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This week's Featured Food Friday player is...

Ms. Tetcha, with her blog post: P.F. Chang's Opens at Bonifacio Global City, on her blog Delight My Appetite.

I love eating chocolates and that cake on that shot is totally calling out to me! Let's join Ms. Tetcha as she reviews some of the fares that she has sampled over at PF Chang's! Yummmmy !!!!
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This week's post is: Tilapia in Coconut Milk with Chayote. A mouthful, I think, but simple to make. I love chayote (we call it sayote around here) in coconut milk (and that's how we usually cook it back home), and I have also come to like tilapia with coconut milk, so why not cook them together in one dish! :D


Ingredients:
  • fresh tilapia (around 2-3 fishes; have it cleaned, then cut in half, or you may cook them whole)
  • sayote (one large, peeled and cut)
  • ginger (around an inch thick and wide, peeled and sliced)
  • onion (one large, sliced)
  • coconut milk (3/4 cup of pure coconut milk; you may use fresh, or powder/in cans)
  • bellpepper (deseeded and sliced; red or green or yellow - whatever's available)
  • fresh chili peppers (two pieces)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • nutmeg (dash)
  • fish sauce (optional)

- some of the ingredients used -

Procedure:
  • Have your tilapia cleaned, then you may cut it in half or cook them whole. Sprinkle salt and pepper, then set aside. Place half the slices of onion in the pure coconut milk.
  • Peel your chayote, then remove seed and slice. Place in pot with 1/4 of the pure coconut milk; then add water until it covers the sliced vegetable. Add the ginger, salt, freshly ground pepper, bell pepper, and half of the sliced onion. Let boil, then simmer for around five minutes or until the chayote is barely cooked.
  • Add in the chili and fish, then simmer some more until you notice that the fish meat becomes white and flaky (around five minutes, more or less). Add remaining half cup of pure coconut milk.
  • Taste and adjust to your liking. You may opt to add in the fish sauce at this stage. Turn off heat.
  • Once satisfied, serve immediately.


We liked this combination. Though I must admit that I liked my aunt-in-law's tilapia with mustard leaves (in coconut milk) way better, because of the additional taste of the mustard leaves. My sons (who didn't like the mustard leaves, lol) said that they liked this one, though. :D

I believe that this recipe can be modified some more..and I mean maybe add/replace the vegetable and maybe dump in different spices (back home, lemongrass is always added with coconut milk in savoury dishes). Anything is possible! Taste is a very personal thing, after all. :)

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10 shared thoughts:

Winnie at: Fri Feb 01, 06:22:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Thank you for the party Mayilah
Have a wonderful weekend

Hazel at: Fri Feb 01, 11:09:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Tilapia with gata and sayote - I'd say perfect! Though perhaps I would most likely not bother to notice this dish if it was 15 years ago. What I'm saying is, I miss dishes like this terribly. It was nostalgic even to observe how vivid you captured the sayote. I'm famished!

Jenn at: Fri Feb 01, 04:37:00 PM GMT+8 said...

I love ginataang isda with a few kamias slices!

Tetcha Figuerres at: Fri Feb 01, 08:10:00 PM GMT+8 said...

I love ginataang tilapia, but I haven't tried putting sayote in it; I'll try that next time. And oh, that Great Wall of Chocolate (that's what it's called) is really made for chocolate lovers like you.

Nicholas V. at: Fri Feb 01, 09:24:00 PM GMT+8 said...

That cake looks delicious!
Thanks for hosting.

Kriska Marie at: Fri Feb 01, 09:48:00 PM GMT+8 said...

We just had this dish (without the sayote) a few weeks ago! I actually just eat fried fish in general, but I'm beginning to fall in love with ginataang tilapia. Very yummy and healthy! :D

Jessica Cassidy at: Sat Feb 02, 12:10:00 AM GMT+8 said...

What a delish cake to munch :-) I love anything that has fish and plus the sayote = delish indeed :-)

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peachy @ The Peach Kitchen at: Sat Feb 02, 09:02:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I haven't tried using coocnut milk powder. Is it as good as the fresh one?

Dexie at: Sun Feb 03, 11:29:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Oh man, that is delicious!!

maiylah at: Tue Feb 05, 03:26:00 PM GMT+8 said...

@Hazel: oh yes, me too. I wouldn't have even thought of choosing to order/eat something like this decades ago. lol. time (and experience) does that to us, i guess. :)

@Jenn: oh yes, i think kamias would be perfect with this!!

@Tetcha: no wonder it seemed to be calling out my name! hehehe...so yummy looking, sis!

@Nicholas: you're welcome and thank you, too!

@KM: same here, usually i like my tilapia just fried but sometimes i crave for something like this. :)

@Jess: salamat kaau, sis!

@Peach: honestly, i'd rather use fresh coconut milk...but if there's nothing else this would do. other brands taste different..it was/is a matter of hit and miss for me. lol.

@Dexie: the cake, or the fish? lol. thanks, sis!

appreciate all the comments (plus the linking), everyone! wishing you all a great week!

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