Pinaputok Na Tilapia is an enjoyable dish which is made by stuffing the fish with different ingredients.
The combination of tomatoes, onion, ginger, and other flavorful spices make it worthwhile. I can only imagine how the entirety of the dish will taste with all those flavors.
So if you’ve had enough of plain, old tilapia; it’s about time to try something different and exciting.
Filipinos are known for their love of fish. Actually, several households are very welcoming in terms of cooking seafood dishes. Tilapia is probably one of the most cooked fish in the country. Thankfully, due to its affordable price and availability, almost anyone can afford to buy it. Since then, Pinoys found unique ways to cook it either by frying, grilling, baking, or filling it with loads of stuffing.
However, just like many other Filipino recipes, its history is somehow more of a mystery. Fortunately, it does not affect the popularity of the recipe since many Filipinos still consider it their favorite.
As someone who values health a lot, I think the recipe is a perfect balance of tasty and healthy.
Tilapia is one of Filipinos favorite fish because it is affordable. Not only is it delicious, but its also healthy. It is a great source of several nutrients and protein. The fish itself already boasts an impressive nutritional profile, so by adding up the other ingredients needed for the recipe, it makes it even more healthy.
Pinaputok Na Tilapia is a perfect dish for mothers who want to give their kids and the whole family their best. The combination of its deliciousness and healthy ingredients makes it the ideal meal that the family can feast on for lunch or dinner. Moms serve it for special occasions like the feasts during Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
Pinaputok na Tilapia
- 1 medium onion half chopped, half cut into rings
- 2 medium tomato one sliced, one chopped
- 1 thumb-size ginger chopped
- 2 lb tilapia scaled and gutted
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 salted egg
- salt and pepper to taste
- Pre-heat oven at 170° C for 10 minutes.
- Prepare the stuffing by chopping or slicing the tomatoes, onion and ginger. Combine the chopped ingredients and set aside.
- Wash and clean the Tilapia well. Pat dry and make three slit across the body of the fish on both sides.
- Stuff the fish with onion-tomato mixture. Season the fish by rubbing salt and pepper.
- Place the aluminum foil in a flat surface and arrange the butter, sliced salted egg, tomato and onion. Put the fish on top and arrange again the butter, salted egg, tomato and onion.
- Wrap the fish with aluminum foil and fold the edges to seal. You may double wrap to prevent the juice from leaking.
- Place the wrapped fish in a baking tray and bake it for 20 minutes or until the fish is cooked well. Serve with soy-calamansi dipping sauce.
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