Milkfish (Bangus) filipino style

@Modestah (11192)
United States
February 1, 2008 6:04pm CST
I have some milkfish to make a meal with, but have never cooked it before. I have no idea what kind of flavor it has.... or how best to serve it. I am told that Bangus is a primary Philipino fish can you please tell me what to do with it? It is gutted and butterfly cut right now - raw. thanks!
5 responses
@qouniq (1968)
• Malaysia
2 Feb 08
Try to marinate it with some salt, pepper, turmeric powder and some Worcestershire sauce for about 1-2 hours in the fridge. After that you can fry it or just bake them in the oven with some butter on top. Prepare your hot chili soy sauce too to dip them and eat with hot plain rice.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
2 Feb 08
woooo that is how I am going to do the one I have left (next friday's dinner) hot chili soy sauce sounds delightful...
@qouniq (1968)
• Malaysia
2 Feb 08
yeah, for the hot cili soy sauce you can make them like this one; red bird eye chili pepper - if u like hot then can add more thick soy sauce (sweet) some sugar some salt juice from 1 lime juice 1 shallot - sliced ok what u need to do is; crashed the chili pepper together with salt, sugar in the mortar and pastel. add the soy sauce and the lime juice - stir well add in the shallot... now it's ready to dip your fish
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
2 Feb 08
Put soy sauce and vinegar and maybe, a little salt if you wish and marinade it for an hour. Fry afterwards until it becomes brown. Perfectly good.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
2 Feb 08
what do you fry it in, any special type of oil? do you pan fry or deep fat fry?
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
2 Feb 08
You can do it both ways, just make sure you do not overcooked it. So the moment its is golden brown take it out. But if you pan fry it you might consider turning it on the other side to have an even cooking.
@imlucky (128)
• Qatar
2 Feb 08
yummy! 1. you could put in a bowl, put a vinegar & garlic..set aside for an hour then fry. 2. sinigang is also good and releno or grilled..but if it's butterfly cut, try the first..goodluck! :)
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
2 Feb 08
I am thinking that releno means stuffed (only because Relleno is stuffed in spanish) am I right? what about sinigang?
@imlucky (128)
• Qatar
4 Feb 08
yes, you're right..rellenong bangus is stuffed inside. sinigang is a soup dish with vegetables on it.. tomatoes, oninons, veggies like lettuce, okra, labanos (im not sure if its white raddish?), salt or (fish sauce), a piece of chilly (if you want it hot) and of course, tamarind mixture! Sinigang milkfish specially the belly is one of my favorites!
• United States
2 Feb 08
This is one fish Modestah I have not heard of. I will be very interested to know how your dish turns out. I adore all manner of fish and seafood.
@wynna1 (1291)
16 Feb 08
Hmmm very nice fish, but careful cause it usually got bones even if it says that its deboned. You can marinate it in lemon juice and soy sauce,crushed garlic and season it with a bit of salt. Just keep it in fridge for 20 mins and you'll get the flavor in it. Then when its ready just fry it(usually veg oil) and that will be ready for serving, serve it with rice. Enjoy!