When one thinks Tilapia, it’s most likely about fillets or fried whole fish. It’s not only a favorite fish choice in the Philippines and elsewhere; it’s also fairly inexpensive. Fresh, whole tilapia from the public market can be purchased for just P25 apiece ($0.50).
Since, I purchased an electric oven for my kitchen, I’ve been experimenting on a lot of recipes for meat, seafood, vegetables, pasta and many more.
So for this recipe, I’m moving away from my favorite fried whole Tilapia and going for oven-steamed.
2 pcs., whole Tilapia, cleaned with head and tails cut off
1 medium red onion, peeled and chopped
1 thumb ginger, peeled and julienned
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green onions
5 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
Salt and pepper to taste
Pre-heat oven to to 375 degrees F. Fill an oven-safe pan with water and place at the bottom rack of the oven. Score Tilapia fish and season with salt and pepper. Fill the inside of the fish with garlic, onions, ginger and green onions. Wrap the fish with aluminum foil. Place the wrapped fish on an oven grill atop the water-filled pan. Cook for 45 minutes. Remove from heat and serve, warm, garnishing the fish with the remaining garlic, onions and tomatoes.