Add soysauce and calamansi on the side as dipping sauce. yum!
  • Enjoy!
Pinaputok na Tilapia with Toasted Garlic

This post is linked to :  eRecipecards ,  Food Trip Friday

Have a great weekend everyone!

Happy cooking!


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