Pinaputok na Pompano Recipe

Serves/Makes: 2 - 3 servings


  • 1 medium or large size whole pompano fish
  • 2 fresh medium red tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup red onions, chopped small
  • 3 ginger, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (or mayonnaise)
  • Margarine
  • 1 large lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Toasted minced garlic (for garnish)
  • Aluminum foil for wrapping
How to cook Pinaputok na Pompano:
  • Clean fish and make 2 slice openings on each side. Squeeze lemon all over the fish, and sprinkle salt and pepper.
  • Preheat oven toaster (or gas oven) at 450°F. Grill fish for 20 minutes each side or until brown.
  • Lay aluminum foil (length around 4 to 6 inches longer than the fish) and spread 1/4 cup of sour cream (or mayonnaise). Layer on top of it half of the tomatoes, onions and gingers. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
  • Spread margarine on one side of the fish and place on top of the layer with the side of fish with margarine facing down.
  • Spread margarine on the other side of the fish. Top he fish with the remaining tomatoes, onions and gingers. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Finally lay another layer of sour cream (mayonnaise) on top of it.
  • Lay another sheet of aluminum foil and together wrap the fish. Seal the sides and ends properly so it will be airtight.
  • Place in oven and broil it for 20-30 minutes at 450°F or until the foil will bloat.
  • Place the fish on the serving plate and slice the top with a knife and open. Garnish with toasted minced garlic on top.
  • Serve the Pinaputok na Pompano hot with steamed rice.
Pinaputok na Pompano recipe


The Filipino Paksiw na Pompano is a very affordable dish. Great tasting food is easy to cook and is also healthy.


Pinaputok na Pompano is basically grilled fish (some fries it), garnish with sour cream (or mayonnaise) and spices with salt and pepper for taste, wrapped inside the aluminum foil, and broil it in high temperature until it bloats. You can use any kind of whole fish of your choice like tilapia, bangus (milkfish), or any other popular fish for pompano. You may not need any dip anymore for the garnish will already serve as one.

This recipe for Pinaputok na Pompano serves/makes: 2 - 3 servings

The Filipino Paksiw na Pompano recipe is adopted from The Philippine Cookbook by Reynaldo Alejandro.

Main Ingredient: Pompano (more Pompano recipes)
Preparation Method: Broiled/Grilled (more Broiled/Grilled recipes)
Cuisine: Filipino (more Filipino recipes)

More in Pompano ~ Broiled/Grilled recipes:

  • Grilled Golden Pompano ~ Grilled Pompano Recipe - Filipino easy and healthy recipe how to grill marinated whole Golden Pompano with lime juice, sugar, soy sauce, patis (fish sauce) and Spicy Dipping Sauce.
  • Easy Grilled Whole Pompano ~ Grilled Pompano Recipe - Filipino easy and healthy recipe how to grill whole pompano with lemon juice, dry Sherry, olive oil, fresh rosemary, lemon rings, and Toyomansi Dipping Sauce.
  • Filipino Sinugba na Isda (Grilled Fish) ~ Grilled Pompano Recipe - Filipino easy recipe how to grill whole pompano with fresh calamansi, butter, achuete powder, sliced tomatoes and toyomansi dipping sauce.
  • Herb Broiled Pompano ~ Broiled Pompano Recipe - easy recipe how to broil pompano fillets with butter, dried dill weed, dried thyme leaves, and onion powder.
  • Baked Spicy Whole Pompano in Foil ~ Baked Pompano Recipe - Caribbean easy and healthy recipe how to bake whole pompano (red snapper or ocean perch) in foil with nutmeg, onion, butter, soy sauce,and lime juice.
  • Filipino Fish and Vegetable Soup (Cocido) ~ Fish Recipe - Filipino recipe how to cook soup (cocido) with small fish like galunggong or golden pompano, onion, tomatoes, river spinach (kangkong), fish sauce (patis), calamansi (Filipino limes),...
  • Filipino Paksiw na Pompano ~ Simmered Pompano Recipe - Filipino easy recipe how to simmer whole pompano with vinegar, patis (fish sauce), oil, garlic, onions, ginger, peppercorns, and chili pepper.
  • Filipino Pompano or Bangus En Tocho ~ Filipino recipe how to simmer pompano or milkfish (bangus) with flour, cooking oil, garlic, ginger, roma tomatoes, onion, canned black beans, tofu, oyster sauce, and spring onions.
  • Filipino Sinigang na Pompano ~ Salmon Soup Recipe - Filipino recipe how to cook soup with pompano fish kangkong (water spinach), sinigang mix, tomatoes, onions, ginger, fresh sili (hot pepper), patis (fish sauce), and cooking oil.

Free Fish & Seafood Recipes

^ Back to Top