Sinanglay – Tilapia Fish Recipe


by: beingwell

Sinanglay is stuffed tilapia wrapped in green bok choi. Get this... Cos lettuce also works; even fo a big tilapia fish.


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serves: 4

1 big Tilapia, cut open in half but not through and through or make a 5-inch incision in the fish's belly

4 in plump Tomatoes, cut big bits

2 red Onions, cut thinly

1/3 cup Ginger, cut into strips

1 head Garlic crushed and chopped

15 in straws Yardlong beans (sitaw), cut 3-4 inches length

1 bunch Cos lettuce (pechay or bok choi may also be used)

1 1/2 cup Coconut milk

4 tbsp Fish sauce

2 bunches Parsley, chopped

1 tsp Salt, to taste

1/2 tbsp Pepper (more, if desired)

2 pieces Long green chili, cut open for spice

Nutrition Facts
Sinanglay – Tilapia Fish Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories: 360

  • Total Fat: 23.1 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 19.4 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 14.5 mg
  • Sodium: 2062.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.8 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 8.8 g
  •     Sugars: 13.3 g
  • Protein: 14.6 g

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1.  Wash the fish and drain the water with a strainer. Meanwhile, mix the onions, tomatoes, ginger and parsley altogether in a deep bowl. Insert the vegetable spices or fillers inside the tilapia.

2.  Place the long green beans, green chili and remaining spices, if any, in a deep pan or wok.

3.  Wrap the tilapia with cos lettuce and place it on top of the beans. Pour the coconut milk. Season with fish sauce and ground peppers.

4.  Cover the pan and cook under medium to high heat. Check the dish after 20 minutes.Wait until the fish cooks. When the fish's eye pops out, the fish is done.

5.  Let it boil under medium heat for another 15 minutes without the cover or the lid.

6.  Taste the sauce. Add fish sauce or salt, according to your preference.

7.  Serve with hot rice.

Cooks' note:
Have you cooked sinanglay with a big tilapia?

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