Saturday, 5 March 2011

Aba's Steamed Tilapia

It’s feast day :-) time to indulge that palate with something delicious and  flavorful.

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Today is Aba’s (Kristine’s bf) steamed tilapia day.  This is one of his expertise andmy personal favorite.  According to him, this dish is a favorite pulutan among his peers that goes with beers. Mga
ipokritong sosyal
wahahaha  (hypocrite socialites??? is my english correct?) .  They eat low calorie pulutan then drink high calorie beers ? and what for? to minimize the intake of calorie? :-) ok fine.


Ingredients:                                                                                      

Black Tilapia -  2 large pieces

Ripe tomatoes – 2 large pieces (slice it to make a ring design)

Onion – 3 large bulbs (sliced making a ring design)

Garlic – 5 cloves

Oyster sauce -  5 tbsp

Sweet Sauce – 1 tbsp

Sunflower Oil – 1 tbsp

Salt and pepper  to taste

Cheddar cheese-  6 slices

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Cooking Procedure:

1) Prepare the sauce. Chop the garlic using a mortar and pestle.  Add Oyster sauce, sweet sauce, salt, & pepper. Set aside.

2) Slice the back and front of the tilapia to make a “pouch”. Rub the tilapias with salt.  Stuff each tilapia with a slice of cheese, onions, tomatoes, and the sauce.Set aside

3) Arrange the tilapia and the rest of the ingredients separately on an aluminum foil in this manner:

Aluminum foil.  Spread 1-2 tsp of the sauce, then a layer of onions and tomatoes, then a slice of cheese, the stuffed tilapia, then a slice of cheese, a layer of onions and tomatoes, then drizzle with 1-2 tsp of sauce.

4)  fold in the aluminum foil and seal properly so that the sauce will not ooze out.

5)  Place in a double boiler and steam for45 minutes.  Serve.

This is what we had for lunch a while ago.  Partnered with steamed pechay (bok choy) and Fried Garlic-Egg Rice  .  Great meal for a weekend

preparing the tilapia


- Sharosem(5March2011)

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