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Monday, December 31, 2012

Steamed Lapu-Lapu with Tomato Sauce

And so the countdown begins....

Just a few more hours from now and we welcome 2013. A new year to start everything. New hope. New endeavors. New goals. May the force be with us! May the Almighty bless us! May the luck be upon us!

And speaking of good luck, it's been a part of auspicious filipino practice (from chinese influence) to serve whole fish aside from those round and sticky foods during new year - for prosperity. Well, anything that promises and brings success, wealth and happiness - let's attract it all in! But let's not forget to pair it up with hard work too. 

Oh, back to the fish -here's a simple and an easy one you can dish up tonight ...  

Steamed Lapu-Lapu with tomato Sauce

Steamed Lapu-Lapu with Tomato Sauce


1 med. size Lapu-Lapu (also known as grouper)
2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 onion, finely choped
1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
3 tbsp tomato sauce
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp grated ginger (1/4 part goes to the fish and the rest to the sauce)
1 green chili, chopped (as garnish)
salt , to taste
ground pepper, to taste
3/4 cup water
1/2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp cooking oil
1/2 tsp hot sauce (optional )

How to prepare:

  • Clean fish. Wash.Pat dry. Rub some ginger and little salt and pepper and the sesame oil. 
  • Steam fish in your steamer. This cooks fast. about 5 to 10 minutes its done.Set aside. 
  • In a pan, heat oil, saute, ginger, onion.add tomato and bell pepper and the rest of the ingredients.
  • Simmer and let the tomatoes softened, and the sauce thickened. Add more water if you want it a bit more saucy. Adjust seasoning as preferred. 
  • Pour the sauce over the fish. Garnish.
  • Enjoy!
Note: Lapu-Lapu can be a bit expensive, no worries - you can use also use Tilapia.

Wishing you Happy and Prosperous 2013 Everyone!!! 

This post is linked to :  eRecipecards ,  Food Trip FridayFood Friday


i♥pinkc00kies said...

yummm! happy new year!

maiylah said...

have been racking my brains for other fish recipes (palagi nlang kasi fried, lol) and then your link comes along! am saved! lol. bookmarked!

thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Marge
wishing you and your family a great 2013!!!

Unknown said...

yum! lapu-lapu is delicious any which way you prepare it. i usually do steamed lapu-lapu in sweet soy sauce or ginger sauce.

Unknown said...

your word verification, by the way, is too complicated--it was my 3rd try until i got it right.:(

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

@Maiylah - Thanks so much! Happy new year to you and your family!

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

@ i♥pinkc00kies - Thanks! Happy new year!

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

@ Luna Miranda -Thanks! i love it best when steamed too :) and always with ginger! be with soy or tomato sauce.
sorry about the word verification though :( that's one thing i dont like too when some word verifications gets to be complicated :(

Joy Calipes-Felizardo said...

Liing the way Lapu-Lapu was served here! May God's blessing be upon your household this New Year and in the coming ore years, visiting from FTF! Here is mine : http://www.gastronomybyjoy.com/2013/01/un-deux-trois-everyday.html

lencilicious said...

I miss this a lot which lead me to the idea of having a seafood dish this coming weekend.

i♥pinkc00kies said...

gotta try it. i love lapu lapu but we often make it with sweet & sour sauce

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

@ Joy Calipes-Felizardo - Thanks1 and happy new year to you too! See you around :)

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

@ lencilicious - thanks! glad you liked it!

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

@ i♥pinkc00kies - yes please do try it. :) you'll like it... and i like sweet ansd sour sauce too, but sometimes i just make use of what's available in the fridge :)

wok with ray said...

My goodness ang sarap nito, Marge! This is really a special feast for a New Year celebration. Happy New Year, Marge. Sorry if I can't drop by very often but that is my New Year's resolution. :) Take care!

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

Thank you Ray! Happy new year to you too!
I'm also quite busy these past few months I can't visit all the blogs I've been following before -much as I would want too. Cheers to a prosperous New Year!

♥ Willa @ Postage Journal♥ said...

I was thinking of cooking this last New year but we end up with Sweet & sour lapu Lapu instead.
Happy New Year!!!

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