Sarciadong Isda (Fish Sarciado)

For another Filipino recipe, I decided to make this simple yet very tasty fish recipe. Sarciadong Isda (or fish sarciado) is basically fish that was simmered in sauce composed of lots of tomatoes and onion. Not only is this meal very inexpensive, it is also really easy to make. Because all I have are Tilapia fillets, I decided to use those instead. The original Filipino recipe uses the whole fish (usually fresh water fish and not the salt water type). And this is best served with steamed rice. Try it!

Sarciadong Isda (Fish Sarciado)

modified from Panlasang Pinoy

  • 6 pieces Tilapia fillet
  • 3 pieces medium-sized tomatoes, diced
  • 3 pieces medium-sized onions, diced
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 piece raw eggs, beaten
  • Cooking oil for frying

1.  Heat oil in a frying pan. Rub the fish with salt and pepper. When the oil is hot, fry the fish. Remove the fish from the frying pan. Set aside.

2. Remove extra oil in the frying pan. Leave about 1 tsp oil and sauté the garlic, onions, and tomatoes. Add ground black pepper and stir. Add water.

3. Pour the beaten egg on the pan. Ensure that it is distributed evenly.

4. Once the eggs curdles or coagulates, you may start stirring the mixture. Add the fish and simmer for another 3 minutes.

5. Serve hot. Share and enjoy!


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