Tilapia is one of the popular freshwater fishes consumed in the Philippines. There are various ways of cooking them and this is one of my grandmother’s specialty.
Tilapia in Coconut Milk (Ginataang Tilapia)
4 pieces of tilapia medium sized. Cleaned and inners removed.
ginger about a thumb sized pounded
2 cloves of garlic, pounded
1 onion sliced
2 pieces of long green chili (siling haba)
1 cup of coconut milk
1 bundle of pechay, cleaned and cut in serving portions
some cooking oil
Start by sauteing the garlic, onion and ginger with the cooking oil. Pour half of the coconut cream, put the vegetables then the tilapia and cover. Simmer it over medium fire. As soon as the vegetables have wilted and the sauce starts to thicken add the remaining coconut milk, the chili and a lit bit of salt to taste. Serve hot with rice.