Bake Whole Tilapia Filipino Recipe

Bake Whole Tilapia Filipino stuffed with the veggie mixture in the cavity is the best seafood you will ever have when combined with boiled or white rice. You can replace the vegetables or even add any of the herbs or spices you want to your fish.

Tilapia Filipino is moist and juicy and delicious enough to serve to your guests. Tilapia is baked to perfection, along with the yum layer of tomatoes and onions. And what a crunchy flavor is added with little baked vegetables inside the fish cavity. The flesh is healthy as well as nutritious.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 whole tilapia, scaled
  • 3 tablespoon tamarind base powder
  • 2 large Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1-inch thick ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

For Dipping Sauce

  • Calamansi juice to taste
  • Soy sauce

Instructions to make Baked Whole Tilapia Filipino

  1. After washing and rinsing the tilapia well, pat dry it with a paper towel. You have to make slits on the sides of the fish.
  2. Then coat both the whole fishes by rubbing tamarind base powder all over the fish.
  3. Let the marinated fish settle for some time.
  4. Then take a bowl and mix chopped tomatoes with diced onions. Also, add the minced ginger and garlic. Add the leftover tamarind powder.
  5. Mix well and also add salt and pepper to your mixture to season it up for a better taste and a blast of flavors.
  6. Then stuff the vegetable mixture in the fish’s cavity to proceed with the process.
  7. Then to grease, the fish use grabs a brush. Brush the whole outer layer or skin of the fish with melted butter.
  8. Then wrap each fish separately using a foil sheet.
  9. You can also double wrap the fish using the foil so that no mixture or juices will leak from the fish.
  10. Grease the baking sheet and place the fish on it. Bake the fish in the preheated oven at 400 degrees.
  11. Continue baking for half an hour and your fish is done.
  12. Serve the baked fish hot along with the dipping sauce.

FAQs?

What is the substitute for marinating the fish?

You can use lime or lemon juice in place of tamarind powder. Else you can also use calamansi or alcohol along with salt and pepper.

How to no that the fish id has done baking?

Once the colored skin turned brown and gets a bit crispy your fish is all done to be served and to be eaten by you.

Bake Whole Tilapia Filipino Recipe
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Bake Whole Tilapia Filipino Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 whole tilapia scaled
  • 3 tablespoon tamarind base powder
  • 2 large Roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1- inch thick ginger peeled and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

For Dipping Sauce

  • Calamansi juice to taste
  • Soy sauce

Instructions

  • After washing and rinsing the tilapia well, pat dry it with a paper towel. You have to make slits on the sides of the fish.
  • Then coat both the whole fishes by rubbing tamarind base powder all over the fish.
  • Let the marinated fish settle for some time.
  • Then take a bowl and mix chopped tomatoes with diced onions. Also, add the minced ginger and garlic. Add the leftover tamarind powder.
  • Mix well and also add salt and pepper to your mixture to season it up for a better taste and a blast of flavors.
  • Then stuff the vegetable mixture in the fish's cavity to proceed with the process.
  • Then to grease, the fish use grabs a brush. Brush the whole outer layer or skin of the fish with melted butter.
  • Then wrap each fish separately using a foil sheet.
  • You can also double wrap the fish using the foil so that no mixture or juices will leak from the fish.
  • Grease the baking sheet and place the fish on it. Bake the fish in the preheated oven at 400 degrees.
  • Continue baking for half an hour and your fish is done.
  • Serve the baked fish hot along with the dipping sauce.

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