Pinaputok na Tilapia recipe is a kind of Filipino fish recipe wherein the fish (tilapia) is stuffed with mixture of tomato and onion (some considers adding ginger). The name of this dish came from the way of how the fish is prepared; stuffing with diced onions and tomatoes up to a certain point wherein the fish cavity is close to its bursting (pinaputok) state.
Pinaputok Na Tilapia can be cooked and prepared in many ways. Common ways of making this dish are via grilling, baking and frying. At this recipe of ours, we will do the frying way of cooking.
Pinaputok Na Tilapia Ingredients:
* 1 large tilapia
* 4 pcs of medium sized tomatoes, diced
* 2 pcs of medium sized onions, chopped
* suitable amount of ground pepper
* small amount of salt
For the dip/sauce:
* 5 Tbsp soy sauce
* 5 Tbsp kalamansi juice
* 2 Tbsp brown sugar
* 2 red chili pepper, sliced
Pinaputok na Tilapia Cooking Instruction:
1). Remove the scale of tilapia. Clean it and pat it dry.
2). Put slits on each side of the fish.
3). Rub and sprinkle both sides of the fish including the stomach with the small amount of salt and pepper. Set aside.
4). Put in the chopped onions and tomatoes in a bowl and mix them up. Season it with salt and pepper to taste.
5). In a sheet of aluminum foil (enough to cover the whole fish), lay down the tilapia and put (stuff it with) tomatoes and onion mixture in the stomach part of it, at both sides of the fish (where the slits are made).
6). Wrap tilapia tightly with the foil.
7). Fry tilapia for 4-5 minutes. Enjoy!
Serve your pinaputok na tilapia along side with your created dip or sauce.
Pinaputok Na Tilapia Filipino dish is best served with steamed rice or even as a pulutan (for beer/alcohol drinkers).
Pinaputok Na Tilapia Image By Ramon FVelasquez [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. Image may vary from the end result of this recipe.
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