2 - 3 servings
How to cook Pinaputok na Pompano
- 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)
- 1 large lemon
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Toasted minced garlic (for garnish)
- Aluminum foil for wrapping
- 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.
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
Preparation Method: Broiled/Grilled