Pan-Fried Tilapia with Kare-Kare Sauce Recipe

Here’s a lighter version of your favorite kare-kare—it's made with tilapia.

Here’s a lighter version of your favorite kare-kare—it’s made with fish. This tilapia dish is not too heavy on the tummy but still a decadent dish.

Pan-Fried Tilapia with Kare-Kare Sauce Recipe

Rolando Laudico of Chef Laudico’s Bistro Filipino
Here’s a lighter version of your favorite kare-kare—it's made with tilapia.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Pan-Fried Tilapia with Kare-Kare Sauce Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons Garlic minced
  • 4 whole fillets tilapia
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons annatto oil
  • 2 white onions chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoons bagoong alamang sauteed
  • 4 tablespoons peanuts chopped very finely
  • 2 cups fish or shrimp broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 cup cold water

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil over medium heat and sauté garlic until golden brown. Remove the toasted garlic from the pan.
  • Season tilapia with salt and pepper. Fry in the same pan used for toasting the garlic. Cook fish until crisp and golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • Add annatto oil to the pan then sauté onions and ginger. Add bagoong and peanuts. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the broth then simmer for 5 minutes. Thicken with cornstarch.
  • Return the fried fish to the pan and simmer for 2 more minutes.
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