Ginataang Tilapia: A Flavorful Fish Dish

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Ginataang tilapia is a refreshing dish. If you want something light or you want to take a break from the usual fried foods, then this one’s for you. This fish dish is full of flavors. 😀

Ginataang Tilapia

Ginatang tilapia is the kind of dish you’d want to eat on banana leaves. This fish dish is best eaten by hand or kamayan.

You can skip the spoon and fork to scrape off of the fish meat from the bones.

Ginataang tilapia topped with green chili and pechay.
Ginataang tilapia is deliciously soaked in coconut milk. Goes so well with rice!

Again, just like most Filipino dishes, ginataang tilapia is a complete dish. It’s complete with vegetables. Read Related: Bulalo: A Single Dish For A Hearty Meal

If it’s soaked in a lot of coconut milk, you’ll get some soup out of it as well. Yummy! The coconut flavor is what stands out. 😄

All you really need is some rice and you’re good to go.

All you really need is some rice and you’re good to go.

A Ginataang Tilapia Recipe

Ginataang tilapia is a great dish to consider if you want to eat healthily. Maybe you’re sick and tired of eating meat, this dish is a great alternative.

Here’s a Simpol Ginataang Tilapia recipe from one of our favorite chefs, Chef Tatung. He just makes cooking look so easy. 😄

How To Cook Ginataang Tilapia Our Way

Of course, we have our own way of cooking ginataang tilapia. It’s not so far off from the way Chef Tatung does it.

Nonetheless, here’s how to cook ginataang tilapia our way. 😀

Here are the ingredients:

Tilapia (Of course!)

Three pieces of fresh tilapia on a plate.
Make sure they’re washed and clean.

Coconut shavings

Coconut shavings to be squeezed for milk.
You can’t cook ginataang tilapia without coconut milk. Hence, you will also be needing some coconut meat so that you can squeeze the milk from it.

Pechay and Green chilis

Pechay and three pieces of green chilis on a green plate.
Ginataang tilapia is a healthy dish with peachay and green chilis.

Onion leaves

Chopped onion leaves on an orange plate.
Onion leaves to add some more flavor and color.

Chopped onions, garlic, and ginger for more exciting flavors. 😄

Chopped onions, garlic, and ginger on a yellow plate.
The usual ingredients in a typical Filipino dish.

Place the chopped onions, garlic, and ginger in a pan. Add some vinegar and put in the pieces of tilapia.

Wait until the tilapia is almost cooked. Then add in the coconut milk.

Mix and season with pepper.

Add in the vegetables and let it simmer.

You’re all set for a healthy meal. 👍

Ginataang Tilapia topped with some green vegetables.
Ginataang tilapia is a very flavorful fish dish.

How do you cook ginataang tilapia? Feel free to share some of your tips and tricks. We’d love to hear from you.

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