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This week's Feature in Food Friday player is....

Ms. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo who blogs over at The Rebel Sweetheart with her post: Bangus Sisig.

Bangus (or Milkfish) is one fish that's quite abundant around here, so normally you'd see them being prepared in different ways. This is one dish that my family and I love because of the flavors that are at play here (we love it a bit peppery).  The Rebel Sweetheart site is a personal blog where you can find posts about Ms. Czjai's son, some self-pampering stuffs (honestly, I love her reviews!), photography, food, and a list of other topics. She does post interesting stuffs! Do drop by her site and check them out yourself! 
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My post for this week is something that's a bit out of my comfort zone (like the embutido post last week): Steamed Tilapia with Ginger and Coconut Milk.

  • fresh tilapia
  • coconut milk
  • ginger (peeled and sliced)
  • onion (about half)
  • salt, chili, cracked pepper
  • banana leaves (or you can use aluminum foil/plate to wrap/contain the fish)

  • Have the steamer ready; place fresh banana leaves where you plan to put the fish. Turn on heat.
  • Clean the fish (or you can have it cleaned by your fishmonger). Make diagonal slices on each side. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Once the steamer is happily boiling away, position the fish on top of the banana leaves. Place ginger and onion slices on the fish, add the chili, and drizzle with coconut milk. Cover the fish with another banana leaf. (Or, you may opt to wrap the fish securely inside the banana leaf with the seasonings and the coconut milk already added. Or use aluminum foil, or a plate with a cover, to hold the fish, seasoning, and coconut milk. Your choice, really ... and use whatever available materials you nay already have.)
  • I steamed the fish for around thirty minutes, or so.
  • Remove from the steamer and serve hot.

I could definitely taste the ginger in this dish (yeah, I think I added way too much! lol). Did I like it? Yes, I did. But, my youngest found the ginger overpowering, so maybe next time when I do decide to cook this dish I will lessen the ginger...and maybe add in some more coconut milk. :)

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13 shared thoughts:

Dhemz at: Fri Feb 10, 12:14:00 AM GMT+8 said...

ayay! miss na miss ko na ang fresh tilapia...may tilapia dito pero frozen na...waaa! the presentation looks great...yum!

Czjai at: Fri Feb 10, 12:33:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Awww... thank you so much for the kind words! I'm truly honored and very touched with this feature. <3

imriz at: Fri Feb 10, 12:46:00 AM GMT+8 said...

steamed fish! oh, we love:)

have a fab weekend ahead.

Oggi at: Fri Feb 10, 04:19:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I love simple dishes like this...sounds yummy and I don't mind it loaded with ginger.:)

Tetcha at: Fri Feb 10, 06:57:00 AM GMT+8 said...

You know what? I just bought a steamer last week, and your post is perfect. I'm actually looking for steamed dishes that I can prepare at home. I'll try this!

Arlene at: Fri Feb 10, 08:41:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Hello Mhai, thanks for this. Looks very easy to prepare. sana taga pampanga pa ako para palagi tilapya galore pero gone are the days. prito at sinigang lang natutunan ko hehee...

Anyway, i got a fish dish entry too but yesterday was still the 2nd time I had fish since the Typhoon Sendong. ^^ Still can't stomach much.

Iska at: Fri Feb 10, 08:45:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Wow! Comfort food. Steamed tilapia at ginataan pa! My kind of dish. Miss ko pa yan :-)

Dudut at: Fri Feb 10, 10:22:00 AM GMT+8 said...

i love Tilapia with coconut milk most especially when mom cooks this for us :) yummy!

and as always, photos are beautiful :)

i'm glad to be back! I missed you!

Jenn at: Fri Feb 10, 10:13:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Another dish that I would like to cook... tamang tama, may tilapia sa freezer! :)

say cheese at: Sat Feb 11, 04:48:00 AM GMT+8 said...

uy steam. sarap!

Anonymous at: Mon Feb 13, 01:57:00 PM GMT+8 said...

sarap ng ginataang tilapya na yan sis... uhmmm kakagutom ah..

Anonymous at: Tue Feb 14, 11:02:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thank you much sis... :)

maiylah at: Tue Feb 14, 05:19:00 PM GMT+8 said...

THANK YOU so much for linking and sharing your yummy food posts, everyone!

have visited you all...and what can i say: AM HUNGRY AGAIN! lol.

again, many thanks and Happy Valentine's Day! <3

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